UPDATE (Oct. 31, 6:15 p.m.): McGann-Mercy finished in 8th place in Division IV to earn the final seed in the playoffs. The Monarchs edged out Port Jefferson for the final spot. Mercy tallied 107.45 power points while Port Jefferson, losers against Bayport-Blue Point Saturday, finished with 106.45.
Mercy will play against No. 1 Shoreham-Wading River in the first round of playoffs.
Original Story: No sooner had the football game ended when the waiting game began. READ
Sam Schrage crosses the goal line for Bishop McGann-Mercy’s game-clinching touchdown against East Hampton/Bridgehampton. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
The Bishop McGann-Mercy High School football team came out playing great ball for its homecoming crowd on Saturday. The Monarchs struck for four touchdowns in less than six minutes, the last one to come from behind and defeat East Hampton/Bridgehampton, 40-38. READ
Shoreham-Wading River honored the memory of a fallen player by winning its first Long Island championship last year and going 12-0. (Credit: Daniel De Mato, file)
The contrasting mix of tragedy and triumph made it a season unlike any other, with peaks and valleys few high school football teams have ever had to navigate. It was unforgettable, yet at times Matt Millheiser may feel tempted to ask himself if it all really happened. READ
It’s an age-old rite of summer. When the dog days of August arrive, out come the helmets and the pads, the blocking sleds, the big tires, the blocking dummies, the stopwatches, the agility cones and the agility ladders. READ
Bishop McGann-Mercy’s new — and old — coach, Jeff Doroski, making a point during the team’s practice on Monday evening. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
As he had done for so much of his life, Jeff Doroski was wearing the colors of Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School, but this time it was different. That is because McGann-Mercy’s new football coach is its old (as in former) football coach. READ
Jeff Doroski will return this fall as Mercy’s head football coach. (Credit: Garret Meade, file)
Jeff Doroski will return as the McGann-Mercy football coach next fall.
After a contentious departure in early 2014, which led to him taking the varsity head coach positions of Riverhead softball and Hampton Bays football, Doroski will once again be on the sideline of his alma mater when the Monarchs kick off in September. (more…)