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

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Peter Privitera's late game heroics lead
the Knights to a 21-14 win over #1 seed
ER-Gananda and a berth into Class C Final!


Privitera's 45 yard scamper with 2:46 remaining in the contest seals the deal
for the Oatkan Knights. Tommy Kelso provides 72 yards rushing and 8 tackles
while junior teammate Kody Lamkin once again leads the D with 10 stops. Steve
Cappotelli adds 7 tackles and a key late game sack while junior speedster Ryan
McQuillen thrills the crowd with numerous big plays.



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Game recap by Nick Sabato - The Batavian

Le Roy will play for an opportunity for the Class C Sectional Championship after ousting top-seeded East Rochester/Gananda, 21-14. The Oatkan Knights will be playing for their 15th sectional championship in school history, in an attempt to extend their Section V record that is shared with rival Cal-Mum.

After reaching the finals last season before losing to Hornell, Le Roy needed to defeat the top seed in Class C and the 2012 Class B champions in East Rochester/Gananda.

The Bombers got off to a fast start, striking just 1:39 into the game, as Zach Hauser found Andrew Fischer on a 51-yard touchdown pass to take the early 7-0 lead.

Le Roy struggled to move the ball on their first possession and were forced to punt. The Knight defense regained their composure, stopping East Rochester/Gananda quickly. At this point junior Ryan McQuillen asserted himself into the contest.

After being beaten on the Hauser-Fischer touchdown pass, McQuillen atoned for his mistake by taking the Bombers' punt back to their 31-yard line. Two plays later McQuillen knotted the game on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Mike McMullen with 4:02 remaining the first quarter.

"(McQuillen) did an outstanding job for us all day," said Le Roy Head Coach Brian Moran. "He was in good position on that touchdown play; he just didn't make the play. Sometimes that happens, when play goes bad, you make the next play and the next play, that's what football is all about."

The two teams would play to a stalemate for the remainder of the first half, trading turnovers and punts.

Le Roy would break that tie coming out of halftime, marching down the field on the opening possession of the half that Nick Egeling capped off -- a drive that lasted 5:27 with a 14-yard touchdown scamper to take a 13-7 lead.

The Bombers managed to move the ball on the ensuing possession but were unable to score. Le Roy was also unable to move the ball and East Rochester/Gananda took over as the fourth quarter began.

East Rochester/Gananda finally began to find their rhythm on the ground after being stifled by a formidable Knight front. The Bombers kept their 10-play drive alive on a strong third-down run from Nate Teeter, followed by another that put them on the cusp of the end zone. Kendrick Watson would finish off the drive with a two-yard touchdown plunge, taking a 14-13 lead with 5:30 remaining.

The Knights would answer though, needing only six plays to regain the lead after senior Peter Privitera took a third-down carry 45 yards for a touchdown, punctuated by a McMullen quarterback sneak on the two-point conversion to take a 21-14 lead with 2:46 to go in the game.

The Bombers would not go away quietly though, after their comeback attempt appeared to be dead, Hauser found Riley Palmer on fourth down for a gain of 45 yards, taking the ball to the Le Roy 45-yard line.

Le Roy's defense would the step up to the plate.

Kody Lamkin came up with a sack on Hauser for a loss of nine yards and two plays later McMullen would seal the game by intercepting Hauser with less than a minute remaining in the game.

"Football is a tough game," Moran said. "You have to be tough and physical. That's Le Roy football."

Le Roy (8-1) will play Livingston County foe Wayland-Cohocton next Friday for the Class C championship at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester.

"It's a Livingston County Final," Moran said. "We play great football out here and we are looking forward to that game."

Kickoff will be at 5 p.m.

Stats for the game: Peter Privitera, 20 carries, 124 yards, one TD; Tom Kelso, 12 carries for 72 yards. Mike McMullen was 5 of 9 for 44 yards and one TD. Ryan McQuillen caught three passes for 39 yards and a TD. Kody Lamkin had 10 tackles, two for losses. Tom Kelso had 8 tackles and Steve Cappotelli had 7 tackles, 4 of them for lost yardage. Brian Hodges, Zack Fitzsimmons, Nick Egeling, and Jake Henry each registered five tackles. Ryan McQuillen and Mike McMullen each snagged an interception.

