Football: Blue Waves comeback misses wide left

10/23/2010 6:58 PM |

Esteban Aarp missed wide left on a booming 48-yard field goal attempt as time expired and the Riverhead football team lost a classic battle, 22-20, at North Babylon Saturday.
The Blue Waves (1-6) trailed 22-13 with less than three minutes to go, but cut the deficit on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Bitzer to Michael Hinchy.
A successful onside kick gave the Waves a puncher’s chance for victory. But Aarp, who connected on a pair of field goals earlier in the game, missed wide left twice — his first attempt didn’t count because the Bulldogs (5-2) called for a timeout moments before the snap.
Running back Reggie Moore scored Riverhead ‘s only other touchdown on a 45-yard run in the third quarter.
Preshod McCoy ran for 271 yards and three touchdowns for North Babylon.

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