There were so many records set during the 2011 Long Island Championships that Newsday couldn’t include them all in our coverage. When you read the list below, you’ll understand why!
However, thanks to the research of statisticians/historians Andy Slawson, Jack White and Joe Giannotti, we can now present those records, plus some leftover notes from a truly remarkable weekend.
How remarkable was it? Even Boomer and Carton (on WFAN) were talking about the Sayville-Lawrence game on Monday morning. It doesn’t get much bigger than that around here.
LIC RECORDS THAT WERE SET OR TIED:
Glenn vs. Roosevelt, Class IV, Friday, Nov. 25:
1. Nick Wagner (Glenn) had the first punt return for a touchdown. The play covered 60 yards.
2. Nick Wagner (Glenn) had the longest interception return for a touchdown, 68 yards. That broke the previous record of 55 yards by Tim Glisker of Garden City (vs. West Islip on Dec. 3, 1993).
3. Nick Wagner (Glenn) had the most interceptions in a game, 3, which broke the record of 2, set by many.
Lawrence vs. Sayville, Class III, Sunday, Nov. 27:
1. Sayville’s 78 points broke Freeport’s record of 62 points.(vs. Floyd on Nov. 26th, 2010).
2. Lawrence’s 82 offense plays broke Glen Cove’s record of 75 (Sayville on Nov. 28, 1999).
3. Lawrence’s 33 first downs broke North Babylon’s record of 24 (vs. Hewlett on Nov. 27, 1999).
4. Lawrence’s 541 net yards passing broke Massapequa’s record of 259 (vs. Connetquot on Dec. 2, 1994).
5. Lawrence’s 667 total net yards broke Freeport’s record of 533 (vs. Floyd on Nov. 26, 2010).
6. Lawrence’s 41 passes attempted broke Commack’s record of (vs. Freeport on Nov. 25, 2000).
7. Lawrence’s 27 passes completed broke Commack’s record of 16 (vs. Freeport on Nov. 25, 2000).
8. Sayville’s 97 penalty yards broke Harborfield’s record of 83 (vs. Manhasset on Nov. 29, 1996).
9. Zach Sirico’s (Sayville) 6 touchdowns tied the record of Freeport’s Isaiah Barnes (vs. Floyd on Nov. 26, 2010).
10. Joe Capobianco’s (Lawrence) 541 passing yards broke the record of 259 by Massapequa’s Jim Chase (vs. Connetquot on Dec. 2, 1994).
11. Joe Capobianco’s (Lawrence) 41 passes attempted broke the record of 35 by Mike Prahalis of Commack (vs. Freeport on Nov. 25, 2000).
12. Joe Capobianco’s (Lawrence) 27 passes completed broke the record of 16 by Mike Prahalis of Commack (vs. Freeport on Nov. 25, 2000).
13. Joe Capobianco’s (Lawrence) 7 touchdown passes broke the record of 5 by Brett Vecchio of Cold Spring Harbor (vs. Babylon on Nov. 25, 2005).
14. Ed Robinson’s (Lawrence) 8 receptions tied the record for most receptions also held by Charles Trent of Floyd (vs. Farmingdale on Dec. 1, 2001), Chris Schuville of Cold Spring Harbor (vs. Babylon on Nov. 25, 2005) and Ryan Glueckert of Plainedge (vs. Huntington on Nov. 26, 2005).
15. Ed Robinson’s (Lawrence) 238 yards gained receiving broke the record of 229 yards by Chris Schuville of Cold Spring Harbor (vs. Babylon on Nov. 25, 2005).
16. Brandon Halton’s (Sayville) 8 extra points tied the record held by Edwin Sandoval of Freeport (vs. Floyd on Nov. 26, 2010).
17. The 1,276 combined yards of total offense breaks the record of 786 that was set in the Freeport vs. Floyd game on Nov. 26, 2010.
East Meadow vs. Floyd, Class I, Nov. 27
1. Stacey Bedell’s (Floyd) 412 rushing yards broke the record of 303 by Omar Palmer of North Babylon (vs. Hewlett on Nov. 27, 1999.)
1. The 139 combined points in the Lawrence vs. Sayville game are the most points ever in a high school varsity football game played on Long Island. According to Neil Kerr of the New York State Sportswriters Association , this is believed to the most points ever scored in a high school varsity football game in the New York State history.
2. Joe Capobianco’s 541 passing yards breaks a Nassau County record and ties the Long Island record held by Mike Laluna of Commack, who threw for 541 yards versus Longwood in 2003. Additionally, Capobianco tied for the second highest total of passing yards in a game in New York State history. Greg Paulus, of Syracuse CBA, threw for 543 yards in a 2003 game versus Auburn.
3. East Meadow’s 544 points for the season broke the Long Island single season record. The previous record of 511 points was set by Freeport in 2010.
4. Sayville’s 78 points is the fourth highest total by a Suffolk team. It is also the most points in a game on Long Island since Amityville scored 81 versus Patchogue in 1950.
5. The 78 points Lawrence allowed is the most points given up by a Nassau team since Oyster Bay gave up 92 points to St. Paul’s on Oct. 31, 1914.