SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2011
Quarterfinals - Wellsville

Game 3


Brandon Fuentes leads Braves rally
as Avon downs Knights 34-20


Fuentes rushes for 4 TDS and 167 yards on just 11 carries; Tommy
McQuillen runs for 167 yards and nabs 2 INTs for the Knights; Jeremy
Poles grabs 4 receptions from QB Andy Lowe.


Game Recap courtesy of Phil Livingston - Livingston County News Sports

AVON - The LeRoy Oatkan Knights have been a thorn in the side of the Avon Braves for a long while, seemingly most frustratingly in the last decade as they've thwarted Avon's resurgence under the tenure of head coach Andy Englert.
So last Friday's 34-20 win at Avon was especially gratifying for him.

"This is the first time we've beat them on our field for as long as I've been here," he said. "We've had some close ones, including a loss in overtime, but we've never got past them here. So it feels pretty good."

That good feeling was courtesy of a solid team effort, a couple of hiccups by a tough, well-coached LeRoy squad, and another jaw-dropping performance by senior Brandon Fuentes, something that has become a reoccurring theme this fall in Braves Country.

Fuentes was almost untouchable as he rushed for 167 yards and four touchdowns on just 11 carries. A ghost in the open field, Fuentes deked, jumped, cut, spun and otherwise shimmied and sped his way through traffic on some big runs that left fans on the edge of their seats, and many would-be tacklers on the seat of their pants.

His first big carry came on the game's opening series as the Braves faced third and two from their own 47. Taking a pitch right, Fuentes cut back across the middle of the field and blazed his way to the end zone for a touchdown. He then kicked the extra point to make it 7-0 with 10:55 to play in the first quarter.

But then it was time for the Knights to take over, and the power-running combo of Tommy McQuillen and fullback Dylan Johnson pounded up the field from their own 38 in 13 plays, ending with a McQuillen 1-yard TD run. Johnson kicked the PAT, and it was 7-7 with 5:14 left in the first.

LeRoy got another crack at it right off the bat when they recovered their short kickoff at midfield, and seven plays later McQuillen was in the end zone on a 15-yard carry. The Johnson extra point made it 14-7 with 2:42 remaining in the first.

The Knights then held the Braves to three-and-out, and drove from their 20 to the 42 before being forced to punt. That's when they Avon a gift as a high snap sailed over the punter's head, and the Braves took over at the LeRoy 20. On first down Avon quarterback Zach Pumputis went up the middle to the three, and Fuentes took it in on the next carry. The extra point attempt failed, leaving the score at 14-13 with 10:36 to play in the second.

The Knights answered on their next possession as once again the Braves couldn't stop their running game, and McQuillen capped a 12-play drive from the Avon 40 with an 11-yard TD run. But Fuentes burst up the middle to force the PAT kick wide, and the score remained 20-13 with 4:07 to go in the half.

Both teams would have two more possessions in that short time span as the action remained furious, but neither would score until the third. T
hat's when the Braves began to take over the game.

It started on the first series with another gift from the Knights. Avon held on fourth-and-two from the LeRoy 20, and two plays later Fuentes took another pitch right, got bottled up, but reversed field and outran everyone to the end zone for the 19-yard score. He then added the PAT to make it 20-20 with 9:26 on the clock.

The Avon defense would remain firm the rest of the way, and the offense would add two more scores in the fourth. The first came with 8:54 to play as Fuentes went up the middle on a fourth-and-five from the 50, cut to the left sideline, then back inside, leaving bodies strewn all over the field on a stunning run all the way to the house. His extra point would make it 27-20, and Pumputis interceptions on consecutive drives helped keep the Knights from matching it. The senior QB would then rush for the bulk of the yardage on a 7-play drive from the LeRoy 45, finishing it with an 11-yard TD run with 1:34
to play. Fuentes capped the scoring with the PAT, and remained humble when confronted with the notion that his heroics were what made the difference.

"It was a total team effort," said Fuentes. "If it wasn't for the guys blocking, I couldn't get it done." The senior Pumputis, who struggled throwing the ball, did manage 52 yards on the ground on seven carries. Danny Welch and George Spezzano led the Avon defense as each registered 15 tackles. Pumputis had 12 tackles to go along with his two picks.

For Le Roy, McQuillen finished with 166 yards on 34 carries with three TDs while Johnson added 57 yards on 19 tries.
Quarterback Andy Lowe finished 7-of-19 passing for 69 yards and two INTs Jeremy Poles caught four passes for 31 yards.
Tom Kelso and Steve Cappotelli each led Le Roy's defense with four tackles while McQuillen had two INTs.

