October 03, 2012

Babylon, Hampton Bays, Mercy Stay Undefeated

After four weeks three teams remain undefeated in Suffolk's Division IV, and two more have only one loss.

Hampton Bays is one of the elite teams. The Baymen took apart archrival Southampton at home Friday night in a game marred by an ugly brawl. The Mariners (1-3) have been reeling since they lost running back Lyle Smith in the first game – after he had already scored three touchdowns.

Southampton offered little resistance to the Bays juggernaut Friday. Taylor Catz opened the scoring with a 58-yard scamper. The Baymen got the ball back and Trey Kennedy promptly reeled off a 27 yard TD run. Catz would score again, on a punt return later in the same stanza. Cody Nolan also scored for the winners, who led 27-0 after the first stanza.

When Kennedy reeled off a 67-yard run in the second, it was time to call off the dogs.

How good was Hampton Bays? Consider the frontline ball handlers gained 253 yards in only nine carries. Kennedy had 96 yards on only three carries. The Baymen are likely to stay undefeated when they travel to Center Moriches (0-4) Saturday. Stony Brook plays at Southampton Friday at 7 PM.

Mercy, surprisingly, is also 4-0. The Monarchs got by Greenport/Southold et al (0-4) in a 12-7 nail biter on their home field Saturday. Quarterback Asaiah Wilson scored late in the fourth to seal the deal, but it was the rushing of Reggie Archer who allowed the winners to control the ball – he had 130 yards on 27 carries. Mercy plays at Port Jefferson (1-3) Saturday.

The other undefeated team in the division, Babylon, plays at Bayport/Blue Point Saturday afternoon. Wyandanch comes to Greenport/Southold Friday night at 7 PM.

In Division II action Riverhead improved to 3-1 by crunching Half Hallow Hills 42-9 Saturday. The potent Blue Wave offense was running on all cylinders: on the ground, Jeremiah Cheatom was running wild, rushing 19 times for 205 yards and 2 TDs. Through the air, Ryan Blitzer was coolly efficient, completing 8 of 11 for 2 scores, both to Quinn Funn, who finished with 3 on the afternoon. Riverhead plays at East Islip Saturday.

Shoreham Wading River came to East Hampton Saturday and routed the locals, 42-14, behind a record shattering performance by star running back Tyler Anderson, who had a game for the ages. Anderson rushed for 328 yards and five touchdowns, and most amazing, did it on only 11 carries. SWR (3-1) plays Glenn (2-2) next week.

Sayville came out to Westhampton Beach Saturday and smacked down the locals 35-7 after scoring 21 first quarter points and building a 35-0 lead in the third quarter.

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