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EI Wins County Football Championship!

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In a thrilling title game that went down to the wire, second-seeded East Islip vanquished the No. 1 seed Sayville on Nov. 18, winning 35-28 to earn the Suffolk Division III championship.

East Islip quarterback Derek Burrell, who East Islip coach Sal Ciampi called “the greatest single player in East Islip football history,” had a game for the ages, finishing with 178 yards on 20 carries, scoring three touchdowns, and completing seven of eight passes for another 116 yards. Burrell wowed the 3,300-strong crowd at Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium with a 69-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and when the game was tied with 26 seconds left in the fourth quarter, he took the ball and ran for a 31-yard winning touchdown.

Other highlights included a key Leo Lopez interception and a Cooper Parkinson 96-yard fumble return for a go-ahead TD.

East Islip (10-1) will play the winner of Plainedge-Bethpage for the Long Island Class III title on Nov. 26 at Hofstra University.

Friday, January 21, 2022