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11/02/19 12:47am
11/02/2019 12:47 AM

Athleticism, academics and attitude are what make Ahkee Anderson a triple-A high school football player. They are why coaches adore him, teammates like him and opponents respect him.

The line between teammates and opponents was blurred a bit Friday night when Anderson, a transfer from Greenport to Center Moriches this year, played against his former team. READ

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10/19/19 7:16am
10/19/2019 7:16 AM

The first quarter Friday night was easily the best quarter the Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team had played this season. By holding Hampton Bays’ bull of a running back, Quinn Smith, to seven yards on four carries, the Greenport defense forced the Baymen to punt on their first two possessions and later turn the ball over on downs on their third.

It was encouraging stuff, a promising beginning for the homecoming crowd at Dorrie Jackson Memorial Field to behold. READ

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09/14/19 6:32am
09/14/2019 6:32 AM

Jack Martilotta believes his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team made progress since its season-opening loss last week. Then again, five lost fumbles and a five-touchdown performance by Wyandanch’s Rashaun Malloy went a long way toward obscuring that progress.

Greenport was often its own worst enemy Friday night when those five turnovers led to 30 Wyandanch points in a 54-12 rout by the Warriors. Those fumbles were killers. READ

09/07/19 7:29am
09/07/2019 7:29 AM

Hurricane Dorian missed Greenport, but another powerful force didn’t. It hit the small North Fork village hard, packing one heck of a punch.

Southampton/Bridgehampton/Pierson delivered a wallop on Greenport/Southold/Mattituck in the season-opening game for both Suffolk County Division IV football teams Friday night.

Everything that could go right went right for Southampton. Everything that could go wrong went wrong for Greenport. READ

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09/05/19 5:59am
09/05/2019 5:59 AM

As Jack Martilotta sees it, his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team missed reaching the playoffs last year by a measly nine seconds.

Nine seconds!

That’s how much time was left to play when Greenport saw its 28-24 lead over Bayport-Blue Point suddenly dissolve into thin air. READ

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08/28/19 5:45am
08/28/2019 5:45 AM

Within seconds, aggravation turned into disbelief and then joy.

Jack Martilotta might have been more annoyed than anything else when he saw where the ball landed the first time his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team executed a kickoff during this current training camp. READ

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08/21/19 5:50am
08/21/2019 5:50 AM

One player’s transfer is another player’s opportunity.

When a rumor circulated that Ahkee Anderson would transfer from Greenport High School to Center Moriches for his senior year (something that has since evolved into a reality), Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football coach Jack Martilotta knew what that meant: He likely needed a new starting quarterback.

Martilotta didn’t waste any time. He alerted his No. 2 quarterback, Nick DeNicola, that he needed to be ready for training camp, which began Monday. READ

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11/15/18 6:01am

As 22-mile-per-hour winds swirled around Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium, and the wind-chill factor made it feel like 12 degrees, the Riverhead Blue Waves huddled inside their locker room preparing for the Division II county championship against West Islip.

A calm silence fell over the group. READ

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10/20/18 8:22pm
10/20/2018 8:22 PM

After witnessing a first half in which it became apparent that things weren’t going to be nearly as easy for his Greenport/Southold/Mattituck football team as they might be, coach Jack Martilotta turned to a sideline observer and shook his head. With each week, he said, he ages 10 years.

Such is the stressful life of a coach.

One can only imagine how many years Martilotta aged over the course of Saturday’s thriller against Bayport-Blue Point. READ