MAHOPAC, N.Y. – The Mahopac football team knew what they needed to do in order to be competitive against crosstown rival Carmel last Friday night on Senior Night.
But like the best of plans, it all fell apart when the game started, as Carmel forced turnovers on each of Mahopac’s first three possessions and converted all of them into touchdowns, on the way to a historic 52-14 victory. Carmel put 39 points on the board in the first half.
It was the largest margin of victory in Carmel coach Todd Cayea’s 27 meetings vs. Mahopac. For Cayea, it was career win No. 150.
Carmel (6-1) won its sixth consecutive game, and is headed for the Class AA playoffs. Mahopac (2-5) will play matchup games for the final two weeks of the season, and was set to travel to play North Rockland (4-3) Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Indians senior quarterback Jack Carey connected with Vin Bastone on a first-half TD, and Carey added a 28-yard rushing TD in the second half for the Indians’ only scores.
Senior James Cox led the Rams’ rushing game with 159 yards and four touchdowns on 16 carries.