Riverhead lineman Ethan Greenidge was joined by his parents Robin and Xann, as well as coach Leif Shay, on National Signing Day. Greenidge accepted a full scholarship from Villanova University. (Credit: Riverhead Schools)
It isn’t exactly Riverhead High School’s royal blue, but Villanova University has a little blue in its school colors. Before long, Villanova’s football team will have a big Riverheader among its ranks.
The biggest player on Riverhead’s football team made a big move on National Signing Day, putting pen to paper and accepting a full athletic scholarship from Villanova. (more…)
Riverhead senior Ethan Greenidge will help anchor the Blue Waves down low this season. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
As a towering presence on the court, Ethan Greenidge is every bit the intimidator a kid his size would appear. A 6-foot-5 forward who excels in football as a lineman, Greenidge also has another side that can get overlooked on the court.
“He’s light on his feet, and moves very well for a kid his size,” said Riverhead coach John Rossetti. (more…)
Riverhead’s Ryun Moore ran the ball seven times for 55 yards against Smithtown West. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
BLUE WAVES 35, BULLS 7
The Riverhead Blue Waves blew out the Smithtown West Bulls, 35-7, Saturday in a Suffolk County Division II football game played in 80-degree heat in Smithtown. (more…)
Raheem Brown gives a teammate a lift during practice. Coach Leif Shay said the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Brown is, pound for pound, one of the strongest players he has ever coached.
When a high school football team loses a couple of dozen players, like Riverhead has, it’s comforting for a coach to know he has some returning players to count on. That’s what Leif Shay has in Raheem Brown and Ethan Greenidge.
“It’s great to have those building blocks,” Shay said. “You build foundations, and then those guys are solid, you know you can rely on them, and hopefully you put the pieces around them.” (more…)