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Game photos by Big George Henry of the Vermont Sports Desk

 

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


Saturday, November 2, 2013 (02:00 PM)
Playoff game at Hamilton Field, Caledonia NY (Neutral site)
Section V Class C Semifinal

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 21, ER-Gananda Bombers 14

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 7 0 6 8 21
ER-Gananda Bombers 7 0 0 7 14

Scoring summary
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LeR
ER-
ER-Gananda
1
10:21
#14 Zach Hauser 51 yd pass to #81 Andrew Fischer (#14 Zach Hauser kick)
0
7
LeRoy
1
4:02
#1 Mike McMullen 26 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#16 Jon Pierce kick)
7
7
LeRoy
3
6:33
#30 Nick Egeling 14 yd run
13
7
ER-Gananda
4
5:38
#7 Kendrick Watson 2 yd run (#14 Zach Hauser kick)
13
14
LeRoy
4
2:46
#36 Peter Privitera 45 yd run (#1 Mike McMullen run)
21
14

Team stats LeRoy ER-Gananda
First downs 12 13
Rushing yardage 217 140
Pass completions - attempts 5-9 4-8
Passing yardage 44 141
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 1-0 1-2
Total plays 45 50
Total offense 261 281
Fumbles - lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - yards 4-30 1-5
Defensive sacks - yards lost 2-11 0-0
Time of possession 23:14 24:46
3rd down efficiency 5 for 10 4 for 10
4th down efficiency 1 for 1 1 for 2
Punts - average 4-33.0 4-27.3

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#36 Peter Privitera 20 124 6.2 45 1
#22 Tom Kelso 12 72 6.0 14 0
#30 Nick Egeling 2 14 7.0 14 1
#1 Mike McMullen 1 7 7.0 7 0
Total: 36 217 6.0 45 2
  ER-Gananda

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#28 Nate Teeter 9 73 8.1 17 0
#7 Kendrick Watson 15 61 4.1 15 1
#13 Brett Custer 9 21 2.3 17 0
#21 Jake Miller 3 -1 -0.3 1 0
#81 Andrew Fischer 1 -3 -3.0 0 0
#14 Zach Hauser 4 -11 -2.8 2 0
Total: 42 140 3.3 17 1

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Mike McMullen 5 9 44 1 0
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#14 Zach Hauser 4 8 141 1 2

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Ryan McQuillen 3 39 13.0 26 1
#16 Jon Pierce 1 5 5.0 5 0
#22 Tom Kelso 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total: 5 44 8.8 26 1
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#81 Andrew Fischer 1 51 51.0 51 1
#11 Riley Palmer 1 36 36.0 36 0
#28 Nate Teeter 1 35 35.0 35 0
#13 Brett Custer 1 19 19.0 19 0
Total: 4 141 35.3 51 1

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#16 Jon Pierce 1 1 0 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#55 Hayden Ricci 0 0 1 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#16 Jon Pierce 0 0 0 1 1
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#14 Zach Hauser 0 0 0 2 2

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#16 Jon Pierce 4 132 33.0 47 1
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#14 Zach Hauser 4 109 27.3 35 0

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#16 Jon Pierce 4 198 49.5 56
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#81 Andrew Fischer 3 110 36.7 45

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Tom Kelso 1 18 18.0 18 0
#16 Jon Pierce 1 15 15.0 15 0
#21 Jake Henry 1 6 6.0 6 0
Total: 3 39 13.0 18 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#28 Nate Teeter 2 25 12.5 13 0
#13 Brett Custer 2 18 9.0 11 0
Total: 4 43 10.8 13 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Ryan McQuillen 1 40 40.0 40 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#13 Brett Custer 1 5 5.0 5 0

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#51 Kody Lamkin 10 5 0.0 2.0 0
#22 Tom Kelso 8 5 0.0 0.5 0
#57 Steve Cappotelli 7 2 1.0 4.0 0
#67 Zach Fitzsimmons 5 3 0.0 0.0 0
#30 Nick Egeling 5 4 0.0 0.5 0
#21 Jake Henry 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#17 Brian Hodges 5 1 0.0 1.0 0
#1 Mike McMullen 4 1 0.0 0.0 1
#79 Brandon Van Grol 4 2 1.0 1.0 0
#36 Peter Privitera 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 2 0 0.0 0.0 1
#75 Anthony Paladino 2 2 0.0 0.0 0
#48 Tyler Prinz 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#54 Konnor McCowen 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 61 29 2.0 9.0 2
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#55 Hayden Ricci 10 5 0.0 0.0 0
#13 Brett Custer 8 3 0.0 0.0 0
#17 Nick Smith 8 5 0.0 0.0 0
#28 Nate Teeter 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#71 Justin Miale 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#7 Kendrick Watson 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#64 Paul Hunsinger 3 3 0.0 0.0 0
#21 Jake Miller 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#73 Chase Reeves 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#8 Demarre Nelson 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#72 Alex Brothers 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#11 Riley Palmer 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#24 Kaydon Newton 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#44 DJ Kuepper 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 54 22 0.0 0.0 0