Leading off today:
Dylan Laube scored 40 touchdowns a season ago, and the Westhampton senior is off to flying start in 2017. He scored four TDs in Friday's season-opening, come-from-behind 42-38 victory
over Bellport -- including a pair in the final 5:14.
And then he made the key play of the night. After Laube's 1-yard TD run with 1:54 left, Bellport drove to the Westhampton 3-yard-line with :13 to play, but Laube blasted through the line to disrupt a handoff and took down running back D.J. Trent (21 carries, 153 yards, four TDs) for a loss to run out the clock.
Westhampton, which lost fullback/linebacker Liam McIntyre to a broken hand on the first play, was down by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter.
"The only thing that matters is the win," Laube said after finishing with 29 carries for 262 yards. "We had to stop them or the comeback would mean nothing."
Tyler Nolan started the comeback with a 62-yard TD run and Laube added 2- and 1-yard scoring carries.
OT on the Island: G.Q. Grippo scored on the second play of overtime as Connetquot, playing without injured quarterback Dylan McDermott for most of the second half, edged Ward Melville 34-26.
Cole Bunicci tied the game midway through the fourth quarter on a 27-yard interception return.
In OT, Grippo scored from eight yards out and tacked on the conversion run. Connetquot's defense then wrapped up the victory by holding Ward Melville on 4th-and-8 from the 18.
Big PSAL opener: Curtis' defense of the PSAL city championship got off to a sluggish start with a 39-20 loss to star-laden Erasmus Hall.
Senior Shamar Logan (4 carries, 127 yards) ran for one TD and scored another on a reception to pace the Dutchmen. First-year QB Keion Jones threw two touchdown passes.
Curtis had closed to within 27-20 late in the third quarter before Logan ran for a 44-yard touchdown.
Curtis had defeated Erasmus Hall 24-21 in the 2016 championship game at Yankee Stadium.
Mahopac pulls a surprise: Mahopac coach Dominick DeMatteo picked up a win against his former school as the Indians downed Arlington 19-14.
"It was a program win," said DeMatteo, who took this job after one season at Nyack and nine in Arlington because he lives in Mahopac. "This is one the whole community here