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Syosset LB, DE Picked for All-Star Football

Kappatos, Sheng to play for Long Island in 15th annual Empire Challenge high school football all-star game.

Evan Kappatos and Brian Sheng get to play one more high school football game together.

The duo were selected to the Long Island squad of the 15th annual United Healthcare Empire Challenge high school football all-star game. 

Kappatos had 106 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions for the Braves en route to winning his as Nassau's top linebacker. Sheng was a stout defensive tackle. Both Kappatos and Sheng are headed to Princeton.

The top 100 football players from around the Island and New York City were selected to play in the game, which will kick off June 19 at 7 p.m. at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.

The game is the brainchild of former NFL star and East Islip native Boomer Esiason. It benefits the Boomer Esiason Foundation in its fight against cystic fibrosis, contributes to the Gunnar H. Esiason Endowed Scholarship Fund at Hofstra, and supports youth and high school football in the New York metropolitan area.

MSG Varsity will broadcast live coverage of the game in HD (TV-14) and on MSGVarsity.com.

Long Island Roster

  1. Kareen Are, QT, Sewanhaka
  2. Isaiah Barnes, QB, Freeport
  3. Stacey Bedell, RB, William Floyd 
  4. Ken Berryhill, OT, Freeport 
  5. Matt Biscardi, C, St. Anthony’s 
  6. Jere Brown, WR, Freeport
  7. Ralph Caccavale, WR, Plainedge 
  8. Todd Collins, DT, East Islip
  9. Dalton Crossan, RB, Sachem North 
  10. Rich Czeczotka, QB, John Glenn
  11. Ron Denig, LB, Newfield
  12. Tom Diubaldo, LB, Newfield
  13. Mark Ellis, CB, Garden City
  14. Ryan Fredericks, RB, Lawrence
  15. Steven Ferreira, QB, Sayville
  16. Mike Gilbert, DT, Garden City
  17. Darius Greene, DT, Longwood
  18. Thomas Hannan, WR, Sayville
  19. Robbie Healy, WR, East Meadow
  20. Chris Hercules, LB, Lawrence
  21. Evan Kappatos, LB, Syosset
  22. Chris Makulik, FB/TE, Patchogue-Medford
  23. Matt McDaniels, WR, Kellenberg
  24. Devante McFarlane, CB, Half Hollow Hills West
  25. Pat McHugh, DT   St. Anthony’s
  26. Dom Morales, OG, East Meadow
  27. Matt Morganelli, DT, Smithtown West
  28. Ryan Norton, K, Garden City
  29. Omari Palmer, OT, Longwood
  30. Erin Parker, RB, Roosevelt
  31. Vincent Provenzano, SS, Sachem North
  32. Alex Rawa, WR, Locust Valley
  33. Mike Richardson, WR, West Babylon
  34. Tyler Rigo, LB, East Islip
  35. Griffin Rock, C, Bay Shore
  36. James Rupp, FS, Sayville
  37. Julian Santiago, LB, Newfield
  38. Kenny Scotland, DE, Comsewogue
  39. Brian Sheng, DE, Syosset
  40. Mike Silva, CB, Newfield
  41. Mike Sollenne, OT, Massapequa
  42. Luke Spitzer,  FS, Lynbrook
  43. Tim Stackpole, SS, St. Anthony’s
  44. Aaron Thompson, DE, Deer Park
  45. Trayvon Toney, LB, Huntington
  46. Anthony Turano, OG, Massapequa
  47. Brian VonBargen, CB, Wantagh
  48. Nick Wagner, WR,  John Glenn
  49. Mike White, OG, East Islip
  50. Brandon Winters, OT, William Floyd
Jake Asman June 08, 2012 at 02:11 AM
http://syosset.patch.com/blog_posts/kappatos-to-participate-in-the-empire-challenge
Jason Molinet June 08, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Thanks Jake. We're announcing the entire roster.

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