Babylon Stays Perfect, Rallies From 9 Point Defecit
The Babylon Panthers remained perfect this season, rallying from being down 16-7 at the start of the fourth quarter to win their fourth straight game, 22-16.
The running game led the way for Babylon, with quarterback Nick Santorelli taking the ball a yard to pull the Panthers within two points in the fourth. On the next offensive play, wide receiver Jake Carlock returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown and a two-point conversion sealed the deal for the Panthers.
Carlock also played a superb defensive game, pulling down an interception earlier in the game. Eric Schweitzer also recovered a fumble during the game.
The Panthers now improve to 4-0, tied for first place in Division IV with Mercy and Hampton Bays. Babylon will face Bayport-Blue Point (1-3) next week at 1:30 p.m. in Bayport.
West Babylon Climbs Back to .500 Mark
The West Babylon Eagles soared back into contention with an outstanding come-from-behind victory against Centereach, 40-34.
West Babylon was down 34-19 at one point during the third quarter, but rallied on its running game to take the lead down. Chris Lubin ran for over 220 yards, scoring three touchdowns during the game, but it was quarterback Clifton Melhado, who ran for 150 yards on the day, who cut the lead down to 34-32 with a 37 yard run. Pat Murrell's only carry on the day was huge – a four-yard run into the endzone to put the Eagles up for good.
West Babylon improves to 2-2 on the season, tied for third in Division II. The Eagles will be at home next week for a big in-town matchup with North Babylon (2-2).