Today in sports: Wildcats face big test against Mount Sinai

10/28/2011 10:00 AM |
Dylan Bates

BILL LANDON PHOTO | Dylan Bates will lead the Wildcats offense against Mount Sinai tonight.

It’s been a remarkable turnaround for the Shoreham-Wading River football team this season after the Wildcats went winless last season in Division III. Heading into tonight’s Division IV regular season finale, the Wildcats (6-1) already have a postseason berth secured, the question now is where they’ll finish in the standings.

Mount Sinai comes into tonight at 5-2 and one spot ahead of the Wildcats in power points at third overall based on a more difficult schedule. The Mustangs’ most impressive win of the season came in Week 5 at home against Amityville. Last week they lost on the road at Babylon, 16-14. Babylon could very well be the opponent Shoreham will have to play in the first round of the playoffs.

History has not been on Shoreham’s side when facing Mount Sinai. The Mustangs have dominated the series between the two teams, winning every time.

The Wildcats come into tonight’s 7 p.m. game at Mount Sinai High School off a 28-0 win over McGann-Mercy.

The Monarchs (2-5) close out the regular season tonight at home at 7 p.m. against Greenport (1-6).

Check back tonight for coverage of both games.

In other action today, the Shoreham-Wading River girls volleyball team hosts Bayport-Blue Point at 5:30 p.m. And the Mercy girls soccer team hosts Port Jefferson at 6 p.m. in a game originally scheduled for yesterday.