Oatkan Knights picked up their first win of the 2011 season at Hartwood
Park as they rolled to a 36-0 win over the visiting Warsaw Tigers who
were pumped up after their season opening win over Cuba-Rushford. For
the second year in a row, the Tigers had no defensive answer for stopping
LeRoy senior tailback Tommy McQuillen. Tommy, the team's leading rusher
with 198 yards on the year, raced through the Warsaw defense for 124
yards on 17 carries and 3 TDs. Tommy Kelso, Dylan Johnson, and Peter
Privitera all had their turns with the rock and each registered impressive
rushing averages in the contest.
set up McQuillen's first score and he raced through the line to block
a Warsaw 4th down punt attempt deep in LeRoy territory. McQuillen's
7-yard blast midway through the 1st quarter established the Knights
a lead they would not relinquish. Johnson added the PAT kick as he would
on 3 subsequent scores in the game.
McQuillen's second TD occurred just 4 minutes later as he sped 49 yards
to paydirt through the large Warsaw line. The LeRoy defense was in charge
throughout the evening as LBs Kelso (10) and Archie Cappotellli (9)
led the numbers game.
Junior Marcus Mistersaro registered 8 tackles which included a pair
of stops for lost yardage by the Warsaw offense. Steve Cappotelli, Ethan
Olsowski, Jake Risewick, and frosh Kody Lamkin also caused defensive
headaches for the visitors.
Kelso was very effective in his varsity rushing debut as he added the
third TD of the evening for the locals with a 3-yard plunge. Sean McMullen
converted a beautiful pass to Steve Cappotelli for the 2-point PAT after
rising from his ball-holding position and spotting a wide open Cappotelli
in the end zone. The score read 22-0 Knights.
The combo of QB Andy Lowe to WR Kylan Carter took over matters just
before the half as the 2 connected on 2 pass plays totaling 42 net yards.
The second of the 2 passes was a Lowe gem of 12 yards to Kylan in the
corner of the end zone to push the intermission tally to 29-0 after
the Johnson PAT kick. Lowe and Carter were just as "receptive"
on defense as they each notched impressive interceptions to halt 2 Warsaw
offensive drives. Also impressive was the all-around play of junior
Jayce "Tuesday" Seeley who played both defense and offense,
punted twice for a 45-yard average, and recovered an onside-kick attempted
by Warsaw. Jayce woke Friday morning with a swollen face due to a dental
infection that required lancing by an oral surgeon earlier in the day.
McQuillen's 3rd TD, an 18-yard TD run 5 minutes into the 2nd half, would
complete the LeRoy scoring. The coaches substituted freely in the 2nd
half and the reserves did not disappoint as they were urged to make
the most of their minutes. Alex Dunn, Dave Leach, Anthony Gallucci,
and Steve Gately all played in high gear on defense and ensured the
shutout win for Coach Brian Moran's 175th victory as head coach of the
Next up is a trip to Avon to play the talented Braves (2-0) led by coach
Andy Englert and star player Brandon Fuentes.