Exceptional Senior Named MVP

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Islip High School senior and four-year varsity football defensive lineman Patrick Sheppard was selected to participate in the Suffolk County PAL’s annual Exceptional Senior all-star game on Nov. 27 at Sachem North High School. During the game, Patrick had two quarterback sacks, four tackles for a loss and three quarterback knockdowns, earning him recognition as the game’s defensive MVP. Although still reviewing his options for postsecondary education, Patrick will continue his football career on the college level. Linebacker Craig Hinrichs and wide receiver Timothy Going also played in the all-star game.