Long Island football semifinals roundup
Freeport 41, Oceanside 27 (READ ARTICLE) -- Evan Lapice had touchdown receptions of 2 and 54 yards and returned a fumble 55 yards for a score for No.1 Freeport in a Nassau Class I semifinal at Hofstra. Freeport will play East Meadow in the Nassau I final next weekend at Hofstra.
East Meadow 55, Massapequa 21 (READ ARTICLE) -- Billy Andrle rushed for 172 yards on 15 carries and scored two touchdowns, while Robbie Healy amassed 179 yards on 20 carries, scoring five touchdowns as East Meadow powered past Massapequa 55-21. East Meadow will play Freeport in the Nassau Conf. I final next weekend at Hofstra.
Garden City 27, Carey 0 (READ ARTICLE) -- Mark Ellis had 112 yards rushing and two total touchdowns to lead No. 1 Garden City (10-0) in a Nassau II semifinal at Hofstra. Garden City will face the winner of No. 2 Wantagh in the championship at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 18 at Hofstra.
Wantagh 14, Elmont 6 (READ ARTICLE) -- Brian Von Bargen’s 6-yard scoring run on the first play of the fourth quarter capped a 76-yard drive and provided the winning margin. Wantagh (9-1) will face Garden City next Friday at 7 p.m. at Hofstra for the Nassau II championship. Elmont, which got a 51-yard TD run from Qusarn Caldwell, finished 6-4.
Plainedge 28, Bethpage 14 (READ ARTICLE)-- Ralph Caccavale amassed 104 rushing yards and added a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as Plainedge unseated No. 1 Bethpage in a Nassau III semifinal at Hofstra.
Lawrence 29, Lynbrook 6 (READ ARTICLE) -- Led by scores from all three Fredericks brothers, No. 2 Lawrence (9-1) dismantled No. 3 Lynbrook, 29-6, in the Nassau III semifinals at Hofstra. The Golden Tornados will take on the winner of Bethpage/Plainedge in the county final. Ryan Fredericks scored on a 7-yard TD run with 5:51 left in the first quarter to open the scoring for Lawrence, which never trailed. Lynbrook drew to within 7-6 on Rocco Scibelli's four-yard run around right end with 1:25 left in the first - helped along by Luke Spitzer's 31-yard pass over the middle to Johnny Emmerich the play prior. Tyler Fredericks added a one-yard score with no time left in the first half. Joe Capobianco capped off a 10 play, 65-yard drive to open up the third quarter by hitting his ninth-grader Jordan Fredericks on a fade to the short side of the end zone with 8:13 left for the 18-yard score. The Golden Tornados regained possession shortly after on an interception by Andrew Cafiero, which ended with another Ryan Fredericks score: a one-yard plunge to seal the game.
Roosevelt 27, Valley Stream North 21 (READ ARTICLE) -- Erin Parker ran for 324 yards and all four touchdowns and added a two-point conversion run as Roosevelt (8-2) advanced to the Nassau IV final. The Rough Riders held Valley Steam North on downs at the 5 with 6:37 left, and with Parker carrying 10 times for 82 yards, Roosevelt drove to the Spartans' 9 and ran out the clock. VSN is 8-3.
East Rockaway 30, Locust Valley 13 (READ ARTICLE) -- Luke Fahrenkrug caught two touchdown passes from Sean Bohan and scored on a 25-yard reverse for No. 6 East Rockaway (6-4) in a Nassau IV semifinal. The Rocks will face No. 2 Roosevelt at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Hofstra. Nick Ulip ran for 110 yards on 26 carries, including a key 13-yard TD run in the fourth quarter that produced a 23-13 lead. Alex Rawa caught five passes for 99 yards and two TDs for Locust Valley (8-2).
Sachem North 57, Sachem East 6 (READ ARTICLE) -- Dalton Crossan rushed for 248 yards on 17 carries and five touchdowns in a little more than a half of play for Sachem North (8-1) in front of more than 4,000 fans at a Suffolk I semifinal at Lake Ronkonkoma on Friday night. Sachem North will face Floyd next week for the Suffolk I championship for the third straight year.
Floyd 19, Longwood 13 (READ ARTICLE) -- Stacey Bedell, held in check for much of the game, broke loose for a 48-yard touchdown with 6:11 remaining as the Colonials advanced to next week’s Suffolk I championship game. The Colonials (8-2) will face Sachem North for the third straight year. Bedell only rushed for 56 yards but scored twice. Longwood’s Davonte Booker rushed for 94 yards on 15 carries and scored both touchdowns for the Lions (8-2).
