The William Floyd Colonials defeated the Longwood Lions 43-14 on Saturday, September 8, in Parkway Power Bowl VII, a yearly contest pitting the two rivals against each other for bragging rights and a key divisional game while promoting the ideals of sportsmanship, goodwill, community relations and healthy competition. The contest is named for the William Floyd Parkway, a thoroughfare that connects both school districts and is served by the Suffolk County Police Department. Aside from bragging rights, the winner gets a plaque with the final score engraved on the trophy along with the opportunity to house it in their school for a full year. With this victory, William Floyd now leads the series 5-2. The William Floyd Alumni Association donated the trophy.
The Colonials, led by head coach Paul Longo, and a suffocating defense (eight sacks, one interception, one forced fumble), pulled away from the Lions with 29 second half points. The Colonials were led on offense by QB Mack Driver (5/7 for 58 yards and two TDS); RB Nick Silva (eight carries, 83 yards, two TDS and one two-point conversion); WR Jordan Clinton (four catches, 47 yards, two TDS receiving; and three carries 97 yards, one TD rushing [80 yards]); and Tyshawn Lopez (five carries, 82 yards, one TD).
Next up for the Colonials is an away game Friday evening, September 14 at Patchogue-Medford.
William Floyd will host Parkway Power Bowl VII, a match-up between Division I rivals the William Floyd Colonials and Longwood Lions, on Saturday, September 8 at 2 pm at the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex. The Parkway Power Bowl, named for the William Floyd Parkway, which connects both school districts and is served by the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) 7th Precinct, is designed to promote the ideals of sportsmanship, goodwill, community relations and healthy competition. William Floyd has a 4-2 edge over Longwood in the series.
SCPD 7th Precinct officers, team captains, youth football players from both communities and coaches will participate in a ceremonial coin toss before the game. Aside from a critical division victory and bragging rights, the final score will be engraved on the Parkway Power Bowl Cup and the winning team will keep it in their high school until next year’s matchup.
William Floyd won the first two Parkway Power Bowl contests by scores of 38-6 and 21-6, dropped the next two to Longwood 46-6 and 33-13 and won the last two by scores of 28-6 and 23-18.
Additionally, Newsday released their annual “Long Island’s Top 100 Football Players” list with William Floyd having the most players represented with four. Congratulations to seniors Gary Anderson, Mack Driver, Nick Silva and Keith Winfrey on achieving this honor!