WILDCATS 45, MUSTANGS 26
It was a victory more than a decade in the making.
In a signature win for the Shoreham-Wading River football program, the Wildcats defeated Mount Sinai for the first time ever Friday night, 45-26, under the lights at Mount Sinai High School. The Wildcats outscored Mount Sinai 21-0 in the second half to run away with the game.
After losing twice to Mount Sinai last year by a combined score of 49-0, including in the semifinals of the Division IV playoffs, the Wildcats won in emphatic fashion for their first victory against their nearby rival.
The Wildcats did it on the ground with Tyler Anderson and Chris Rosati, as well as through the air with quarterback Daniel Hughes and tight end Mitch Idtensohn and wide receiver Isreal Squires.
Anderson rushed for 210 yards and two scores. Rosati added a 53-yard touchdown run.
Hughes threw for three touchdowns and 140 yards. Two of the scores went to Idtensohn and the other to Squires, who also intercepted two passes.
Shoreham scored the final 28 points of the game Friday.
The Wildcats improved to 3-1 in Division IV and put themselves in position to possibly close out the year as the No. 2 seed. The Babylon Panthers, who beat Shoreham in Week 2, appear to be the clear front-runners for the No. 1 seed.
Mount Sinai, the preseason No. 2 seed, fell to 3-1.
The Wildcats kick off the second-half off the season Oct. 11 at Hampton Bays.