Game 3


Game photography courtesy of Ben Gajewski - North Street Studios

 

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


Friday, September 16, 2011 (07:30 PM)
League game at Braves Field, Avon NY
Livingston County Division II

Avon Braves 34, LeRoy Oatkan Knights 20

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 14 6 0 0 20
Avon Braves 7 6 7 14 34

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LeR
Avon
Avon
1
10:55
#22 Brandon Fuentes 53 yd run (#22 Brandon Fuentes kick)
0
7
LeRoy
1
5:14
#23 Tommy McQuillen 1 yd run (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
7
7
LeRoy
1
2:42
#23 Tommy McQuillen 15 yd run (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
14
7
Avon
2
10:36
#22 Brandon Fuentes 3 yd run
14
13
LeRoy
2
4:07
#23 Tommy McQuillen 11 yd run
20
13
Avon
3
9:26
#22 Brandon Fuentes 19 yd run (#22 Brandon Fuentes kick)
20
20
Avon
4
8:54
#22 Brandon Fuentes 50 yd run (#22 Brandon Fuentes kick)
20
27
Avon
4
1:34
#11 Zach Pumputis 4 yd run (#22 Brandon Fuentes kick)
20
34

Team stats LeRoy Avon
First downs 20 7
Rushing yardage 218 205
Pass completions - attempts 7-19 1-12
Passing yardage 69 7
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 0-2 0-2
Total plays 82 37
Total offense 287 212
Fumbles - lost 2-1 4-2
Penalties - yards 3-15 4-30
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 36:13 11:47
3rd down efficiency 12 for 20 2 for 8
4th down efficiency 0 for 4 1 for 1
Punts - average 3-18.0 4-36.0

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Tommy McQuillen 34 166 4.9 15 3
#30 Dylan Johnson 19 57 3.0 7 0
#17 Andy Lowe 5 16 3.2 9 0
#22 Tom Kelso 1 6 6.0 6 0
#36 Peter Privitera 1 1 1.0 1 0
Total: 63 218 3.5 15 3
  Avon

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Brandon Fuentes 11 167 15.2 53 4
#11 Zach Pumputis 7 52 7.4 29 1
#25 Adam Cappello 3 11 3.7 8 0
#3 Miles McGowan 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
Total: 25 205 8.2 53 5

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#17 Andy Lowe 7 19 69 0 2
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#11 Zach Pumputis 1 11 7 0 1
#22 Brandon Fuentes 0 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 12 7 0 2

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Jeremy Poles 4 31 7.8 10 0
#2 Gino Forte 2 20 10.0 11 0
#30 Dylan Johnson 1 18 18.0 18 0
Total: 7 69 9.9 18 0
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#83 Connor Vankouwenberg 1 7 7.0 7 0

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#2 Gino Forte 1 1 0 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#25 Adam Cappello 1 0 0 0
#22 Brandon Fuentes 1 1 0 0
#7 Dan Welch 0 0 1 10
Team 0 1 0 0
Total: 4 2 3 10

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#30 Dylan Johnson 0 0 0 2 2
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#22 Brandon Fuentes 0 0 0 4 4

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#54 Jayce Seeley 2 54 27.0 39 1
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#22 Brandon Fuentes 4 144 36.0 47 1

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#30 Dylan Johnson 4 87 21.8 30
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#22 Brandon Fuentes 6 228 38.0 49

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Tommy McQuillen 2 49 24.5 28 0
#1 Jeremy Poles 1 14 14.0 14 0
Total: 3 63 21.0 28 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#50 Zach McGee 1 9 9.0 9 0
#25 Adam Cappello 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total: 3 9 3.0 9 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Tom Kelso 1 19 19.0 19 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Brandon Fuentes 1 8 8.0 8 0
#7 Dan Welch 1 5 5.0 5 0
Total: 2 13 6.5 8 0

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#22 Tom Kelso 4 0 0.0 1.0 0
#41 Steve Cappotelli 4 0 0.0 1.0 0
#1 Jeremy Poles 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#36 Peter Privitera 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#23 Tommy McQuillen 2 0 0.0 0.0 2
#85 Alex Dunn 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#77 Jake Risewick 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Archie Cappotelli 2 0 0.0 1.0 0
#40 Marcus Mistersaro 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#72 Kody Lamkin 1 0 0.0 1.0 0
Total: 24 0 0.0 4.0 2
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#71 George Spezzano 15 8 0.0 0.0 0
#7 Dan Welch 15 7 0.0 1.0 0
#45 Chris Brogan 12 7 0.0 2.0 0
#11 Zach Pumputis 10 5 0.0 0.0 2
#22 Brandon Fuentes 9 2 0.0 1.0 0
#83 Connor Vankouwenberg 6 4 0.0 0.0 0
#3 Miles McGowan 6 1 0.0 0.0 0
#54 Jack Mekeel 4 0 0.0 1.0 0
#63 Jarrett Allen 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#58 Brandon Teta 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#25 Adam Cappello 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#40 Grant Lyons 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#2 Josh Deregon 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 88 38 0.0 5.0 2