SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2014
NY WESTERN REGIONAL 2014
Quarterfinals
Wayland-Cohocton
Semifinals
Dansville
Finals
Bath


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Jon Pierce sparks Oatkan Knights to
40-0 drubbing of Cal-Mum in 2014 opener


Jon Pierce kicks, intercepts, and runs through the Raiders for 166 yards on 19 carries for
8.7 yards/carry and 3 TDs! QB Mike McMullen tosses for 119 total yards, including TD
strikes to Jake Henry and Ryan McQuillen. Tom Kelso bruises for 52 yards rushing and
6 stops on D. Kody Lamkin, as usual, leads the D with 8 stops. Nate Flint (6 tackles) and
Brian Hodges (5 tackles) are key contributors to holding Raiders to just
121 yards of offense.

Game videography by EJ Henry - leroyfootball.com

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Game recap by Nate Rider - The Batavia Daily News Sports

LE ROY - It may have taken two days but the Le Roy football team asserted its dominance in every facet of the game early and often in its 2014 season opener against rival Caledonia-Mumford at Hartwood Park. And with it,
the Oatkan Knights started legendary coach Brian Moran and defensive coordinator Andrew Paladino out with an impressive win in the first game of the final season of their illustrious careers.

In a game that was postponed at the half on Friday night because of frequent lightning and resumed Saturday morning, Jon Pierce rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns, while the Oatkan Knights defense held the Red Raiders to just 121 yards of total offense in a resounding 40-0 win.

"I thought our kids came out this morning focused after the delay and I was really proud of our whole team," said Moran. "It was just hard work. There is no simple answer to football. You've got to have kids that work hard and you've got to have kids that buy in and play hard and you have to have good athletes."

"I don't think anyone of us has ever done this, I don't think any of the coaches have ever done this," added Le Roy quarterback Mike McMullen of the postponement. "It was different, but we had to play through it so we came out and played hard."

Pierce scored on touchdown runs of 51, 13 and 26 - all in the second half on Saturday - Le Roy rushed for 225 yards in all and the Oatkan Knights defense forced four Cal-Mum turnovers as they slightly avenged a disheartening loss to the Red Raiders a season ago.

"We came back, we were ready and we took that aggressiveness we had from yesterday and we brought it today and obviously it worked out," said Pierce.

For Moran, the win also ensures that he will end his career with a winning record - 17-15 - against rival Cal-Mum.

"I'm not going to lie, it's Le Roy/Caledonia, you want to leave the place a little better than you found it," said Moran. "I'm proud of that because that [Caledonia] is a great community and a great football program and you forget that sometimes - Caledonia makes Le Roy better and Le Roy makes Caledonia better and that has been evident over the last 25 years."

Tom Kelso added 52 yards on nine carries and a touchdown for Le Roy, while the senior McMullen did most of his damage Friday night when he went 6-of-13 through the air for 119 yards and two touchdowns; McMullen passed just twice on Saturday in a steady rain that saw Le Roy dominate the time of possession with its trademarked ground game.

Meanwhile, a stout Oatkan Knights defense held the Red Raiders to just 100 yards on the ground on 33 carries; Cal-Mum had just six total first downs throughout the contest.

Following a three-and-out on Cal-Mum's first possession of the night, the Oatkan Knights wasted no time taking control on their first possession of the game. On a third-and-seven from the Cal-Mum 47, McMullen hit Jake Henry across the middle and Henry did the rest as he raced past the Red Raiders defense for 7-0 Le Roy less than three minutes into the game.

After another Cal-Mum punt, Le Roy struck again less than four minutes later when McMullen led wide receiver
Ryan McQuillen with a perfect 34-yard strike into the end zone to put the Oatkan Knights up 14-0 with 5:23 still remaining in the first quarter.

The Red Raiders would punt yet again on their next possession and Le Roy would pounce on the opportunity to put the game away early.

The Oatkan Knights embarked on a nine-play, 60-yard drive over the next 3:15 that spanned into the second quarter and capped it with a one-yard Kelso plunge to make it 21-0. The key play on the drive was a fourth-and-two from the Cam-Mum 40 when Pierce took a pitch right and rambled 12 yards for the first down, with the key block coming from Kelso on the outside.

The score would remain 21-0 heading into the half with Le Roy in complete control having held the Red Raiders to just 71 total yards and three first downs.

"Our defense was pretty solid today, and yesterday," said McMullen. "We made huge turnovers, we made some stops. That's what we need out of our defense this year."

The referees would halt the contest as the players came out for the second half and postponed it after a 45-minute wait.

On Saturday, Le Roy took no time to put it away.

After the Oatkan Knights recovered an onside kick to start the half, Pierce took a pitch to the right on a fourth-and-two, broke a couple of tackles and sprinted down the sideline for a 28-0 Le Roy lead.

"If you go home and you think about it, that is what you want to happen and we we're very fortunate that it did," said Moran. "We made a couple of plays early and I think the momentum really came back to us."

"That was huge," added McMullen. "I told them when we got up there that we had to score on the first drive, show them what we are all about and make a point."

Cal-Mum would fumble on its next possession to set the Oatkan Knights up for another nail in the coffin a few minutes later. This time it would be a nine-play, 47-yard drive - all runs by Pierce and Kelso - that would end with a Pierce 13-yard touchdown run on a counter to the right; the point after touchdown failed but the damage was done - 34-0.

"We've been expecting this from Jon for quite a while, I'll be honest with you, because Jon is a great kid and he has a great ability to move in the hole and then accelerate," said Moran. "Today we saw it and last night we saw it and we're proud of him."

Pierce would add his 26-yard score on Le Roy's next possession for the capper.

Cal-Mum didn't help its own cause as it committed five penalties on the day, while the Oatkan Knights were flagged just once.

In all, Le Roy outgained Cal-Mum 344-121.

"It's important, passing, running, we have to be able to do both," said Pierce. "The running will open up the passing."

Junior Nick Sims led the way on the ground for Cal-Mum with 45 yards on seven carries and Zach Preston added 29 tough yards on six totes.

The Oatkan Knights will host Avon next Friday night as they continue their early-season march toward what could be a 15th sectional title, while Cal-Mum will try to get into the win column at home against York.

"This means so much for us," said McMullen. "Coach finished 17-15 against them and we really wanted him to finish on a win, so this was huge. Everybody needed it."

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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



Friday, September 5, 2014 (07:30 PM)
League game at Hartwood Park, LeRoy NY
Livingston County Division II/III

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 40, Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders 0

Score by quarter

1

2

3

4

Total

Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders

0

0

0

0

0

LeRoy Oatkan Knights

14

7

13

6

40

 

Scoring summary

Qtr

Time

Scoring play

CM
LR

LeRoy

1

9:15

#1 Mike McMullen 47 yd pass to #21 Jake Henry (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

0
7

LeRoy

1

5:23

#1 Mike McMullen 34 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

0
14

LeRoy

2

9:35

#22 Tom Kelso 1 yd run (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

0
21

LeRoy

3

10:15

#16 Jon Pierce 51 yd run (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

0
28

LeRoy

3

4:36

#16 Jon Pierce 13 yd run (kick blocked)

0
34

LeRoy

4

9:51

#16 Jon Pierce 26 yd run (run failed)

0
40

 

Team stats

Cal-Mum

LeRoy

First downs

6

16

Rushing yardage

100

225

Pass completions - attempts

2-6

6-13

Passing yardage

21

119

Pass touchdowns - interceptions

0-1

2-0

Total plays

39

48

Total offense

121

344

Fumbles - lost

5-2

1-0

Penalties - yards

5-25

2-10

Defensive sacks - yards lost

0-0

1-4

Time of possession

23:43

24:17

3rd down efficiency

3 for 10

3 for 9

4th down efficiency

0 for 1

4 for 5

Punts - average

5-34.2

1-33.0

 

Caledonia-Mumford

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#20 Nick Sims

7

45

6.4

18

0

#6 Zach Preston

6

29

4.8

9

0

#45 Cody Cesarano

4

17

4.3

11

0

#24 Chris Hinkley

4

11

2.8

10

0

#3 Kyle Preston

11

0

0.0

9

0

Total:

33

100

3.0

18

0

 

LeRoy

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#16 Jon Pierce

19

166

8.7

51

3

#22 Tom Kelso

9

52

5.8

17

1

#17 Brian Hodges

2

9

4.5

7

0

#21 Jake Henry

1

2

2.0

2

0

#52 Anthony Natrigo

1

1

1.0

1

0

#2 Nate Flint

3

-5

-1.7

6

0

Total:

35

225

6.4

51

4

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#3 Kyle Preston

2

6

21

0

1

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#1 Mike McMullen

6

13

119

2

0

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#83 Will Van Auken

2

21

10.5

12

0

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#21 Jake Henry

2

52

26.0

47

1

#23 Ryan McQuillen

2

47

23.5

34

1

#17 Brian Hodges

1

10

10.0

10

0

#48 Tyler Prinz

1

10

10.0

10

0

Total:

6

119

19.8

47

2

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#3 Kyle Preston

1

1

0

0

#20 Nick Sims

1

1

0

0

#83 Will Van Auken

1

0

0

0

#24 Chris Hinkley

1

0

0

0

Total:

5

2

3

0

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#2 Nate Flint

1

0

0

0

#51 Kody Lamkin

0

0

1

0

#12 Tom Wood

0

0

1

0

Total:

1

0

3

0

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

#36 Mike McQuillen

0

0

0

4

4

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#45 Cody Cesarano

5

171

34.2

36

0

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#16 Jon Pierce

1

33

33.0

33

0

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#10 Josh Roides

1

18

18.0

18

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#16 Jon Pierce

7

310

44.3

51

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#22 Jake McEwen

2

46

23.0

26

0

#83 Will Van Auken

2

44

22.0

24

0

#25 Mike Ianiro

1

31

31.0

31

0

#21 Marty Callan

1

5

5.0

5

0

#86 Matt Nusbickel

1

5

5.0

5

0

Total:

7

131

18.7

31

0

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#22 Jake McEwen

1

1

1.0

1

0

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#23 Ryan McQuillen

3

52

17.3

23

0

#22 Tom Kelso

2

30

15.0

15

0

Total:

5

82

16.4

23

0

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#20 Nick Sims

9

3

0.0

0.0

0

#54 Ryan Bulter

8

3

0.0

1.0

0

#3 Kyle Preston

7

5

0.0

0.0

0

#21 Marty Callan

5

1

0.0

0.0

0

#83 Will Van Auken

5

2

0.0

0.0

0

#6 Zach Preston

4

2

0.0

0.0

0

#22 Jake McEwen

3

0

0.0

0.0

0

#65 Kyle Pullyblank

3

0

0.0

0.0

0

#25 Mike Ianiro

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#24 Chris Hinkley

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#73 Wyatt Phillips

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#66 Dylan Coyle

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#42 Dylan Peck

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

Total:

49

16

0.0

1.0

0

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#51 Kody Lamkin

8

3

0.5

0.5

0

#22 Tom Kelso

6

2

0.0

1.0

0

#2 Nate Flint

6

1

0.0

0.0

0

#17 Brian Hodges

5

2

0.5

0.5

0

#83 Justin Green

4

2

0.0

0.0

0

#77 Mike Shepard

3

2

0.0

1.0

0

#43 Ben Piazza

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#75 Luke Hogle

2

1

0.0

0.0

0

#72 Reed Kacur

2

2

0.0

0.0

0

#48 Tyler Prinz

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#52 Anthony Natrigo

2

0

0.0

1.0

0

#12 Tom Wood

2

1

0.0

0.0

0

#23 Ryan McQuillen

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#1 Mike McMullen

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#64 Matt Privitera

1

0

0.0

1.0

0

#21 Jake Henry

1

0

0.0

1.0

0

#16 Jon Pierce

1

0

0.0

0.0

1

Total:

49

16

1.0

6.0

1