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.
"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.