After a decisive victory over Bay Shore in the first round of the Section XI playoffs, the William Floyd Colonials will host the Longwood Lions in the semifinals this Saturday, November 12 at 1 pm. The admission fee is $6, charged by Section XI. Tickets will be available at the gate. Advanced tickets are not available.
First Round Recap: The Colonials dominated Bay Shore 49-12 in front of a spirited crowd behind a stellar defensive performance and seven touchdowns on offense including three Rob Taiani touchdown passes (two to A.J. Ray and one to D’Andre Primus), and four rushing touchdowns (two by Nick Silva and one each by James Taitt and Thomas Verga).
Earlier this season, the Colonials defeated Longwood during the week 5 “Parkway Power Bowl” by a score of 28-6 and will look to repeat that performance and punch their ticket back to the Suffolk County Finals after a three-year absence.
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Regular Season Finale: The William Floyd Colonials varsity football team just concluded a fantastic regular season with a thrilling 9-7 victory over Sachem North this past Saturday bringing them to 7-1, clinching the No. 2 seed in League I and earning the right to host two home playoff games. The playoffs kick off this Saturday at 2 pm as the Colonials host the No. 7 seeded Bay Shore Marauders.
“I am very proud of how our team played this year in the regular season coming within one point of finishing 8-0,” said Coach Longo, referring to a 22-21 overtime loss to No. 1 seeded Lindenhurst on a two-point conversion on the last play of the game. “We start the playoffs against a talented Bay Shore team in the quarterfinals. We will need to bring our ‘A’ game every playoff game as these are single-elimination contests.”
In addition to clinching the No. 2 seed, the Colonials have secured a Big 4 Championship, an award given to the top four teams in the division. This is also the 17th consecutive year that the Colonials have qualified for the playoffs, a monumental run that has included five Long Island Championships (2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012) and nine Suffolk County Championships (2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012).