Guarino, Smithtown East repel West
Senior quarterback Vincent Guarino completed 8 of 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead Smithtown East to a 28-14 victory against Smithtown West Saturday in Suffolk II.
Lauden Hendricks ran for 100 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and also had 11 tackles. Anthony Voelker caught three passes for 65 yards and a score
“The East-West rivalry is great, but we’re trying to get bettter each day,” East coach Jon Woods said. “We believe in process over outcome.”
Senior 6-6, 230-pound defensive end, C.J. Perrier made three sacks for Smithtown East (4-1).
The Bulls, who went winless last season (0-9), have won four straight games after a 28-7, opening-week loss against Bellport on Sept. 3. The Bulls travel to North Babylon (3-1) next week.
Bellport 42, Riverhead 0: Jimmy Morrell completed 11-of-22 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown and ran for 40 yards and two touchdowns to lead Bellport (5-0).
The Clippers, who won just one game last season, are now undefeated after five games and lead Long Island in points (225). Teandre Rountree ran for 43 yards and two touchdowns and Justin Rountree added two receptions for 56 yards and a score. Rocael Reyes and Ben Erkin each had eight tackles.
Half Hollow Hills West 28, Half Hollow Hills East 14: Deyvon Wright powered a second-half Half Hollow Hills West (3-1) comeback with a touchdown to tie the game at 14 with 2:36 left in the third quarter and another on the next drive, a fourth-and-1 from the 2-yard line to take the lead.
In between, Cameron Jordan grabbed an interception and returned it 50 yards. The comeback started with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Gerald Filardi Jr. to Jordan early in the third. Wright ran for 167 yards on 32 attempts. Filardi Jr., who passed for 87 yards, sealed the win with a 2-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
Deer Park 34, Copiague 30: Vincent Tavella’s 1-yard touchdown run with 2:39 left in the game gave Deer Park a 34-30 lead. A two-point conversion run failed. Tavella rushed for 124 yards on 27 carries. Kermann Azemar’s 5-yard touchdown with 9:08 left in the third quarter gave Deer Park a 24-22 lead. He ran in the two-point conversion to push the lead to 26-22. Deer Park (1-4) possessed the ball for over 32 minutes. Copiague regained the lead on J’Quan Brown 25-yard run in the third. Deer Park’s Kevin Loeber had a sack on third down late in the fourth quarter which forced a fourth-and-long that Copiague could not convert.
Huntington 14, Centereach 9: Sam Bergman ran in a 3-yard touchdown in the first quarter, and John Paci threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Taquan Goodenhil in the second to put Huntington (2-2) ahead for good. Jared Leake ran for 103 yards on 17 carries. Anthony McDonald had 10 tackles and a sack. Josh Hallman added five tackles and a fumble recovery.