Newfield 29, West Babylon 14 (READ ARTICLE) -- Julian Santiago rushed for 201 yards on 18 carries and three touchdowns for Newfield in a Suffolk Division II semifinal. Newfield will play No.2 East Islip in the Suffolk II final next weekend at Stony Brook.
East Islip 20, North Babylon 3 (READ ARTICLE)-- Tyler Rigo rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries for No. 2 East Islip (8-2) in the Division II semifinals. Pete Hanabergh was 5-of-7 for 59 yards, and also rushed for 18 yards, made two extra points and recovered a fumble. Rob Sconone intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble, as the Redmen held No. 3 North Babylon (7-3) to 200 yards of offense. East Islip, which has won eight in a row, will play the winner of No. 1 West Babylon and No. 5 Newfield at 7 p.m. on Friday at Stony Brook in the county final. Ryan Slane rushed for 87 yards, threw for 38 and kicked a 32-yard field goal for North Babylon.
Sayville 42, Harborfields 14 (READ ARTICLE) -- Steven Ferreira’s fourth TD pass of the game, a 63-yard catch-and-run play to Tom Hannon in the fourth quarter, allowed the Sayville quarterback to set the all-time Long Island record for career touchdown passes with his 69th, surpassing the mark held by Tony Cappozzoli (St. Dominic 1972-75). Ferreira was 13-for-18 for 250 yards, with two TD passes to Hannon, one to Matt Starr and a 79-yarder to James Rupp. John Haggart ran for 153 yards and Zach Sirico ran for 71 yards and two TDs for the Golden Flashes (10-0), who face Westhampton next Sunday at Stony Brook in the Suffolk III championship game. Harborfields finished 5-5.
Westhampton 28, Islip 13 (READ ARTICLE) -- Jack Murphy had a 12-yard scoring run and a 7-yard scoring pass to his brother T.J. for Westhampton (8-2) in a Suffolk III semifinal. Westhampton moves on to play the winner of Sayville/Harborfields in the Suffolk II final on Nov. 20 at Stony Brook.
Glenn 42, Babylon 7 (READ ARTICLE) -- Quarterback Rich Czeczotka compiled 240 total yards of offense and four total touchdowns to lead No. 1 Glenn (9-1) over No. 4 Babylon (7-3) in the Suffolk IV semifinals. Czeczotka completed nine of 16 pass attempts for 183 yards and three touchdowns, and added a 55 yard rushing touchdown. His favorite target was Jon Mannix, who caught four balls for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Mannix also had six tackles and one forced fumble. Nick Princiotta returned an interception for a touchdown from 15-yards out and recorded four tackles. Mark Lucien led the team with eight tackles and Mike Diesu had seven tackles. Nick Wagner had a touchdown reception and a fumble recovery. Glenn will play No. 2 Amityville in the Suffolk IV Championship Thursday at 7 p.m. at Stony Brook University.
Amityville 40, Mt. Sinai 7 -- Da'Rell Hatcher had 16 carries for 171 yards and two total touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, as No. 2 Amityville (9-1) jumped out to a 34-0 halftime lead and beat No. 3 Mt. Sinai (7-3) 40-7 in the Suffolk IV semifinals. Hatcher also added two PAT runs. Sean Walters completed all six of his pass attempts for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Walters also had 14 carries for 94 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Rasheed Marshall had four tackles, two for a loss, and recovered a fumble, and Damian Palmer added a sack. Elijah Kelly had an interception and caught and rushed for a touchdown. Amityville will play No. 1 Glenn in the finals Thursday at 7 p.m. at Stony Brook University.
Kellenberg 21, Holy Trinity 20 -- After trailing 20-0 at halftime, Kellenberg had come from behind to take a 21-20 lead with nine minutes to play in the fourth quarter. On Holy Trinity's final possession, Kellenberg's Daniel Centeno and Casey Gratia had back-to-back sacks on third and fourth down with the ball at midfield, sealing the comeback victory for the Firebirds. Quarterback Matt McDaniels scored on a bootleg from 42-yards out with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter to erase the deficit as No. 2 Kellenberg (4-5) beat No. 3 Holy Trinity (3-6) in the CHSFL AA semifinals. McDaniels had 22 carries for 217 yards and one touchdown, also completing five of 10 pass attempts for 104 yards. Josh Broschardt scored two short-yardage touchdowns in the third quarter to make the score 20-14 heading into the fourth as part of a 12-carry 61-yard performance. Kellenberg will play the winner of No. 1 Fordham vs. No. 4 St. Joseph's in the championship game Saturday at 12 p.m. at Mitchell Field.