On Saturday, October 1 at 1 pm at the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex, the Parkway Power Bowl Cup – and bragging rights – are on the line as the William Floyd High School varsity football Colonials (3-0) host their longtime rival Longwood Lions (3-0) in a battle of two undefeated teams in Parkway Power Bowl XI!
The history of the Parkway Power Bowl has been mostly one-sided, as William Floyd has dominated the matchup with six consecutive victories over their rivals, and an impressive 8-2 overall record in Parkway Power Bowl games. Last season, William Floyd traveled to Longwood and tamed the Lions, winning by a score of 23-6.
Through three weeks of this season, both teams are proving themselves to be the class of Division I. William Floyd has dominated their opponents, owning an average win margin of 25 points. Longwood has also powered through their competition, winning by an average of nearly 20 points per game.
Barring a tie, somebody’s undefeated record will go on Saturday, as it should be another great game in the series. The Colonials, under the leadership of Suffolk County Athletic Hall of Fame coach Paul Longo, will look to lean on the experience of quarterback LaDuke Harris, running back Dylan Harris, lineman Ryan Amato and do-it-all running back/safety/kicker Caden Lesiewicz, along with the rest of the team, to guide them to a ninth Parkway Power Bowl victory and put themselves in great position for the playoffs.
The Parkway Power Bowl is a yearly contest pitting the two rivals against each other for bragging rights in 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, donated by the William Floyd Alumni Association, along with the opportunity to house it in their school until next year’s game. Officers from the Suffolk County Police Department present the trophy to the winner in a post-game ceremony.
- WF High School