SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2011
Quarterfinals - Wellsville


Knights victorious 48-35 in
offensive shoot-out with Batavia
as McQuillen sets LHS rushing record


Senior RB Tommy McQuillen sets LeRoy single game rushing record as he runs by
Blue Devils for 325 yards on 35 carries! Ethan Olsowski comes up with 2 key INTs
while LBs Tommy Kelso and Archie Cappotelli garner 13 and 10 tackles respectively.




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Game Photography courtesy of BIG GEORGE of the Vermont Sports Desk
Game Recap courtesy of Mike Pettinella - Batavia Daily News Sports

LE ROY - A school record-breaking performance by senior tailback Tommy McQuillen and an opportunistic defense that converted two interceptions into touchdowns powered the Le Roy Oatkan Knights to a 48-35 non-league football victory over Batavia Friday night before about 1,000 fans at Hartwood Park.

McQuillen ran the ball 35 times for 325 yards - eclipsing the Le Roy record of 314 set by Jason Ausher in 1991 - and scored six touchdowns as the Knights evened their record to 2-2 in a game played in a light, but steady drizzle.

The rain had little effect on McQuillen, who consistently burst through big holes on the line of scrimmage and used his speed and downfield moves to thwart the Blue Devils, 1-3. The 5-10, 160-pounder opened the scoring midway through the first quarter with an eight-yard scamper off left tackle and put the finishing touches on the Knights' effort by taking a pitchout 36 yards with 3:02 left in the game.

In between, he ran up the middle for a 23-yard score late in the second quarter to give Le Roy a 14-7 lead, sped around the left side for a 38-yard TD run to break a 14-14 tie early in the third quarter, scored on another eight-yard run with 4:16 remaining in the third quarter, and darted through a gaping hole up the middle for a 52-yard TD run that gave Le Roy a 42-21 advantage with 8:18 left to play.

"I owe it to the line," said McQuillen, crediting the job done by guards Archie Cappotelli and Jake Risewick, tackles Jayce Seeley and Jarred Resch, center Kody Lamkin and tight end Marcus Mistersaro. "I just got to the outside and go … like a fuse. It was a dream game. The blocking was fantastic tonight."

While Le Roy put up some lofty numbers on offense - quarterback Andy Lowe was 5-for-6 for 63 yards and a TD to tight end Mistersaro and Dylan Johnson rushed for 43 yards on 11 carries - it needed some big plays on the other side of the ball to hold off the Blue Devils.

Batavia came back twice to tie the score, countering Le Roy's opening TD with a 14-play, 64-yard drive capped by a perfectly-placed 12-yard pass from QB Brett Scheuerlein to wideout Zack Anchor and then knotting things up at 14-14 early in the third quarter on a 15-yard run by fullback James Soggs.

Soggs rushed 16 times for 138 yards, with 68 of those yards coming on two runs in the closing minutes that set up a seven-yard TD pass from Scheuerlein to John DiFante, who made a leaping catch in the corner of the end zone.

Scheuerlein was 6-for-17 passing for 125 yards and three touchdowns. He also was picked off three times and Le Roy was able to capitalize immediately on two of those interceptions.

McQuillen intercepted a pass in the second quarter and then scored his second touchdown five plays later to make it 14-7. Ethan Olsowski picked off a pass at the Le Roy 23 after Mistersaro pressured the Batavia quarterback, halting an impressive Blue Devil drive, and added his second interception in the fourth quarter to set up McQuillen's 52-yard touchdown run on the ensuing play.

On defense, linebackers Tommy Kelso and Archie Cappotelli were credited with 13 and 10 tackles, respectively, for Le Roy. Batavia's defense was led by Soggs and Matt Guiste each with 10 tackles. Both coaches pointed to the play of Le Roy's offensive line as a key to the outcome.

"The offensive line played extremely well tonight," Le Roy coach Brian Moran said. "The whole team played hard; we've got some things we can improve on, but the enthusiasm was there."

 

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


Friday, September 23, 2011 (07:30 PM)
League game at Hartwood Park, LeRoy NY
Livingston /Independent

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 48, Batavia Blue Devils 35

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Batavia Blue Devils 7 0 7 21 35
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 7 7 14 20 48

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
Bat
LeR
LeRoy
1
7:33
#23 Tommy McQuillen 8 yd run (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
0
7
Batavia
1
0:22
#14 Brett Scheurline 12 yd pass to #2 Zack Anchor (#63 Tyler Hoye kick)
7
7
LeRoy
2
4:43
#23 Tommy McQuillen 21 yd run (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
7
14
Batavia
3
10:31
#45 James Soggs 16 yd run (#63 Tyler Hoye kick)
14
14
LeRoy
3
9:22
#23 Tommy McQuillen 38 yd run (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
14
21
LeRoy
3
4:16
#23 Tommy McQuillen 8 yd run (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
14
28
LeRoy
4
11:49
#17 Andy Lowe 19 yd pass to #40 Marcus Mistersaro (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
14
35
Batavia
4
11:37
#14 Brett Scheurline 60 yd pass to #34 John DiFante (#63 Tyler Hoye kick)
21
35
LeRoy
4
8:18
#23 Tommy McQuillen 52 yd run (#30 Dylan Johnson kick)
21
42
Batavia
4
7:24
#34 John DiFante 48 yd pass to #88 Justin Washington (#63 Tyler Hoye kick)
28
42
LeRoy
4
3:02
#23 Tommy McQuillen 35 yd run
28
48
Batavia
4
1:13
#14 Brett Scheurline 6 yd pass to #34 John DiFante (#63 Tyler Hoye kick)
35
48

