The Wantagh and Seaford football teams will begin their playoff quests this Saturday after a two-week absence due to damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
All previously scheduled first round playoff games on Long Island were postponed last weekend because of cleanup from the Oct. 29 storm that took out power in thousands of homes in the Wantagh-Seaford area along with flood and tree damage. Wantagh’s opening playoff game at home against sixth-seeded Mepham is scheduled for Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Top-seeded Seaford opens up the playoffs at home against Mineola Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Wantagh (6-2) finished third in Conference II and is coming off a 41-7 win at Long Beach on Oct. 27 just before Superstorm Sandy struck the region. If Wantagh defeats Mepham, the Warriors would advance to the county semifinals at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium on Nov. 17 against the winner of Saturday’s Mepham-Elmont game.
Seaford (8-0) completed a perfect regular season in Conference IV with a 43-7 win at Malverne on Oct. 27. A Seaford victory Saturday would set up a semifinal showdown at Hofstra on Nov. 17 against either Valley Stream North or Locust Valley. Seaford had won four county titles in a row before its streak ended last year with a first round loss to Valley Stream North.
Wantagh and Seaford soccer and volleyball teams have also had playoff games rescheduled due to Superstorm Sandy.