From Newsday: This was a year of firsts for the Newfield football program.
The Wolverines won 12 games and went undefeated for the first time in the 58-year history of the school.
Senior halfback Elijah Riley became the first Newfield player to garner the Carl A. Hansen Award, presented to Suffolk’s top player. Riley also earned the school’s first Tom Cassese Award, presented to the top defensive back.
Senior Jelani Greene won the school’s first National Football Foundation Award, given to Suffolk’s top wide receiver.
And to top it all off, Newfield earned the most prestigious of all team awards. Newfield was voted the winner of the 69th Annual Rutgers Trophy, given to Suffolk’s best team, on Monday night at the Suffolk County Football Coaches Association banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Hauppauge.