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Nassau I team-by-team preview

Farmingdale QB Mike Scheuerer.

Farmingdale QB Mike Scheuerer. Credit: Newsday / Bob Herzog

1. FARMINGDALE DALERS

2013 record: 11-1

Coach: Buddy Krumenacker, 22th season

KEY PLAYERS

Jack Keller

OL/DL, 6-3, 265, Sr.

Keyshawn Petit-Frere

DE/RB 6-1, 215, Sr.

Mike Scheuerer

QB, 6-2, 170, Sr.

Michael Outing

RB, 5-8, 165, Sr.

Styvenson Hogarth

RB, 5-8, 165, Sr.

ABOUT THE DALERS

Two-time defending county champions looking for first LIC since 2001. Kicker Zach Kolodny is a weapon and one of best on L.I. Keller and Petit-Frere anchor typically tough defense.

 

2. OCEANSIDE SAILORS

2013 record: 8-2

Coach: Rob Blount, 5th season

KEY PLAYERS

Kyone Murphy

DE/TE, 6-0, 245, Sr.

Vinny Guarino

QB, 5-11, 185, Jr.

Mike Checco

WR/CB, 6-1, 180, Sr.

Morgan McCarthy

LB/RB, 6-0, 215, Sr.

Gilly Ruiz

RB/WR/LB, 5-8, 175, Sr

ABOUT THE SAILORS

Returning All-County DE Murphy and McCarthy, who moves to inside linebacker, lead an overlooked defense. Guarino (1,245 yards passing, 13 TDs) has veteran receivers in Checco and Ruiz. Offense could be special.

 

3. SYOSSET BRAVES

2013 record: 6-4

Coach: Paul Rorke, 21st season

KEY PLAYERS

David Reiter

WR/DE, 6-4, 230, Sr.

Cole Samaroo

LB, 6-0, 190, Sr.

Joe Majoy

QB, 6-1, 195, Sr.

E.J. Aronson

RB/LB, Jr.

Mike Elardo

WR/CB, 5-6, 150, Jr.

ABOUT THE BRAVES

Reiter and Aronson lead veteran front seven that will be Syosset's strength. First-year starting QB Majoy saw some game action last season and will look to Reiter and promising junior WR Elardo.

 

4. FREEPORT RED DEVILS

2013 record: 6-3

Coach: Russ Cellen, 29th season

KEY PLAYERS

D'Monte Woody

RB/WR/S, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Jameel Lamont

RB/LB, 5-10, 175, Sr.

Myles Eason

RB/WR/S, 6-0, 175, Sr.

Amir Thompson

RB/LB, 6-1, 210

Mike Garcia

OL/DL, 6-1, 215, Jr.

ABOUT THE RED DEVILS

Strong lines should make things easier for sophomore QB Rashad Tucker. Offense revolves around versatile Woody, who scored 17 TDs and ran for more than 1,200 yards.

 

5. MASSAPEQUA CHIEFS

2013 record: 8-3

Coach: Kevin Shippos, 4th season

KEY PLAYERS

Paul Dilena

RB/LB, 6-2, 240, Sr.

Dominic Sofia

OL/DL, 6-1, 215, Sr.

Brett Clarke

RB/DB, 6-1, 205, Sr.

Tomm Kempton

OL/LB, 6-0, 215, Jr.

Matt Sollenne

OL/DL, 6-3, 250, Sr.

ABOUT THE CHIEFS

Marist-bound lacrosse star Dilena is only experienced starter, but he's a legitimate two-way force who dropped 25 pounds and welcomes the heavier workload. Among the first-year players are junior QB Brad Baldinger.

 

6. MacARTHUR GENERALS

2013 record: 5-5

Coach: Bobby Fehrenbach, 16th season

KEY PLAYERS

Paul Giuliano

FB/DL, 5-11, 210, Sr.

Kevin Carboy

OL/DL, 6-4, 305, Sr.

Jimmy Kelleher

QB, 6-3, 190, Jr.

Jared Wolfe

WR/LB, 5-11, 175, Jr.

Mike Rothberg

OL/LB, 6-1, 210, Jr.

ABOUT THE GENERALS

Back in Conference I after two years in Nassau II. Strong-armed Kelleher could better his 1,011 passing yards and nine TD passes with a deep receiving fleet led by Wolfe (25 receptions, 295 yards).

 

7. EAST MEADOW JETS

2013 record: 4-5

Coach: Vinny Mascia, 17th season

KEY PLAYERS

Dylan Hippner

TE/LB, 6-3, 215, Sr.

Brian Kavanagh

RB/S, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Tom Maltese

G/DE, 6-0, 225, Sr.

