Leading off today: Garden City
completed its second straight 12-0 season Saturday with a 24-6 victory against North Babylon for the Long Island Class II football championship at Hofstra University.
Andrew DeSantis, whose role on offense was limited much of the season after being hobbled by an injury, scored on a 38-yard run midway through the first quarter and made a 60-yard scoring reception on a Colin Hart throw in the second half.
"It was an awesome feeling," said DeSantis, third-team all-state on defense a year ago. "I hadn't scored a touchdown since the first week."
Trevor Yeboah-Kodie chipped in with 97 yards on 11 carries to go with his 92-yard interception return for a touchdown, his 30th scoring play of the season.
Seaford wins thriller: A week after his team threw zero passes while winning a Section 8 championship, sophomore quarterback Logan Masters (8-for-15) accounted for 147 yards through the air as Seaford downed Miller Place 29-27 in the Long Island Class IV championship game.
Joe Angelastro added 133 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries to send retiring coach Rob Perpall out a winner.
"We thought their line was so huge that we wouldn't be able to run the ball 50 times against them," Perpall said. "We wanted to keep them off balance, and I think we did."
Masters threw 31 yards to Zachary Grof for a score on the final play of the first half and a 15-12 lead. An Angelastro TD run from 19 yards out extended the lead midway through the fourth quarter, but the Panthers' Tom Nealis caught a 23-yard TD pass and Tyler Ammirato ran in the conversion to cut the margin to 22-20.
Angelastro's 11-yard TD run turned it into a two-score game again, but Miller Place moved within 29-27 on a 22-yard touchdown pass reception by Anthony Filippetti with 8:50 remaining.
Miller Place got one more chance and drove tote Seaford 41, but Ryan Butler intercepted a third-and-long throw.
A first for WSW: West Seneca West completed a perfect season by winning the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class A championship with a 14-6 win vs. Yorktown at the Carrier Dome.
Senior QB Matt Myers (22-for-38, 202 yards) accounted for 284 of West Seneca West's 289 yards in total offense, and a defense that surrendered a 67-yard touchdown drive on Yorktown's first series held the Huskers to just 107 yards the rest of the way.
"It's pretty crazy," defensive end Liam Scheuer said. "I never thought at the beginning of the season we'd take it this far. This is a good one. I'll remember it for a long time."
Myers passed for 55 yards and rushed for 11 yards on WSW's first drive, culminating in Bryan Ball's TD run. Josh Clifton's extra-point kick gave the Indians the lead for good as defense dominated the rest of the afternoon.
Myers, the Bishop Timon-St. Jude transfer bound for the University at Buffalo next fall, capped a 77-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run with 1:37 left.