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

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Knights win tough quarterfinal
battle 26-12 over Dansville


Knights pull away in 3rd quarter after being tied by talented Mustangs.
Peter Privitera rushes for 121 yards and
2 TDs in his final game at Hartwood
Park. Tommy Kelso averages 6 yards/rush for 84 yards, while registering 6
tackles on defense. Kody Lamkin leads the Knights' defense with 8 stops.


Game recap by Howard Owens - The Batavian

The Le Roy Oatkan Knights advanced to the Class C Sectional Semifinals with a win over Dansville, 26-12. The Le Roy offense has traditionally been a run-based team under Head Coach Brian Moran. However, with the growth of junior quarterback Mike McMullen, the Knights have become more pass-oriented this season. But Le Roy failed to get their passing game going early and we saw the return of old-fashion Knight football.

The Mustangs got off to a solid start, taking the opening kickoff 65 yards on 10 plays before Le Roy made a goal line stand to deny Dansville at the one-yard line.

After Dansville failed to capitalize on a McMullen interception, the Knights began to slowly pound away with their running game. The duo of Peter Privitera and Tom Kelso chipped away on a nine-play drive, capped off by a four-yard Privitera run to take a 6-0 lead early in the second quarter.

On the ensuing kickoff, Nick Egeling recovered a fumble on the Dansville 26. This time the Knights only needed six plays for Privitera to punch in another score, this time from five yards out to go up 12-0.

Kelso carried the load early in the second half, racking up a majority of his 84 yards in the first half before Privitera came in to close out the game. The senior bounced back after only managing 28 yards in last week's loss against Cal-Mum. This week, Privitera ran the ball 28 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

"Peter ran hard tonight," Moran said. "That's good for us. It's good to have him around this time of year."

After Le Roy seemingly took control of the game, the Mustangs responded, taking their next drive 83 yards, which was capped off by a 55-yard hook up from Ethan Mapes to Brad Quibell on third-and-six to cut the deficit in half, 12-6.

Le Roy looked as if they would crush any momentum from the Dansville touchdown as they came out for the second half, but McMullen fumbled the snap on a fourth-down play, giving the Mustangs the ball at the Knights' 45-yard line.

Dansville needed only four plays before Mapes found Gage Koch on a 13-yard pass to tie the game at 12 early in the third quarter.

With the passing game struggling, the Knights continued to rely on the running game. Le Roy took their next possession and ran the ball 11 consecutive times before McMullen finally found his touch, hitting Ryan McQuillen on a beautiful 28-yard touchdown catch-and-run play. Egeling then found himself on the receiving end of a McMullen pass to pick up the two-point conversion, making the score 20-12.

The fourth quarter saw both teams struggle to sustain any success on offense, with Le Roy going three-and-out on three straight possessions, and Dansville turning the ball over on two straight, including Koch racing 25 yards before fumbling the ball away at midfield with just over eight minutes to play in the game.

After going 1-for-8 passing in the first half for just 42 yards and an interception, McMullen finally found his touch.
The junior found Egeling once again, this time capitalizing on Dansville stacking the line of scrimmage expecting the Knights to pound away on the ground. The pass netted 29 yards, down to the Mustang 11-yard line. Two plays later, the pair hooked up once again, this time on a 10-yard scoring toss to go up 26-12 with just 2:32 remaining.

"We had to make a play," Moran said of his play selection. "We have some good athletes and obviously when they started taking that safety out of the middle of the field, we knew we had to do something to take advantage of that."

McMullen went 4-of-6 in the second half to finish 5-for-13 for 101 yards on the night.

Kelso would seal the game on defense, sacking Mapes for a loss of 17 yards.

Mapes finished 7-of-15 for 125 yards, two touchdowns and interception, while Ryan Hurlburt ran for 72 yards on 14 carries for Dansville (5-3).

Egeling had strong all-around game for the Knights, picking up 65 all-purpose yards, a touchdown, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Le Roy (7-1) will advance to the semifinals to face top-seeded East Rochester/Gananda after they defeated Elba/Byron-Bergen, 34-6.

