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Nassau football players to watch in 2016

A look at 40 players to watch in Nassau County high school football for the 2016 season. Ten players were chosen from each of the four conferences. All 40 players are listed here in alphabetical order.

Nyko Anatrella, Plainedge, DL, Sr.

Made 34 tackles last year, including eight sacks
Credit: Plainedge High School

Made 34 tackles last year, including eight sacks and 10 tackles for loss.

Francesco Anile, Locust Valley, Sr.

Studied as a backup for last year's conference
Credit: James Escher

Studied as a backup for last year's conference champions.

Ryan Aughavin, North Shore, QB, Sr.

Versatile quarterback who passed for 1,063 yards and
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Versatile quarterback who passed for 1,063 yards and 13 touchdowns and ran for 866 yards and nine touchdowns in Nassau III.

Tyreek Bromley, Long Beach, RB/LB, Sr.

Bromley is one of the conference's top players.
Credit: James Escher

Bromley is one of the conference's top players.

Corey Bull, Roosevelt, RB/DB, Sr.

The running back/defensive back made 21 tackles and
Credit: James Escher

The running back/defensive back made 21 tackles and had six interceptions last year.

A.J. Cain, Seaford, Sr.

Brings experience after leading Seaford to the conference
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Brings experience after leading Seaford to the conference final.

Jordan Carlo, Hewlett, RB, Sr.

Gained 810 yards last season and was Hewlett's
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Gained 810 yards last season and was Hewlett's leading rusher.

Sean Colbert, Wantagh, LB, Sr.

A three-year starter, he led Wantagh in tackles
Credit: Anna Sergeeva

A three-year starter, he led Wantagh in tackles last year.

Adam Combs, Roslyn, QB, Sr.

A four-year starter who threw 16 touchdowns last
Credit: James Escher

A four-year starter who threw 16 touchdowns last season.

Kyle Daley, North Shore, OL/DL, Sr.

Leads a strong line with size and plays
Credit: James Escher

Leads a strong line with size and plays well on both sides of the ball.

Jonathan Debique, Baldwin, B/LB, Sr.

Debique made 90 tackles and blocked four extra-points
Credit: Baldwin Athletics

Debique made 90 tackles and blocked four extra-points last year. He also rushed for 850 yards and 12 TD.

Tyler DeMeo, Carey, WR/DB, Sr.

Explosive, big-play receiver is integral part of offense.
Credit: James Escher

Explosive, big-play receiver is integral part of offense.

Stephane Eugene, Sewanhaka, WR/DB, Sr.

The speedy Eugene is at the forefront of
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

The speedy Eugene is at the forefront of Indians' attack.

Kevin Eversley, Farmingdale, RB/DE, Sr.

His primary job was blocking for Jordan McLune
Credit: James Escher

His primary job was blocking for Jordan McLune last year -- and he excelled at that -- but he also rushed 78 times for 511 yards and seven TD.

Thomas Galgano, Bethpage, QB, Sr.

Will play quarterback after starting at running back
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Will play quarterback after starting at running back last season.

Dylan Guarneri, Cold Spring Harbor, QB, Sr.

Taking over the offense after running for 411
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Taking over the offense after running for 411 yards and three touchdowns on 95 attempts.

George Hafner, Division, S, Sr.

A three-year starter, he led Division in tackles
Credit: James Escher

A three-year starter, he led Division in tackles last year as a safety.

Keenan Herlich, Locust Valley, Sr.

Provides athleticism for less experienced group of seniors.
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Provides athleticism for less experienced group of seniors.

Cole Horan, Floral Park, Sr.

A four-year starter who is the strength of
Credit: James Escher

A four-year starter who is the strength of the Floral Park spread offense.

Paul Imperiale, East Meadow, TE/LB, Sr.

Imperiale made 60 tackles - five for a
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Imperiale made 60 tackles - five for a loss - and forced one fumble.

Jack Jones, Bellmore JFK, TE/LB, Sr.

