The William Floyd Colonials will host the Longwood Lions for the third annual Parkway Power Bowl on Thursday, October 2 at 3:30 pm, 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. The game, between two of Suffolk County High School football’s biggest Division I rivalries, is designed to promote the ideals of sportsmanship, goodwill, community relations and friendly competition.
SCPD 7th Precinct officers, team captains, youth football players 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. At the end of the game, 7th Precinct officers will present the winning team with the trophy.
“The Parkway Power Bowl provides the opportunity to continue to display first-class sportsmanship while building camaraderie between both teams and schools,” said Dr. Paul Casciano, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District. “I would like to thank both the 7th Precinct and the Longwood School District for helping the Parkway Power Bowl become a beloved tradition which will be enjoyed by many for years to come.”
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity, once again, to participate in the Annual Parkway Power Bowl,” said Dr. Michael R. Lonergan, Superintendent of Schools, Longwood School District. “Through our partnership with the 7th Precinct and our friends in the William Floyd School District we continue to highlight teambuilding and a healthy sense of competition.”
The Parkway Power Bowl Cup was donated by the William Floyd Alumni Association. William Floyd defeated Longwood in the first two contests: 38-6 in 2012 and 21-6 in 2013.
Photo courtesy of Jim Harrison