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


LR
Knights finish regular season at 7-0 and
as top seed in Section V Class C after
subduing Perry 45-6


Mike McMullen completes all 5 of his pass attempts for 138 yards and 3 TDs
as he surpasses 3,000 total yards passing for his career. Knights lost just 2
regular season games in the past 3 seasons with Mike at QB. Ryan McMullen
takes 2 receptions "to the house" totaling 102 yards. Tom Kelso bulls his way
to 75 yards on 11 carries. LR defense comes up huge with Nick Egeling (8)
and Kody Lamkin (7) leading the charge. Kelso, Luke Hogle, Kyle Hobart, and
Anthony Natrigo each register a half dozen tackles.

Game videography by EJ Henry - leroyfootball.com

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Game recap by Nate Rider - Batavia Daily News Sports
PERRY - With Friday night's regular-season finale between unbeaten Le Roy and Perry never really in doubt, the story of the night turned to the Oatkan Knights sideline when the final whistle blew. And with a dominating first half performance, Le Roy - the No. 2 ranked Class C team in the state - brought head coach Brian Moran to a rare Section 5 milestone.

The Oatkan Knights outgained the Yellowjackets 247-62 in the opening half as they opened up a 35-0 half-time lead en route to 45-6 victory to give Moran his 200th career victory.

"I never thought when we started that we'd be in this situation," said Moran. "It really is just a credit to our coaching staff. I'm proud of everybody who has worked with us, our community, our school. You don't get to 200 by yourself and we had a lot of great people who helped along the way and I'm truly appreciative of all they've done for our program."

Moran joins former Hornell coach Gene Mastin, former Le Roy and Fairport coach Don Santini and current Fairport head coach Dave Whitcomb as the only coaches in Section 5 history to reach the 200-win plateau; Moran now has a 200-63-2 record over his 26 seasons at the helm of the Oatkan Knights.

"That's good company to be in," said Moran.

Le Roy senior quarterback Mike McMullen also reached the top of the storied record books Friday night. McMullen was a perfect 5-of-5 for 138 yards and three touchdowns as he eclipsed the all-time Le Roy mark for passing yards in a career; McMullen now stands at 3,053.

"Obviously from three years ago to where we are today, I believe coming into this year he was 16-4 so add another seven on that and I think that's pretty good and I think that says a lot about him as a leader for us," said Moran.

Ryan McQuillen added two long touchdown catch-and-runs, Tom Kelso had 75 yards rushing on 11 carries and Nick Egeling added 33 yards rushing and a 13-yard touchdown catch as the Oatkan Knights had no problem moving to 7-0.

Not to be outdone, Perry junior quarterback Andrew Hollister had a record-setting night of his own in the loss. Hollister rushed for 137 yards on 24 carries - most of which came in the second half - on his way to setting the Perry single-season record for rushing yards, a mark that now stands at 1,023.

Yet that was about all the highlights for the Yellowjackets as Le Roy showed no letdown after last week's tough victory over Bishop Kearney.

"I thought we played very well, to be honest with you," said Moran. "We focused and that's sometimes a struggle to get yourself refocused after playing a great football team and having a great win last week. I thought our kids did a great job and got ready to go."

Following a Perry turnover in its own end, the Oatkan Knights struck quickly when Egeling took a toss right and scored from 14 yards on Le Roy's second play from scrimmage to make it 7-0.

The Yellowjackets would punt on their next possession and Le Roy would, again, strike in no time. After a big runs from Kelso and Egeling sandwiched around a McMullen 17-yard pass to Kelso, McMullen hit McQuillen with a quick screen and the senior speedster did the rest, sprinting 40 yards down the sideline for a 14-0 Le Roy advantage.

A Perry three-and-out on its next drive again set Le Roy up and this time the Oatkan Knights when 47 yards on six plays and capped with a 13-yard pass from McMullen to Egeling for the 21-point lead.

Another turnover put Le Roy in good position yet again on its next possession and this time the Oatkan Knights would use a little luck when Egeling fumbled on the goal line on a fourth-and-goal from the 3 and it was recovered in the end zone by Dave Englerth to make it 27-0 after the kick was blocked.

It only took Le Roy one play next time it had the ball as McQuillen took another quick screen and took this one 62 yards, as it officially put McMullen over the 3,000-yard mark and put the Oatkan Knights up 35-0.

Jon Pierce would add a 60-yard touchdown run on Le Roy's first possession of the second half and the rest was simply a formality.

