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Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019: Sayville, William Floyd pull out dramatic victories

   Leading off today: Sayville rallied from 20 points down at the half to beat East Islip 28-27 with a touchdown in the closing seconds of Saturday's Suffolk County Class A football game.

   Sayville entered the game ranked 12th and East Islip according to the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   Junior Jack Cheshire shook off three interceptions earlier to throw a 17-yard TD pass to Brock Murtha with 13 seconds to go. Kicker Michael Argenziano hit the extra point for the winning point.

   "We found out what we were made of today against a very good football team," Murtha said. "We picked each other up. We shook off blown assignments and turnovers and bad plays. And we never stopped coming. And in the end, we made the only play that mattered.

   East Islip's Brandon Miller had hit Nick Baldino for a pair of TD passes and Derek Burrell for the third en route to a 20-0 lead. A short Murtha (201 all-purpose yards) TD run cut the deficit to 27-14 late in the third quarter, then Cheshire (16 of 34, 208 yards) connected for 13 yards and a score to Ty Kolar with 3:50 left.

   More L.I. drama: Tommy Verga hit Wayne Bristel for a 56-yard touchdown with :05 left and Brian Lombardo kicked the extra point as No. 4 William Floyd edged Sachem East 21-20 in a Section 11 Class AA game.

   William Floyd drove 77 yards in a possession that began with :45 on the clock and no timeouts. Verga found Bristel for a 2-yard pass to the Floyd 44, where he couldn't get out of bounds. Instead of spiking the ball, Verga (13 of 22, 187 yards and 2 TDs) threw deep and the 6-foot-3 Bristel went high over a defender to reel the ball in and then run down the left sideline.


   "This was a character check for sure," Floyd coach Paul Longo said. "In Suffolk County last year, we didn't have any games that were close at all. And this year we've been doing pretty good, but because of all our injuries -- more serious ones than any team I've had -- keep piling up, these are the kind of games we're going to have."

   Section 5 thrillers: The depth of talented teams in Section 5 Class A is so good that even the No. 1 seed in the playoffs will have its hands full in the quarterfinals. That cream of the crop played in two thrillers Saturday.

   Clinging to a 33-32 lead with :16 to play, No. 10 Eastridge stopped running back Jahkier Moore of No. 22 Rochester Wilson on a fourth-down pitch fro the 3-yard line to improve to 5-0.

   Eastridge running back Ruben Torres scored three touchdowns, including one on a 5-yard carry for the game's final points.

   Meanwhile, unranked Rochester East battled University Prep, ranked 13th in Class B, and booked a 26-22 victory as Freddie Brock returned a punt 47 yards down the left sideline with :13 left.

   "Honestly, I don't even know what that was," Brock said. "I didn't even know they were going to punt it, to be honest. I thought they were going to fake it, but it just happened."

   Brock, a UMass commit, ran 17 times for 121 yards, made four catches for 71 more and finished with 332 all-purpose yards.

   CSH dominates: Third-ranked Cold Spring Harbor scored on all six of its first half possessions and rolled past No. 8 Seaford 44-6 in a Class B contest.

   CSH led 20-0 after one quarter and 44-0 at the half against a squad that had outscored its first three foes by a 117-8 margin.

   Jacob Bruno rushed 20 times for 183 yards and three football site

touchdowns. Richie Striano added 90 yards rushing on six carries and had three TDs of his own to go with 77 yards through the air on 2 of 3 accuracy.

   Holy Trinity overwhelms: Joe Tortello continued his torrid passing, completing 14 of 17 passes for 335 yards and five TDs that included plays covering 57, 80 and 95 yards as Class B No. 7 Holy Trinity downed Class C No. 5 Cambridge/Salem 49-28.

   Cambridge/Salem moved the ball well -- 443 yards on 57 rushing attempts led by 164 from Calvin Schneider -- but Holy Trinity showed why it averages 52.4 points per game. Nacier Hundley caught two TD passes and returned an interception for another score, and Noah Foster caught six balls for 176 yards and three more scores.

   "We're explosive and we feel that we can score on any play from any spot on the field," Holy Trinity coach John Barber said.

   Stillwater spins shutout: Stillwater got two touchdown runs from Mason Seymour and a rushing and a passing touchdown from quarterback James Galarneau to beat Warrensburg/North Warren 25-0.

   Stillwater is ranked fourth in Class C and Warrensburg/North Warren 14th in Class D.

   The winners held Warrensburg/North Warren to just 1-for-10 passing.

   Alexander stays unblemished: Ty Woods' 8-yard touchdown run in the second half was enough for No. 4 Alexander to escape with an 11-8 win over No. 12 Red Jacket in Section 5 Class D action.

   Woods finished with a game high 138 yards on 29 carries.

   Also notable: Zach Boyes broke a 50-year-old school record by throwing for 424 yards as Kenmore West beat Niagara Wheatfield 54-28. Rob Sutton had thrown for 396 in a 1969 contest.

   Boyes was 20 of 29 with for touchdowns.

    • Elmira put up 60 points for the third time this season while beating Binghamton 63-35. Senior Ethan Simpson ran for 202 yards, four touchdowns and four 2-point conversions.

   Scoreboard: You can check out all of the Week 5 scores here. We've also assembled the rundown of how ranked teams fared this weekend.

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