The Babylon Panthers varsity football team just keeps truckin', riding a big game from runningback Eric Schweitzer to take their fifth straight victory this season, 36-21 over Glenn.
Schweitzer, a senior, helped the Panthers storm back from a 14-0 first quarter deficit to take the win. Given the ball 23 times during the game, Schweitzer led all rushers with 163 yards and three touchdowns, including a one-yard run in the second quarter to help put Babylon back on top 15-14.
Schweitzer came out even stronger during the second half, producing a 32-yard run that gave the Panthers a 21-14 lead and running in a two-point conversion in the third for a 29-21 lead.
Wide receiver Jake Carlock, also a senior, helped complement the running game with a big game himself, totaling five catches for 78 yards with a touchdown scored.
Quarterback Nick Santorelli, the play calling senior, had an off-day by passing only 6-of-14 for 98 yards with one touchdown pass to Carlock, but supplied enough on the ground. Santorelli ran 61 yards over 14 attempts with his own rushing touchdown to help surge the come-from-behind win.
The win is Babylon's fifth straight this season, and 17th in a row dating back to the 2012 season.
The Panthers will face a big-time task next week at home as Mount Sinai (4-1) visits at 2 p.m. on October 19.