Sayville football stuns William Floyd in first meeting in 40 years


In a rare matchup between the two longtime Suffolk football powerhouses, Sayville defeated William Floyd 24-0 in Mastic Beach today.

The two programs had not met in 40 years, and were only paired for the non-league matchup this week because Sayville’s originally scheduled opponent Harborfields was unable to play due to a COVID-19 quarantine.

Sayville’s wide-open spread offense quickly got to work against William Floyd, driving deep into William Floyd territory late in the first quarter before penalties pushed the Golden Flashes back and forced a punt.

In the second quarter, Sayville quarterback Jack Cheshire’s touchdown pass and touchdown run put the Golden Flashes up 14-0 at halftime.

Sayville added a field goal in the third quarter, and then closed out the scoring with 10:07 left in the fourth quarter on a four-yard touchdown run by C.J. Messina.

Watch the entire game on YouTube below.

Over the last 19 years, Sayville has won nine Suffolk Division III titles. William Floyd, a school district with more than three times the amount of students that Sayville has, captured 12 Suffolk Division I championships in the same time period.

William Floyd and Sayville had not played each other since the early 1980s. Sayville is now 4-0 all-time against William Floyd.