Scenes from the Nassau III football final between Plainedge and Wantagh on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Credit: James Escher

Mike DeMatteo #20 of Plainedge, second from left, gets mobbed by teammates after scooping up a blocked Wantagh field goal attempt and returning it 71 yards for a touchdown as time expired in the second quarter of the Nassau County football Conference III final at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Credit: James Escher

Joe Cassese #5 of Plainedge rushes for a first down during the second quarter of the Nassau County football Conference III final against Wantagh at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Credit: James Escher

Mike DeMatteo #20 of Plainedge scoops up a blocked Wantagh field goal attempt and returns it 71 yards for a touchdown as time expires in the second quarter of the Nassau County football Conference III final at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Credit: James Escher

The Wantagh marching band entertains the crowd during halftime of the Nassau County football Conference III final between Wantah and Plainedge at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

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Vinny Cavaliere #15 of Plainedge, right, gets a congratulatory leaping chest bump from teammate Marcelo Licata #58 after rushing for a touchdown in the third quarter of the Nassau County football Conference III final against Wantagh at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Credit: James Escher

Mike DeMatteo #20 of Plainedge scoops up a blocked Wantagh field goal attempt and returns it 71 yards for a touchdown as time expires in the second quarter of the Nassau County football Conference III final at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Credit: James Escher

Joe Cassese #5 of Plainedge rushes for a touchdown during the third quarter of the Nassau County football Conference III final against Wantagh at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.

Credit: James Escher

Joe Cassese #5 of Plainedge, right, rushes for a touchdown during the third quarter of the Nassau County football Conference III final against Wantagh at Shuart Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022.