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SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007

NEW YORK STATE CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007


Knights win thriller over
Hornell Red Raiders 21-14

Ian Humphrey's TD with 44 seconds remaining caps win over #4 state-ranked
Class B power Hornell; Mike Humphrey has 2 INTs for the second straight game
while grabbing 4 passes/88 yds/ TD; Travis Fenstermaker completes first regular
season at QB at 7-0; Brady Bonacquisti, Marcus Epps, John Whiting, and Chris
Andrews stellar on defense while limiting Section V's all-time rusher David Zapata
to less than 100 yards.

Game recap by Dan Enright for the Batavia Daily News

HORNELL - Some may refer to it as an upset, but for the Oatkan Knights, their 21-14 win over the Hornell Red Raiders was just another LeRoy classic victory, and the cap to an undefeated regular season.

"I think LeRoy is a state championship caliber team," Hornell's Gene Mastin said. "They were very impressive last week against Cal-Mum; they've been impressive in every game that they've played. They've got a great mix of run and pass on offense and they're very physical on defense, probably as physical as any team in Section V."

Physical was the name of the Oatkan Knight's game, as their stingy defense - which has allowed only 68 points in seven games - held Section V's All-time leading rusher David Zapata to 80-yards on just 18 touches.

"They were great defensively," added Mastin, who has the third most wins in Section V history. "The real difference was ball control. They just have a great defense."

After a scoreless first quarter, LeRoy lit up the scoreboards first on a 5-yard Brady Bonacquisti run that was capped off on an extra point kick from junior Travis Fenstermaker.

The Oatkan Knights extended their lead to 14 when field general Fenstermaker found Mike Humphrey from 39-yards out for LeRoy's second score of the contest, and closed out the first half with a 14-0 lead.

Hornell mirrored LeRoy's second quarter action, and rolled up 14 of their own points starting with a 71-yard touchdown scamper from 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior quarterback D.J. Schwartz, and was finalized with an Eric Davidson boot for the point after attempt. Red Raider senior Zapata steamrolled by defenders for Hornell's second score on an elusive 33-yard run, and a Davidson kick knotted the game at 14 apiece to close out the third chapter.

The fourth quarter proved to be purely a battle in the trenches. The Oatkan Knights, primarily known for their explosive offense that has piled up 266 total points this season, proved that their defense is just as authoritative. Although Zapata, a team captain, earned his 77th career touchdown and climbed the rushing ladder to ninth all-time in the state with 5,830-yards, LeRoy allowed only 208 total yards, forced four punts, and permitted only eight first downs while limiting the Red Raiders to 55-yards through the air.

With 44 ticks left in regulation, LeRoy earned their seventh win of the season on the crisp, autumn night when Ian Humphrey bolted in the go-ahead score from 15-yards out, and a Fenstermaker kick sealed the deal.

Humphrey, a 5-foot-11 junior, finished the night with 63-yards on 18 carries; Fenstermaker completed eight of 13 passes for 110-yards, and the Oatkan Knight offense piled up 285-yards on 65 plays. Brady Bonacquisti notched 78-yards on 24 carries to help the Knights maintain nearly an 11-minute advantage in time of possession over Hornell. Fenstermaker picked up 30-yards on 7 carries.

As Livingston 1 Division champions, Hornell (6-1) will hold the No. 1 seed for the Class B Sectionals, and will host the Palmyra-Macedon Red Raiders (3-3) at home Oct. 19 with kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

LeRoy, who is the Livingston 2 Division champions, carries the No. 1 seed into the Class C Sectionals, and will host their first round game Oct. 19.

 


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


Saturday, October 13, 2007 (07:00 PM)
League game at Maplewood Park, Hornell NY
Livingston County Division I/II Crossover

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 21, Hornell Red Raiders 14

Score 1 2 3 4 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 0 14 0 7 21
Hornell Red Raiders 0 0 14 0 14

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LeR
Hor
LeRoy
2
10:11
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 5 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
7
0
LeRoy
2
1:26
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 39 yd pass to #7 Mike Humphrey (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
14
0
Hornell
3
10:55
#13 D.J. Schwartz 71 yd run (#85 Eric Davidson kick)
14
7
Hornell
3
3:31
#23 David Zapata 33 yd run (#85 Eric Davidson kick)
14
14
LeRoy
4
0:44
#21 Ian Humphrey 15 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
21
14

