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.
Chris Gray carries the ball for Shoreham-Wading River Saturday. (Credit: Robert O’Rourk)
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.
Members of the Shoreham-Wading River High School girls cross-country team looked at each other and smiled knowingly when they were asked if they had heard much about the school’s 1986 state champion team. Oh yes, they have, from coach Paul Koretzki himself.
“Mr. K will not stop talking about it,” said junior Katherine Lee. READ
First Kevin Cutinella ran for touchdowns, and then he ran for a hot dog.
The hot dog was a well-deserved postgame snack for the Shoreham-Wading River quarterback. Cutinella bolted for four touchdowns and 184 yards, both career-high numbers for the senior, as the Wildcats ran over visiting Miller Place, 49-6, in a Suffolk County Division IV football semifinal Friday night at Thomas Cutinella Memorial Field. READ
A group of 19 student-athletes at Shoreham-Wading River will continue their sport in college next year. The students gathered in the high school library Tuesday night for an annual signing ceremony. READ
Ethan Wiederkehr, Shoreham-Wading River’s towering two-way lineman and three-year varsity starter, paused for a second and laughed after hearing the question posed following the Wildcats’ opening-round playoff victory Friday night.