11/07/14 5:00pm
11/07/2014 5:00 PM
Riverhead's Raheem Brown rushes up the middle for a first down. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead’s Raheem Brown rushes up the middle for a first down in last week’s win over Bellport. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Riverhead coach Leif Shay didn’t need to watch hours of film to get a handle on Deer Park’s offensive approach.

“They run Thompson and then they run Thompson and then after that they’ll run Thompson,” Shay said before practice Friday.  (more…)

11/02/14 8:00am
11/02/2014 8:00 AM

A last-second blocked field goal carried Riverhead to a thrilling 9-7 win over previously unbeaten Bellport Saturday. The Blue Waves closed the regular season in Division II at 6-2 to finish in third place in the power rankings.

Bellport, despite the loss, will still hang on to the No. 1 seed going into the playoffs. The Clippers finished just ahead of Half Hollow Hills West for the top spot in the power rankings. Both teams were 7-1.  (more…)

11/01/14 5:35pm
11/01/2014 5:35 PM
Riverhead celebrates after Bellport's Nick Founts (#12) has his last second field goal attempt blocked by Troy Trent (#77.) (Credit: Daniel DeMato)

Riverhead celebrates after Bellport’s Nick Founts (#12) has his last second field goal attempt blocked by Troy Trent (#77.) (Credit: Daniel DeMato)

BLUE WAVES 9, CLIPPERS 7

Soaking wet and shivering with mud splattered on his face, Raheem Brown had one final duty before he could finally retreat to a warm bus. Standing on the field, he answered reporters’ questions and spoke about what he and his Riverhead High School football teammates had just done: hand rival Bellport its first loss of the season.

It is because of Riverhead that Bellport will not enter the playoffs unbeaten. And it is because of Brown — not to mention a big helping hand from Troy Trent — that the Blue Waves were able to persevere under extremely difficult conditions. (more…)

11/01/14 5:34pm
McGann-Mercy quarterback KJ Santacroce lets go a pass as running back Reggie Archer blocks in front. (Credit: Bill Landon)

McGann-Mercy quarterback KJ Santacroce lets go a pass as running back Reggie Archer blocks in front. (Credit: Bill Landon)

KNIGHTS 48, MONARCHS 13

No more than a handful of plays into Saturday afternoon’s game, the pristine white road uniforms of McGann-Mercy High School were stained muddy brown.

The pounding rain, accompanied by gusts of wind, made for one sloppy day for football at John Glenn High School.  (more…)

10/31/14 6:40pm
10/31/2014 6:40 PM
Shoreham-Wading River seniors Christian Clarkin (10) and Daniel Hughes celebrate during their victory over Port Jefferson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Shoreham-Wading River seniors Christian Clarkin (10) and Daniel Hughes celebrate during their victory over Port Jefferson. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

WILDCATS 35, ROYALS 0

For those keeping score at home, the number of ice baths Shoreham-Wading River football coach Matt Millheiser has been doused with after a game this season stands at two.

The first came after a road win in Babylon, only the second in program history for the Wildcats against the Panthers. The second came Friday afternoon, after the Wildcats rolled past Port Jefferson, 35-0, to put the finishing touches on the program’s first 8-0 season.  (more…)

10/29/14 6:10pm
10/29/2014 6:10 PM
Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Daniel Hughes carries the ball against Bayport-Blue Point last weekend. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River quarterback Daniel Hughes carries the ball against Bayport-Blue Point last weekend. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Shoreham-Wading River football team’s final home game has been switched to Friday afternoon, according to Section XI.

The Wildcats were originally set to host Port Jefferson at 2 p.m. Saturday. The game will now be at 3:30 p.m. Friday.  (more…)

10/27/14 11:59pm
10/27/2014 11:59 PM
Thomas Cutinella in his junior class photo. (Credit: Kelli Cutinella, courtesy)

Thomas Cutinella in his junior class photo. (Credit: Kelli Cutinella, courtesy)

We wanted to thank our family, friends, neighbors and SWR community for all their love and support during this very difficult time. We continue to truly appreciate the generosity not only given to our family, but to our football family as well.  (more…)

10/25/14 8:47pm
10/25/2014 8:47 PM
Riverhead running back Ryun Moore scored twice in Saturday's win over North Babylon. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead running back Ryun Moore scored twice in Saturday’s win over North Babylon. (Credit: Garret Meade)

Riverhead’s dormant offense came to life Saturday in a bounce-back win over North Babylon in the final home game of the regular season.

The Blue Waves raced out to a 21-0 first quarter lead and never looked back in a 38-6 victory over the Bulldogs in Division II.  (more…)