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SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007

NEW YORK STATE CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007


Oatkan Knights rally to defeat
Batavia Blue Devils 20-12 in
2007 opener


Power running attack of Brady Bonacquisti powers second half scoring;
Fenstermaker, Bonacquisti, Whiting, Cosimeno, & Andrews lead the D;
Mike Humphrey registers key interception.

 
Game recap courtesy of Brian Hillabush - Batavia Daily News Sports

LEROY - When you have one of the best players in Section 5 on your team, give him the ball.
That's exactly what the Le Roy football team did in the second half as Brady Bonacquisti had a ton of carries in leading the Oatkan Knights to a 20-12 win over visiting Batavia at Hartwood Park.

"Coach said we were going to do what we like to do and that's run the football," Bonacquisti said. "He said I was going to get 15 or 20 carries if we had to."

Batavia had a 12-0 lead at the half and the Oatkan Knights were determined to give Bonacquisti the ball. He finished the game with 29 carries for 119 yards, most of which came in the second half.

"Brady ran very hard," Le Roy coach Brian Moran said. "We knew he'd run hard. We needed to do what we do and run the football."

 

Le Roy received the second half kickoff and Bonacquisti had seven straight carries and 10 of 11 on a 60-yard scoring drive that was capped off with a Bonacquisti 2-yard scoring plunge.

"I was pretty pumped up," Bonacquisti said. "I didn't say much at halftime, but in my head I knew I was ready to go. I knew we were going to score on our first drive."

Rob Williams had a 35-yard kickoff return, giving the Blue Devils great starting field position, but Batavia went 3-and-out. Le Roy had another long drive late in the third quarter and wound up with a touchdown on a Bonacquisti 4-yard run. The Oatkan Knights converted on a fourth-and-2 on the drive as quarterback Travis Fenstermaker had a 3-yard keeper. The drive was 16 plays for 80 yards and took over seven minutes off the clock. After a penalty moved the extra point attempt back five yards, Fenstermaker kicked it through the uprights, giving Le Roy the 13-12 lead. Batavia failed to convert its first two extra point attempts and Fenstermaker missed his first attempt.

Cabrera had a 33-yard return on the kickoff, but Batavia failed to score again. After Williams had
a 16-yard run and a false start penalty, Mike Humphrey picked off a Williams pass attempt to give Le Roy the ball at its own 20-yard line. Williams was locked in on Cabrera on the first-and-15 play and Humphrey had the interception from the minute it left Williams' hand.

Le Roy struggled to move the ball and had to punt it away on the ensuing drive. With just under 3 1/2 minutes left in the game, Batavia was pressing. The Blue Devils had a 7-yard loss on a run and another penalty - their ninth of the game - and turned the ball over on downs at the Batavia 21.

Fenstermaker threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Alexander with 26 seconds left on the clock. Williams returned the kickoff 30 yards to the Batavia 45-yard line, but time ran out on Batavia before a drive could get going.

   
Things were very different in the first half of the game as the Blue Devils played near-perfect football, gaining 210 yards compared to Le Roy's 59.The Batavia offensive line dominated Le Roy's and the Blue Devil skill players came up huge.

Batavia's first score came in the middle of the first half after Cabrera made a spectacular catch and turned it into a 53-yard gain. Williams scored on a 5-yard keeper with about nine minutes left in the first half.

Ian Humphrey fumbled on Le Roy's first play on the next drive and Brian Ace recovered it for Batavia. Cabrera touched the ball on four consecutive plays and Williams wound up scoring on a 15-yard run, giving the Blue Devils a 12-0 lead.

The biggest play of the game wound up happening on the next Le Roy drive, and it may end up being the reasonthe Oatkan Knights keep their 40 game home win streak alive.

Fenstermaker clearly lateraled a ball to his receiver, but it was ruled an incomplete pass. Cabrera had picked up the ball and was on his way to the end zone when the play was whistled dead.

"We can't change what we can't control," Geiger said. "We can't control an official's call. We need to accept that it was the call and move on from there."

"There are some things you can't control," Cabrera said. "I'm not going to say the ref was wrong. It's hard to watch what's going on and catch something real quick. If I were looking at it, I'd rule it a fumble."

Batavia starts the year 0-1, but should consider the loss a huge moral victory. The Blue Devils will play at Greece Arcadia at 2 p.m. next Saturday.

"I'm very proud of these kids," Batavia coach Dan Geiger said. "They came out against a great team and gave them a game. I couldn't ask for more out of these kids."

Le Roy starts 1-0 and will be at Letchworth in a rematch of last season's Class C title game.

"It really is (a wakeup call)," Bonacquisti said of Friday's game. "We know we can lose any game when the other team plays like that. They are a really good team."
   
