FOOTBALL: Porters romp, now head to playoffs

GARRET MEADE PHOTO Ryan Malone ran for 93 yards and two touchdowns for the Porters, who qualified for the playoffs.

STONY BROOK — With so many variables affecting the power-rated standings, Coach Jack Martilotta couldn’t be sure that his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck/Shelter Island high school football team could afford a loss in its final regular-season game and still make it into the playoffs.

“I don’t think it would have been good,” he said of the impact of a loss.

So, why take the chance?

The Porters did their best to eliminate much of the uncertainty surrounding their playoff prospects. They didn’t waste much time, either, quickly snuffing out any suspense regarding the outcome of their regular-season finale at The Stony Brook School on Friday night.

The Porters, who started the day in sixth place in Suffolk County Division IV, appear to have sealed a second straight playoff berth with a 54-24 rout of the Bears.

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