The season began with the weight of a 24-game unbeaten streak on the shoulders of the Shoreham-Wading River football team.
When Ethan Wiederkehr reflects back on a storied football career at Shoreham-Wading River, it’ll be the teammates that he remembers the most.
There were plenty of wins, championship banners and trophies to go with all the accomplishments. But mostly, it’ll be the friends and brothers that stand out. READ
In early October, as the Shoreham-Wading River football team boarded the bus at Connetquot High School following a four-point loss to John Glenn, thoughts of the Rutgers Trophy couldn’t have been further from the minds of players. The Wildcats were 3-2, fighting through injuries and searching for a groove. READ
It seems like a century away, but there were lean times when the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team wasn’t winning a lot.
In fact, it was in the 20th century when the program was born amid defeats. The Wildcats went 1-7 in their first season. They paid their dues through their first three years, going 6-18 before turning in a winning season by going 5-4 in 2000.
The Shoreham-Wading River football team won its third consecutive Class IV Long Island Championship Sunday by defeating Seaford, 20-10, at Stony Brook University. READ
That was Shoreham-Wading River’s motto at the start of the high school football season. On the final day of the season, in the 100th game in the 25-year history of the Long Island Championships, the Wildcats did just that.
The player they call “Big E” came up big in a big game. Then again, what else was one to expect from a high school football player who is headed to the Big 10 Conference?
The Shoreham-Wading River football defeated Babylon Saturday night to win its third straight Division IV county championship. The Wildcats’ 36-21 victory sends them into the Class IV Long Island finals against undefeated Seaford of Nassau County.
Chris Gray scored four touchdowns in the Wildcats’ win over Babylon while amassing 341 rushing yards.
The Wildcats and Panthers were tied at 14 at halftime before Shoreham outscored Babylon 22-7 in the second half.