If Chris Rosati seems to break the laws of physics sometimes when he is running with a football, it’s good to keep in mind Isaac Newton’s law: A body in motion tends to stay in motion. When the ball is snapped, Rosati is in constant motion until the referee blows the whistle, ending the play. The mercurial running back’s feet keep moving as he cuts and darts and sidesteps one defender after another.
Some of the best of Rosati was on display Saturday when he ran for a career-high four touchdowns, giving him 10 in three games and leading the way as Shoreham-Wading River passed its first true test of the high school football season. The senior finished the day with a career-high 283 yards from 19 carries as the Wildcats romped, 37-14, over Babylon. The Suffolk County Division IV game was played at Islip High School, Babylon’s interim home field while it waits for the construction of its new turf field.
On the game’s first play from scrimmage, Rosati broke free for an 80-yard score. He later added touchdown runs of 28, 49 and 22 yards.
A 42-yard field goal by Dan Mahoney lifted the Wildcats (3-0) to a 17-7 lead by halftime.
Then Rosati ran for two touchdowns in the third quarter and Shoreham quarterback Jason Curran scampered 10 yards for another against a young Babylon team that has only three seniors.
Following Shoreham’s game-opening touchdown, Babylon quarterback Scott Sasso faked a handoff, tucked the ball in his arm and scooted for a 9-yard score on his team’s second offensive play.
With 58 seconds to go in the game, Sasso found Brian Boehm for a 26-yard touchdown pass.
Babylon fell to 1-2.