Team stats LeRoy Hornell
First downs 17 8
Rushing yardage 175 153
Pass completions - attempts 8-13 7-18
Passing yardage 110 55
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 1-0 0-2
Total plays 65 44
Total offense 285 208
Fumbles - lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties - yards 2-10 5-30
Defensive sacks - yards lost 1-9 0-0
Time of possession 29:16 18:44
3rd down efficiency 7 for 15 5 for 11
4th down efficiency 3 for 5 0 for 1
Punts - average 3-39.0 4-25.8

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 24 78 3.3 5 1
#21 Ian Humphrey 18 63 3.5 15 1
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 7 30 4.3 13 0
#31 Kory Cosimeno 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total: 52 175 3.4 15 2
  Hornell

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 David Zapata 18 80 4.4 33 1
#13 D.J. Schwartz 6 70 11.7 71 1
#2 Tim McHale 1 4 4.0 4 0
#43 Brett Maiello 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
Total: 26 153 5.9 71 2

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 8 13 110 1 0
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#13 D.J. Schwartz 7 17 55 0 1
#43 Brett Maiello 0 1 0 0 1
Total: 7 18 55 0 2

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#7 Mike Humphrey 4 88 22.0 39 1
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 2 16 8.0 10 0
#85 Josh Risewick 1 9 9.0 9 0
#21 Ian Humphrey 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
Total: 8 110 13.8 39 1
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#11 Ryne Hunt 2 20 10.0 17 0
#20 Anthony Acor 2 17 8.5 9 0
#3 Josh Snowden 2 15 7.5 10 0
#43 Brett Maiello 1 3 3.0 3 0
Total: 7 55 7.9 17 0

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 1 1 0 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#23 David Zapata 1 0 0 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 0 0 0 3 3
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#85 Eric Davidson 0 0 0 2 2

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 3 117 39.0 45 2
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#85 Eric Davidson 4 103 25.8 40 0

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#78 John Whiting 2 63 31.5 34
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 1 40 40.0 40
Total: 3 103 34.3 40
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#85 Eric Davidson 3 167 55.7 57

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#21 Ian Humphrey 3 49 16.3 25 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#5 Brad Lawson 1 3 3.0 3 0
#43 Brett Maiello 1 3 3.0 3 0
#20 Anthony Acor 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total: 3 6 2.0 3 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 9 1 0.0 0.0 0
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 6 1 0.0 0.0 0
#79 Marcus Epps 6 4 0.0 0.0 0
#78 John Whiting 6 3 0.0 1.0 0
#28 Chris Andrews 5 1 1.0 3.0 0
#31 Kory Cosimeno 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 4 1 0.0 0.0 2
#21 Ian Humphrey 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#70 Chuck Brandes 2 2 0.0 0.0 0
#51 Jordan Casper 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 47 16 1.0 4.0 2
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#37 Nate Brown 14 8 0.0 1.0 0
#71 Fran Matacale 9 5 0.0 0.0 0
#21 Jesse DellaPenna 8 1 0.0 1.0 0
#40 Steve Hanrahan 8 4 0.0 1.0 0
#63 Doug Drew 7 1 0.0 0.0 0
#20 Anthony Acor 5 3 0.0 0.0 0
#11 Ryne Hunt 5 0 0.0 2.0 0
#35 Justin Haynes 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#75 Adam Eason 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#2 Tim McHale 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#13 D.J. Schwartz 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#12 Jamie Fleischman 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#58 Keith Cone 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#26 Josh Drew 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#45 Justin Recktenwald 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#56 Zach Smith 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#60 Steve Nichols 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#43 Brett Maiello 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 73 30 0.0 5.0 0


Raiders hope to cap perfect
season tonight vs. LeRoy

by DERRICK BALINSKY - Hornell Herald Tribune Sports Editor

Last week the Hornell Red Raiders scored touchdowns on their first three consecutive possessions en route to a 35-13 victory, their fifth straight Livingston County Division I championship and the No. 1 overall seed for the upcoming Section V, Class B playoffs.

Hornell has one last box to check off on its to-do list and a Livingston County crossover victory over the LeRoy Oatkan Knights would accomplish that task - the perfect regular season, a stretch of seven wins without a loss.

