Football: Anderson’s three TDs lift SWR past John Glenn

BILL LANDON PHOTO | Shoreham-Wading River junior Tyler Anderson rushed for 224 yards Saturday against John Glenn. He now 552 rushing yards in the last two games.


Running back Tyler Anderson rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats to a 31-14 victory over Elwood-John Glenn Saturday afternoon in a Suffolk County Division IV football game at Shoreham-Wading River High School.

Anderson had two long touchdown runs of 32 and 35 yards in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the Wildcats, who improved to 4-1. Anderson, a junior, also had a three-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that gave the Wildcats a 10-7 lead, one they would not relinquish.

The Shoreham defense limited Glenn’s spread offense to less than 200 total yards, and just 50 yards rushing, and intercepted quarterback Matt Shaneman twice.

A key turnover came with 1:24 left in the first half after the Wildcats had punted to midfield. Middle linebacker Anthony Lima intercepted a pass on Glenn’s first play from scrimmage, and one play later, Shoreham quarterback Danny Hughes hit Scott Lavey down the left sideline for a 37-yard reception. On third-and-three from the six yard-line, Hughes found Isreal Squires over the middle for a touchdown with only nine seconds left, and the Wildcats had a 17-7 halftime lead.

Glenn, the two-time defending Long Island champions, fell to 2-3. The Wildcats continue their season Oct. 12 at 5-0 Bishop McGann-Mercy. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.