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SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2010
Quarterfinals - Holley




Knights down Livonia Bulldogs
16-8 in 2010 season opener


Sophomore Zach Hogle (98 yds) leads a nearly 300-yd rushing attack behind a stellar offensive line
display; Junior Andy Lowe, hurt in last season's Livonia contest, makes an awesome return with 2
vital interceptions in the final quarter; Austin Steinbrenner leads the D with 10 stops (8 solo)



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GAME RECAP courtesy of CHRIS METCALF - Livingston County News Sports

LIVONIA - Le Roy played lights-out. And Livonia was left in the dark. Led by an aggressive interior line, on both sides of the ball, visiting Le Roy jumped out to a two touchdown lead and held on for the 16-8 victory over Livonia last Friday night in a game that was played partially in the dark.

The lights at the southeast side of Saunders Field would not turn on, so for the final three quarters, each team would go the same direction - towards the north. Lights or no lights, Le Roy was the better team Friday. And it took the Oatkan Knights exactly two minutes and 22 seconds to prove it.

After receiving the opening kickoff, the Knights jammed the ball right down the heart of the Livonia defense as 5-foot-10, 155-pound sophomore RB Zach Hogle ripped up several nice runs and 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior FB Rick Henry closed out the drive with a 13-yard TD run that made it 6-0 before the Livonia crowd even hit their seats. Austin Steinbrenner's PAT would miss left and keep the score at 6-0.

Le Roy would extend their lead early in the second quarter as the Knights went on a 13-play scoring drive that once again showed them running the ball right at Livonia's interior defense, gaining chunks of yardage at will. Senior QB Tyler Fenstermaker showed signs of his older brother Travis as he darted up the middle for a nice gain while Hogle and Henry also added positive yards. The drive ended when sophomore RB Dylan Johnson scored from 10 yards out with 8:22 left in the first half. This time Steinbrenner's PAT would split the uprights and Le Roy led 13-0.

After an outstanding Steven Diener kick return gave the Bulldogs some much-needed momentum, the Bulldogs would gain seven yards on two carries from senior FB Ryan Hierlwimmer, and then after Diener picked up three and a half, the Bulldogs would go for it on fourth and inches inside the Le Roy 40.

Not happening.

LR defensive coordinator Andrew Paladino's defense would sniff out the play as they stopped Diener a yard short giving the ball back to the Knights. The Knights would carry the defensive stop into their offensive game as they moved the ball once again at will as Hogle picked up five, Henry tacked on four, and Fenstermaker's QB sneak would get two plus a 15-yard facemask to give the Knights a first and 10 at Livonia's 34. After a holding call would back them up temporarily, Fenstermaker would rumble for a 17 yard gain followed two plays later by a 7-yard run by Henry that gave the Knights a first and goal just inside the 10. But Livonia's defense would finally stiffen up as they forced the Knights into a 27-yard field goal that Steinbrenner nailed making it a 16-0 game at the half.

The second half saw Livonia come out with a little more life as Jake Fox took the first carry after the break for 23 yards, giving the Bulldogs a first down near midfield. But three plays led to just six yards forcing yet another Livonia punt that only went to the Le Roy 35.

After back-to-back possessions with nothing, Livonia would finally hit the scoreboard as a beautiful double reverse pass from Wyatt Strubel to Mike Knapp set up a 10-yard TD run by Fox that made it 16-6 with nine seconds left in the third. The Bulldogs would go for the deuce as QB Steven DiBatista's toss to the right side would find Diener who scrambled in for the PAT cutting the deficit to 16-8.

Livonia would get the football back with just under six minutes left in the game when they apparently scored on a 76-yard TD pass from DiBatista to Knapp, but the TD would come all the way back because the Bulldogs did not have enough men on the line of scrimmage.

Two plays later, junior Andy Lowe would come up big for the Knights as he picked off a DiBatista pass and returned it to the Bulldogs' eight. Livonia would stop Le Roy on three straight runs before Steinbrenner would come in to try a 30-yard field goal that would have put the game on ice. He missed left.

With 1:48 left in the game, Lowe would come up big again as DiBatista's floater down the left sideline would get picked off by Lowe again, sealing the game for the Knights.

"I just went up there and got 'em," said Lowe, about both fourth quarter INT's. "I just did my job."

The victory was sweet redemption for Lowe and the Knights who were routed by Livonia at Hartwood Park in the 2009 season opener, snapping the Knights' 43-game home winning streak. For Lowe, who separated his shoulder in that opener last year and missed the entire season, he was just happy to contribute.

"This is a great win for us, especially with what happened last year," said Lowe.

It was also sweet for Le Roy coach Brian Moran, a graduate of Livonia High School.

"This is one of the biggest wins of my 22-year coaching career," said coach Moran. "It's always good to come home and get a 'W'. This is a big win that means a lot to our team and our program. I'm really proud of this team and very happy with the way we played. I thought both of our sophomore tailbacks ran very hard."

