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Suffolk III team-by-team preview

Sayville quarterback Jack Coan passes against Huntington in

Sayville quarterback Jack Coan passes against Huntington in the Suffolk Division III football final at Stony Brook University. (Nov. 23, 2013) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

1. SAYVILLE GOLDEN FLASHES

2013 record: 6-5

Coach: Robert Hoss, 13th season

KEY PLAYERS

Jack Coan

QB, 6-3, 170, Soph.

Matthew Selts

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

Bobby Boos

OL/DL, 6-1, 275, Sr.

Tim Fraccalvieri

OL/DL, 6-0, 255, Sr.

Clay Peres

RB/LB, 6-0, 180, Sr.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN FLASHES

Coan and Selts are the workhorses. Coan completed 118 of 231 passes for 1,695 yards and 21 touchdowns, while Selts had 242 carries for 1,395 yards and 23 touchdowns in 2013.

 

2. HUNTINGTON BLUE DEVILS

2013 record: 8-4

Coach: Steve Muller, 19th season

KEY PLAYERS

Infinite Tucker

FS/QB/WR, 6-3, 205, Jr.

Davonte Evans

DB/RB, 6-0, 170, Sr.

Tim Mattice

FB/LB, 6-1, 215, Sr.

Matteo McNeil

OL/DL, 5-11, 225, Sr.

Amaru Jones

OL/LB, 5-11, 210, Jr.

ABOUT THE BLUE DEVILS

Tucker and Evans will help run the multi-set offense and Mattice and McNeil are key components of the 3-5 defense. "Our skill players are good and that's a strength," Muller said.

 

3. MILLER PLACE PANTHERS

2013 record: 9-1

Coach: Ron Petrie, 14th season

KEY PLAYERS

Jake Buonaiuto

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

Andrew Bailey

RB/LB, 5-10, 205, Sr.

James McNulty

OL/DL, 6-4, 290, Sr.

Kyle O'Connor

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

Brad Williamson

OL/DL, 6-0, 225, Sr.

ABOUT THE PANTHERS

Buonaiuto returns to help run the pistol offense after finishing 2013 with 410 yards rushing and seven touchdowns. O'Connor is the big-play receiver who had 285 yards receiving and five touchdowns.

 

4. AMITYVILLE WARRIORS

2013 record: 4-4

Coach: Bill Kretz, 1st season

KEY PLAYERS

Gary Looney

TE/LB, 6-2, 225, Sr.

Brendan Paula

WR/CB, 5-10, 185, Sr.

Anthony Bell

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

Joab Dorsainvil

G/DT, 5-10, 225

Ricky Jean-Michel

T/DE, 6-0, 195

ABOUT THE WARRIORS

Looney will lead the way in showing guys that you "don't stop until you hear the whistle," Kretz said. In the spread offense, junior Elijah Duff (5-10, 195) will be taking the snaps under center.

 

5. WESTHAMPTON HURRICANES

2013 record: 4-4

Coach: Bill Parry, 18th season

KEY PLAYERS

Ben Bruzga

HB/LB, 6-1, 205, Sr.

Patrick Dean

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

Jordan Laube

T/DE, 6-2, 210, Sr.

Henry Moreta

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

Chris Chomicki

G/DE, 5-11, 195, Sr.

ABOUT THE HURRICANES

In the Wing-T offense, expect to see Bruzga and Dean getting their fair share of carries. Laube and DT Devon Laube, along with Chomicki, will set the tone up front in the 4-4 defense.

 

6. ISLIP BUCCANEERS

2013 record: 7-2

Coach: Jamie Lynch, 9th season

KEY PLAYERS

Cobi Rose

OL/DL, 6-1, 300, Sr.

Raphael Alomar

WR/DB, 6-1, 180, Jr.

Dominick Grudzinski

G/LB, 5-11, 210, Sr.

Joe DeMasi

FB/LB, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Corey Flaherty

OT/DE, 6-1, 230, Sr.

ABOUT THE BUCCANEERS

Rose, who is committed to Bryant University, will anchor the offensive and defensive lines. Alomar, who had 550 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, is the top playmaker.

