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Friday, Nov. 10, 2017: Seaford rolls past Locust Valley in semifinals

   Leading off today: Seaford delivered one of the most dominating first-quarter performances you'll ever see in a football playoff game -- and it had little to do with the 28 points the Vikings scored in a Nassau IV semifinal.

   Seaford recovered three of four onside kicks in the opening quarter and ended Locust Valley's only possession in it with a fumble recovery on the Falcons' second play, setting the stage for a 41-0 victory Thursday.

   Joe Angelastro ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries and Logan Masters threw a pair of touchdown passes for the defending sectional champions.

   "We came out with so much enthusiasm," Angelastro said. "We weren't going to be stopped."

   The Vikings opened the game with a 66-yard scoring drive followed by Joseph Cain's first successful onside kick. On the following drive, Masters found Luke Farrant for a 6-yard touchdown pass.

   The next onside kick attempt failed, but Locust Valley turned the ball over on its second play. Two plays later, Masters hit Zachary Grof for a 50-yard TD. Seaford recovered another onside kick, setting up a 49-yard TD by Angelastro that made it 28-0 with :40 left in the quarter.

   One more onside kick gave the ball back to Seaford for the remainder of the quarter.

    • In the other semifinal, Connor Cassidy ran 17 times for 199 yards and three touchdowns as Cold Spring Harbor rolled past Carle Place/Wheatley 39-7.

   The Seahawks' Tommy Milana returned a line-drive punt 75 yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter to start the scoring.

   Back in charge: Top-seeded John Glenn swept Mattituck in the Section 11 Class B girls volleyball championship 25-20, 25-19, 25-22 to earn its 17th championship in 18 years.



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  •    The Knights' string of 16 in a row had ended last fall with a loss to Bayport-Blue Point in the championship match.

       Mia Cergol paced the victory over the No. 2 seed with 18 kills, 17 digs and 16 assists.

        • Top-seeded Kings Park defeated second-seeded Westhampton 25-12, 25-23, 25-15 in the Section 11 Class A final, making it seven con- secutive championships.

        •Williamsville East will travel to the state Class A final four in Glens Falls for the third year in a row after knocking off Irondequoit 25-16, 25-21, 25-17.

       "In other years, our goal was to get there," senior captain Ally Jozwiak said. "This year, our goal is to win it."

       Czar for a day: Soccer's overtime issues were foremost on my mind when I penned my weekly column for Press- about some of the changes I'd like to see in high school sports.

       Wrestling and football were also among the sports on my mind as I wrote.

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