In the Nassau County Conference III title game, Lawrence quarterback Joe Capobianco threw for a Nassau record 333 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 64-34 win over Plainedge.
Afterwards, the then-sophomore said in the Long Island Championship he would do better.
Well Capobianco backed his words up and then some at Stony Brook. Lawrence's quarterback obliterated the LIC record books by throwing for seven touchdown passes and 541 passing yards, albeit in a losing effort in the Class III championship game.
Coupled with Lawrence's 10-2 finish in 2011 and his record-breaking championship performances, Joe Capobianco has been named one of our 30 players to watch in the 2012-13 school year.
Everything went right for the first year starting quarterback in 2012. In his first year under center, Capobianco threw for close to 2,500 yards and 27 passing touchdowns to lead Lawrence to its third-straight Nassau County championship game.
Aside from smashing the Long Island Championship record for passing yards in a game, Capobianco wasa just two yards shy of breaking the New York state all-time record.
Just a month ago, the Lawrence junior competed in the MSG Varsity Tri-State Quarterback Showdown in front of former New York Giants great Phil Simms. Capobianco advanced to the second round of competition by being chosen by Simms as one of the 11 quarterbacks out of 25 to continue.
If his last two games are any sign of things to come for Capobianco, the Long Island football community should be on the lookout for a Golden Tornado for the next two years.