SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2013
Quarterfinals - Dansville
Semifinals - ER-Gananda
Finals - Way-Co

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Oatkan Knights open 2013 campaign
with 68-14 win over Hornell


Knights avenge 2012 loss to Raiders in 2012 Section 5 Class C title game.
Peter Privitera - 115 yds/2 TDs, Tom Kelso - 2 TDs, Jake Henry - 81 yds rushing,
and Mike McMullen - 174 yds passing for 3 TDs push LeRoy offense to 455 total yds.
Henry and Chandler Winling pace the D with 7 & 6 tackles while Anthony Paladino
records 4 solo tackles and the Hit Of The Game as the Raiders muster just 124 yards of O.


Game videography by EJ Henry - leroyfootball.com

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Game recap by Nate Rider - Batavia Daily News Sports

LE ROY - After Friday night's season-opening game between Le Roy and Hornell at Hartwood Park, it certainly seems as though there has been a changing in both the Livingston Conference, not to mention all of Class C.
And the Oatkan Knights made it look easy.

After a three-and-out on its first possession, the Le Roy offense scored touchdowns on 10 consecutive series, while the defense held the Red Raiders without a first down in the entire first half on its way to a convincing 68-14 win over the recent Section 5 powerhouse.

"I thought we played pretty well tonight," said Le Roy head coach Brian Moran. "And through the first half we had just one penalty and for opening night that was nice and impressed me too. Overall it was a great performance; it's only week one so we have to keep getting better."

Senior Peter Privitera led a dominating offense with 115 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, while junior quarterback Mike McMullen was an impressive 6-for-10 for 174 yards and three more scores to pace the Oatkan Knights.

"I thought he threw the ball very well, especially early," said Moran of his signal-caller. "And it makes it difficult for a defense when you've got Jon Pierce on one side and Ryan McQuillen on the other. Those two guys can score from anywhere on the field."

Le Roy outgained Hornell 317-22 in the first half and 455-124 in the game and registered 10 first downs in the decisive first half.

"A lot of vengeance, a lot of excitement and we were ready to go," said Privitera. "Buckle it up and play Le Roy football.

Junior Tom Kelso added 36 yards and two touchdowns and junior Jake Henry carried the ball five times for 81 yards - including a 49-yard score - in the second half as Le Roy made it look easy.

The win for the Oatkan Knights ended Hornell's 28-game regular-season winning streak, a run that dated back to a 2008 loss to Le Roy; the Red Raiders' 51-game overall streak ended in the Class C state title game last season.

"It feels great," said Le Roy lineman Anthony Paladino, who won a sectional title last season while at Notre Dame. "We're a pretty good team. We went out there and put a whooping on them."

Yet the story on Friday was definitely LeRoy, which made an early statement as it looks to try and garner the program's Section 5 record 15th sectional crown. Early on, it was uncharacteristic Hornell mistakes that led to the rout.

Following a fumbled snap on a punt attempt, Privitera ran it in from one yard out to make it 7-0 just over three minutes in. Then, following Jason Scialpa fumble that was recovered by Kody Lamkin, Le Roy struck quick again when McMullen found his favorite wide receiver Ryan McQuillen streaking down the left sideline for a 33-yard score on the first play of the drive to put the Oatkan Knights up 14-0.

After a Hornell punt, Le Roy shocked the Red Raiders in a hurry again when McMullen hit Jon Pierce with a short pass to the left and Pierce did the rest as he cut it back to the middle and raced 71 yards for another score and a 21-0 lead.

"Since day one we were ready for this game," said Privitera.

The speed of the Oatkan Knights was simply too much for Hornell to handle. Not to mention a powerful line on both sides of the ball, led by senior Brandon Van Grol and Paladino.

"Obviously, you're only as good as those two areas," said Moran of the line play. "I say it all the time, the offensive line especially. I thought today we got off the ball extremely well and I thought they played pretty well as a unit."

Another Hornell three-and-out set up Le Roy again as it went 70 yards on just six plays in 2:33 - capped with a seven-yard Tom Kelso burst up the middle - to make it 28-0, still in the first quarter.

