Putting aside the fact that Sachem-Brentwood matchups have been largely one-sided in recent years, these schools have been playing each other since 1972 in solid football contests.
This year's game was packed with pleasant undertone as it was dubbed this week's installent of the Great American Rivalry Series, presented by the United States Marines.
Sachem, who beat Brentwood, 56-14, at home, was awarded a championship trophy and hats, simulating an atmosphere after a bowl win in college football.
“To be involved in a great American rivalry game is a special honor that our current players, as well as our alumni, are extremely proud of,” said Sachem football coach . “The Sachem-Brentwood football game has always been a respectful competition played with emotion and determination.”
Sachem senior Vincent Provenzano was awarded a scholarship prior to the game. Former Sachem coach was honored at half-time as he was inducted into the Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame. For Brentwood, Rickoy Palmer received the honor.
Overall, Sachem leads Brentwood, 31-15-1, all-time and has outscored the Indians, 943-685.
A separate feature of the rivalry is that each year they play in honor of former Sachem announcer , who had connections with both schools. Dalton Crossan, who rushed for 145 yards on 11 carries and recorded three touchdowns (1 receiving), was named Game MVP for the Flaming Arrows.