Next Shoreham-Wading River football game moved to home field

Shoreham-Wading River football players at teammate Tom Cutinella's wake Sunday. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)
Shoreham-Wading River football players at teammate Tom Cutinella’s wake Sunday. (Credit: Jen Nuzzo)

When the Shoreham-Wading River football team next takes the field they will be doing so on their home turf, a Section XI official confirmed Monday. 

The team, which saw its last game suspended Wednesday due to the fatal injury of one of its players, was originally scheduled to play on the road Saturday, Oct. 11. But Wyandanch officials have agreed to move the game to Shoreham-Wading River High School so the team can play in front of its home crowd. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

No official determination has been made about how to resolve last week’s game, a Section XI spokesperson said.

All Shoreham-Wading River sporting events have been postponed until Wednesday.

Thomas Cutinella, a junior guard, suffered the injury on a running play late in the third quarter with the Wildcats leading 17-12. The 16-year-old died later that evening at Huntington Hospital.

Memorial services for Cutinella were held Sunday and will continue Monday at St. John the Baptist R.C. Church in Wading River. A funeral is scheduled for the same location at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Thousands of Shoreham-Wading River community members and others from the greater Suffolk County area attended Sunday’s service, many of them waiting as much as two hours to pay their respects.

In anticipation of a large number of people attending Tuesday’s services, the Suffolk County Police Department issued a traffic alert advising motorists be aware that North Country Road will be closed from Wading River-Manorville Road to North Wading River Road from about 9 a.m. to noon.

There will also be intermittent roadway closures along Route 25A in Wading River throughout the morning.

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With Joe Werkmeister