Team stats Batavia LeRoy
First downs 14 20
Rushing yardage 202 383
Pass completions - attempts 7-18 5-6
Passing yardage 173 63
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 4-3 1-0
Total plays 46 58
Total offense 375 446
Fumbles - lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - yards 3-20 9-60
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 19:11 28:38
3rd down efficiency 3 for 9 8 for 11
4th down efficiency 2 for 3 1 for 1
Punts - average 2-36.5 2-29.0

Batavia

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#45 James Soggs 16 138 8.6 40 1
#34 John DiFante 8 47 5.9 12 0
#14 Brett Scheurline 2 9 4.5 7 0
#30 TT Martinez 2 8 4.0 5 0
Total: 28 202 7.2 40 1
  LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Tommy McQuillen 35 325 9.3 52 6
#30 Dylan Johnson 11 43 3.9 10 0
#36 Peter Privitera 2 9 4.5 10 0
#17 Andy Lowe 2 7 3.5 4 0
#22 Tom Kelso 1 1 1.0 1 0
#20 Sean McMullen 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Total: 52 383 7.4 52 6

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#14 Brett Scheurline 6 17 125 3 3
#34 John DiFante 1 1 48 1 0
Total: 7 18 173 4 3
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#17 Andy Lowe 5 6 63 1 0

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#34 John DiFante 3 73 24.3 60 2
#88 Justin Washington 2 76 38.0 48 1
#2 Zack Anchor 1 12 12.0 12 1
#21 Dameon Reeves 1 12 12.0 12 0
Total: 7 173 24.7 60 4
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Jeremy Poles 2 37 18.5 20 0
#40 Marcus Mistersaro 2 19 9.5 19 1
#23 Tommy McQuillen 1 7 7.0 7 0
Total: 5 63 12.6 20 1

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#63 Tyler Hoye 0 0 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#22 Tom Kelso 1 0 0 0
Team 0 1 0 0
Total: 2 1 1 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#63 Tyler Hoye 0 0 0 5 5
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#30 Dylan Johnson 0 0 0 6 6

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#2 Zack Anchor 1 43 43.0 43 1
#22 Codee Gangarossa 1 30 30.0 30 0
Total: 2 73 36.5 43 1
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#53 Ethan Olsowski 2 58 29.0 29 0

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#22 Codee Gangarossa 6 185 30.8 51
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#30 Dylan Johnson 8 290 36.3 50

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#45 James Soggs 3 32 10.7 12 0
#22 Codee Gangarossa 2 31 15.5 25 0
#30 TT Martinez 1 24 24.0 24 0
#88 Justin Washington 1 -5 -5.0 0 0
Total: 7 82 11.7 25 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Tommy McQuillen 1 29 29.0 29 0
#36 Peter Privitera 2 15 7.5 11 0
#40 Marcus Mistersaro 1 7 7.0 7 0
Total: 5 51 10.2 29 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#34 John DiFante 1 16 16.0 16 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Tom Kelso 1 6 6.0 6 0

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#60 Matt Guiste 10 3 0.0 1.0 0
#45 James Soggs 10 4 0.0 1.0 0
#21 Dameon Reeves 7 3 0.0 0.0 0
#34 John DiFante 6 4 0.0 0.0 0
#22 Codee Gangarossa 6 2 0.0 1.0 0
#14 Brett Scheurline 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#59 5 1 0.0 0.0 0
#54 Zack Miller 4 0 0.0 0.0 0
#63 Tyler Hoye 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#56 Matt Bailey 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#55 Tom Garlock 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#2 Zack Anchor 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#88 Justin Washington 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#61 Jacob Tyson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Garrett Eggebrecht 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#86 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 66 24 0.0 3.0 0
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#22 Tom Kelso 13 8 0.0 1.0 0
#52 Archie Cappotelli 10 5 0.0 0.0 0
#30 Dylan Johnson 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#40 Marcus Mistersaro 5 2 0.0 1.0 0
#72 Kody Lamkin 3 3 0.0 0.0 0
#41 Steve Cappotelli 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#36 Peter Privitera 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#53 Ethan Olsowski 2 1 0.0 0.0 2
#23 Tommy McQuillen 2 0 0.0 0.0 1
#85 Alex Dunn 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#17 Andy Lowe 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#77 Jake Risewick 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#2 Gino Forte 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#57 Steven Gately 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 50 24 0.0 2.0 3