Leading off today: Garden City
extended its winning streak to 36 games by beating Lindenhurst 19-0 to capture its third consecutive Long Island Class II football championship Friday.
Garden City produced a touchdown on its first possession and never looked back. Quarterback Colin Hart drove the Trojans 63 yards in 11 plays and scored on a 3-yard keeper midway through the first quarter.
"This was his team and he did a great job,” Garden City coach Dave Ettinger said. "His decision-making was almost flawless. And he learned how to manage the game and made me a look good a lot. He knew when to check down in his read, when to throw the ball away and when he should change a play into something that had a chance to be successful."
Garden City's defense allowed just 64 first-half yards en route to its fourth shutout. Steven Moscatiello and Christian Sullivan made 14 and 11 tackles, respectively and each recorded a sack.
• Ray Costa threw a pair of fourth-down touchdown passes and ran for a score, and Danny Striano rushed for 215 yards and three TDs as Cold Spring Harbor rolled past Shoreham-Wading River 42-20 in the Long Island Class IV title game.
Cold Spring Harbor had not won a Long Island crown since 2005.
CSH forced a punt on the first Wildcats possession and then went on a seven-minute, 80-yard drive for a TD and two-point conversion to start a barrage of six scores in seven possessions.
Class A: Amin Woods scored from a yard out with :53 remaining to snap a tie, and Alex Suarez made an interception with 19 seconds left to end West Seneca East's hopes as Cornwall earned its first state football title with a 21-14 victory.
Woods finished with 34 carries for 205 yards as Cornwall piled up 424 yards of offense. Woods dragged multiple defenders from the 25-yard line down to the 6 with just under two minutes to play, setting up the game-winning play.
West Seneca East took a 14-7 lead on the first play of the second half as senior Zach Arnone threw 25 yards over the middle to Shaun Dolac, who then legged out the final 40 yards of the play. Cornwall responded midway through the fourth quarter as freshman QB Aidan Semo hit Louie Francese for a 15-yard scoring play.
Class D: Clymer/Sherman/Panama wore down a stubborn Moriah team and won the NYSPHSAA Class D final 26-6.
The fourth-year combined program overcame three turnovers to take a 7-0 lead into halftime and then outscored Moriah 19-6 in the fourth quarter to earn its first championship.
C/S/P took the lead for good on a 32-yard pass play from Gerrit Hinsdale to Cam Barmore 47 seconds into the second quarter.
The back-breaking play came in the fourth quarter on a fourth-and-19 snap as C/S/P executed a flawless hook-and-trailer down the left sideline. Hinsdale (14 of 26 for 240 yards) found Barsome on a quick hitch and Barmore immediately lateraled to John Swabik flying by to take the ball to the