The Half Hollow Hills West Colts and Sayville Golden Flashes will face off in the second round of the 2023 Fall Boys Football New York: Long Island – Division III playoffs on Friday, November 10th, at 6pm ET in Sayville, New York.
What it is: New York High School Football
Matchup: Half Hollow Hills West Colts vs. Sayville Golden Flashes
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Fall Boys Football New York: Long Island – Division III
Locations: Sayville – Sayville, NY
Live stream: Watch here
The Colts come into the game with a 7-2 record, while the Golden Flashes are 9-0. Sayville is ranked 1st in the division and 11th in the state, while Half Hollow Hills West is ranked 5th in the division and 47th in the state.
The Colts have a high-powered offense, averaging 42.9 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and 10 touchdowns. Half Hollow Hills West also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Golden Flashes have a balanced offense, averaging 31.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 1,800 yards and 18 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 200 yards and five touchdowns. Sayville also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Half Hollow Hills West allowing just 20.3 points per game and Sayville allowing just 19.7 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Half Hollow Hills West will need to find a way to slow down the Golden Flashes’ passing game and force turnovers. Sayville will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
Sayville won the last matchup between the two teams on September 23rd, 2023, by a score of 34-7.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to Sayville due to their home field advantage and their more balanced offense. I predict that the Golden Flashes will win a close game, 31-28.