When Mount Sinai marched down the field and finished an 11-play, 55-yard drive to tie the game at 14 with 4:58 remaining in the fourth quarter, panic was the furthest thing from the Glenn sideline.
"Me and [quarterback Wayne White] were going up to each other and we were both saying to each other, 'we have five minutes,'" said running back Chris Forsberg. "This is plenty of time. We are going to score. We knew it was going to happen and we made it happen."
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And all it took was one play. Well, two.
On the first play from scrimmage, White ran for what he thought was a go-ahead 62-yard touchdown -- until a yellow hankie and a holding penalty erased that.
No worries. Forsberg made up those 62 yards and then some when he busted up the middle, cut to the left sideline and ran up field for a 72-yard touchdown on the following play to give Glenn a 21-14 victory that secured the No. 2 seed for the Knights in the Suffolk IV playoffs.
"I just saw my lineman getting down field, getting bodies on bodies," said Forsberg, who finished the game with 140 yards on 14 attempts. "I knew I had to just make the right cuts, get to the sideline and make a play."
The Mustangs (6-2) tied the game at 14 on R.J. Voos' 25-yard pass on fourth-and-17 to Andrew Fiore. The Knights (7-1) sacked Voos seven times, including three by Damien Caffrey and two by Dareus Smith.
Caffrey and Smith each recorded sacks on the drive immediately following Glenn's final score. Mt. Sinai decided to punt on third-and-38 and forced a three-and-out on defense. The Mustangs took over from their own 22-yard line with 1:12 remaining and moved the ball to midfield, but White intercepted a last-second desperation pass.
"We were just playing with heart," said lineman Edwin Rubio, who had a team-leading 10 tackles and a sack. "That's what we were telling each other to just go out there and play as hard as you can and that's how we were getting it done."
White ran for Glenn's first two scores -- starting with a 28-yard scamper on a designed QB run down the right sideline to cap off an 8-play, 64-yard opening drive. He then scored on a 15-yard read option run in the second quarter.
"It was a huge hole," said White, who ran for 138 yards on eight attempts. "There was no one there so I just ran my fastest to get through and made a play."
Mt. Sinai's Michael Carniero's 5-yard touchdown in the second quarter capped off a 17-play, 74-yard drive spanning 9:45 to tie the game at 7.
With the win, Glenn positions itself for two potential home playoff games.
"We're gonna step it up another level," Smith said. "It gives us a great feeling inside when we come out with a big win and know we can be in tight games and work it out."