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Helmets collide as Connetquot's Mike Ansaldi meets up

Helmets collide as Connetquot's Mike Ansaldi meets up with Patchogue quarterback Anthony Lee in the first half. (Sept. 11, 2013) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

MIKE ANSALDI Connetquot

Senior linebacker forced three fumbles, returned one fumble 50 yards for a touchdown, added two sacks and eight tackles in a 44-23 win over Patchogue-Medford.

MATT HELDBERG Smithtown West

Senior quarterback returned from season-ending knee surgery in 2012 to lead the Bulls past West Islip, 50-20. He completed 6 of 10 passes for 113 yards and a 52-yard TD. He also scored on a 1-yard run.

MATT VEZZA Locust Valley

Had 15 carries for 153 yards and two scores in a 25-12 win over Mineola.

LOGAN GRECO Smithtown West

Senior fullback had 18 carries for 167 yards and three

touchdowns and two two-point conversion runs.

MARCUS GUTIERREZ Connetquot

Senior halfback carried 32 times for a school-record 306 yards and three touchdowns.

JACK SCALDAFERRI Herricks

Had 137 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 22 carries in a 21-6 win over Bellmore JFK. He also had eight tackles and a fumble recovery.

MIKE BIANCO Eastport-South Manor

Inside linebacker and blocking fullback had 22 tackles in a 13-12 win over Amityville. He had nine tackles for a loss,

including two sacks.

JOE CAPOBIANCO Lawrence

Completed 7 of 8 passes for 195 yards and four touchdowns in one half of play as Lawrence beat Manhasset, 51-6. He also had a TD run.

STEVEN ORKISZEWSKI Glenn

Caught a 60-yard touchdown pass and returned an interception 37 yards to set up another score in a 43-15 win over Hampton Bays. He also returned a punt 40 yards for a score.

RYAN MAZZIE Bay Shore

Completed 15 of 19 passes for a school-record 344 yards and four touchdowns in the first half of a 42-21 win over Smithtown East.

MATT SELTS Sayville

Halfback had four touchdowns, 98 yards rushing, 135 yards receiving and 17 tackles in a 38-19 win over Westhampton.

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