If the past two games are any indication, the Division IV playoffs have a chance to be as competitive as ever.
In consecutive weeks, the Shoreham-Wading River football faced two of the top teams in the division and both games were decided by single digits. READ
Before her high school girls soccer team took on Babylon, coach Meaghan Macarthur realized Bishop McGann-Mercy would be in for a challenging Tuesday afternoon.
A team on a mission, the Shoreham-Wading River High School football players marched solemnly into Stony Brook University’s Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in a businesslike manner. Then the Wildcats took care of business.
The streak began inconspicuously enough, a 35-7 win over Center Moriches on Sept. 12, 2014. But it wasn’t until the following week when the Shoreham-Wading River football team sent shockwaves throughout the county by putting an end to Babylon’s 25-game win streak.
On Friday night, in an eerily similar scenario, the roles between the two teams reversed. READ
Following a 15-2 pasting by Babylon on Thursday, Bishop McGann-Mercy coach Ed Meier was asked what his baseball team needed the most right now.
“Playing a different club,” he answered. “To play someone who’s not going to challenge for New York State.”
That would be nice.
Bishop McGann Mercy’s experience in the high school girls soccer playoffs was a short one.
With only a few seniors on its roster and not as much depth as it has enjoyed in the past, the Babylon High School football team is not the force it usually is.
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. READ