The Lindenhurst Bulldogs Have Secured the Long Island Championship!

A perfect 12-0 season for the Lindenhurst Bulldogs Varsity Football Team!


Michael Serrao, Social Media Director

The Lindenhurst Bulldogs Varsity Football team was able to complete an undefeated season. After going undefeated during the regular season, the Bulldogs came through when it mattered most and swept the circuit in the playoffs.

On Saturday, November 23, the Lindenhurst Bulldogs varsity football team defeated the West Islip Lions by a score of 27-7 in the Suffolk County Championship. After holding each other to 0 points for the entirety of the first quarter, the game was looking to be low scoring, a battle of the defenses. But, the Bulldogs pulled away in the second quarter and went into halftime with a sizable lead.

Coming out of halftime strong, the Bulldogs managed to build a comfortable lead going into halftime and closed out the game strong, leading for the entire second half. By the end of the fourth quarter, Lindenhurst was able to execute, late-game clock management and drain out the clock. Running the ball and picking up first down after first down, which allowed for time to run out before the Lions ever had a chance to mount a comeback.

With this win, the Lindenhurst Bulldogs football team secured their third straight Suffolk County Championship (SCC). As well as this they advanced to play for the Long Island Championship (LIC) for the third straight year.

Exactly one week later, on November 30, the Lindenhurst Bulldogs played the Garden City Trojans for the Long Island Championship at Hofstra University, James M. Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, New York. In doing so, they pulled a come from behind victory to shock the Trojans by a score of 14-13.

Going into halftime, the Trojans were leading by a touchdown and managed to hold the Bulldogs scoreless for the entirety of the first half. Coming out of halftime, the Trojans tacked on another score, but were unable to make the extra point. At the halfway point of the third quarter, the Trojans lead the Bulldogs by a score of 13-0 and it stayed this way until the end of the quarter.

The Trojans would stay at 13 points for the rest of the game as Lindenhurst put together their first scoring drive. The score of the game was then 13-7 and Lindenhurst was able to lockdown the Trojan offense and give themselves a chance to stay in the game late into the fourth quarter.

With 5:36 left in the fourth quarter, Jaden Barber came through and scored a 55-yard rushing touchdown. Lindenhurst tied the game at 13-13 and kicker, Nick Antos, was able to make the extra point to give Lindenhurst the lead, 14-13. Proving the blocked extra point by Warren Dixon on the last Garden City score to be pivotal to the outcome of the game.

Garden City had just enough time for one last drive down the field and score before time ran out. But, they were unable to do it and after an attempted trick play by Garden City, Matt Newman was able to secure the game-winning interception for Lindenhurst. Allowing them to secure their second Long Island Championship in the last 3 years.

Junior running back, Joe Frescott, expressed himself after the big win for Lindenhurst, capping off a perfect season. He said, “I am so proud of this team and everything that they have accomplished this season. This season could not have gone any better and I can not wait for next year.” Joe and the Bulldogs will get back to work in the new year with high hopes of building another championship team for the 2020 season.