WEEK 11: 5-5
2017 SEASON: 104-59
Miller Place is seeking a first-ever Long Island football championship, while Seaford aims for a first title since 2009.
The Panthers booked their berth in the game by defeating Babylon, 33-25, to win the Suffolk Division IV crown. Anthony Seymour was 6-of-8 for 155 yards and a touchdown, rushed for a 3-yard TD and added a 2-point connection with Tom Nealis, who had four catches for 123 yards and a score, Tyler Ammirato had 14 carries for 72 yards and two TDs and Joe Munno had 12 tackles.
Seaford, which lost to Shoreham-Wading River in last year’s championship game, is playing in the LIC for the eighth time. Tyler Volpi had 26 carries for 133 yards and Joe Angelastro had 18 carries for 67 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings racked up 234 total yards on the ground and the defense, led by Ryan Butler, who had a fumble recovery and an interception, forced five turnovers in a 21-0 win over Cold Spring Harbor in the Nassau Conference IV final. BUTLER’S PICK: WATCH IT HERE
Garden City looks to stretch its Long Island-best winning streak to 24 games with a second consecutive Long Island Class II title – and seventh overall – while North Babylon is also seeking a seventh Long Island II championship and first since beating the Trojans in 2004.
Garden City, ranked No. 16 in the Tri-State, defeated Mepham, 33-0, in the Nassau Conference II final. Trevor Yeboah-Kodie had 14 carries for 203 yards and three touchdowns and connected with Tyler Wuchte for a 31-yard TD, Justin Coppola rushed for 118 yards and Andrew DeSantis sparked a stout defense that has allowed just six points per game.
North Babylon played its most complete game of the season to beat West Islip, 30-6, in the Suffolk Division II final. David Estrella had 22 carries for 204 yards and three touchdowns and Anthony Sobotker had 11 carries for 90 yards as the Bulldogs racked up 363 yards on the ground and Sobotker, Quadir Russell and P.J. Tchinnis paced the defense. BUTLER’S PICK: WATCH IT HERE
Lawrence is vying for a fourth Long Island title in a 10th trip to the championship, while Westhampton is seeking a first-ever crown in a first-ever appearance.
The Golden Tornadoes defeated Wantagh, 21-10, in the Nassau Conference III championship. Chris Collier had 17 carries for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Jordan Alexander had a 31-yard interception return for a score, Susquan Stays had 10 tackles and 2-1/2 sacks, Keijohn Graham had 13 tackles and Jeavon Johnson had eight tackles.
Westhampton won a first Suffolk Division III title since 1989 when the Hurricanes defeated Hills West, 28-14, Saturday. Dylan Laube had 29 carries for 186 yards and all four touchdowns, increasing his season total to 39, Nolan Quinlan had an interception and the Hurricanes had a huge stop on 4th-and-1 in the fourth quarter. BUTLER’S PICK: WATCH IT HERE
Lindenhurst and Oceanside both look to finish the season undefeated with a first-ever Long Island Class I title.
Lindenhurst, which lost to Syosset in its only other appearance, defeated William Floyd, 35-12, in the Suffolk Division I final. Nick Anzalone was 12-of-17 for 126 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with Justin Zotto (five receptions, 102 yards) for a 52-yard score and Dilon Smith for a 20-yard TD, Ricky Conway had nine carries for 96 yards and a score, Jeremy Ruckert plunged for a 1-yard touchdown and Will Ruckert had an interception and two sacks.
Oceanside defeated Freeport, 17-0, to clinch a first Nassau championship since 1977. Tommy Heuer (15-of-20, 150 yards) connected with Dylan Judd for a 10-yard touchdown, Derek Cruz (19 carries for 132 yards) had a 40-yard TD run and the defense limited Freeport to 70 total yards, one third-down conversion and forced two turnovers. BUTLER’S PICK: WATCH IT HERE