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Game photography by EJ Henry

 

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


Friday, October 25, 2013 (07:30 PM)
Playoff game at Hartwood Park, LeRoy NY
Section V Class C Quarterfinal

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 26, Dansville Mustangs 12

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Dansville Mustangs 0 6 6 0 12
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 0 12 8 6 26

Scoring summary
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
Dan
LeR
LeRoy
2
11:22
#36 Peter Privitera 4 yd run
0
6
LeRoy
2
8:32
#36 Peter Privitera 5 yd run
0
12
Dansville
2
5:57
#4 Ethan Mapes 55 yd pass to #8 Brad Quibell
6
12
Dansville
3
7:44
#4 Ethan Mapes 13 yd pass to #3 Greg Koch
12
12
LeRoy
3
1:42
#1 Mike McMullen 28 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#1 Mike McMullen pass to #30 Nick Egeling)
12
20
LeRoy
4
2:32
#1 Mike McMullen 10 yd pass to #30 Nick Egeling
12
26

Team stats Dansville LeRoy
First downs 9 19
Rushing yardage 102 232
Pass completions - attempts 7-15 5-14
Passing yardage 125 101
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 2-1 2-1
Total plays 43 68
Total offense 227 333
Fumbles - lost 2-2 1-1
Penalties - yards 1-5 2-10
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 1-17
Time of possession 17:07 30:53
3rd down efficiency 2 for 9 5 for 12
4th down efficiency 0 for 1 1 for 3
Punts - average 5-25.4 3-30.0

Dansville

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#40 Ryan Hurlburt 14 72 5.1 18 0
#3 Greg Koch 7 36 5.1 30 0
#44 Alex West 4 12 3.0 9 0
#4 Ethan Mapes 3 -18 -6.0 3 0
Total: 28 102 3.6 30 0
  LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#36 Peter Privitera 28 121 4.3 15 2
#22 Tom Kelso 14 84 6.0 23 0
#30 Nick Egeling 6 27 4.5 13 0
#75 Anthony Paladino 1 2 2.0 2 0
#1 Mike McMullen 2 1 0.5 2 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
Total: 54 232 4.3 23 2

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#4 Ethan Mapes 7 15 125 2 1
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Mike McMullen 5 13 101 2 1

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#44 Alex West 3 37 12.3 26 0
#3 Greg Koch 3 33 11.0 14 1
#8 Brad Quibell 1 55 55.0 55 1
Total: 7 125 17.9 55 2
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#30 Nick Egeling 2 38 19.0 28 1
#23 Ryan McQuillen 2 31 15.5 28 1
#17 Brian Hodges 1 32 32.0 32 0
Total: 5 101 20.2 32 2

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#3 Greg Koch 1 1 0 0
#20 1 1 0 0
#76 Dustin Teeter 0 0 1 0
Total: 2 2 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#1 Mike McMullen 1 1 0 0
#30 Nick Egeling 0 0 1 0
#22 Tom Kelso 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 1 2 0

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

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#62 Cody Mark 5 127 25.4 34 0
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#16 Jon Pierce 3 90 30.0 37 1

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#8 Brad Quibell 3 109 36.3 40
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#16 Jon Pierce 5 215 43.0 49

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#12 Zach Green 2 20 10.0 16 0
#55 Dylan Lowery 1 16 16.0 16 0
#20 1 14 14.0 14 0
#23 Zach Johnson 1 3 3.0 3 0
Total: 5 53 10.6 16 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Tom Kelso 1 17 17.0 17 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 13 13.0 13 0
#21 Jake Henry 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total: 3 34 11.3 17 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 18 18.0 18 0

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#55 Dylan Lowery 12 3 0.0 1.0 0
#44 Alex West 9 3 0.0 0.0 1
#62 Cody Mark 8 1 0.0 0.0 0
#40 Ryan Hurlburt 8 3 0.0 0.0 0
#83 Tyler Oswald 7 4 0.0 0.0 0
#4 Ethan Mapes 6 1 0.0 0.0 0
#3 Greg Koch 6 1 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Ian Forbes 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#76 Dustin Teeter 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#8 Brad Quibell 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#50 Alex Spoor 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#60 Matt Coburn 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#56 Casey Alford 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 66 20 0.0 1.0 1
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#51 Kody Lamkin 8 4 0.0 0.5 0
#22 Tom Kelso 6 2 1.0 1.0 0
#79 Brandon Van Grol 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#17 Brian Hodges 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#30 Nick Egeling 4 1 0.0 1.5 1
#1 Mike McMullen 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#48 Tyler Prinz 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#21 Jake Henry 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#36 Peter Privitera 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#75 Anthony Paladino 2 2 0.0 0.0 0
#57 Steve Cappotelli 2 0 0.0 1.0 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#67 Zach Fitzsimmons 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 45 16 1.0 4.0 1