Colonials advance to Suffolk County finals


The William Floyd Colonials defeated Longwood by a score of 49-13 on Saturday afternoon and punched their ticket back to the Suffolk County championship game.

After Longwood took an early lead, William Floyd dominated the rest of the way, scoring 49 unanswered points. The Colonials’ passing attack took over in the first half, leading to their first three touchdowns.

It was a complete team victory for William Floyd, with the offense, defense, and special teams all making key plays contributing to the win.

Quarterback A.J. Cannet was named one of Newsday’s “Gridiron Greats” for his performance this weekend, which included completing nine of 14 passes for 183 yards and four touchdowns. Running back Jason Pratt was also named a “Gridiron Great” for his 13 carries, 123 yards, and two touchdowns.

The Suffolk County championship will be played at Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium on Friday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., between No. 1 William Floyd (9-1) and No. 2 Sachem North (8-2). 

Please note that Section XI charges an admission fee for the championship game. The cost is $9.40 per ticket. Children 12 and under are free. Please  scan the QR code pictured to purchase tickets. QR codes will also be available at the gate for ticket purchase. Section XI will not be accepting cash or check. 

The Colonials are going for their 14th Suffolk County championship, having won county titles in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020, along with five Long Island championships in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011 and 2012. 

Congratulations to head coach Paul Longo, his coaching staff, and the student-athletes on their big win, and best of luck in the Suffolk County championship.


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