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

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Knights battle rugged Wellsville
defense for 13-0 win


Senior Peter Privitera carries the workload on offense with 115 yards on
32 carries against a very good Wellsville defense. Kody Lamkin registers
10 stops while Brian Hodges has a stellar eve on both offense & defense.

Game recap by John Anderson - Wellsville Daily Reporter Sports

Have you heard about the team that has been shutout twice, has a 2-4 record, and after losing 13-0 Friday night became sectional contenders? That is the 2013 Wellsville Lions football team. Playing the No. 3 team in New York state Class C and No. 1 seed in Section V, Class C, the Lions fell to LeRoy (6-0), 13-0, at Hartwood Park Friday.

The fact the score was 7-0 LeRoy in the fourth quarter was staggering. Consider these numbers:
o Wellsville turned the ball over six times and were called for nine penalties for 72 yards.
o LeRoy held a 29:55 to 16:38 advantage in time of possession
o LeRoy had six drive starts inside the Wellsville 40-yard-line and came away with six points.

When he did have the ball, first-year coach Wayne Stonemetz mixed in a traditional and hurry-up offense that had LeRoy off balance and the defensive game plan and calls of coach Scott "Don" Hallock once again kept his team in the game.

The effort was not lost on LeRoy coach Brian Moran, who has seen a lot of Wellsville football games, but not coaching and an effort like Friday night.

"I thought we played OK defensively but I thought Wellsville played very well, they are very well coached and defensively they played extremely well," said Moran. "You have to make plays when you can and I thought they made plays, but a lot of credit to them, they are well-coached and a classy football program."

Moran's defensive backs had five interceptions and his line held Wellsville to just eight net yards rushing.

"We made plays when we had to," said Moran. "We put them in third-and-long when we needed too, there were a couple turnovers and you have to take advantage."

The first LeRoy score was earned. The Lions' defense had already shocked the Knights, as the Lions fumbled the opening kickoff yet forced a four-and-done, a drive that gained three yards on four plays starting at the Wellsville 34.

The Lions then stopped a 14-play, 77-yard drive at the 5-yard-line when Tyler Brion and the short-yard defense led by linemen James McNeill and Drew Stonemetz forced a fumble recovered by Brion.

After another three-and-out netting two yards, LeRoy marched 62 yards on six plays for a touchdown. Wellsville's Cory Harris dropped a back for a two-yard loss, but on 4th-and-14, LeRoy quarterback Mike McMullen hit a streaking Ryan McQuillen between two defenders in the end zone for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead.

The final LeRoy offensive series of the half netted six yards and the Lions had life.

But the LeRoy defense took that away. In the first quarter, Wellsville's first drive resulted in a first-and-goal at the 7-yard-line, but a penalty pushed them back and a touchdown pass was not held onto in the endzone. A bad snap on a field goal attempt didn't give the Lions a chance to even make the kick.

In the fourth quarter, Wellsville's first drive was stopped in LeRoy territory, then three straight drives ended on interceptions.

The Knights capitalized on one, as Peter Privitera ran for a 2-yard score on a 5-play drive that started on the Wellsville 26 for a 13-0 lead with 9:53 left in the game.

Wellsville gave LeRoy the ball on the 30 and drove to the 13 where again, the Lions defense held. The final Wellsville drive of the game ended with a sack by Eric Egeling.

"I'm pleased with the whole team how we played defensively," said Stonemetz. "We shot ourselves in the foot offensively with turnovers and penalties. Now we have to get ourselves in the dance and try to turn some heads.
"Nobody in Section V, I am willing to bet, thought the game would be like this, they thought 38-0," Stonemetz continued. "I knew we could play with them, but you have to take your hat off to them, they are a well-disciplined football team, they don't make mistakes and they don't turn the ball over. We get inside their 20 and they dig their heels in and stopped us."

High school teams do not have to list an injury report, but if they did, running back and linebacker Cory Harris would have been questionable along with RB/WR and defensive back Rich Ewell.

"We didn't advertise it, but both were hobbled. Cory was a game-time decision and I don't know the stats, but he played a heck of a game," said Stonemetz. "It seems offensively, we have five guys we keep in. On defense, we rotate guys in and out on the line and they all did a great job when they came in."

It showed in the stats.

Brion led both teams with 12 tackles (seven solo), while Trystin Plummer had three solo tackles (10 total), Harris had nine tackles while James McNeill had seven tackles, Gavin Shea seven and a QB pressure and Jacob Knapp six. The defensive backs, Raymond Embser, Dusty Baldwin, Jared Costello, Ewell and Bryce Hamlin all had three tackles and Embser and Hamlin each broke up two passes.

For LeRoy, Kody Lamkin had seven solo tackles and nine stops while McQuillen had two of the five interceptions. On offense, Privitera ran for 108 yards on 28 carries for LeRoy, as total offense was in favor of the Knights by just 33 yards.

