Football Digest: Babylon Downs Glenn, W. Babylon Falls

The Babylon Panthers took out a bit of revenge for last year's semifinal game against Glenn.

Babylon High School

The Babylon Panthers had a bigger challenge after last week's , but climbed the hill and avenged their semifinals loss to John Glenn last season with a 17-14 victory in Elwood on Friday evening.

The Panthers (2-0) took the lead on a 28-yard field goal by kicker Alex Malhas with less than a minute left, giving Babylon a big win in the early season.

Babylon opened the scoring in the game with a 11 yard pass to Ray Wardell from quarterback Nick Santorelli in the first quarter. Glenn answered back in the second with their own 15 yard pass to tie the game up. The Panthers' Brian Los Kamp ran in a two-yard touchdown to put Babylon up 14-7 before another Glenn touchdown tied the game at 14 in the fourth.

Babylon is tied with Hampton Bays, Mercy, Mount Sinai and Stony Brook for first in Division IV with a perfect 2-0 record. Glenn falls to 0-2 on the season.

West Babylon High School

The West Babylon Eagles had another rough week, losing a tough matchup with East Islip 41-6.

The Eagles (0-2) lost the previous week's matchup with Riverhead 42-0 and did not score their first points of the season until East Islip had mounted a 41-0 lead in the fourth. West Babylon quarterback Clifton Melhado ran the ball six yards in to record the touchdown.

West Babylon is tied with Centereach, Copiague, Half Hallow Hills West and Smithtown West for last place in Division II.

North Babylon High School

The North Babylon Bulldogs powered through another team this week, taking the "W" over Centereach on Saturday, 32-14.

The Bulldogs (2-0) used an offensive explosion in the second quarter to dominate Centereach, scoring 25 points alone in the quarter. The offensive domination was capped by a 21 yard run by Melijah Purvis, scoring his third and final touchdown of the day to give North Babylon a 32-7 lead.

Purvis led the Bulldogs' offense with 152 yards rushing on 16 carries, scoring 3 touchdowns.

North Babylon is tied with East Islip, Newfield, Smithtown East and West Islip for first place in Division II.


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