Wayne White leads Glenn to semifinal win over Mount Sinai

Glenn QB Wayne White finds a hole and

Glenn QB Wayne White finds a hole and scores his third TD of the game vs. Mt. Sinai. (Nov. 15, 2013) Photo Credit: Richard T. Slattery

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Redemption is sweet. And as No. 3 Glenn found out first hand, good things come to those who wait.

Sophomore quarterback Wayne White rushed for 124 yards on 19 carries and scored on touchdown runs of 23, 2 and 18 yards as Glenn beat Mount Sinai, 21-14, last night in a Suffolk IV semifinal.

The Knights will meet Babylon for the county championship.

Mount Sinai won the first meeting of last night's semifinalists, 32-14, and it looked as if history would repeat as the Mustangs took a two-touchdown lead.

The Mustangs (7-3) got all the way down to the 15-yard line in the final minutes, but Glenn's defense made the final stop.

The story of the night, however, was how White played in the latter part of the game.

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"Wayne really came of age in the second half," coach Dave Shanahan said. "I'm very proud of him."

Mount Sinai took a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter on a 2-yard run by Mike Cortese, who rushed for 179 yards. Glenn (8-2), however, was far from done. And White knew some adjustments were necessary at halftime.

"We had to mix it up a little more, and it worked," he said. And as they did, something else changed -- the Knights came back.

Glenn's first score came on White's 23-yard touchdown run.

White said that first TD gave him a charge.

Because it did, the quarterback and the rest of Shanahan's squad will reap the benefits.

As for this weekend's championship, the Knights will be looking to avenge a 36-21 loss in their first meeting.

"We can't wait," White said. "They're our rivals . . . We'll get them this time."

For a team bent on revenge, they know a thing or two.

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