Dusty Baldwin threw for 207 yards as Harris had four catches for 69 yards, Plummer had four grabs for 62 yards, Ewell hauled in three passes for 55 yards and Embser once again made a big play, catching a 21-yard pass. Embser also had the hit of the day, a crushing blow on a pass to Harris that set him free for a long gain. Brion also had several big stops.

In years past, Wellsville would come into LeRoy with a losing record, make mistakes and the game was over early. That was not lost on Stonemetz, who is pleased with the direction the program is going in.

"We just didn't quit. Don sets the defense up every week," said Stonemetz. "We go over game plans, but I'll be the first to tell you, Don puts a lot of time into this, the game plans are his and he puts the boys and the team in a position to win."

Wellsville had actually won the previous two meetings with LeRoy, including once at Hartwood Park in 2009. LeRoy's last win over Wellsville came in 2008.

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

Friday, October 11, 2013 (07:30 PM)
League game at Hartwood Park, LeRoy NY
Livingston County Division II

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 13, Wellsville Lions 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Wellsville Lions 0 0 0 0 0
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 0 7 0 6 13

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
Wel
LeR
LeRoy
2
2:45
#1 Mike McMullen 27 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
0
7
LeRoy
4
9:53
#36 Peter Privitera 2 yd run
0
13

Team stats Wellsville LeRoy
First downs 10 13
Rushing yardage -2 230
Pass completions - attempts 12-27 2-13
Passing yardage 207 31
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 0-5 1-1
Total plays 51 64
Total offense 205 261
Fumbles - lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - yards 9-62 8-80
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 2-20
Time of possession 17:37 30:23
3rd down efficiency 4 for 12 2 for 13
4th down efficiency 0 for 3 3 for 7
Punts - average 2-32.5 4-28.3

Wellsville

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#12 Rich Ewell 8 9 1.1 8 0
#23 Cory Harris 6 5 0.8 6 0
#47 Tyler Brion 2 1 0.5 2 0
#7 Dusty Baldwin 7 -15 -2.1 3 0
Total: 24 -2 -0.1 8 0
  LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#36 Peter Privitera 32 115 3.6 14 1
#30 Nick Egeling 9 85 9.4 39 0
#22 Tom Kelso 5 32 6.4 11 0
#1 Mike McMullen 4 0 0.0 1 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
Total: 51 230 4.5 39 1

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#7 Dusty Baldwin 12 25 207 0 5
#12 Rich Ewell 0 2 0 0 0
Total: 12 27 207 0 5
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Mike McMullen 2 13 31 1 1

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Cory Harris 4 70 17.5 40 0
#8 Trystin Plummer 4 61 15.3 22 0
#12 Rich Ewell 3 55 18.3 30 0
#35 Raymond Embser 1 21 21.0 21 0
Total: 12 207 17.3 40 0
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 27 27.0 27 1
#17 Brian Hodges 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total: 2 31 15.5 27 1

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#8 Trystin Plummer 1 1 0 0
#47 Tyler Brion 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 1 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#1 Mike McMullen 1 1 0 0
#30 Nick Egeling 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 1 1 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#16 Jon Pierce 0 1 0 1 1

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#35 Raymond Embser 2 65 32.5 34 0
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#16 Jon Pierce 4 113 28.3 38 1

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#23 Cory Harris 1 43 43.0 43
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#16 Jon Pierce 3 128 42.7 44

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#8 Trystin Plummer 2 37 18.5 19 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 48 48.0 48 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#8 Trystin Plummer 2 0 0.0 0 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Tom Kelso 1 14 14.0 14 0

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#23 Cory Harris 11 4 0.0 1.0 0
#8 Trystin Plummer 9 3 0.0 2.0 0
#47 Tyler Brion 7 1 0.0 0.0 0
#73 James McNeill 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#12 Rich Ewell 4 0 0.0 0.0 0
#58 Dylon Mitchell 4 0 0.0 0.0 0
#34 Gavin Shea 4 0 0.0 1.0 0
#84 Jacob Knapp 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#31 Bryce Hamlin 3 1 0.0 0.0 1
#6 Jared Costello 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#35 Raymond Embser 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#71 James Cady 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#59 Jason Dixon 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#67 Drew Stonemetz 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#7 Dusty Baldwin 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 63 14 0.0 4.0 1
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#51 Kody Lamkin 10 5 0.0 1.0 0
#22 Tom Kelso 5 3 0.0 0.0 0
#67 Zach Fitzsimmons 5 3 0.0 1.5 0
#21 Jake Henry 5 1 0.0 1.0 0
#17 Brian Hodges 5 2 1.0 2.0 0
#79 Brandon Van Grol 4 1 0.0 1.0 0
#1 Mike McMullen 2 1 0.0 0.0 1
#57 Steve Cappotelli 2 2 0.0 0.5 0
#48 Tyler Prinz 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 2 0 0.0 0.0 2
#16 Jon Pierce 1 0 0.0 0.0 1
#30 Nick Egeling 1 0 0.0 0.0 1
#56 Eric Egeling 1 0 1.0 1.0 0
Total: 45 18 2.0 8.0 5