The second quarter was much of the same as Privitera scored on an eight-yard pitch to the left just under two minutes in; following a Kelso run on a bad snap it was 36-0. Kelso would score again from seven yards out later in the quarter to make it 43-0 before the Oatkan Knights went 73 yards on 14 plays that took virtually the last six minutes off the half off of the clock to score again, this time on a beautiful pass from McMullen to Pierce on the slant and the rout was on.

"We came out to show everyone that we're here to play this year and we're ready to take on anyone," said Paladino.

The Red Raiders' initial first down of the game came with under 11 minutes remaining in the third and led to an Andrew Cappadonia to Luke Morgan 19-yard score on fourth-and-10 to put Hornell on the board.

McMullen and sophomore Nick Egeling would each score on short scoring runs for Le Roy - McMullen's in the third and Egeling's at the beginning of the fourth quarter - before Kelso's long jaunt capped the Knights scoring with just over a minute remaining.

Hornell backup QB Trenton Smith scored the Red Raiders' other touchdown on a one-yard option late in the fourth quarter.

Morgan, who had over 1,000 yards rushing as a junior last season, finished with just three carries for -1 yards, as well as a pair of catches for 30 yards and the score.

McMullen hit four different receivers on the night - McQuillen, Pierce, Kelso and Steve Cappotelli; McQuillen had two catches for 51 yards, Pierce had two for 77.

Hornell's leading rusher was Jason Scialpa, who ran 11 times for 31 yards; Tyler Crouch had 27 yards and Smith ran three times for 22 yards.

The Red Raiders rushed for just 91 yards on 33 totes, while Le Roy had 42 carries for 281 yards and it was a measure of redemption for the Oatkan Knights after last year's loss in the Class C title game to Hornell.

"I think it was in the backs of some of the kids' minds," said Moran. "They had a tough loss to a great football team last year and thought they did the work in the offseason and in the weight room and focused to get themselves ready for tonight and I thought it showed.

"Hornell is a great football program and when you play them you've got to get ready and I thought our kids mentally came to play today and that's what we needed to do," said Moran.

"This feels great, it feels wonderful," added Privitera.

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


Friday, September 6, 2013 (07:30 PM)
League game at Hartwood Park, LeRoy NY
Livingston County Division I/II

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 68, Hornell Red Raiders 14

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Hornell Red Raiders 0 0 7 7 14
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 28 22 6 12 68


Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
Hor
Ler
LeRoy
1
8:49
#36 Peter Privitera 2 yd run (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
0
7
LeRoy
1
7:55
#1 Mike McMullen 33 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
0
14
LeRoy
1
5:41
#1 Mike McMullen 71 yd pass to #16 Jon Pierce (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
0
21
LeRoy
1
1:22
#22 Tom Kelso 7 yd run (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
0
28
LeRoy
2
10:23
#36 Peter Privitera 8 yd run (#22 Tom Kelso run)
0
36
LeRoy
2
7:38
#22 Tom Kelso 7 yd run (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
0
43
LeRoy
2
0:30
#1 Mike McMullen 6 yd pass to #16 Jon Pierce (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
0
50
Hornell
3
8:49
#8 Andrew Cappadonia 19 yd pass to #39 Luke Morgan (#39 Luke Morgan kick)
7
50
LeRoy
3
6:07
#1 Mike McMullen 2 yd run
7
56
LeRoy
4
10:12
#30 Nick Egeling 1 yd run
7
62
Hornell
4
1:59
#12 Trenton Smith 1 yd run (#39 Luke Morgan kick)
14
62
LeRoy
4
1:16
#21 Jake Henry 49 yd run
14
68


Team stats Hornell LeRoy
First downs 6 18
Rushing yardage 91 281
Pass completions - attempts 4-10 6-10
Passing yardage 33 174
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 1-1 3-0
Total plays 43 52
Total offense 124 455
Fumbles - lost 3-2 1-0
Penalties - yards 5-28 3-30
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 1-6
Time of possession 23:15 24:45
3rd down efficiency 1 for 10 5 for 9
4th down efficiency 2 for 3 2 for 2
Punts - average 4-28.5 1-39.0


