Best in Suffolk Celebrate 40 Years Later

Halftime recognition for the 1974 Football Championship team.
Halftime recognition for the 1974 Football Championship team.
A message for all to remember is easy with a Booster Club field sign.
A message for all to remember is easy with a Booster Club field sign.

The Rutgers Trophy is presented by the Rutgers Club of Long Island to the season's outstanding football team in Suffolk County. Walt Whitman High School was the 1974 Suffolk County Conference AAA Champions defeating Huntington 32-30 in final. The 1974 Rutgers Trophy Championship Football team was part of the South Huntington Homecoming celebrations this past weekend as members gathered to relive their glory days and catch up with team members.

Congratulations to: Jim Dietrich, Tommy Smith, Glen Thourborne, Dave Loehle, Dave Lasek, Rich Thompson, Robert L Meissner, John Walsh, Mike Heiser, Tom Livingston, Marty Riccio, George Melillo, Gerry Farrell, Coach Triolo, Coach Mangerotti, Rob Stanco, Mike Bussey, Eric Fisher, Arty Phalen, Coach Cariddi, Eddie Hill, Bob Albino, Rich Landress, Ed Steitzle, Mark Lepera, and Denise Buzzy Engle.