Falcons Football Program Earns Sportsmanship Trophy

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The high school’s football program received the Suffolk County Officials Association Sportsmanship Award on Jan. 6 at a recognition dinner at the Irish Coffee Pub in East Islip. The trophy was awarded based on voting by the officials, and Deer Park was the only school invited to attend the function.

“I am extremely proud of our coaches and players for this recognition,” said Athletic Director Dominick Fontana. “Not only did they achieve enough success on the field to qualify for the playoffs this season, but did it in a manner that was professional and respectful of all parties involved.”