Football: SWR routs Bayport to move to 7-0

10/25/2014 6:05 PM |
Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Rosati crosses the goal line for the Wildcats' final touchdown Saturday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Shoreham-Wading River junior Chris Rosati crosses the goal line for the Wildcats’ final touchdown Saturday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats are one win away from their first undefeated regular season.

Facing the third-place Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats’ stout defense carried the team to a 34-7 victory at Shoreham-Wading River High School. The Wildcats improved to 7-0 and have now defeated each of the next three teams below them in the Division IV standings. 

The Wildcats will host Port Jefferson (3-3) next week for a chance to close out the regular season unbeaten and lock up the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.

Shoreham quarterback Danny Hughes made big plays on the ground and through the air to help lift the offense against the Phantoms. He scored on an 8-yard run after a blocked punt by Jason Curran set up the Wildcats with great field position.

Hughes’ second touchdown run, a 69-yarder in the second quarter, put Shoreham ahead 20-7. He added another touchdown on a 10-yard run in the third quarter. Junior Chris Rosati scored Shoreham’s final touchdown in the fourth quarter from a yard out.

Hughes finished with 204 rushing yards, a season high.

The Phantoms dropped to 5-2 and had a four-game winning streak snapped. Bayport’s only other loss came against John Glenn.

Bayport’s lone score came on an 84-yard touchdown reception by Edgar Somerville that tied the game at 7. The Wildcats ran off the next 27 points.

Jason Curran blocks a Bayport punt to help set up Shoreham's first touchdown Saturday. (Credit: Robert O'Rourk)

Jason Curran blocks a Bayport punt to help set up Shoreham’s first touchdown Saturday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)

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