Today in sports: SWR, Mercy football host D-IV games

10/01/2011 8:00 AM |

ROBERT O'ROURK FILE PHOTO | Chris Mahoney picked off two passes in the Wildcats' Week 1 win over Southampton.

The Shoreham-Wading River football team got a taste of playing the elite in Division IV last week when the Wildcats lost at John Glenn, the defending Class IV Long Island champions.

After a 2-0 start, the Wildcats fell 42-13 at Glenn. They’ll look to get back on the winning side today when they host Hampton Bays. The Baymen have started 1-2, losing last week to Mount Sinai, 35-6. Their lone win came Wyandanch in Week 2.

A win for Shoreham Saturday would put the Wildcats in good position to make it back to the playoffs after an 0-8 season last year in Division III.

Kick-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Shoreham-Wading River High School.

At the same time the McGann-Mercy Monarchs will look to make it two straight when they host Southampton on homecoming. The Monarchs are coming off a win over Wyandanch last Friday, 20-0.

The Monarchs will face a Southampton team that has struggled to find the end zone so far this season. The Mariners are 0-3 and have scored just six points, which came in a Week 1 loss to Shoreham. They were shut out the last two weeks by Port Jefferson and Babylon.

Here’s a breakdown of the rest of the Saturday’s sports action:

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY

Riverhead at St. Anthony’s Invitational (Sunken Meadow), 11:30 a.m.

SWR at Tom Knipfing Invitational (Fireman’s Field), 3:30 p.m.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY

Riverhead at St. Anthony’s Invitational (Sunken Meadow), 11:30 p.m.

SWR at Tom Knipfing Invitational (Fireman’s Field), 3:30 p.m.

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