The opening day kickoff is still about many months away, but Section XI recently released tentative 2020 varsity football schedules.
The Huntington football team will play an exciting set of home and away games. The first day of high school football practice in Suffolk County will be Monday, August 24. Game play will begin on Wednesday, September 16. Huntington is seeded No. 8 in the 14-team Suffolk Division II.
The Blue Devil schedule includes: (date and seed indicated)
Wednesday, September 16: No. 1 Lindenhurst at Huntington
Saturday, September 26: No. 13 Deer Park at Huntington
Saturday, October 3: Huntington at No. 4 Bellport
Saturday, October 10: Huntington at No. 10 Smithtown West
Saturday, October 17: No. 12 Smithtown East at Huntington
Saturday, October 24: Huntington at No. 6 Northport
Saturday, October 31: Huntington at No. 14 Copiague
Saturday, November 7: No. 2 Half Hollow Hills East at Huntington
The first round of the playoffs will be held on Friday/Saturday, November 13-14 with the semifinals set for Friday/Saturday, November 20-21 and the county championship game scheduled for Saturday, November 28 at Stony Brook University at 12 noon. The Long Island championship game will be played at Stony Brook on Sunday, December 6 at 12 noon.
All-State running back Nasir Youngblood will lead the Blue Devils into battle. Last fall he rushed 138 times for 1,260 yards for an astonishing average of 9.1 yards per carry. The junior scored 18 touchdowns to place him among Suffolk’s leaders. He helped lead the Blue Devils to the playoffs, where he scored a pair of touchdowns in a loss at North Babylon.
Huntington head coach Steve Muller will enter the 2020 campaign with a career record of 132-91 in 24 seasons. The Huntington football program has an all-time record of 425-314-30 in 96 seasons.
The Blue Devils are graduating 14 seniors including Gary Barash, Jaylen Bush, Vincent Caravetto, Lex Colato, Chas Forte, Andy Garcia, Jack Jamison, Jon Koumas, Pat Langton, Aedan McDonald, RJ Moreno, Aidan Mrotzek, Tazadon Smith and Rahliek Thomason-Jackson.