The Lawrence Golden Tornadoes' remarkable football season got even better over the weekend as the team collected the Rutgers Cup as Nassau County's top team.
According to Newsday [paid link]:
Lawrence earned 39 of 50 first-place votes and 136 total points. The award was voted upon by county coaches and announced Sunday at the Nassau County Football Coaches Association banquet at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury.
The honor comes less than one week after Lawrence quarterback Joey Capobianco was named the Class A Player of the Year by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
On Sunday, Capobianco also collected the Don Snyder Award as Nassau's best quarterback, Newsday reported. The junior threw for a Long Island-record 38 touchdown passes and 2,609 yards.
The Golden Tornadoes — who scored the most points in Long Island history this season (584) — completed a 12-0 perfect season on Nov. 30 by defeating Sayville in the Long Island Class III championship game at Hofstra.
Lawrence stormed back in the second half after trailing Sayville 20-7 at halftime. The Golden Tornadoes did not hold a lead until the fourth quarter, when senior Ed Robinson returned an interception 30 yards for the game-winning touchdown with 5:25 left in the game.
Robinson, who has verbally committed to play at Colgate next year, was also named first team All-State with Capobianco last week.
"I thought it could be a special year," Lawrence head coach Joe Martilotti told Newsday. "I thought we deserved it. Our guys worked very hard to achieve all their goals."