The Westhampton Beach Hurricanes and East Islip Redmen 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 Islip Terrace, New York.
What it is: New York High School Football
Matchup: Westhampton Beach Hurricanes vs. East Islip Redmen
Time: Friday Nov 10, 2023, 6pm ET
Game Type: Playoffs
Bracket: 2023 Fall Boys Football New York: Long Island – Division III
Locations: East Islip – Islip Terrace, NY
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The Hurricanes come into the game with a 6-3 record, while the Redmen are 7-2. East Islip is ranked 2nd in the division and 21st in the state, while Westhampton Beach is ranked 3rd in the division and 36th in the state.
The Hurricanes have a high-powered offense, averaging 39.8 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Ryan Wright, who has thrown for over 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns this season. Wright is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 400 yards and 10 touchdowns. Westhampton Beach also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Matt Cassidy.
The Redmen have a balanced offense, averaging 31.4 points per game. They are led by senior quarterback Micah Ford, who has thrown for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Ford is also a threat on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards and 10 touchdowns. East Islip also has a solid running game, led by senior running back Landyn Collins.
Both defenses are playing at a high level, with Westhampton Beach allowing just 21.7 points per game and East Islip allowing just 19.3 points per game.
This is sure to be a close game between two evenly matched teams. Westhampton Beach will need to find a way to slow down the Redmen’s passing game and force turnovers. East Islip will need to protect the football and capitalize on their scoring opportunities.
East Islip won the last matchup between the two teams on September 22nd, 2023, by a score of 35-28.
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Both teams are evenly matched, but I am giving the edge to East Islip due to their home field advantage and their more balanced offense. I predict that the Redmen will win a close game, 31-28.