Simply the best: Three Sayville football players win top county honors


Sayville football dominated again on Friday — this time in the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association’s annual awards presentation.

The Golden Flashes’ All-New York State quarterback Jack Cheshire received the Boomer Esiason Award as the county’s Most Outstanding Quarterback, the coaches association announced. The 6-foot-3 signal caller committed in February to play for NCAA Division III Brockport this fall.

Cheshire’s favorite target, receiver C.J. Messina, earned the county’s National Football Foundation Award for Most Outstanding Receiver. Messina, also an all-state player, led the state with eight receiving touchdowns and 605 receiving yards. The senior, who was also a finalist for the county’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back Award, tallied 37 receptions.

The Golden Flashes’ Max Llewellyn earned the Zellner Award, which recognizes the county’s Most Outstanding Lineman.

Cheshire’s senior season highlight reel

Messina’s senior season highlights

Llewellyn’s senior tape

A 15th county title

The individual accolades come a week after Sayville (6-0) finished sweeping through an undefeated season and captured its 15th county football title with a 32-7 win over Westhampton in Suffolk’s Conference III final.

The historic spring season included a dominating 24-0 win over Conference I powerhouse William Floyd.

Sayville’s Ty Kolar was one of three finalists for the Collatta Award, which recognizes the county’s Most Outstanding Linebacker. Sayville’s Nate Casaburi was a finalist for Most Outstanding Receiver.