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Football Preview

A special adverti advertising supplement to the HERALD Community Newspapers SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

A fall ritual to cherish

This year, for the firstt time, there will be two weekkends of games, 13 total, all which will be played at the Carrier Dome. The teams will also get the opportunity to attend a Syracuse University football game. For Roosevelt head coach Joe Vito, passing on the game would mean missing a terrific life experience. “This is a oncein-a-lifetime opportunity for r the kids,” Vito said. “Many these boys have never McCLURE of been outside of their neighborhood, and most have never visited a university. From an educational standpoint, it’s something Roosevelt is very happy about. The boys are talking about it everyday. The committee has done a great at thing by attempting to bring high school football together in the state. The only downside is a very long bus ride home for or the losing team.” Clarke head coach John Boyle is excited ted for his players. "It's going to be an experiience they'll never forget," he said. There are few things that can rally a school community like an exciting high school football team. If you haven’t taken n in a game in some time, the uniforms likely kely changed, the field may be new and not real eal grass in some cases, but the emotional highs and lows will take you back to your r teen years. Plus, you can’t beat the price!! Maybe this is the year to spend Saturday day afternoons, or an occasional Friday night, ht, watching the young men from your commumunity play their hearts out on the gridiron. n.

High School Sports

t’s that time of year again. Grueling two-a-days have concluded, the cheerleaders are set to kick up a storm, the bands are ready to perform, and school pride is at its zenith. High school football, a piece of pure Americana, is back. For the next few months, high schools throughout the country will take part in the annual fall staple; a tie that binds neighbors, student bodANDREW ies, communities, and rivals. Some teams will open up at home; others will travel by yellow school bus to take on a longtime rival. Then there’s the pair of teams from Nassau who will have an opening day that is unlike all others. Roosevelt and Clarke will travel to Syracuse to take part in Kickoff Classic weekend. The event, which has been in existence for more than 20 years, is held at the Carrier Dome on the campus of Syracuse University. New York State Section III football chairman Bob Campese and the Central New York Chapter of the National Football Foundation, along with tremendous support for Syracuse football, have made this a long-standing event. Campese is pleased that teams from Long Island are participating for the first time. “There were years when it was just Section III teams, but this year we made a big effort to lure teams from all over the state,” Campese said. “We want football to be promoted throughout New York, not just upstate.”

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INDEX

Baldwin Bruins ....................................3 Calhoun Colts (Bellmore-Merrick) ....... 4 Carey Seahawks (Franklin Square) ..... 5 Clarke Rams (Westbury) .................... 6 East Meadow Jets .............................. 7 East Rockaway Rocks......................... 8 Elmont Spartans ................................ 9 Freeport Red Devils .......................... 10 Hewlett Bulldogs .............................. 11 Kennedy Cougars (Bellmore-Merrick) ........................... 12 Lawrence Golden Tornadoes ............. 13 Long Beach Marines......................... 20

Lynbrook Owls .................................. 21 Malverne Mules ................................ 22 Mepham Pirates (Bellmore-Merrick) ........................... 23 Oceanside Sailors ............................ 24 Roosevelt Rough Riders ................... 25 Sewanhaka Indians (Floral Park)....... 26 South Side Cyclones (Rockville Centre) ............................. 27 Valley Stream Central Eagles ............ 28 Valley Stream North Spartans .......... 29 Valley Stream South Falcons ............ 30 West Hempstead Rams .................... 31

MATT TROTTA

Lynbrook High School Photo by Ron Manfredi

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