The Shoreham-Wading River Wildcats are one win away from their first undefeated regular season.
Facing the third-place Bayport-Blue Point Phantoms Saturday afternoon, the Wildcats’ stout defense carried the team to a 34-7 victory at Shoreham-Wading River High School. The Wildcats improved to 7-0 and have now defeated each of the next three teams below them in the Division IV standings.
The Wildcats will host Port Jefferson (3-3) next week for a chance to close out the regular season unbeaten and lock up the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Shoreham quarterback Danny Hughes made big plays on the ground and through the air to help lift the offense against the Phantoms. He scored on an 8-yard run after a blocked punt by Jason Curran set up the Wildcats with great field position.
Hughes’ second touchdown run, a 69-yarder in the second quarter, put Shoreham ahead 20-7. He added another touchdown on a 10-yard run in the third quarter. Junior Chris Rosati scored Shoreham’s final touchdown in the fourth quarter from a yard out.
Hughes finished with 204 rushing yards, a season high.
The Phantoms dropped to 5-2 and had a four-game winning streak snapped. Bayport’s only other loss came against John Glenn.
Bayport’s lone score came on an 84-yard touchdown reception by Edgar Somerville that tied the game at 7. The Wildcats ran off the next 27 points.