CANISTEO – It was a tight affair for Canisteo-Greenwood and Pembroke early on. Both teams picked up a pair of first half touchdowns to settle with a 14-14 tie at halftime.
In the second half, the Redskins had all the momentum, as from the third quarter forward, Canisteo-Greenwood’s offense was relentless behind Bradley Cheek and his pair of big runs to power the Redskins to victory with a 48-14 win over Pembroke Friday evening.
The Redskins (4-2) scored 14 unanswered points to start the night, leading 7-0 after the first quarter behind a 13-yard touchdown pass from Roque Santiago to Jon Davis. Santiago then found the end zone himself on a goal-line keeper. Pembroke responded to even the score at halftime, as Trevor Vaughn ran in from 41 yards away on a David Colby touchdown throw. On defense, Jordan Brown returned a 57-yard pick-six off Santiago.
After the break, Canisteo-Greenwood entered shutdown mode, as the Redskins pulled away behind a 34-0 outscoring of the Dragons in the second half. Twenty of those points came in the third quarter on the ground, as Cheek, Davis and Justin Becker on long carries, the longest being an 85-yard run by Davis to give the Redskins a 35-14 lead entering the fourth.
The Redskins added more insurance on the board in the final 12 minutes of play, as Cheek found the end zone on a 55-yard run before Jacob Houghtaling scored just over two minutes later from 17 yards out to close the game.
Becker led all rushers with 16 carries for 134 yards and a touchdown. Davis rushed six times for 92 yards and two total scores, while Cheek totaled 85 yards. Under center, Santiago went 9-of-13 for 118 yards, and two scores. On defense, Curtis Quick led with nine tackles, while Dakoeta Walters had five.
The Redskins close out the regular season next week at home, as they host Cuba-Rushford.
Bishop Kearney 26, Bolivar-Richburg 6
IRONDEQUOIT – Riley Danaher got the Wolverines on the board first in the second quarter. But Bishop Kearney took over by posting 26 unanswered points, 20 of them coming in the second half to pull away to a 26-6 home win on Saturday.
“The kids gave it everything they had, and they left it out there. The fact that we were tied at halftime, it says a lot about this team,” B-R coach Steve Smith said. “Going into the half against a team where they gave Hornell everything they handled, we played pretty good. We got worn down in the second half, but I loved the effort. I wish we played this way all season, we would have a completely different record. Maybe this is the spark we need to finish the season strong.”
Danaher’s score for Bolivar-Richburg (1-5) came after a scoreless first quarter between the Wolverines and Kings, as he finished off a drive from one yard out after Riley McDonald managed to collect the interception to set it all up.
On the ensuing drive however, Bishop Kearney tied the game at the half after Avier Ross completed an 11-yard touchdown to Jamir Davis. In the second half, the touchdowns kept coming.
This time, all three scores came on the ground, as Nathan Carter provided a pair in between a Jawaan Perry 14-yard touchdown to seal up the game for good behind 302 yards worth of offense.
“Their opening drive in the second half, and it wore us out with some inside passes and runs,” said Smith. “There were no huge plays. I was worried about that, but we did a great job containing them. They’re a good team. Not many people understand what Bishop Kearney has, and they’re the best we’ve seen all season with their quickness.”
Danaher finished with 45 yards under center with his touchdown, and interception for the Wolverines, who now return home for their final game of the regular season at Dunsmore-Latimer Field next Friday against Notre Dame-Batavia.
“We may be 1-5, but we’re playing some great football. We had some great chances this season, and I like where we are despite the record,” Smith said. “We’re getting better, and it’s been a little bit of a hallmark at the end of the season. I’m interested to see what more Notre Dame has. They’re big up front, and Bishop Kearney was too. Hopefully we can play with the same intensity that we had today.”
