Through heavy wind and rain, the William Floyd Colonials emerged victorious against rival Longwood by a score of 13-7 in Parkway Power Bowl XI. The victory was William Floyd’s seventh-straight over Longwood, and improved their lifetime record in the series to an impressive 9-2. The win also cemented the Colonials’ place atop the Division I standings as the only team remaining with an undefeated 4-0 record.
A late Dylan Harris rushing touchdown sealed the win for the Colonials. The William Floyd defense put the finishing touches on the game when they forced Longwood into consecutive turnovers—one interception and one fumble—capping off their dominant effort.
Next on the schedule for William Floyd (4-0) is a road game at Brentwood (1-3) on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 1:30 p.m. The Colonials are off to a great start in their quest for a 14th Suffolk County championship and sixth Long Island championship in program history.
The Parkway Power Bowl is a yearly contest pitting the two rivals against each other for bragging rights in 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, donated by the William Floyd Alumni Association, along with the opportunity to house it in their school until next year’s game.