The Babylon Panthers forced their way to 6-0 this season in front of a packed house at Coach Williams Field defeated the Mount Sinai Mustangs, 42-7.
The win makes it a Babylon High School record 18-straight victories for the Panthers, dating back to the first game of the 2012 season.
Babylon set the tone for the home game right on the opening kickoff as receiver Eric Schweitzer ran the ball back over 60 yards to put Babylon in prime position. A few plays later in the drive, Babylon quarterback Nick Santorelli found the end zone with a two-yard run and the Panthers were in control 7-0.
"Schweitzer's kick return really set the tone... let them know what we were going to be about today," noted Coach Rick Punzone.
Later in the first quarter, Babylon quarterback Nick Santorelli flung the ball 70 yards to wide receiver Jake Carlock, who committed to Stony Brook University earlier this week, for another touchdown and a 14-0 lead in the first for Babylon.
The Panthers remained in control throughout the first half until the Mustangs did something no other team has done against Babylon – score in the second quarter. Mount Sinai completed a pass for a touchdown with one second left on the game clock, but Babylon still led 28-7 at the half.
The fireworks just continued for Babylon, with two more touchdowns in the third to put the game out of reach for the Mustangs and send the homecoming crowd home happy.
The win clinched a playoff spot for the Panthers, who ended the day a perfect 6-0 in 2013.
The Panthers will finish the regular season in the next two weeks with a home game against Mercy-McGann next week and an away game against East Hampton-Bridgehampton-Pierson in Week Eight.