Bolivar-Richburg 0 6 0 0 – 6 Bishop Kearney 0 6 14 6 – 26
Scoring Summary 1st None 2nd B-R – Riley Danaher 1-yard run, 2-pts failed (6-0 B-R) BK – Jamir Davis 11-yard pass from Avier Ross, 2-pts failed (6-6 tie) 3rd BK – Nathan Carter 3-yard run, 2-pts good (14-6 BK) BK – Jawaan Perry 14-yard run, 2-pts failed (20-6 BK) 4th BK – Nathan Carter 2-yard run, 2-pts failed (26-6 BK)
Total Yards: B-R 105, BK 302. Passing: B-R 45, BK 92. Rushing: B-R 60, BK 210. First Downs: B-R 10, BK 21. Turnovers: B-R 1, BK 1. Penalties: B-R 5-41, BK 5-81. Punts: B-R 3-37, BK 1-13.
St. Mary’s, 41 Dansville 12
DANSVILLE — On Friday night at Ralph Clements Field the start of the night was celebratory on Senior Night, however the finish (from a Mustang standpoint) was forgettable as St. Mary’s went home with their first win of the season in a 41-12 triumph over the homestanding Mustangs.
Dylan Race went 13-of-22 passing for 183 yards with a TD and two INTs. Dylan Race also had 16 carries for 76 yards. Trevor Shotwell had nine carries for 36 yards, while Ryan Carnevale busted one carry for 73 yards and a score.
Brody Stone had two catches for 64 yards, while Ryan Carnevale had four catches for 55 yards and another TD. Billy Barret (29 yards) and Logan Young (nine yards) both had two catches.
Karam Ali had nine tackles with a sack. Trevor Shotwell, Elliot Mapes, John Wilkinson and Derek Bell had six tackles. Dylan Race and Ryan Carnevale (fumble recovery) each had five tackles. Brody Stone (forced fumble) had three and Shane Crandall (fumble recovery) had two.
Dansville (3-3) visits Dundee on Saturday.
Wayland-Cohocton 62, Red Jacket 6
COHOCTON — There were a lot of reasons to celebrate at the Elsie Tripp Sports Complex on Friday night. It was the start of the annual Cohocton Fall Foliage Festival, it was Homecoming and it was Senior Night all rolled into one.
The excitement certainly motivated coach Darren Knapp’s Wayland-Cohocton football team who came out and ripped Red Jacket by a convincing count of 62-6 on the gridiron.
The Eagles flapped their wings early as Way-Coh engineered a 10 play drive that culminated in a 5 yard touchdown run by Connor Englert that opened the scoring. That score didn’t last long as the Indians ran and 80 yard touchdown in their next possession knotting things up at 6-6. From there on, Way-Coh ripped off the next 56 points unanswered.
The Eagles were getting it done through the air and on the ground. Connor Englert went up top & hit Brandon DeGuarde for an 80 yard bomb to double Way-Coh’s lead (12-6). Early in the 2nd period Way-Coh put together a nice drive that saw Connor Englert race it in from the 3. Brandon DeGuarde’s conversion run made it 20-6. Just before halftime the defense got in on the scoring. Red Jacket fumbled the ball away when Cole Mahlenbacher nailed the ball carrier and forced a fumble. D’Andre Green scooped it up and ran 20 yards for a touchdown making the score 28-6 at the half.
The second half saw more of the same as Wayland-Cohocton opened things up with a 52 yard run by Brandon DeGuarde for a TD pushing it to 42-6. In their next possession, it was like “instant replay” although this one was for 81 yards as DeGuarde broke loose again and it was 48-6. In the end of the 3rd, the “D” stepped up as Colton Wood would intercept a Red Jacket pass and take it into the end zone from 23 yards out and it was 56-6 heading into the 4th. Way-Coh back-up quarterback and cornerback Thomas Mead intercepted a pass and ran it to the Red Jacket 10 yard line. Moments later Mead would break through on an 11 TD run to seal it at 62-6.
DeGuarde had 15 carries for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Connor Englert had 5 carries for 19 yards, a pair of touchdowns and a conversion. Passing Englert was 9-15 for 219 yards and a touchdown. DeGuarde was the top receiver with threecatches for 106 yards and a touchdown. Green had four grabs for 81 yards.
Defensively Izzy McClure had 13 tackles and one for a loss. Derek Cheasman had nine stops. Cole Mehlenbacher had three tackles for a loss, a forced fumble and a sack.
Wayland-Cohocton (4-2) visits Leroy at Hartwood Park on Friday night in the final regular season game for the year.