After several days of pouring rain in Long Island, NY , the weather was perfect for this relatively new rivalry game with the first game played between the school in 2005, Sachem North has won the last several match-ups. The overcast of clouds kept the players and fans nice and cool as they wait for one of the most anticipated match up games in the Long Island Area, better known as the “Nor’easter” Game.


Kevin Bragala
Sachem North


Brian Baisamo

Sachem North

Brian is a 2-year starter and senior captain for the Sachem East football team. Last year as a wide receiver, Brian had 31 catches, 475 yards and 3 touchdowns. In the classroom, Brian holds a 93 GPA. Brian is also a member of the Sachem East basketball team.
Steven Mills

Sachem East

Steven is a 2-year starter, a 2012 team captain and is a tremendous leader for the Sachem North football program. Last season, North rushed for over 4,000 yards and scored over 400 points for only the 2nd time in school history. Steven’s play at center was a big reason for the team’s success. Steven is not only successful on the playing field but in the classroom as well, maintaining a 3.2 GPA. Steven is also a letter winner on the varsity wrestling team.


Coach Batewell

Sachem North

Coach Batewell was an integral part of the Sachem football dynasty, serving as head JV coach for 34 years from 1967-2000. Over that period of time, Coach Batewell helped to develop players that went on to win 6 county championships and 2 Rutgers trophies which are awarded annually to the best team of Suffolk County.
Tim Miller

Sachem East

Tim was a 2-year, 2-way starting lineman for the East football program where he earned All-Division and All-County honors. Tim was a recipient of the Jame Labue award presented to Suffolk County’s top football Scholar Athlete. Additionally, Tim was a member of the Nation Football Foundation’s Golden 11. Tim was also awarded the prestigious Michael Mignone memorial scholarship as the team’s most outstanding lineman. Academically, Tim graduated 6th out of a class of 650 students and served as senior class president. Tim went on to a very successful career at Johns Hopkins University where he continued his football career starting on the offensive line for all 4 years and earning numerous post season awards.


Sachem North came out hot from the first play taking the opening kickoff for a touchdown to make the score 7-0 with just two minutes into the game. Winding down the first half, Sachem North scores yet another touchdown. The start of the third quarter was a defensive battle as neither team gets in the end-zone, until the end of the third with Sachem East looking for a comeback scoring their first touchdown of the game. With the game about the come to an end, both teams score another touchdown, making the final score 21-14, Sachem North for the win.