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Zach Wolfe, Mike Cortese rush for 200-plus yards each as Mount Sinai rolls to win over East Hampton

Mt. Sinai's Zach Wolfe gains yardage during the

Mt. Sinai's Zach Wolfe gains yardage during the first quarter. (Sept. 22, 2012) Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

The Mount Sinai offensive line doubled its pleasure yesterday. For the first time in school history, the Mustangs had two halfbacks rush for more than 200 yards each in a game.

Zach Wolfe and Mike Cortese might want to buy the O-line lunch Friday.

Wolfe rushed for 255 yards and two touchdowns, and Cortese had 237 yards and two scores as Mount Sinai rallied to run past East Hampton, 41-14, Thursday night in a Suffolk IV opener.

Mount Sinai outscored East Hampton, 28-7, in the second half. Trailing 14-13 with 8:41 left in the third quarter, Wolfe went around right end behind the blocks of tackle Bryan Reed and tight end Joe Vella for a 65-yard touchdown run and a 21-14 lead.

On the Mustangs' next possession, Cortese took an inside handoff, followed key blocks from center Justin Berger and left guard Nick Kelly, and raced untouched for a 58-yard TD.

"We got off to a horrendous start with nine penalties, including false starts and holding calls," Mount Sinai coach Vinnie Ammirato said. "We changed our blocking scheme. They were taking away our sweep. It opened up the trap for Cortese and gave us more of a 1-2 punch in the second half."

Needless to say it made the 1 hour, 45-minute bus ride home comfortable.

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