The message coach Leif Shay had for his Riverhead High School football players following Saturday’s game was the same one he has conveyed throughout the season.
“I’m very proud of them,” he said. “For everything they have going against them, they come to practice and work hard every day.”
As impressive as the 24-game win streak is — and it’s mighty impressive — one cannot overlook back-to-back undefeated seasons that ended with Long Island championships for the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team. It all went hand in hand. READ
When he arrived at the school last year, Ryan Razzano didn’t know anyone on the Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School football team. “I knew they had a good quarterback,” he said. READ
Their official name is the Riverhead Blue Waves, but Green Waves would be more appropriate.
That would be green, as in young and inexperienced.
John King makes the move from coaching Shoreham-Wading River’s junior varsity softball team to its varsity team, and yet he is still coaching quite a young team. A young team that can hit and has the ability to do some good things. READ
Those were the words some members of the Riverhead High School softball team bandied around at practice while reminiscing about the play of their former shortstop, Danielle Napoli.
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