County celebrates football champs

Earlier this month, Legis. Rudy Sunderman joined with the William Floyd School District in honoring the varsity football team as Suffolk County champions. The William Floyd Colonials football team, coached by Paul Longo, completed the regular season undefeated with an 8-0 record and went into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed in Division 1. For the 18th consecutive year, the William Floyd Colonials made it to the Suffolk County Championship game, which was held on Nov. 17. They defeated Ward Melville by a score of 34-17 and successfully claimed their 11th Division 1 county championship since 2001. “The county championship was a great way for the Colonials to cap off another fantastic season,” said Sunderman. Overall this past season, the Colonials outscored their opponents by 345-64. There were a number of standout players on this year’s team, including senior running back and linebacker Nick Silva, senior quarterback Mack Driver, and senior wide receiver Jordan Clinton. On defense, the team was led by Keith Winfrey, junior linebacker Andrew Minelli, senior cornerback Greg Trent, and senior defensive lineman P.K. Kite. Under Longo, the William Floyd Colonials currently own five Long Island Championships and 11 Suffolk County Championships.

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