Defensive captain and fiery leader for the Cougars.
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Defensive captain and fiery leader for the Cougars.

Dylan Judd, Oceanside, WR/SS, Jr.

Stepping into a leading role this year, Judd
Credit: Oceanside High School

Stepping into a leading role this year, Judd caught 16 passes for 160 yards and five TD last year. He also made 34 tackles and one interception.

Anthony LaRosa, East Meadow, QB/DB, Sr.

LaRosa ran for 490 yards and 11 TD
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

LaRosa ran for 490 yards and 11 TD and completed 23 of 53 passes for 362 yards and six TD last year while also providing solid defense in the secondary.

Jordan McLune, Farmingdale, RB, Sr.

A strong, explosive runner McLune rushed 223 times
Credit: James Escher

A strong, explosive runner McLune rushed 223 times for 1,985 yards and 35 TD last year.

Dashawn Meadors, Hempstead, RB/LB, Jr.

As a sophomore, Meadors ran for 898 yards
Credit: James Escher

As a sophomore, Meadors ran for 898 yards and 14 TD to help Hempstead improve its win total by four.

Chris Mixon, Garden City, RB/DB, Sr.

Mixon will contribute in the secondary and at
Credit: James Escher

Mixon will contribute in the secondary and at RB.

Gavin Olsen, Manhasset, OL/DL, Sr.

Harvard-bound player is a force on both lines.
Credit: Manhasset High School

Harvard-bound player is a force on both lines.

Ryan O’Shea, MacArthur, OL/DL, Sr.

Lineman returns as a Newsday All-L.I. selection.
Credit: James Escher

Lineman returns as a Newsday All-L.I. selection.

Nick Paris, Lynbrook, RB, Sr.

A three-year starter, he made 55 tackles in
Credit: Anna Sergeeva

A three-year starter, he made 55 tackles in seven games last season.

Joseph Randazzo, Carey, OL/DL/TE, Sr.

A lineman who also can split wide and
Credit: James Escher

A lineman who also can split wide and catch passes.

Danny Roell, Seaford, RB, Sr.

Fourth on Long Island in rushing yards with
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Fourth on Long Island in rushing yards with 1,953 and fifth in touchdowns with 28.

Corey Rosenbloom, Clarke, QB/RB, Sr.

Constant running threat moving from quarterback. Rushed for
Credit: James Escher

Constant running threat moving from quarterback. Rushed for 500 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Aaron Ruthman, Elmont, QB, Sr.

He's set to challenge school passing records.
Credit: James Escher

He's set to challenge school passing records.

Majin Saravia, Uniondale, OL/DL, Sr.

Quick with excellent footwork, Saravia is a four-year
Credit: Newsday / Ari Kramer

Quick with excellent footwork, Saravia is a four-year starter and the only two-way lineman at Uniondale this year.

Christian Skorka, Syosset, WR/DB, Sr.

Taking over as Syosset's top target this year,
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Taking over as Syosset's top target this year, Skorka caught 21 passes for 351 yards and six TD last year.

Maurice Teachey Jr., Malverne, QB, Sr.

Ran for 852 yards and nine touchdowns. Passed
Credit: Kito Lockwood

Ran for 852 yards and nine touchdowns. Passed for 362 yards and four touchdowns

James Tierney, East Rockaway, RB/LB, Sr.

Scored seven rushing touchdowns and had 41 tackles
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Scored seven rushing touchdowns and had 41 tackles at linebacker

Rashad Tucker, Freeport, QB/DB, Sr.

Tucker is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks
Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Tucker is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in Nassau I. His vision, creativity and elusiveness make him a dangerous runner.

Joe Valenti, Wantagh, DL/TE, Sr.

A three-year varsity starter, Valenti is big, fast
Credit: Wantagh High School

A three-year varsity starter, Valenti is big, fast and strong on both sides of the ball.

Mike Valentino, Mepham, RB/FS, Sr.

Standout runner is also top pass-catching option.
Credit: Daniel De Mato

Standout runner is also top pass-catching option.

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