Matt Mascia

OT/NG, 6-2, 275, Jr.

Marcos Watkins

G/DE, 5-10, 245

ABOUT THE JETS

Powerful OL featuring Maltese, Mascia and Watkins will open holes for Kavanagh and FB John Wilson (764 yards, 12 TDs). Hippner (86 tackles) leads strong DL.

 

8. BALDWIN BRUINS

2013 record: 3-6

Coach: Stephen Carroll, 28th season

KEY PLAYERS

Paul Nosworthy

OL/DL, 6-4, 280, Sr.

Chris Dibique

RB/DB, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Nick Deluca

RB/LB, 5-10, 195, Sr.

Kadeen Langhorne

OL/LB, 6-2, 230, Jr.

Jared Myles

TE/LB, 5-11, 200, Sr.

ABOUT THE BRUINS

Nosworthy and Langhorne lead a strong offensive line that should allow Deluca to improve on his 350 yards rushing and six TDs.

 

9. VALLEY STREAM CENTRAL EAGLES

2013 record: 3-6

Coach: Bryan Goldman, 1st season

KEY PLAYERS

Carl Williams

OL/LB, 5-11, 185, Sr.

Carlos Jackson

QB/DB, 6-3, 200, Sr.

Joe Picillo

WR/DB, 5-7, 155, Sr.

Mike LaBarbera

WR/DB, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Carl Kent

WR/DB, 6-0, 160, Sr.

ABOUT THE EAGLES

Looking to build on first playoff appearance since 1993 with a fast-paced spread offense featuring Jackson and three veteran receivers.

 

10. UNIONDALE KNIGHTS

2013 record: 1-7

Coach: Justin Williams, 2nd season

KEY PLAYERS

Tack Butler

QB/S, 6-2, 165, Sr.

Malcolm Fuller

WR/DB, 6-0, 165, Sr.

Bryant Noray

OL/DL, 6-3, 315, Sr.

Richard Harris

RB/LB, 5-10, 190, Sr.

John Robinson

OL, 6-4, 350, Sr.

ABOUT THE KNIGHTS

Hoping to improve on their one-win season, Knights will rely on a big offensive line featuring Noray and Robinson.

 

11. PLAINVIEW JFK HAWKS

2013 record: 2-6

Coach: Chris Rogler, 4th season

KEY PLAYERS

Ryan Schenck

RB/CB, 5-9, 175, Sr.

Nico Mueller

RB/S, 5-11, 190, Jr.

Kevin Pastier

QB/S, 5-10, 175, Jr.

Jason Napoli

OL/DL, 5-11, 190, Jr.

Spencer Goldberg

OL/DL/ 6-2, 275, Jr.

ABOUT THE HAWKS

Some solid skill players return in Schenk (502 yards rushing, 3 TDs), Mueller (507 yards, 4 TDs) and Pastier (4 TD passes).

 

12. HEMPSTEAD TIGERS

2013 record: 2-6

Coach: Bill Cherry, 2nd season

KEY PLAYERS

Shemar Jack

RB, 5-10, 195, Sr.

Jonathan Mingo

G, 5-9, 260, Sr.

Brandon Johnson

WR, 5-11, 160, Sr.

Josephus Vanable

QB, 5-7, 145, Sr.

Damien Joyner

LB, 5-11, 160, Jr.

ABOUT THE TIGERS

Senior skill position guys like Jack, Johnson and Vanable have speed, but will need a boost from some promising young lineman.

 

13. HICKSVILLE COMETS

2013 record: 1-7

Coach: Richard Carroll, 2nd season

KEY PLAYERS

Brian Lang

QB/S, 6-1, 210, Sr.

Thomas Orlando

RB/DB, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Kyle Carroll

WR/DB, 5-11, 150, Sr.

Jonathan Cruz

OL/DL, 5-11, 275, Sr.

Brian Bell

OL/LB, 6-0, 220, Jr.

ABOUT THE COMETS

There's some firepower returning in Orlando (855 yards rushing, 6 TDs), Lang (600 yards passing, 8 TDs) and Carroll (630 yards receiving).

 

14. PORT WASHINGTON VIKINGS

2013 record: 7-1

Coach: Jamel Ramsey, 4th season

KEY PLAYERS

Johnny Nahas

WR/DB, 6-2, 160, Sr.

Matt Nicholson

QB, 6-3, 190, Sr.

Anton Livshin

DE, 5-11, 220, Sr.

Khalid Amin

DE, 5-11, 220, Sr.

Austin Hanover

C/DL, 6-1, 245, Sr.

ABOUT THE VIKINGS

It's back to reality for the inexperienced Vikings, who last year were co-champions of the Nassau V developmental league.

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