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Power rankings: Long Island football (9/5)

by Dylan Butler on
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 3:29 PM — @Dylan_Butler

Power rankings: Long Island football (9/5)
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LI Large School football rankings as of Sept. 3

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A year after beating William Floyd to win a fifth Long Island Class I title, the Red Devils return Aaje Grayson, who rushed for 9.4 yards per carry and four TDs while also adding 19 receptions for 269 yards and two more TDs and Robert Fitzsimmons, a starter on the offensive line and one of the top linebackers on Long Island. Next: @ Syosset (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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Winners of the Rutgers Cup a year ago, the Trojans join Wantagh as the only teams to go undefeated a year ago. The favorite to win Nassau Conference II, Garden City returns a slew of starters, including wide receiver/defensive lineman Andrew DeSantis and standout linebackers Matt Flanagan and Matt DeSimpliciis. Next: South Side (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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Danny Torres had four sacks, including two on the final drive, and added an interception that led to a 5-yard TD run by Nick Silva, Brandon Zach returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and Rob Taiani (15-of-21 for 127 yards) connected with Jordan Clinton for a 24-yard TD in a 23-18 win over Longwood. Next: @ Sachem North (Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m.)

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Junior Greg Campisi returns as the starting quarterback with almost the entire starting offensive line in front of him back. Also returning is speedy receiver Heron Maurisseau and Julian Chung, while Grayson Cherubino and Nick Greer anchor the defensive line and Ryan Vahey leads the linebackers. Next: @ Delbarton (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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Nick Anzalone was 21-of-24 for 222 yards and three touchdowns, Dylan Smith and Ricky Conway, who had a 68-yard kickoff return, each rushed for a TD, Jeremy Ruckert had six receptions for 115 yards and two TDs, recorded a sack, kicked three extra points and a field goal in a 31-7 win over Northport. Next: @ Sachem East (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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It’s Nassau Conference I title or bust for the Sailors, who enter the season as the top seed in the division. Back is starting quarterback Tommy Heuer, along with offensive weapons Derek Cruz, Dylan Judd and Jake Lazzaro, while Mike Schibelli, Chris Pullini and Vincent Schell anchor one of Long Island’s biggest and most experienced lines. Next: @ No. 7 Massapequa (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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The Chiefs have high hopes this fall for good reason. Returning is one of the best quarterback/wide receiver tandems in Kenny Galvin and Owen Glascoe, while Garrett Gibbons and Griffin Hawthorne will be threats every time they touch the football. Connor Payne and James McGarrity are two-way returning starters on the line. Next: No. 6 Oceanside (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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Jake Murphy had 15 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns, Jordan Harris connected with Courie Bradley for a 61-yard TD and Christian Reuthenbuck added an interception in a 23-18 loss to William Floyd in the Parkway Bowl. Next: Northport (Sept. 8, 6 p.m.)

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Dylan McDermott threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 63 yards and two more TDs, George Wichelns had three tackles, one interception and a TD and GQ Grippo had eight receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown, rushed for 58 yards and added an interception in a 41-14 win over Sachem North. Next: Ward Melville (Sept. 8, 7 p.m.)

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Last fall the Dalers reached the Nassau Conference I title game, falling to Freeport. While Jordan McLune is gone, Farmingdale returns Ryan Charleston and Brody Agres on the line, Kevin McCormick takes over as quarterback, Antonio Smikle and Tim Hegarty are two of the top returning receivers and Briant DeFelice, one of Long Island’s top kickers, is a game-changer. Next: @ Herricks (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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LI Small School football rankings as of Sept. 3

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The Warriors share Long Island’s longest winning streak with Garden City after a perfect 12-0 season and a second Long Island Class III title. Back is Gavin Casey, who rushed for 1,089 yards and 13 touchdowns as the starting fullback, while adding 91 tackles at linebacker, as well as quarterback Jake Castellano, defensive lineman Jake LaVache, linebacker Anthony D’Onofrio and running back Tommy Rohan. Next: @ Division (Sept. 8, 7 p.m.)

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A year after winning the Suffolk Division II title, Hills West has moved to Division III and is the favorite to win again this November. A big reason why are the sensational playmakers, including highly recruited juniors Deyvon Wright at running back and Gerald Filardi at quarterback. Jimmy Regateiro and Keith Slaughter anchor a stout and somewhat underrated line. Next: Comsewogue (Sept. 9, 1 p.m.)

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Although Ethan Wiederkehr, Chris Gray and Kevin Cutinella are gone from a team that won three straight Long Island Class IV titles, the Wildcats are still loaded with talent, including Xavier Arline, who moves to quarterback, two-way lineman Liam Mahoney, defensive tackle Danny Curtin, who had 62 tackles a year ago, linebacker/running back Kyle Boden and safety Kyle Lutz. Next: @ Bayport-Blue Point (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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The Redmen will have a different look this year, but they will still be one of the top teams in Suffolk III. Back is senior running back Justin Taveras, who rushed for 1,215 yards and 15 touchdowns a year ago, receivers Justin Orobello and Anthony Carroll and Dylan Rigo and Devin Olsen at linebacker. Next: @ West Babylon (Sept. 8, 6 p.m.)

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A year removed from rushing for 1,080 yards and 10 touchdowns, while also making 53 tackles as a linebacker, Kevon Hall leads the charge for a Roosevelt team that went 9-2 and fell to Wantagh in the Nassau Conference III final. Also back is wide receiver Farrakhan Anderson, who had 17 receptions for 476 yards and six TDs. Next: @ Valley Stream North (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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The Titans are hoping to return to the CHSFL Class AA final after losing to Iona Prep last November. Shawn Moore a senior wide receiver and cornerback, is a rare returning starter back from a team that went 9-2 and won a division title. Also back is senior Gabe Gelves, who returns as a starting linebacker, but is in his first year at tailback. Next: @ St. Francis Prep (Sept. 10, 1 p.m.)

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Expectations are high for the Hurricanes and for good reason. Dylan Laube is back after rushing for 2,152 yards and 40 touchdowns a year ago for a team that finished 8-2 and lost to East Islip in the Suffolk III semifinals. Next: Bellport (Sept. 8, 6 p.m.)

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The Vikings, who allowed just 10.8 points per game en route to winning an eighth Nassau Class IV title and first since 2010, return linebacker Nick Calandra and defensive ends Andrew Chirico and Tyler Volpi. Next: Carle Place (Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m.)

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With Jack Coan now the No. 2 quarterback at Wisconsin, Jacob Cheshire will be the man behind center for a Sayville team that also underwent a coaching change with Reade Sands taking over for the retired Rob Hoss. A year ago, the Golden Flashes were 10-1 and lost to East Islip in the Suffolk III final. Next: Rocky Point (Sept. 9, 2 p.m.)

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Tyler Ammirato, who rushed for 1,394 yards and 29 touchdowns a year ago, is back for the Panthers, the preseason top seed in Suffolk IV, along with quarterback Anthony Seymour, Matt McNulty on the line and Alex Herbst, who had eight sacks a year ago, on the defensive line. Next: Port Jefferson (Sept. 8, 7 p.m.)

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