Walt Whitman steamrolled over William Floyd, 42-7, this weekend to earn the football program its first county championship in 37 years.
The Wildcats’ season for the ages continues this Friday, Nov. 26, at noon when the team plays Massapequa for the Long Island Class 1 championship at Hofstra University.
This marks the first time that Whitman (11-0) will play for one of the Long Island Championships, which were established in 1992. The Massapequa program hasn’t played in one since 1998 and last won a Long Island title in 1994.
General admission tickets to Friday’s game are $10.
Whitman dominated Floyd (9-2), a perennial Suffolk Division I powerhouse, in the county championship at Stony Brook University. During the regular season, the Wildcats beat Floyd, 27-0. This fall’s championship more than soothed the pain of Whitman’s heartbreaking county title game loss to the Colonials in overtime last spring.
Highlights of Whitman’s huge victory
The Wildcats have now outscored their 11 opponents by a combined total of 387-90. In October, after Whitman had started off 5-0, coach Robin Rosa was named New York Jets High School Coach of the Week.
Whitman had gone since 1984 without winning a Suffolk championship. That year, the Wildcats topped Sachem, 17-14, in the title game, marching 80 yards for a touchdown in the closing seconds to win. Quarterback Matt Walsh connected with Kirk Murphy in the back corner of the end zone for the decisive score.
Check out Whitman’s game-winning drive for a championship in 1984.
Suffolk 2021 championship photos
Below are photos from Whitman’s 42-7 win over William Floyd in the Suffolk Division I title game on Friday, courtesy of the South Huntington School District.
Top photo: Facebook / South Huntington School District