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10/16/18 5:44am
10/16/2018 5:44 AM

Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School’s closing this past June didn’t mean the end of the playing careers for a number of former Monarchs. Three of them didn’t have to go far to find new football homes.

Seniors Austin Beyrodt and Liam Egan and junior Ethan Aube all say they have made the adjustment, trading in their Mercy green and gold for Riverhead blue. READ

10/13/18 8:21pm
10/13/2018 8:21 PM

Dashan Briggs had that smile. It was one of the more memorable features that his former Riverhead football coaches recalled about him. Head coach Leif Shay said that when Briggs’ chiseled jawline broke into a smile “the whole world would smile with him.”

It was a smile that could brighten a football field. READ

10/13/18 3:45pm

Under gray skies Saturday, a somber silence filled the air on Coach Mike McKillop Memorial football field as the Riverhead Blue Waves honored one of their own. Prior to a Division II game against Centereach, the football team retired the jersey of Tech Sgt. Dashan Briggs. READ

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09/29/18 8:28pm
09/29/2018 8:28 PM

As far as the Riverhead High School football team was concerned, this was homecoming heaven.

The Blue Waves had so many things to feel good about Saturday on sun-splashed Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field. Their offense seemed to move the ball at will, compiling 337 yards. Cristian Pace passed for two touchdowns and Albert Daniels ran for two more. Their defense turned around their play from a dismal showing a week earlier and posted a shutout, holding Deer Park to minus-seven yards in the first half and only 73 for the game (all on the ground). Contributions came from across the board, including substitutes who played in the second half.

And they did all this in front of a large crowd that packed the stands. READ

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09/28/18 10:33pm
09/28/2018 10:33 PM

For the upper echelon teams in Division IV, lopsided games are to be expected. The match-ups against lower seeded teams almost inevitably end as one-sided affairs with backups running down the clock in the second half.

It’s those couple games against the fellow top seeds that define a team’s season. (more…)