Four Blue Devils in All-Star
Four Huntington High School football players were picked to play in the Suffolk All-Star game and helped the combined Division II/III team upend their Division I/IV foes.
Blue Devil quarterback Danny Plant started the game and captained the II/III team. Plant enjoyed a solid performance right the opening play, which saw his team run a reverse and then pitch the ball back to the Huntington star, who tossed a 50-yard completion downfield that helped set-up the first touchdown.
This was a day for Huntington's talented seniors to shine. On the opening kick-off, Trayvon Toney honed in on the returner, found an open lane and made a hard-hitting tackle "that could have well been heard from the parking lot," said Ron Wilson, a Blue Devil assistant coach. "That pretty much set the tone for the defense."
Toney was on the Division II/III team's first-string defense, starting at outside linebacker. He recorded seven solo tackles and batted down several passes, "two of which should have been picked off for interceptions," Wilson said.
All-Division Jared Thorbourne also started on the first string defense and played well at cornerback, swatting away passes that easily could have resulted in a touchdown.
All-Division Frank Caravetto also played in the game, turning in several fine plays at outside linebacker, including making a series of tackles on outside runs that effectively prevented possible touchdowns.
"It was nice being there and hearing our boys' names and Huntington being announced every time they made a great play," Wilson said. "It also felt good being back down there on the field at Stony Brook University's LaValle Stadium."
The final minutes of the All-Star were thrilling as Division II/III topped Division I/IV with a last second field goal.