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Suffolk II football roundup

Alec Kiernan during practice on Wednesday Sept 7,

Alec Kiernan during practice on Wednesday Sept 7, 2016 at Centereach High School. Credit: Bob Sorensen

Brandon Sobotker rushed 16 times for 267 yards and four touchdowns to lead North Babylon (3-0) over Half Hollow Hills West, 43-15, in Suffolk II Saturday afternoon. Greg Pimentel ran eight times for 54 yards and a touchdown, and Anthony Peters ran six times for 49 yards and a touchdown. Pimentel and Latrell Garret each had an interception. The North Babylon defense recorded five sacks, led by Max Deitch’s two.

Centereach 7, Half Hollow Hills East 0: With four seconds remaining in the game, Alec Kiernan took a third-and-goal carry from the 1-yard line, leaped over the linemen and extended the ball over the goal line for Centereach’s touchdown. Centereach (2-1) started its final drive on the Hills East 43-yard line with 2:31 remaining in the game after the Hills East punter’s knee hit the ground after receiving the snap on fourth down.

Hills East dove on the ensuing kickoff at its own 40-yard line and Vinny Liotta recorded a sack for Centereach on the final play of the game. Centereach allowed just 168 yards, led by Jesse Distasio’s seven tackles and second-quarter interception. Kiernan finished with 151 yards on 24 carries.

Huntington 42, Smithtown West 20: Keiron Byrams ran 16 times for 141 yards, caught a 52-yard touchdown pass and returned kickoff 90 yards for a score to lead Huntington (1-2). Byrams and John Paci connected for the long score on Huntington’s first drive of the second half to take a 21-0 lead.

After Smithtown West’s Kyle Zawadski ran two yards for a score later in the third quarter, Byrams returned the kickoff for a touchdown. Paci completed 4 of 7 passes for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony McDonald had 10 tackles.

Smithtown East 42, Deer Park 19: Mike Marino had 140 rushing yards with three touchdowns to lead Smithtown East (2-1). Vincent Guarino was 15 of 19 passing for 187 yards and two touchdowns and Anthony Voelker had eight receptions for 91 yards and two touchdowns.

Bellport 56, Copiague 0: Jimmy Morrell completed 10 of 12 passes for 195 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bellport (3-0). For the first time this season, the Clippers scored on their opening drive, setting the tone with Morrell’s 24-yard touchdown pass to Justin Rountree.

The offensive line of Sean McGorty, Anthony LaGrega, Mike Francomano and Ben Greene cleared the way for 269 rushing yards — highlighted by Dwan Trent’s 106 yards and two touchdowns on eight carries — in addition to Morrell’s total in the air.


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