Leading off today:
Garden City tied a Long Island football record Saturday with its 42nd straight victory
, a 24-6 triumph against Mepham.
Williams Floyd won 42 consecutive games from 2003-08.
Chase Gardi converted on the 18-yard chip shot field goal for a 10-0 lead just before the half, and Ford Carney broke a counter run 82 yards to the end zone to extend the Garden City lead on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter.
Garden City (6-0) hosts MacArthur (6-0) next Saturday with an opportunity to make Long Island history.
Stepinac edged Hayes: Edna Kirby kicked a 29-yard field goal with :01 remaining to cap No. 6 Archbishop Stepinac's 28-26 win over 10th-ranked Cardinal Hayes.
Hayes had pulled ahead on a touchdown and 2-point conversion with :43 remaining.
Kyle Benjamin rushed 14 times for 109 yards and a score to help Stepinac improve to 6-1.
Big win for Tottenville: Joe Franco caught a pass inches off the ground to keep a fourth-quarter drive alive, and Anthony Pucciarelli hit Eric O'Neil in the end zone with eight seconds remaining to give Tottenville a 24-21 PSAL City Conference victory over host Erasmus Hall.
Erasmus Hall entered the game ranked fifth in Class AA and Tottenville was 21st.
Down 21-16 in the final two minutes and facing a fourth-and-19 situation from Erasmus' 43, Pucciarelli scrambled to his left and lofted the ball toward Franco. It skimmed the fingertips of converging defenders and receivers and found its was to Franco for a 29-yard gain.
Roland Dempster (26 carries, 151 yards) carried to the Erasmus 6 to set up the winning TD.
More Class AA: Senior Matt Josefson broke a scoreless tie by returning the second-half kickoff 93 yards to start No. 19 Lindenhurst on its way to a 14-0 triumph against No. 20 West Islip.
"Matt has the ability to make guys miss and he's perfect for kick return," said Lindenhurst coach Nick Lombardo. "He's one of, if not, the fastest player on the team."
The game carried added significance as home-field advantage in the divisional playoffs was at stake. The Suffolk Division II championship game is currently scheduled at the higher seed and not at Stony Brook University for the first time since 2002.
• Third-ranked New Rochelle fell behind for the first time all year but completed an undefeated regular season with a 44-19 win over Spring Valley.
"There were great lessons for my team in that it's a 48-minute battle and you're not going to win 21-0 because you showed up on the field, and it says New Rochelle on the front of your shirt," Huguenots head coach Lou DiRienzo said.
Jessie Parson scored on a 44-yard run to start a 21-0 New Rochelle scoring burst in the second half to take control. Parson finished with 149 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. He also returned a punt for a score and shut down a Spring Valley threat late in the first half with an interception.
Clarke upends CSH: Clarke ran out the final 11:47 of the game with a 20-play drive to seal a 22-14 defeat of Cold Spring Harbor, ranked No 3 in the state in Class B.