Rashad Tucker threw for two touchdowns, and Aaje Grayson had a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 35-yard touchdown run to lead Freeport to a 42-40 win over East Meadow in a Nassau I opener.
Grayson’s punt return gave the Red Devils a 42-27 leadentering the fourth quarter.
“It’s a huge win,” said coach Russ Cellan, whose team was the conference’s No. 4 seed in the preseason. “East Meadow is the two seed, and they’re a good team. They’re going to beat a lot of people. To come out of the gate with an inexperienced line and come out with a win, it’s a great way to start the season.”
Tucker completed 6 of 11 passes for 95 yards and ran 11 times for 87 yards. Jahred Wray added a receiving and rushing touchdown for the Red Devils. Robert Fitzsimmons led Freeport with 12 tackles.
Farmingdale 33, Baldwin 0: Jordan McLune ran 20 times for 171 yards and two touchdowns, and Tom Donovan threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Farmingdale. The Dalers led 20-0 at halftime. Corey Hill had a sack and 11 tackles and Darrin Simons had seven tackles to lead a defense that heldBaldwin to seven first downs.
Oceanside 24, Hicksville 0: Gabe Ruiz broke out for a 70-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage, and by the next time Oceanside’s offense touched the ball, the Sailors held a 21-0 lead. Dylan Judd returned a fumble recovery 25 yards for a score on Hicksville’s ensuing possession, and Tyler Judd recovered a fumble and returned it 30 yards for the third touchdown on the next one. Francesco Ancona kicked a school-record 47-yard field goal in the third quarter, coach Rob Blount said. Eddie Mannone had five tackles.
Massapequa 42, Syosset 12: Owen Glascoe had 77 receiving yards and caught two touchdown passes to lead Massapequa (2-0). Glascoe’s first touchdown was a one-handed grab in the corner of the end zone that gave the Chiefs a 7-0 lead, and they never trailed. Kenny Galvin completed 7 of 8 passes for 77 yards with three touchdowns. He also had 28 rushing yards. Garrett Gibbons completed each of his three passing attempts, recording 59 yards and one touchdown.
Uniondale 42, VS Central 7: Zach Knighton-Ward led Uniondale with 11 tackles, 76 rushing yards, 26 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Rolando Myers-Turner completed 8 of 11 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown. He also had 35 rushing yards.
Westbury 32, Plainview JFK 17: Mike Francis ran for 95 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries and also intercepted two passes to lead Westbury (2-0). Jon- athan Dean had four catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns — the second of which gave Westbury a 19-0 lead in the second. Viron Jones completed 8 of 17 passes for 171 yards and four touchdowns. Herick Saintbert had a sack and led Westbury with six tackles. Mercy Swindlee and Will Alexis each had a sack.