Hollister would score on a beautiful 31-yard run early in the fourth quarter for Perry's only points. Christian Hollister added 58 yards on the ground on 18 carries for Perry, which ended its regular season at 2-5.

With the win and Bath's 49-30 loss at the hands of Batavia, Le Roy will be the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Section 5 Class C playoffs, beginning on Friday.

"Right now you have to get yourself focused and you really have to be ready to play next Friday night because if you don't play well you go home," said Moran. "That's something that we will really work on all week."

Pierce had 72 yards rushing on just two carries for Le Roy, which outscored its opponents 336-72 over the course of the regular season.

The Oatkan Knights will be looking for the 15th Section 5 title in the program's illustrious history and the 14 in Moran's career, something they have been denied in the finals each of the past two seasons.

"They're ready for it," said Moran. "We don't spend a lot of time talking about it, we just spend most of our time getting ready to play."
Game recap/feature by Howard Owens - TheBatavian.com
Coach Brian Moran will tell you, he feels fortunate to run a football program in a place like Le Roy, where the kids are tough, the community cares and parents understand he always has the best interest of their children at heart, even when he's trying to instill in them the discipline necessary to win at football and win at life. He doesn't take credit for his career milestone of 200 wins. He shares it.

"It really is just a credit to our coaching staff," Moran said, after an emotional meeting with his team near the western end zone of the Perry football field following Le Roy's 45-6 win over the Yellowjackets. "I'm proud of everybody who's worked with us, our community, our school. You know, you don't get to 200 by yourself. We had great people along they way and I really appreciate what they've done for our program."

Moran is the fourth coach in Section V history to reach 200 wins, and only the second to get all 200 wins with the same school. Gene Mastin, who retired after the 2012 season, is the Section V record holder at 236, and all his wins came at Hornell. Earlier this year, Fairport's Dave Whitcomb, who has coached five different teams, got his 200th win. Rounding out the 200 win club is Don Santini, with 206 victories, including 50 notched in the years he coached Le Roy.

Moran's milestone victory was helped along Friday night by some of the same names who have carried the team all year. Mike McMullen, Ryan McQuillen, Tom Kelso, Nick Egeling and Jon Pierce, who all had big nights to help propel Le Roy to a rout of a young, but talented Perry team.

McMullen, who went over 3,000 yards passing for his career and set a new school record, said he was proud to be part of Moran's milestone victory.

"It feels great," McMullen said. "I've been with him four years. I can't put it in words right now. It's just awesome. I know it means a lot to him. It means a lot to everyone around here. Le Roy football. Coach Moran. You know, everyone knows who we are because of coach."

The Yellowjackets are a team with a couple of quick strike weapons in QB Andrew Hollister and RB Wisezear Pries, both juniors, so Moran came into the game knowing the Oatkan Knights couldn't afford to let Perry score early. (Hollister ended the season with more than 1,000 yards rushing.)

On Perry's first drive, a fumble on the Perry side of the field helped bat away that concern early. Two plays after Egeling recovered the fumble on defense, he was back to carry the ball 14 yards for a touchdown, giving Le Roy a quick 7-0 lead.

It was all Le Roy the rest of the half and the Knights built up a 35-0 lead by intermission. The scoring bonanza included a pair of TD passes from McMullen to the speedy McQuillen of 40 yards and 62 yards. McMullen finished 5 for 5 passing for 138 yards and 3 TDs.

Through seven regular season games, McMullen did not throw a single interception and Le Roy has lost only one fumble all season, for a +16 turnover ratio.

Moran said he's proud of how McMullen has developed as a team leader.

"Obviously, from where he was three years ago to where he is today, I believe at the start of the season, he was 16-4, so add it up, put another 7 on that, so I think that's pretty good," Moran said. "That says a lot about him as a leader of our program."

Kelso had 11 carries for 75 yards. Kelso also had two catches for 23 yards. Pierce carried the ball twice for 72 yards and a TD. Egling, three carries for 33 yards and a TD, plus a 13-yard reception for a touchdown.

Le Roy is the second-ranked Class C team in the state, but needed some help to go into sectional play as the #1 seed, which they got from the Batavia Blue Devils, who beat Bath in Bath 49-30.

While a lot of folks on the sideline were keeping up with the score in Batavia's seesaw battle with Bath, Moran downplayed the importance of seeding after the game. He said a team has to focus on the opponent ahead of it, whoever that might be.

"You get yourself focused and you really have to be ready to play next Friday night, because if you don't play well, you go home," Moran said. "I think that's something we'll really work on all week and get ourselves ready that way."
 


