Blog Recap: Riverhead knocks off Newfield 17-7 on homecoming

BILL LANDON FILE PHOTO | Riverhead receiver Quinn Funn leads the Blue Waves against Newfield this afternoon.

Riverhead (3-2) vs. Newfield (3-2)

Division II

Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field

It’s homecoming in Riverhead and the Blue Waves find themselves facing the team that ended their season a year ago in Newfield. The Blue Waves come into the game off a tough loss on the road at East Islip, which dropped their Division II record to 3-2. It leaves the Blue Waves little room for error down the stretch if they hope to secure a top-four seed in the playoffs and host a playoff game.

Newfield was known for its toughness last year en route to winning the Class II Long Island Championship. The good news for the Blue Waves is they won’t have to contend with runners Julian Santiago and Mike Silva, who torched Riverhead on the ground last year in the playoffs. Both players graduated, but the Wolverines still feature a strong running game behind Terrel Perryman and Joe Feliciano.

The Wolverines come into the game off a 14-7 loss at home against Smithtown East. Newfield gave up all 14 points in the second half after taking a 7-0 lead into halftime.

To follow all of today’s action, click on the live blog below as former Riverhead Blue Wave Mike Hejmej provides all the updates: