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

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Wayland-Cohocton tops Knights 14-8 in
OT thriller to win Section V Class C title



O
atkan Knights lose in defensive struggle at Sahlen Stadium for just the fourth time
in their last 17 finals appearances. Both teams combine for just 3 third-down conversions
in 25 attempts! Total yards stood at LeRoy-232 to Way-Co's 228. QB Mike McMullen throws
for 163 yards, including a 70 yard catch-and-run to speedster Ryan McQuillen. Top tacklers
for the Knights were Tom Kelso (9), Steve Cappotelli (7), and McMullen (7). Kody Lamkin and
Nick Egeling each register an interception.




Championship Game Award Winners from LeRoy (left to right):
Ryan McQuillen (Offensive Lineman), Tom Kelso (Defensive Back), &
Brandon Van Grol (Roger Bunce Sportsmanship Award)


Game videography by EJ Henry - leroyfootball.com

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Game recap by Nick Sabato - The Batavian

ROCHESTER - Le Roy's football team came up just short as they fell in overtime to Wayland-Cohocton in the Section V Class C championship, 14 to 8. Head Coach Brian Moran was in search of his 14th sectional championship in 25 years, and a Section V record, 15th in school history, but it was not to be for the Oatkan Knights.

"They really worked hard and both teams were well prepared," Moran said. "That led to a defensive struggle all day."

The game was the definition of a defensive struggle for the majority of the game, as the game headed into the fourth quarter as a scoreless tie.

Class C Offensive Player of the Year Devon Harris entered the game averaging over 170 rushing yards per game and had yet to be held under 100 yards all season long for Wayland-Cohocton. However, the Oatkan Knights managed to bottle him up for most of the game, holding him to 98 yards on 18 carries.

"I thought we played very well defensively against a young man who is an extremely talented athlete," Moran said. "I thought we shut him down pretty well, but we just didn't make plays when we needed to."

The Eagles struck first, as quarterback C.J. Ellis found tight end Darren Becker for a 40-yard gain down to the Le Roy 15-yard line. Two plays later, Ellis found Reece Chapman for a 13-yard score. Harris would punch in the two-point conversion to give Way-Co the lead two minutes into the fourth quarter.

Le Roy wouldn't need long to respond, as quarterback Mike McMullen found Ryan McQuillen two plays later, and he sprinted 70 yards down the sideline to put the Knights on the scoreboard. McMullen then found Nick Egeling for the two-point conversion to knot the game at eight apiece with nine minutes to play.

The Eagles appeared to be driving again, but Egeling managed to step in front of an Ellis pass to halt the drive at Le Roy's 30-yard line.

After failing to move the ball, Way-Co drove the ball again deep into Le Roy territory, but it was the Knights' defense who came up big again, stopping the Eagles inches short of a first down late in the ball game.

Le Roy took possession and marched onto Wayland-Cohocton's side of the 50-yard line, but a rare Knight turnover halted a chance at a go-ahead score as McMullen and running back Peter Privitera were unable to complete the handoff late in the game.

"It happens, it's high school football," Moran said. "It's 16-, 17-, 18-year-old kids, and you can't worry about it. You just have to pick yourself up and keep playing."

The Eagles would take the first offensive possession in overtime and march inside the Le Roy 10-yard line, but the defense would initially hold strong.

Zach Fitzsimmons came up with a big sack on third down to knock Way-Co back to the 7-yard line, but Ellis would find Chapman on the exact same play as the first touchdown to put the Eagles in front 14-8.

On Le Roy's first offensive play of overtime, McMullen found Egeling for a gain of nine yards, but the Knights were never able to pick up that final yard as McMullen was unable to connect with Egeling in the end zone on second down, and Privitera was stopped short on the final two plays of the game to give Wayland-Cohocton their first sectional championship in school history.

"We just tried to get the first down," Moran said. "We just tried to score and hopefully get a chance to kick an extra point to win, but today it just didn't happen."

The Le Roy trademark rushing attack was held in check all game, as the Eagles held them to a season-low 69 yards. Privitera finished with just 22 yards on 13 carries in the final game of his superb high school career. Tom Kelso was the Knights' leading rusher with 37 yards on 11 rushes.

McMullen finished the game 8-of-21 for 163 yards and a touchdown. McQuillen caught five of those passes for 108 yards.

Le Roy's defense played well, holding the Eagles to 228 yards of total offense, registering three sacks and forcing three turnovers. Kelso led the stingy LeRoy defense with 9 stops, while Steve Cappotelli and McMullen had 7 and 6 tackles, respectively.

Ellis entered the game having thrown only one interception all game, but the Knights managed to intercept him twice on the game, and he finished 5-of-12 for 73 yards to go along with his two touchdowns and the two interceptions.

Wayland-Cohocton (9-1) will go on to face the winner of the Section VI championship game next week in the Far West Regionals.

Le Roy will finish their season at 8-2 as they fell in the Class C final for the second consecutive season.

"They had a great game plan defensively," Moran said. "We played well, but obviously they made one more play than us and congratulations to them."

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Game photos by Howard Owens - The Batavian

 

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



Friday, November 8, 2013 (05:00 PM)
Playoff game at Sahlen's Stadium
Section V Class C Final

Wayland-Cohocton Eagles 14, LeRoy Oatkan Knights 8

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 OT1 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 0 0 0 8 0 8
Wayland-Cohocton Eagles 0 0 0 8 6 14

Scoring summary
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LeR
Way
Wayland-Co
4
10:00
#12 CJ Ellis 13 yd pass to #31 Reece Chapman (#23 Devon Harris run)
0
8
LeRoy
4
9:04
#1 Mike McMullen 70 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#1 Mike McMullen pass to #30 Nick Egeling)
8
8
Wayland-Co
OT1
#12 CJ Ellis 7 yd pass to #31 Reece Chapman
8
14

Team stats LeRoy Wayland-Co
First downs 7 8
Rushing yardage 69 155
Pass completions - attempts 8-21 5-12
Passing yardage 163 73
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 1-0 2-2
Total plays 55 49
Total offense 232 228
Fumbles - lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties - yards 6-40 3-15
Defensive sacks - yards lost 3-30 2-10
Time of possession 25:47 22:13
3rd down efficiency 1 for 14 2 for 11
4th down efficiency 1 for 5 1 for 2
Punts - average 6-26.0 6-32.0

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#33 Tom Kelso 11 37 3.4 9 0
#36 Peter Privitera 13 22 1.7 7 0
#23 Ryan McQuillen 5 18 3.6 6 0
#30 Nick Egeling 2 1 0.5 1 0
#1 Mike McMullen 3 -9 -3.0 1 0
Total: 34 69 2.0 9 0
  Wayland-Cohocton

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Devon Harris 19 100 5.3 21 0
#44 Mason Hamilton 5 39 7.8 12 0
#31 Reece Chapman 3 17 5.7 12 0
#12 CJ Ellis 10 -1 -0.1 8 0
Total: 37 155 4.2 21 0

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Mike McMullen 8 21 163 1 0
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#12 CJ Ellis 5 12 73 2 2

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Ryan McQuillen 5 108 21.6 70 1
#30 Nick Egeling 3 55 18.3 27 0
Total: 8 163 20.4 70 1
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#31 Reece Chapman 2 20 10.0 13 2
#85 Darren Becker 1 46 46.0 46 0
#22 Luke Bembower 1 4 4.0 4 0
#23 Devon Harris 1 3 3.0 3 0
Total: 5 73 14.6 46 2

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#36 Peter Privitera 1 1 0 0
#1 Mike McMullen 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 1 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#23 Devon Harris 1 1 0 0
#57 Dan Kuhn 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 1 1 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#26 Jon Pierce 6 156 26.0 43 1
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#12 CJ Ellis 6 192 32.0 48 2

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#26 Jon Pierce 2 67 33.5 36
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#12 CJ Ellis 2 51 25.5 27

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#30 Nick Egeling 1 4 4.0 4 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Devon Harris 1 6 6.0 6 0
#44 Mason Hamilton 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total: 2 6 3.0 6 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Ryan McQuillen 2 20 10.0 18 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#44 Mason Hamilton 1 4 4.0 4 0

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#33 Tom Kelso 9 3 1.0 1.0 0
#57 Steve Cappotelli 7 2 1.0 1.0 0
#1 Mike McMullen 6 3 0.0 0.0 0
#39 Jake Henry 5 0 1.0 1.0 0
#17 Brian Hodges 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#79 Brandon Van Grol 4 0 0.0 0.0 0
#51 Kody Lamkin 3 0 0.0 0.0 1
#71 Zach Fitzsimmons 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#26 Jon Pierce 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#30 Nick Egeling 2 0 0.0 1.0 1
#23 Ryan McQuillen 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 47 10 3.0 4.0 2
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#54 Tyler McIntosh 9 3 0.0 1.0 0
#31 Reece Chapman 8 4 0.0 0.0 0
#48 Luis Rodriguez 7 3 0.0 0.0 0
#85 Darren Becker 6 2 2.0 2.5 0
#66 Jacob Wormuth 5 0 0.0 0.0 0
#22 Luke Bembower 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#44 Mason Hamilton 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#11 Caleb Sick 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#57 Dan Kuhn 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Fred Dugan 2 2 0.0 0.5 0
#12 CJ Ellis 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#50 Tyler Becker 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 54 20 2.0 4.0 0