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On This Day In History | 1995

November 11, 2010

In a 34-54 loss to Bayport-Blue Point, sophomore Derek Kenney and senior Marc Vega delivered two of the finest performances in Long Island football history.  Kenney obliterated the Long Island record for passing yards in a single game with 466, 62 yards more than William Floyd’s John Murphy threw for in 1985.  Kenny also came a paltry 13 yards shy of the New York State record set by Warwick Valley’s Geoff Green earlier that ’95 season.  Not to be outdone, Marc Vega, in his final game for the Bears, caught 16 of Kenney’s 32 completions to tie the New York State Record set by Demetrius Dotson of Curtis High School on Staten Island.  The milestone is still tops on Long Island to this day.  Vega also compiled 276 receiving yards which remains the 3rd highest total in Long Island history.  While the Bears fell to the Phantoms, thereby vacating a trip to the playoffs, they would have their revenge almost exactly 2 years later, defeating Bayport 27-7 in a reversal of fortunes for both schools.

Ground-Air Battle

Bayport-BP denies SB playoff spot

So, when Stony Brook met Bayport-Blue Point yesterday, it did so needing to beat the Phantoms to earn a postseason football berth in Division IV.

All Stony Brook sophomore quarterback Derek Kenney did was go 32-for-63 for – get this – a Long Island-record 466 yards. And three touchdowns. Which broke the single-game passing record of 404 yards, set by John Murphy of Floyd in 1985. Kenney came 13 yards short Warwick Valley’s Geoff Green, who set the record earlier this season by throwing for 479 yards against Cornwall in a Section IX game.

~ Newsday



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