Wildcats Take Down Cougars

Senior speedster Gerald Riley is picture perfect as he crosses the goal line.
Senior speedster Gerald Riley is picture perfect as he crosses the goal line.
Senior center Joe Ward, also the Wildcats kicker, readies the snap to quarterback Sean McEntee.
Senior center Joe Ward, also the Wildcats kicker, readies the snap to quarterback Sean McEntee.
On defense, Gerald Riley (42) slows the cougar runner as teammates Savion Black (51), Chris Olberding (36), Jahmaal Hall (74), Gerson Cruz (68) and Jay Wells (50) close in.
On defense, Gerald Riley (42) slows the cougar runner as teammates Savion Black (51), Chris Olberding (36), Jahmaal Hall (74), Gerson Cruz (68) and Jay Wells (50) close in.
Senior Terhon Legros, behind powerful blocking, crashes into the end zone.
Senior Terhon Legros, behind powerful blocking, crashes into the end zone.
Junior Jaron Batts, show his explosive style as he heads for another big gain.
Junior Jaron Batts, show his explosive style as he heads for another big gain.
Nykwon Harrison, a senior, on one of his many big gains on the day.
Nykwon Harrison, a senior, on one of his many big gains on the day.
The next generation, led by Juniors Sean McEntee (5), Sam Pellicia (83) and Andrew Frazier (33) saw extensive playing time in the second half.
The next generation, led by Juniors Sean McEntee (5), Sam Pellicia (83) and Andrew Frazier (33) saw extensive playing time in the second half.
Junior running back Mike Malerba (43) sets-up his blockers for a first down.
Junior running back Mike Malerba (43) sets-up his blockers for a first down.

The Wildcat Football team captured an impressive win this past Saturday with a dominating performance over the Centereach Cougars. The Wildcats fired on all cylinders with everything working in the right direction.

“Junior Sean McEntee really stepped it up on the field showing great leadership,” said coach Robin Rosa. “The offensive line did what they were supposed to by giving their QB protection and opening holes for the running backs.” McEntee threw his first touchdown pass capping a special day for the junior.

“I really like how the scoring was spread around to many different guys today,” said Rosa.  It was the seniors who did the scoring, leading with Jaron Batts who had 2 touchdowns on the day, Gerald Reilly, and Terhon Legros all adding to the final score of 31-7.

“Our defense has been strong all year and played exceptionally well today,” said Rosa. The defense, led Savion Black, Jay Wells, Chris Olberding, Gerson Cruz, and Jahmaal Hall all punished the cougars, suffocating any attempt at gaining yardage.

The win was the Wildcats second on the season.  Their final game of the year is senior day, this Saturday at 2PM on Whitman’s home turf.

NEWSDAY Scoring Summary:

Scoring: W - Batts 56 pass from McEnte (Ward kick) W - Riley 14 run (Ward kick) W - Legros 3 run (Legros run) W - Batts 33 run (Ward kick) W - (White tackled in end zone) C - Acklerly 1 run

Highlights: Whitman 31, Centereach 7: Jaron Batts ran for 70 yards and a touchdown on eight carries and also caught a 56-yard touchdown pass to lead Whitman (2-5) in Division II. Batts, who ran a fly pattern, caught Sean McEnte's pass on Whitman's first drive of the game early in the first quarter. Batts' rushing TD came in the third quarter when he broke a 33-yard run to put Whitman ahead 29-0. Linebacker Savion Black led Whitman with nine tackles and two sacks. Gerson Cruz had five tackles and three sacks at defensive tackle.

Passing
Whitman

Sean McEnte () 1/1 for 56 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT, 0 Int

Receiving
Whitman

Jaron Batts () 1 receptions for 56 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

 

Rushing
Whitman

Jaron Batts () 8 attempts for 70 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

Terhon Legros () 5 attempts for 20 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

Gerald Riley () 1 attempt for 14 yards, 1 TDs, 0 PAT

 

Defense
Whitman

Terhon Legros () 1 interceptions, 0 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered

Savion Black () 0 interceptions, 2 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered

Gerson Cruz () 0 interceptions, 3 sacks, 0 fumbles recovered