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Greenport/Southold/Mattituck quarterback Matt Drinkwater. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

Greenport/Southold/Mattituck quarterback Matt Drinkwater. (Credit: Daniel De Mato)

It was a rough year for the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck high school football team. Not only did the Porters fall short of the playoffs, but they fell two weeks short of completing the regular season. (more…)

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Credit: YouTube

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By now, you may have heard, that the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football squad notched their first win of the season on Friday night, beating The Stony Brook School by a score of 21-6.

And if you weren’t able to make it to the game, perhaps you checked out our photos from there.

But even for those who were there — including the players — one thing you probably weren’t able to do is watch the game in 45 seconds. That’s what The Stony Brook School made possible with a time lapse video it put up.

Watch it below:

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GARRET MEADE FILE PHOTO | The Greenport defense of (from left) Codey Fisher, Jared Schenone and Gene Allen bring down a Port Jefferson runner earlier this season in what was the Porters’ fourth straight win.

North Fork community members and business owners have launched a fundraising campaign to purchase new goal posts to replace the deteriorated ones located at Greenport High School’s football field.

Orient resident and former owner of the Times/Review Newsgroup Troy Gustavson said in an email that Colin Ratsey of Ratsey Construction in Greenport came up with the fundraising idea following the latest winning streak by the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck varsity football team. The Porters are 5-0 heading into Friday night’s homecoming game against Center Moriches.

Mr. Ratsey has pledged $1,500 toward the new goal posts and has also volunteered to install them for free. His son Colin plays football for Bishop McGann-Mercy Diocesan High School.

As of Friday afternoon, Mr. Gustavson said $4,200 of the $8,000 fundraising goal has been reached. Peconic Landing in Greenport has also donated $1,500 toward the cause, he added.

Those interested in donating can make checks out to Gridiron Parents/Porters Football and mail them c/o Ratsey Construction, P.O. 398, Greenport, NY 11944.

This is the second grassroots effort launched in recent months to raise funds for the district’s athletic facilities.

Over the summer, local parents started a fundraising campaign to get the school’s track ready for competitions after an agreement to allow Greenport track players to practice in Mattituck ended.

For the past two years, Greenport track players have practiced in Mattituck, although the districts have maintained separate track teams. Greenport school officials have said that since the agreement ended at the end of last school year, there was no time to plan and budget for reconstructing their own school’s track.

Since then, the Southold School District, which doesn’t currently have a track team, has agreed to join Greenport in its efforts and create a combined track team this school year. Although the track won’t be ready for home meets, players will be able to practice there and compete in away meets during the spring season, which starts in March. For more information on donating toward the new track, email Greenport High School parent Lisa DeLuca at [email protected].

Greenport athletic director Jim Caliendo is organizing both the track and goalpost projects.

The Suffolk Times is offering a promotion to help raise funds for the Gridiron Parents, the group accepting donations for the new goal posts, and the Greenport Booster Club, the athletic fund accepting donations for the new track. For new subscription orders made between Oct. 18 to Nov. 8, The Suffolk Times will donate $20. A $10 donation will be made for current subscribers who renew their subscription during that time frame. All subscriptions include free access to the publication’s electronic edition.

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The Greenport football team opens up the postseason in Mount Sinai Friday night.


The Greenport football team is headed for the playoffs.
The 5-3 Porters, who closed out the regular season with a 54-24 rout over Stony Brook Friday, will open up the playoffs on the road at Mount Sinai Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The Mustangs defeated the Porters 41-13 in Greenport on Sept. 24.
Click for directions to Mount Sinai High School.

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GARRET MEADE PHOTO Southampton running back Patrick Tuths was swarmed by, from left, the Porters' Dan Canales, Chris Schantz and Taylor Lindsay.


SOUTHAMPTON — In the convoluted power-rating system employed by Suffolk County high school football, playoff scenarios are not always clear-cut. That being said, it’s safe to say this: the Greenport / Southold / Mattituck / Shelter Island Porters gave their playoff chances a big boost while at the same time dealing a severe blow to the Southampton Mariners’ postseason hopes on Friday night.

With inspired play from their defense, the Porters prevailed in a defensive battle, 15-0, in a Suffolk County Division IV football game, most of the second half of which was played in the rain. It was the third straight win for the Porters (4-2) and the third loss in a row for the Mariners (2-4). The top eight of the division’s 12 teams will qualify for the playoffs, and the Porters have set themselves up to be among those eight.

Asked after the game what the win did for his team’s playoff prospects, Porters Coach Jack Martilotta replied, “It can only help.”

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GARRET MEADE PHOTO After one of his two touchdown catches, Tremayne Hansen, left, was congratulated by Yianni Rauseo.

It was supposed to be a close game.

Both high school football teams entered Friday night’s game with identical 2-2 records and the exact same power rating, to one-thousandth of a point, in Suffolk County Division IV. The Greenport/Southold/Mattituck/Shelter Island Porters were in seventh place, and the Center Moriches Red Devils were in eighth. All signs pointed to a tight battle.

The only thing was, apparently no one told the Porters that.

In a result that was stunning — not because of who won and who lost so much as the margin of victory — the Porters blasted Center Moriches, 39-8. Mike Mangiamele threw a pair of touchdown passes to Tremayne Hansen and ran for two other touchdowns himself for the Porters, who were pumped up by a homecoming night crowd at Greenport High School’s Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field.

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GARRET MEADE PHOTO Ryan Malone ran for three touchdowns and 148 yards as the Porters spoiled Bishop McGann-Mercy's homecoming.


With less than five minutes remaining on the clock and the game long since decided against his side, a witty Bishop McGann-Mercy Monarchs fan was heard chanting: “We have Jesus! We have Jesus!”

But the Greenport Porters had Ryan Malone, and he was too much for the Monarchs to handle.

Saturday was homecoming day at Bishop McGann-Mercy High School, but the person who might have felt the most at home was Malone, the Porters’ talented junior. Malone galloped for three touchdowns and 148 yards from 14 carries — all in the first half — as the Porters walloped the Monarchs, 55-8, in a Suffolk County Division IV football game at Harold T. Murray Memorial Field.

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