In a matchup of teams with perfect records, the Babylon Panthers proved once again why they have been so dominant this season by defeating Hampton Bays at Homecoming, 37-8.
The Panthers' Eric Schweitzer returned the kickoff following the Baymens' only touchdown in the first quarter 87 yards for a touchdown, leading to a 16-8 Babylon lead and all the now 6-0 team would need.
Babylon's offense charged forward during the first half, scoring 30 of its 37 points. In fact, Babylon's offense score 29 straight unanswered points to finish the game.
"I thought we played a very good first half," said Babylon Head Coach Rick Punzone. "Defensively we played as good as we could play." Aside from one screen pass, the Baymen could not mount any long drives against the Panthers' defense.
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Quarterback Nick Santorelli was 8-for-12 on pass attempts for 102 yards and rushed for 40 yards on 8 attempts, helping the team continue pushing down the field on each possession.
Schweitzer had a big game, rushing 94 yards on 12 attempts, scoring 3 touchdowns on the day. Runningback Luke Zappia also had 12 attempts for 78 yards, scoring two touchdowns.
"Our offensive line dominated today," said Punzone. "Today was our first real complete game."
Babylon (6-0) now sits atop Division IV by itself following the win over Hampton Bays and a loss by Mercy yesterday. The Panthers can at least clinch a share of first place with a win next week.
The Babylon Panthers will take on Shoreham-Wading River (5-1) this Friday at home at 6 p.m.