The offensive stats were almost alarming as Le Roy kept the ball the majority of the game and finished with 292 yards on 61 carries. Hogle led Le Roy with 98 yards on 22 carries while Fenstermaker tacked on 87 yards on 11 carries. Henry added 55 yards on 12 carries and Johnson ran for 52 yards on 14 tries.

"The offensive line did a great job of opening up some nice holes and all I had to do was make some second-level cuts," said Hogle.

"Their offensive line controlled the game - that's the bottom line," said Livonia coach Steve Girolmo.

Livonia's potent rushing attack was stymied for most the night as the Bulldogs were held to just 116 yards on 23 carries.

The Le Roy defense was led by Steinbrenner with eight tackles, Brad Morgan with 5, and Hogle, Mark Kelso, Cal Whiting and Marcus Mistersaro with four stops each.

 

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

Friday, September 3, 2010 (07:30 PM)
League game at Saunders Field, Livonia NY
Livingston County Division I/II Crossover

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 16, Livonia Bulldogs 8

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 6 10 0 0 16
Livonia Bulldogs 0 0 8 0 8

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LeR
Liv
LeRoy
1
9:38
#20 Rick Henry 13 yd run (kick failed)
6
0
LeRoy
2
8:22
#22 Dylan Johnson 10 yd run (#52 Austin Steinbrenner kick)
13
0
LeRoy
2
0:53
#52 Austin Steinbrenner 27 yd FG
16
0
Livonia
3
0:09
#23 Jake Fox 10 yd run (#2 Steve Debattista pass to #4 Steven Diener)
16
8

Team stats LeRoy Livonia
First downs 19 7
Rushing yardage 292 116
Pass completions - attempts 1-5 6-13
Passing yardage 4 51
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 0-0 0-3
Total plays 66 36
Total offense 296 167
Fumbles - lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - yards 6-45 3-25
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 31:26 16:34
3rd down efficiency 9 for 16 2 for 8
4th down efficiency 0 for 0 0 for 1
Punts - average 3-39.3 3-32.7

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#41 Zach Hogle 22 98 4.5 15 0
#1 Tyler Fenstermaker 11 87 7.9 25 0
#20 Rick Henry 12 55 4.6 14 1
#22 Dylan Johnson 14 52 3.7 11 1
Total: 61 292 4.8 25 2
  Livonia

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#4 Steven Diener 9 48 5.3 32 0
#32 Ryan Hierlwimmer 6 34 5.7 17 0
#23 Jake Fox 4 30 7.5 25 1
#2 Steve Debattista 4 4 1.0 3 0
Total: 23 116 5.0 32 1

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Tyler Fenstermaker 1 5 4 0 0
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#2 Steve Debattista 5 12 26 0 3
#5 Wyatt Struble 1 1 25 0 0
Total: 6 13 51 0 3

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#20 Rick Henry 1 4 4.0 4 0
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#4 Steven Diener 3 26 8.7 25 0
#23 Jake Fox 3 25 8.3 13 0
Total: 6 51 8.5 25 0

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#41 Zach Hogle 1 1 0 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#52 Matt Gascon Jr. 0 0 1 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#52 Austin Steinbrenner 1 2 27 1 4
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#52 Austin Steinbrenner 3 118 39.3 52 1
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#5 Wyatt Struble 2 71 35.5 56 1
#4 Steven Diener 1 27 27.0 27 1
Total: 3 98 32.7 56 2

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#52 Austin Steinbrenner 4 191 47.8 60
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#5 Wyatt Struble 2 71 35.5 51

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Tyler Fenstermaker 1 10 10.0 10 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#4 Steven Diener 2 56 28.0 38 0
#33 Derek Bischopp 1 9 9.0 9 0
Total: 3 65 21.7 38 0

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

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#52 Austin Steinbrenner 8 2 0.0 1.0 0
#30 Brad Morgan 5 1 0.0 0.0 0
#51 Mark Kelso 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#41 Zach Hogle 4 1 0.0 1.0 0
#40 Marcus Mistersaro 4 3 0.0 1.0 0
#55 Cal Whiting 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#1 Tyler Fenstermaker 3 0 0.0 1.0 1
#79 Mike Bennetti 2 2 0.0 0.0 0
#36 Jake Harvey 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#17 Andy Lowe 1 0 0.0 0.0 2
#43 Joe Simeone 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 38 14 0.0 4.0 3
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#32 Ryan Hierlwimmer 12 2 0.0 2.0 0
#4 Steven Diener 8 2 0.0 0.5 0
#33 Derek Bischopp 8 4 0.0 0.0 0
#55 Jake Keller 8 2 0.0 0.0 0
#23 Jake Fox 5 1 0.0 0.0 0
#53 Dylan Barnhartt 5 1 0.0 0.0 0
#51 Coty White 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#2 Steve Debattista 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#5 Wyatt Struble 4 2 0.0 0.5 0
#82 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Matt Gascon Jr. 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#68 Joe Simpson 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#66 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#34 Cody Cisco 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#76 Jake Parker 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#64 Zack Kosakowski 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#3 Mike Knapp 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 72 22 0.0 3.0 0