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Newfield's Ron Denig holds aloft the Superbowl XXXV

Newfield's Ron Denig holds aloft the Superbowl XXXV ring worn by former Newfield player and Baltimore Raven Rob Burnett after beating Garden City 14-7 at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. The win was Newfield's first ever Long Island championship. (Nov. 25, 2011) Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Newfield senior Ron Denig added to his accomplishments this season, winning the Bob Collotta Award for Suffolk's most outstanding linebacker. Denig was a key piece as Newfield began its improbable path to the Long Island Class II championship title. It was the first championship in school history, and first ever for a team seeded as low as fifth going into the playoffs.

Newfield senior linebacker Ron Denig.
Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Newfield senior linebacker Ron Denig.

Newfield High School linebackers, from left, Tommy Diubaldo,
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Newfield High School linebackers, from left, Tommy Diubaldo, Ron Denig, and Julian Santiago pose for a portrait before an indoor practice. (Nov. 23, 2011)

Newfield Ron Denig tries to break the tackle
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Newfield Ron Denig tries to break the tackle of the Riverhead defense. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Newfield's Ron Denig bursts through the hole for
Credit: George A. Faella

Newfield's Ron Denig bursts through the hole for a touchdown against Riverhead. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Newfield's Ron Denig #5 heads through midfield for
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Newfield's Ron Denig #5 heads through midfield for a big gain against Riverhead. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Newfield's Ron Denig blows by Riverhead's Vincent Brodeur
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Newfield's Ron Denig blows by Riverhead's Vincent Brodeur for the big gain. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Newfield's Ron Denig powers his way past the
Credit: George A. Faella

Newfield's Ron Denig powers his way past the Riverhead defense. (Oct. 30, 2011)

Newfield's Ron Denig holds aloft the Superbowl XXXV
Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Newfield's Ron Denig holds aloft the Superbowl XXXV ring worn by former Newfield player and Baltimore Raven Rob Burnett after beating Garden City 14-7 at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium. The win was Newfield's first ever Long Island championship. (Nov. 25, 2011)

Newfield's Ron Denig cries while passing around the
Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Newfield's Ron Denig cries while passing around the Superbowl XXXV ring worn by former Newfield player and Baltimore Raven Rob Burnett after beating Garden City 14-7 at Shuart Stadium. (Nov. 25, 2011)

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