The William Floyd Colonials defeated the Longwood Lions 43-14 on Saturday, Sept. 8, in Parkway Power Bowl VII. The Power Bowl is 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, Sept. 14 at Patchogue-Medford.
Pictured above, RB Nick Silva hoists Parkway Power Bowl trophy after the William Floyd Colonials defeated the Longwood Lions 43-14 in Parkway Power Bowl VII.