The jumped out to a 13-0 first-half lead and then never looked back as they dominated Hicksville in Plainview's home football opener, 32-0 Saturday.
Under a perfect September sky graced by a crisp easterly breeze, about 200 people witnessed Plainview control the game almost from the beginning.
The Hawks took command early with key defensive plays and a quick, hard-charging offensive line. That freed up Hawks' quarterback Alec Abramowitz to lead a balanced attack, picking away at the Comets defense.
The second half was all Plainview. Head Coach Chris Rogler's team capitalized on turnovers and good field position throughout.
"The win today is a credit to the defense, holding Hicksville to 57 all-purpose yards on the day," said Rogler.
Junior linebacker Max Friedman led the defense with 15 tackles as Plainview's defenders caused five Hicksville turnovers.
The Hawks' offense racked up 258 total yards.
Plainview stunned Freeport in the opening week win Sept. 7. Hicksville falls to 0-2; the Comets lost a number of key starters to graduation this year.
Plainview travels to 2-0 Oceanside next week for what is expected to be a big test. That game is Friday at 6 p.m.