"The perfect season is certainly a goal for everybody," HHS head coach Gene Mastin said. "It isn't the emotional letdown from last week that we're concerned about. We were just so physically spent after that game that we didn't start to look like a football team again until Wednesday. We have not practiced in full pads all week. At this point of the season that is less significant than most people would want to believe, but we're really in a position where we need to get the players back in physical condition to play. Normally the players have two days, although we do lift weights Saturday, both Saturday and Sunday are part of the recovery period. With just one day of recovery time we had to hit the ground running. It's been a challenge to get ourselves around, but even with that the reward of a 7-0 season is enough to drive these players.

"Right now our team has a lot of confidence," Mastin continued. "They work well in practice and in the last two games - HF-L and Bath - we've played very well. It's getting to the point where we're hopefully hitting our stride as we head for postseason competition."

LeRoy has appeared to been in stride all season long. It's scored an average of just over 43 points each week, while giving up exactly seven defensively. Three weeks ago the Knights let it all hang out in a 52-14 victory over Canisteo-Greenwood. They put up all 52 of their points in the first half, employing the use of two onsides kicks, several two-point conversions and a 75-yard kick-off return along the way. But according to Mastin there's more to LeRoy than running up the score on the Canisteo-Greenwoods, Cuba-Rushfords and Wellsvilles of Livingston County Division II football - much more.

"I think LeRoy is a state championship caliber team," Mastin said. "They were very impressive last week against Cal-Mum, they've been impressive in every game that they've played. They've got a great mix of run and pass on offense and they're very physical on defense, probably as physical as any team in Section V. It's a great preparation for us going into sectionals because this will really get us ready to play the physical teams like Geneva."

While scoring early and often are at the top of any team's agenda, points may come at a premium in this evening's game.

"LeRoy is the best defensive team that we're going to see. To expect to score on our first three possessions would be way too cocky," Mastin said. "It would be nice, but it will be a real challenge to do. With LeRoy's run defense being as solid as it is we anticipate putting the ball in the air a little bit more this week. We really ran the ball well last week, but it was the passing game that opened everything up."

Turnovers could also factor into tonight's outcome, especially considering the recent turn in the weather. Tonight's forecast calls for temps in the mid to high 30s with a 30 percent chance of rain.

"If you force five turnovers in a game you should win it unless you're the Bills," Mastin said. "That was one of the key differences in last week's game and they were big turnovers, every one of them. We did make some big plays in the game, but that game doesn't buy us anything going forward.

"The biggest difference between last week and this week will probably be the weather. It is supposed to be a high in the 50s (Friday). I don't know how you go from wearing shorts and short sleeves to putting on every piece of clothing that you can. That's what football in the northeast is like."

"This is a fresh week and the good thing is that the players have not looked back on last week," Mastin concluded. "The reality of it is we could play Bath again in the second week of the playoffs. I don't think we can rest on the laurels of what we've done so far."

 


 



Congratulations to Hornell's David Zapata (#23) for becoming Section V's all-time
leading rusher this season. David is coached by coaching great Gene Mastin (below).

 



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LB Chris Andrews (28) and DE Jordan Casper (51) team up to make the stop.

Andrews puts an end to the Raiders' 4th down pass play with this sack.

Casper lays the smackdown on rushing stalwart David Zapata.

FB Brady Bonacquisti and the O-line clear the way for HB Ian Humphrey.

Humphrey runs wide to the right as Coach Moran beckons on the sideline.

QB Travis Fenstermasker finds WR Mike Humphrey at the 5 on 4th down.

Bonacquisti crashes over the goal line to put the Knights on the board.

LB Kory Cosimeno and company decide to meet at the Hornell RB.

Fenstermaker completes his 10th TD pass of the season to star receiver Mike Humphrey.

An all-state deflection by 4-year starter John Whiting stops the Raiders' pass attempt.

Whiting (78) and Fenstermaker make an excellent stop of all-star David Zapata.

Whiting latches onto Zapata one more time for good measure.

Ian Humphrey makes the play on special teams as the Raiders look to find the handle.

Fenstermaker demonstrates the results of his off-season weight training with this run.

Cosimeno (31) and Whiting make a quick sandwich of Zapata.

Bonacquisti trips up a sweep attempt by Zapata.

Zapata turns on the jets to score his 77th career TD.

Mike Humphrey takes advantage of an errant Hornell pass to put the Knights in business.

Ian Humphrey shrugs off several would-be tacklers to keep the drive alive.

Mike Humphrey picks up some fine yardage with this catch in the flats.

Ian Humphrey is not to be denied the game-winning TD from 15 yards out with 44 seconds left.

Mike Humphrey secures the win with this amazing interception (I believe off his back).