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Schwartz: Once Again, ‘Boomer Bowl’ Leads Fight Against Cystic Fibrosis

By: Peter Schwartz [SOURCE]

WFAN Host’s Foundation Benefits From Thrilling United Healthcare Empire Challenge Football Game At Hofstra

The celebration was on in the west stands of Shuart Stadium.

That’s where the New York City fans were sitting … check that … standing after a long Hail Mary pass by Long Island quarterback Mike Catanese fell incomplete on the final play of the game.

After five straight losses, New York City stopped the bleeding with a dramatic 39-34 win over Long Island in the 21st annual United Healthcare Empire Challenge, an all-star game of high school seniors to benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation and the fight against cystic fibrosis.

For the record, the winning score was a 19-yard touchdown pass from Sharif Harris-Legree to Jordan Hannah on 4th and 9 with 22 seconds left. Harris-Legree, from Grand Street Campus, was the game’s MVP throwing for an Empire Challenge-record 371 yards and three touchdowns in front of a crowd of 7,145 at Hofstra University.

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