Mount Sinai’s homecoming weekend celebration kicked off with a girl’s Powder Puff touch football game that pitted the seniors against the juniors in the 13th annual event Oct. 14. The event is run by the student government as a fundraiser that gives money to the senior class as well as local charities according to student government advisor, Roger Cardo.
“Each person you see here paid $3 each or $10 per family and two years ago, we didn’t have it last year, we raised over $4,000,” he said.
Two days later after the pre-game parade the Mustang’s hosted the Babylon Panthers in a Div IV matchup where the Panthers were held scoreless through three quarters of play. Senior running-back James Carretta broke the ice for the Mustangs scoring the opening touchdown off a Devin Carros pass in the opening quarter.
Running-back Michael Trepeta scored on a 31-yarder with 8:21 left in the half followed by Carretta who got the call with a minute left, grinding his way into the endzone for the score.
With Mount Sinai senior Verissimo Pedra’s foot, the Mustangs took a 21-0 lead into the halftime break. Carros on a keeper punched in on short yardage and with Pedra’s kick, who was perfect on the day, put the Mustangs out front 28-0. Babylon found the endzone midway through the 4th quarter for your final 28-7.
Carretta amassed 170 yards rushing on 17 carries and Trepeta carried 11 times for 105 yards in the victory.
The win lifts the Mustangs to 5-1 and are back in action with a road game against cross town rival Miller Place Oct. 23. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
— Photos by Bill Landon