Hornell

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#21 Jason Scialpa 11 31 2.8 7 0
#29 Tyler Crouch 7 27 3.9 19 0
#12 Trenton Smith 3 22 7.3 28 1
#22 Jack Henby 3 18 6.0 12 0
#39 Luke Morgan 3 -1 -0.3 2 0
#8 Andrew Cappadonia 6 -6 -1.0 8 0
Total: 33 91 2.8 28 1
  LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#36 Peter Privitera 18 115 6.4 16 2
#21 Jake Henry 6 81 13.5 49 1
#22 Tom Kelso 8 36 4.5 7 2
#30 Nick Egeling 6 31 5.2 10 1
#75 Anthony Paladino 2 12 6.0 8 0
#17 Brian Hodges 1 4 4.0 4 0
#1 Mike McMullen 1 2 2.0 2 1
Total: 42 281 6.7 49 7


Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#8 Andrew Cappadonia 2 5 22 1 0
#12 Trenton Smith 2 5 11 0 1
Total: 4 10 33 1 1
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Mike McMullen 6 10 174 3 0


Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#39 Luke Morgan 2 30 15.0 19 1
#29 Tyler Crouch 2 3 1.5 3 0
Total: 4 33 8.3 19 1
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#16 Jon Pierce 2 77 38.5 71 2
#23 Ryan McQuillen 2 51 25.5 33 1
#41 Steve Cappotelli 1 30 30.0 30 0
#22 Tom Kelso 1 16 16.0 16 0
Total: 6 174 29.0 71 3


Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#8 Andrew Cappadonia 2 1 0 0
#21 Jason Scialpa 1 1 0 0
Total: 3 2 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#36 Peter Privitera 1 0 0 0
#79 Brandon Van Grol 0 0 1 0
#51 Kody Lamkin 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 0 3 0


Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#39 Luke Morgan 0 0 0 2 2
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#16 Jon Pierce 0 0 0 6 6


Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#39 Luke Morgan 4 114 28.5 46 0
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#16 Jon Pierce 1 39 39.0 39 1


Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#8 Andrew Cappadonia 3 130 43.3 45
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#16 Jon Pierce 11 470 42.7 50


Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Jack Henby 4 62 15.5 28 0
#39 Luke Morgan 3 45 15.0 28 0
#12 Trenton Smith 2 43 21.5 23 0
#32 Matt Mauro 1 1 1.0 1 0
Total: 10 151 15.1 28 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#16 Jon Pierce 1 36 36.0 36 0
#21 Jake Henry 1 36 36.0 36 0
#22 Tom Kelso 1 21 21.0 21 0
Total: 3 93 31.0 36 0



Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#77 Zach Kellogg 10 4 0.0 0.0 0
#32 Matt Mauro 7 1 0.0 0.0 0
#39 Luke Morgan 5 1 0.0 0.0 0
#21 Jason Scialpa 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#7 Jack Galatio 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#76 Dillon Shaut 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#75 Tyler Oyer 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#71 Joe Khork 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#8 Andrew Cappadonia 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#78 Conner O'Brien 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#12 Trenton Smith 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#69 Zach Eldridge 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#33 Sam Dessena 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#29 Tyler Crouch 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 44 8 0.0 0.0 0
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#21 Jake Henry 7 4 0.0 1.0 0
#52 Chandler Winling 6 3 0.0 0.0 0
#41 Steve Cappotelli 5 2 1.0 1.0 0
#48 Tyler Prinz 4 1 0.0 0.0 1
#51 Kody Lamkin 4 0 0.0 2.0 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 4 1 0.0 1.0 0
#75 Anthony Paladino 4 0 0.0 2.0 0
#79 Brandon Van Grol 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#30 Nick Egeling 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#22 Tom Kelso 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#67 Zach Fitzsimmons 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#85 Jason Gorton 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#17 Brian Hodges 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#56 Eric Egeling 2 2 0.0 0.0 0
#40 Like Mortimer 2 2 0.0 0.5 0
#64 Matt Privitera 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#55 Doug McClurg 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#45 Conrado Caballero 1 1 0.0 0.5 0
#81 Jake McAvoy 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#27 Josh Janiszewski 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#1 Mike McMullen 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 58 24 1.0 8.0 1