The Colts traveled to Stony Brook this past Saturday with one thing in mind, a Suffolk County championship. The team they faced happened to be the very familiar foe, the Westhampton Hurricanes. The Hurricanes, on a 22-game win streak, had recently beaten the Colts twice, the first time in the Suffolk County Championship last season, and then a 17-14 triumph at Hills West earlier this year.
The second half of the battle earlier this season was a scoreless one for Hills West, and it carried over into the first half of this one. Going into the half, it was 10-0 Westhampton, but it could have been much worse heading into the locker room. As time winded down in the first half, Westhampton broke off a big run and it appeared it would be 17-0 until Deyvon Wright came down the sideline and made a massive tackle just outside the Colts’ 10-yard line. The stout Hills West defense made four straight stops after and picked up some momentum going into the third quarter.
From there on out, it was complete domination on both sides of the ball for the Colts. Dakim Griffin, who finished the game with 154 rushing yards, had a 46-yard touchdown to start things off. Soon after, Justin Brown burst down the right sideline for a 55-yard touchdown of his own. After a late lower-body injury to Griffin, star Deyvon Wright was forced into the backfield, a spot where he starred at earlier in his high school career. On his first offensive play from scrimmage, he booked it down the left side and punched it in for a 79-yard rushing touchdown. His peace sign to the crowd, reminiscent of Kansas City Chiefs’ star Tyreek Hill’s celebration, signified the icing on the cake for West, clinching the Suffolk County title.
The ride continues this Saturday, November 24th, for the Colts, as they take on undefeated Plainedge in the Long Island Championship at Hofstra at 4:30.