 

7. EASTPORT-SOUTH MANOR SHARKS

2013 record: 7-2

Coach: Bill Ashton, 1st season

KEY PLAYERS

Pat Minogue

WR/DE/P, 6-0, 180, Sr.

Justin Pugal

WR/LB, 6-1, 185, Sr.

Jake Hobbie

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

Matt Kane

QB, 5-11, 175, Jr.

Kyle Sullivan

C/LB, 6-0, 180, Sr.

ABOUT THE SHARKS

Minogue recorded 74 tackles and 16 sacks last season and will play in a multiple-front defense this season. Pugal had 50 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions in '13.

 

8. HAUPPAUGE EAGLES

2013 record: 6-3

Coach: Joe Patrovich, 7th season

KEY PLAYERS

Anthony Anderson

RB/CB, 5-6, 155, Sr.

Max Weinstein

OT/DE, 6-1, 215, Jr.

Joe Caiola

OG/LB, 5-10, 225, Sr.

Steven Frank

RB/S, 5-11, 170, Sr.

Ricki Panicrioli

RB/LB, 5-7, 180, Sr.

ABOUT THE EAGLES

More of a spread team this year and will run a 3-5 defense. Anderson had six interceptions a year ago. Tom Balcom, a 6-1, 170-pound junior, will start at quarterback.

 

9. COMSEWOGUE WARRIORS

2013 record: 1-7

Coach: Sean Tremblay, 4th season

KEY PLAYERS

Zach Deutsch

RB/OLB, 5-7, 175, Sr.

Willem Doutney

TE/MLB, 6-1, 195, Sr.

Louis Ventura

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

James Mimnaugh

OT/DE, 6-3, 235, Sr.

Dominick Mistretta

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

ABOUT THE WARRIORS

Deutsch had 15 receptions for 165 yards last season and 33 tackles and Mistretta recorded a team-high 76 tackles in '13.

 

10. ROCKY POINT EAGLES

2013 record: 0-8

Coach: Craig Perrino, 3rd season

KEY PLAYERS

Alex Borja

RB/CB, 5-5, 150, Sr.

Harrison Lynch

QB/CB, 5-5, 140, Jr.

Sean Orlando

FB/LB, 5-10, 170, Sr.

Jack Sullivan

FB/LB, 5-10, 170, Sr.

KeShaun Cuocco

FB/NT, 5-11, 230, Sr.

ABOUT THE EAGLES

Borja and Lynch are big parts of the Navy spread offense and Orlando and Sullivan are important in the 4-4 'D'.

 

11. KINGS PARK KINGSMEN

2013 record: 1-7

Coach: Mark O'Brien, 20th season

KEY PLAYERS

Stephen Hazel

QB/CB, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Mickey Hopkins

G/MLB, 6-1, 217, Jr.

Makai Harewood

TB/OLB, 5-11, 190, Sr.

Kevin Reichardt

WR/OLB, 6-1, 205, Jr.

Buddy Crowley

C/DT, 5-10, 230, Sr.

ABOUT THE KINGSMEN

Hazel is being counted upon to lead a very young team and Harewood will get a bulk of the carries.

 

12. MOUNT SINAI MUSTANGS

2013 record: 7-3

Coach: Vinny Ammirato, 16th season

KEY PLAYERS

Brad Reed

TE/LB, 6-1, 195, Sr.

Tom O'Brien

OL/LB, 5-10, 165, Sr.

Tony Dimonti

RB/LB, 5-11, 180, Sr.

Nick Kluger

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

ABOUT THE MUSTANGS

It's a rebuilding year, as only five seniors are returning from a team that played in Suffolk IV last season.

 

13. HARBORFIELDS TORNADOES

2013 record: 1-7

Coach: Mike Potter, 12th season

KEY PLAYERS

Patrick Godfrey

G/DE, 6-4, 250, Sr.

Connor Bennardo

RB/LB, 5-9, 170, Sr.

Nick DiNapoli

FB/OLB, 5-11, 187, Sr.

Jack Crowley

FB/OLB, 5-9, 180, Sr.

Nick Malico

WR/DB, 5-10, 170, Sr.

ABOUT THE TORNADOES

Godfrey led the team with five sacks and made 11 tackles for a loss.

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