The reigning Suffolk County Champion William Floyd Colonials will host the Longwood Lions for Parkway Power Bowl VI on Saturday, September 2 at 1:30 pm at the Lincoln Avenue Sports Complex, a contest named for the William Floyd Parkway, which connects both school districts and is served by the Suffolk County Police Department (SCPD) 7th Precinct. William Floyd has a 3-2 edge over Longwood in the series.
The two teams will open up their season in this annual matchup of Division I rivalries in a contest designed to promote the ideals of sportsmanship, goodwill, community relations and healthy competition. 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 bragging rights, the final score will be engraved on the Parkway Power Bowl Cup and the winning team will house it in their high school until next year’s matchup.
“The Parkway Power Bowl, now in its sixth year, has become a wonderful tradition for our two school communities to come together with our friends at the 7th Precinct to celebrate the ideals of good sportsmanship and friendly competition,” said Kevin M. Coster, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District. “As two of the premier Division I football programs and one of the greatest rivalries in Long Island high school sports, this game will be a terrific way to open up the season.”
“We are looking forward to another spirited competition between these two talented football programs,” said Dr. Michael R. Lonergan, Superintendent of Schools, Longwood School District. “Through the support of our friends at the 7th Precinct and the William Floyd School District, we are able to continue this long-lasting community tradition of student-athlete cooperation, goodwill, and community unity.”
At the conclusion of the game, 7th Precinct officers will present the winning team with the trophy, which was donated by the William Floyd Alumni Association.
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 before taking the trophy back last year by a score of 28-6.