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Long Island's Elite 11

Newsday's Gregg Sarra ranks the top 11 high school football teams on Long Island after the first four weeks of the 2015 season.

1. FARMINGDALE

The Dalers (6-0) stay atop the Elite 11
Photo Credit: Richard T. Slattery

The Dalers (6-0) stay atop the Elite 11 after another resounding win over Plainview JFK. Halfback Jordan McLune, one of LI's top backs, continues to amass 100-yard games behind an excellent offensive line. Wideout Tom McPartland caught scoring passes of 63 and 59 yards.

2. NEWFIELD

The Wolverines (6-0) move into the No. 2
Photo Credit: Raychel Brightman

The Wolverines (6-0) move into the No. 2 spot after an impressive 46-14 thrashing of previously unbeaten West Islip. Quarterback Ryan Klemm had four scoring strikes, including two to Elijah Riley, and Newfield is heading toward an undefeated regular season.

3. GARDEN CITY

The Trojans (6-0) are traditionally the team to
Photo Credit: James Escher

The Trojans (6-0) are traditionally the team to beat in Nassau II. In years decimated by heavy graduation, the Trojans reload and still march to the postseason. Halfback Brian Haeffner rushed for four scores in last week's 41-0 defeat of Calhoun.

4. PLAINEDGE

No one can stop superback Davien Kuinlan. He
Photo Credit: Howard Schnapp

No one can stop superback Davien Kuinlan. He is on the verge of breaking the Nassau career rushing record and the Red Devils (6-0) will continue to ride his able legs to the Nassau III regular-season top seed. He's rushed for a Long Island-leading 1,396 yards and scored 18 touchdowns.

5. SAYVILLE

Junior quarterback Jack Coan added to his already
Photo Credit: Bob Sorensen

Junior quarterback Jack Coan added to his already impressive resume. He turned in a 309-yard rushing performance against previously unbeaten East Islip in a 49-17 win. The Golden Flashes (6-0) roll toward the postseason as the top seed.

6. LINDENHURST

Good teams win even when they're not playing
Photo Credit: George A. Faella

Good teams win even when they're not playing at full throttle. This is Lindy (6-0), which struggles on the road but still managed a 13-7 decision over a gritty Floyd team in Mastic Beach.

7. OCEANSIDE

The Sailors (6-0) have had the benefit of
Photo Credit: James Escher

The Sailors (6-0) have had the benefit of a fairly weak schedule, but the blowout of Syosset was quite impressive. This week the Sailors remained unbeaten with a 26-14 win over Baldwin. QB Vinny Guarino threw for one score and ran for two.

8. LONGWOOD

The Lions (5-1) rebounded from a 26-7 drubbing
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Lions (5-1) rebounded from a 26-7 drubbing at Lindy, but it took a half to right themselves. The Lions trailed Ward Melville 14-0 before scoring four unanswered TDs in the second half for a 27-14 win.

9. HILLS WEST

QB Anthony Lucarelli has been dialing it up
Photo Credit: Enrique C. Mendez

QB Anthony Lucarelli has been dialing it up for 1,296 yards passing and 19 touchdowns. His favorite target has been 6-4 Cameron Jordan, who has eight TDs. Lucarelli threw for four scores in a 42-7 win over Riverhead.

10. WANTAGH

Jimmy Joyce returned an interception 75 yards for
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Jimmy Joyce returned an interception 75 yards for a score and added a 6-yard touchdown run as the Warriors beat Elmont, 42-20. Joyce had two interceptions for Wantagh, which hosts undefeated Garden City Saturday at 2 p.m.

11. SHOREHAM-WADING RIVER

The Wildcats (7-0) play stingy defense and held
Photo Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

The Wildcats (7-0) play stingy defense and held Glenn, which averaged 44 points per game, to one touchdown in a 21-6 win. The defending Class IV champions are the top seed in the postseason.

ON THE CUSP

Locust Valley, Bethpage, Wantagh, Northport.
Photo Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Locust Valley, Bethpage, Wantagh, Northport.

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