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Nassau High School Conference III Football game between

Nassau High School Conference III Football game between Lynbrook and Hewlett. Lynbrook's QB Paul Magloire tries for more yards against Hewlett. (Oct. 9, 2010) Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Another week, another four touchdowns for Tyler Heuer. 

The Oceanside senior QB is up to 22 passing TDs on the season (he also has seven rushing), and it's only a matter of time before the passing records start to fall

With a 9-for-16 performance in Saturday's 41-14 win over Plainview JFK for 169 yards, Heuer is 82-for-130 (63 percent) for 1,318 passing yards with 22 touchdowns and two interceptions on the season. 

He is 468 yards away from the county record for most passing yards in a season held by Jeff Doolitte of Hicksville (who did it in 1966), and eight touchdown passes away from 2003 Freeport alum Randy Mills' record of 30. 

Heuer, who also ran for 108 yards on eight carries on Saturday, leads the top scoring offense on Long Island (42.6 points per game), and Oceanside is only one of five undefeated teams remaining in Nassau.

As I repeat every week, Heuer isn't the only candidate for the Thorp Award. After all, that's why we do this list.

Here are the rest of the top candidates after Week 6 (players are listed in alphabetical order)...

(To see Bob Herzog's Hansen Award watch, click here.)

Justin Buckley, Seaford: The Vikings senior running back continued his streak of six 100-yard rushing games in a 14-7 overtime win at Floral Park on Saturday. But he had a season-low 104 yards on 26 carries and did not score a TD for the first time this season. He has 886 yards and 10 touchdowns this season on a Long Island-high 140 carries, and he's sure to see plenty more Friday night against undefeated Roosevelt.

Donte Colter, Roosevelt: "The Monster" had another monster game in the Rough Riders' 34-6 win over Clarke on Saturday. The senior running back ran for a career-high 306 yards and five touchdowns on 19 carries, and is the only Nassau player with 1,000+ rushing yards on the season. He has 1,076 and 18 touchdowns on 107 carries (10.05 per attempt). On Saturday, he also caught a two-point conversion pass, as he accounted for 32 of Roosevelt's 34 points. 

Gene Garay, Oceanside: Heuer's favorite target failed to go over 100 receiving yards for the fourth straight game, but the senior wideout still managed to haul in three passes for 51 yards and a touchdown in a 43-14 win at Plainview JFK. On the season, he has 30 catches for 549 yards and seven touchdowns — all Long Island highs. He also has seven rushes for 53 yards and an interception on defense. 

Tyler Heuer, Oceanside: The senior QB's numbers are staggering, but probably the most telling to show his value to the Sailors' 6-0 start is that he's had a hand in 29 of his team's 36 touchdowns this season (22 passing, seven rushing). He leads the top scoring offense on the Island, and oh yeah, he's also rushed for 447 yards on 49 carries (9.12 per attempt).

Alex Kahn, Hewlett: The Bulldogs lost their second straight on Saturday, falling 20-14 to visiting Sewanhaka on Saturday. But the senior QB tossed two more TD passes — his ninth and 10th of the season. He hit Lenny Canales on a 74-yard strike and Sam Martorella on a 23-yarder. He's also ran for three TDs this season.

Paul Magloire, Lynbrook: If Tyler Heuer didn't exist, the title of best QB in the county may belong to the Owls senior (pictured above). In a 37-6 win over visiting Division on Saturday, he ran for a career-high 236 yards with three touchdowns and a pair of two-point conversion runs on only 12 carries. He also completed two passes for 42 yards. On the season, he's rushed for 740 yards and five touchdowns on 64 carries, and he's 27-for-46 (58.7 percent) for 370 yards and five TDs with no INTs for the undefeated Owls. To see highlights of Saturday's game from MSG Varsity, click here.

Dan Olivier, Freeport: The Red Devils running back took a slight back seat to quarterback Isaiah Barnes (who's listed below) on offense in Freeport's 41-6 win over visiting East Meadow on Saturday. But he was a menace on defense, making a team-high 13 tackles, including a sack. And on offense, he still managed to rush for 51 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. To see highlights of Saturday's game, click here (they happen to mention this very list).

Jaquan Smith, Elmont: After getting bottled up in a loss to Garden City last week, the Spartans senior tailback busted out for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in a 22-7 win at Valley Stream Central. His 47-yard TD with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter gave Elmont the lead for good at 13-7. He now has 13 TDs on the season, and three game of 150+ rushing yards. 

Kevin Wahl, Farmingdale: The Dalers senior RB continued his assault on Conference I defenses with 136 yards and four touchdowns on 20 carries in a 33-6 win at Baldwin on Saturday. Wahl now has 15 touchdowns on the season (12 rushing, three receiving), and he can be seen live on MSG Varsity tonight as 4-2 Farmingdale plays host to Syosset  To see highlights of last week's game, click here.

Kyle Zahradka, Carey: The Seahawks QB was dynamite through the air in Saturday's 30-7 win at Carey, going 10-for-19 for 239 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for 17 yards on three carries. He has 13 touchdowns on the season (10 passing, three rushing). 

Honorable mention: Isaiah Barnes, FreeportJuliano Bove, CareyRalph Caccavale, Plainedge; Louis Cotrone, Holy TrinityRyan Fredericks, LawrenceStephen Jahelka, Garden CityRonell Jones, Floral Park; Tom Joyce, MacArthurChris Laviano, Holy TrinityTravis Lock, Lynbrook; Terrance Rodway, UniondaleWilliam Stanback, Uniondale; Niv Sultan, HewlettSal Tuttle, FarmingdaleBrian Wint, Sewanhaka.


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