 


LeRoy Knights Stats courtesy of the accounting firm,
B. Mase Associates LLC


Friday, August 31, 2007 (07:30 PM)
Non-league game at Hartwood Park, LeRoy NY
Monroe County/Livingston County

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 20, Batavia Blue Devils 12

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Batavia Blue Devils 0 12 0 0 12
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 0 0 6 14 20

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
Bat
LeR
Batavia
2
8:57
#1 Robert Williams 5 yd run
6
0
Batavia
2
5:03
#1 Robert Williams 16 yd run
12
0
LeRoy
3
7:19
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 2 yd run
12
6
LeRoy
4
11:04
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 4 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
12
13
LeRoy
4
0:26
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 16 yd pass to #24 Andrew Alexander (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
12
20

Team stats Batavia LeRoy
First downs 11 16
Rushing yardage 137 200
Pass completions - attempts 6-12 5-9
Passing yardage 102 48
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 0-1 1-0
Total plays 39 61
Total offense 239 248
Fumbles - lost 1-1 3-1
Penalties - yards 9-50 4-20
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 18:53 29:07
3rd down efficiency 3 for 7 8 for 15
4th down efficiency 1 for 3 3 for 3
Punts - average 1-44.0 4-25.8


Batavia

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Robert Williams 11 71 6.5 16 2
#82 J.J. Cabrera 7 37 5.3 15 0
#32 Gator Godlove 2 17 8.5 15 0
#31 Brian Ace 7 12 1.7 9 0
Total: 27 137 5.1 16 2
  LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 29 118 4.1 20 2
#21 Ian Humphrey 15 58 3.9 12 0
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 6 12 2.0 5 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 10 10.0 10 0
#28 Chris Andrews 1 2 2.0 2 0
Total: 52 200 3.8 20 2

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Robert Williams 6 11 102 0 1
#82 J.J. Cabrera 0 1 0 0 0
Total: 6 12 102 0 1
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 5 9 48 1 0

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#82 J.J. Cabrera 3 76 25.3 53 0
#32 Gator Godlove 2 22 11.0 20 0
#4 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total: 6 102 17.0 53 0
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#24 Andrew Alexander 2 20 10.0 16 1
#82 Jourdain Holly 1 20 20.0 20 0
#22 Nathan Larson 1 10 10.0 10 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Total: 5 48 9.6 20 1

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#32 Gator Godlove 1 1 0 0
#31 Brian Ace 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 1 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#21 Ian Humphrey 2 1 1 0
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 1 0 0 0
#70 Chuck Brandes 0 0 1 0
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 0 0 1 0
Total: 3 1 3 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 0 0 0 2 2

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#82 J.J. Cabrera 1 44 44.0 44 0
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 4 103 25.8 36 1

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#82 J.J. Cabrera 3 126 42.0 45
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 4 171 42.8 46

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Robert Williams 3 75 25.0 35 0
#82 J.J. Cabrera 1 33 33.0 33 0
Total: 4 108 27.0 35 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#7 Mike Humphrey 2 47 23.5 24 0
#21 Ian Humphrey 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total: 3 47 15.7 24 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#82 J.J. Cabrera 1 14 14.0 14 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#32 Gator Godlove 10 0 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Ryan Nanni 9 3 0.0 0.5 0
#31 Brian Ace 8 2 0.0 2.0 0
#20 Marquis Saddler 7 0 0.0 1.0 0
#82 J.J. Cabrera 6 0 0.0 0.0 0
#58 Daniel Bailey 5 3 0.0 0.0 0
#14 Brandon Cina 4 0 0.0 1.0 0
#68 Adam Hausfelder 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#55 Mike Marchese 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#1 Robert Williams 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#56 Joe Stackowski 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#74 Matt Hoye 2 2 0.0 0.5 0
#99 Theodore Hill 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#85 Martin Logan 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#69 Kris Bartz 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 65 14 0.0 5.0 0
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 7 1 0.0 1.0 0
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 7 2 0.0 0.0 0
#78 John Whiting 6 3 0.0 1.0 0
#31 Kory Cosimeno 6 2 0.0 0.0 0
#28 Chris Andrews 6 2 0.0 1.0 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 3 0 0.0 0.0 1
#79 Marcus Epps 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#65 Ben Carlie 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#77 Joe Carubia 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#70 Chuck Brandes 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#24 Andrew Alexander 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#41 Greg Elmore 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#60 Josh Casper 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#54 Travis Pangrazio 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#82 Jourdain Holly 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 48 16 0.0 3.0 1

 


 



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DE John Whiting fires up the Knights with a big hit.

LB Chris Andrews (28) initiates a gang-tackle that leads to a Batavia fumble.

Andrews beats his blocker to nail the Batavia QB.

LB Kory Cosimeno (31) and Marcus Epps (79) stop shifty J.J. Cabrera.

QB Travis Fenstermaker hooks up with WR Nate Larson for a nice gain.

WR Mike Humphrey takes a quick Fenstermaker toss down field.

Rugged FB Brady Bonacquisti literally bowls over the Batavia D.

TE Jourdain Holly takes a pass in the flats and heads for contact.

Bonacquisti wins the battle of inertia for a LeRoy 1st down.

RB Ian Humphrey follows a great line push for nice yardage.

Bonacquisti continues to be unstoppable, this time off tackle.

Bonacquisti takes it around end to knot the score at 12.

Safety Mike Humphrey intercepts a pass late to kill a Blue Devils' drive.

RB Ian Humphrey darts through a huge hole created by his O line.

Flanker Andrew Alexander collects his first varsity TD from QB Travis Fenstermaker.