LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIP
Thursday, November 29
(S4) Floyd 31, (N1) Farmingdale 14
A.J. Otranto scored on runs of 12 and 11 yards and tossed two touchdown passes to lift Floyd in the Long Island Class I championship game at Hofstra.
Sunday, November 25
(4) Floyd 61, (6) Sachem East 27
Quarterback A.J. Otranto threw for 108 yards and three touchdowns, as No. 4 Floyd (9-2) beat No. 6 Sachem East (6-5) in the Suffolk I title game at Stony Brook. Floyd will play Farmingdale on Friday at Hofstra for the Class I title. Floyd led Sachem East, 7-6, after the first quarter and never looked back. The Colonials took a 21-12 lead at the half and outscored the Flaming Arrows 40-15 in the second half.
(6) Sachem East 33, (1) Connetquot 28
Ryan Dippel made a leaping catch in the end zone for a 20-yard TD pass from Danny Wolff with no time on the clock as No. 6 Sachem East stunned No. 1 and host Connetquot in a Suffolk I semifinal. East (6-4) will face Floyd for the county championship next weekend. Steven Casali rushed 44 times for 237 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yard run that made it 28-27 with 0:51 left. But Casali was stopped on the 2-point conversion try. However, Brian Balsamo recovered the on-sides kick for Sachem East and six plays later, Wolff and Dippel hooked up for the game-winner. The Thunderbirds finished 8-2.
(4) Floyd 32, (2) Sachem North 7
(1) Connetquot 39, (8) Ward Melville 7
Ryan Harvey had 16 carries for 179 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead No. 1 Connetquot (8-1) over No. 8 Ward Melville (5-4) in a Suffolk I quarterfinal. Quarterback Brian McKean finished 11/20 for 156 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver James Higgins caught eight passes for 137 yards. Connetquot moves on to host Sachem East in the semifinals.
(2) Sachem North 24, (7) Bay Shore 7
Kevin Lathan, who started the season as the third-string fullback, rushed for a career-high 187 yards on 20 carries, including a 22-yard touchdown run, as the Flaming Arrows (7-2) advanced in the Suffolk I playoffs. Kevin Braglia scored on TD run, caught a TD pass and added an interception. Bay Shore finished 4-5.
(6) Sachem East 18, (3) Northport 7
Steven Casali rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as No. 6 Sachem East upset No. 3 Northport in Suffolk I. Casali carried four times for all 65 yards of a scoring drive to open the second half that gave Sachem East an 18-7 advantage. The scoring run was 26 yards. The Flaming Arrows (5-4) will face No. 1 Connetquot next weekend. Host Northport finished 6-3.
(4) Floyd 48, (5) Commack 28
Chris Faison ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns and Diamonte Corley had a 56-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter to lead No. 4 Floyd (7-2) in a Suffolk Division I quarterfinal. No. 5 Commack falls to 6-3.