Blog Recap: Riverhead blows past Hills West 42-9

ROBERT O’ROURK FILE PHOTO | Riverhead halfback Jeremiah Cheatom rushes the ball in Week 1.

Riverhead (2-1) vs. Hills West (0-3)

Division II

Coach Mike McKillop Memorial Field

The Riverhead Blue Waves bounced back from a Week 2 loss in emphatic fashion last week by beating up on North Babylon the road. The Blue Waves, behind the running of halfback Jeremiah Cheatom (3 touchdowns), built a huge early lead before the Bulldogs tried to make a late rally, even pulling with one touchdown.

But the Blue Waves held off the Bulldogs to return home today at 2-1 and in second place in the Division II power points. With three other teams in the division still undefeated, including West Islip after a big win last night over Newfield, the Blue Waves will need to keep winning in order to keep their place as a top-four team in the division.

Hills West, a surprising 0-3 team, will be looking for some revenge after a controversial finish at Riverhead last year. In a wild shootout, the Blue Waves scored a last-second touchdown to win the game, a play that appeared to come after the clock had already hit zero.

To follow all of today’s action, click on the live blog below as former Riverhead Blue Wave Michael Hejmej provides updates throughout the game. Read more of Hejmej’s Riverhead football stories here.