Game photos by Howard Owens - TheBatavian.com



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


Friday, October 17, 2014 (07:30 PM)
League game at Perry Athletic Complex, Rochester NY
Livingston County Division II

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 45, Perry Yellowjackets 6

Score by quarter

1

2

3

4

Total

LeRoy Oatkan Knights

14

21

10

0

45

Perry Yellowjackets

0

0

0

6

6

 

Scoring summary

Qtr

Time

Scoring play

LR
PER

LeRoy

1

8:48

#30 Nick Egeling 14 yd run (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

7
0

LeRoy

1

3:10

#1 Mike McMullen 40 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

14
0

LeRoy

2

10:45

#1 Mike McMullen 13 yd pass to #30 Nick Egeling (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

21
0

LeRoy

2

6:18

#67 Dave Englerth offensive fumble recovery in the end zone (kick failed)

27
0

LeRoy

2

3:38

#1 Mike McMullen 62 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#22 Tom Kelso pass to #17 Brian Hodges)

35
0

LeRoy

3

11:39

#16 Jon Pierce 60 yd run (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

42
0

LeRoy

3

9:06

#36 Mike McQuillen 30 yd FG

45
0

Perry

4

9:52

#16 Andrew Hollister 31 yd run (run failed)

45
6

 

Team stats

LeRoy

Perry

First downs

12

13

Rushing yardage

203

195

Pass completions - attempts

5-7

2-7

Passing yardage

138

3

Pass touchdowns - interceptions

3-0

0-0

Total plays

34

62

Total offense

341

198

Fumbles - lost

2-1

2-2

Penalties - yards

5-25

1-5

Defensive sacks - yards lost

2-16

1-1

Time of possession

17:22

30:38

3rd down efficiency

1 for 6

7 for 15

4th down efficiency

1 for 1

0 for 4

Punts - average

3-33.3

3-34.3

 

LeRoy

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#22 Tom Kelso

11

75

6.8

16

0

#16 Jon Pierce

2

72

36.0

60

1

#30 Nick Egeling

3

33

11.0

16

1

#52 Anthony Natrigo

3

15

5.0

6

0

#43 Ben Piazza

2

4

2.0

6

0

#17 Brian Hodges

6

4

0.7

11

0

Total:

27

203

7.5

60

2

 

Perry

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#16 Andrew Hollister

24

137

5.7

46

1

#20 Christian Hollister

18

55

3.1

12

0

#22 Wisezear Pries

8

20

2.5

18

0

#11 Jake Cicero

1

2

2.0

2

0

#14 David Post

3

-8

-2.7

4

0

Total:

55

195

3.5

46

1

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#1 Mike McMullen

5

5

138

3

0

#17 Brian Hodges

0

2

0

0

0

Total:

5

7

138

3

0

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#16 Andrew Hollister

2

6

3

0

0

#14 David Post

0

1

0

0

0

Total:

2

7

3

0

0

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#23 Ryan McQuillen

2

102

51.0

62

2

#22 Tom Kelso

2

23

11.5

17

0

#30 Nick Egeling

1

13

13.0

13

1

Total:

5

138

27.6

62

3

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#20 Christian Hollister

1

3

3.0

3

0

#11 Jake Cicero

1

0

0.0

0

0

Total:

2

3

1.5

3

0

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#30 Nick Egeling

1

0

1

0

#17 Brian Hodges

1

1

0

0

#67 Dave Englerth

0

0

1

0

#48 Tyler Prinz

0

0

1

0

Total:

2

1

3

0

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#16 Andrew Hollister

1

1

0

0

#14 David Post

0

0

1

0

Team

0

1

0

0

Total:

2

2

1

0

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

#36 Mike McQuillen

1

1

30

4

7

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

#11 Jake Cicero

0

0

0

0

0

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#16 Jon Pierce

3

100

33.3

42

0

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#11 Jake Cicero

3

103

34.3

41

1

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#16 Jon Pierce

8

377

47.1

60

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#11 Jake Cicero

2

110

55.0

60

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#22 Tom Kelso

1

25

25.0

25

0

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#81 Justin Dake

3

55

18.3

21

0

#21 Austin Croll

1

8

8.0

8

0

Total:

5

63

12.6

21

0

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#30 Nick Egeling

8

2

0.0

1.5

0

#51 Kody Lamkin

7

3

0.0

1.5

0

#22 Tom Kelso

6

3

0.0

1.5

0

#75 Luke Hogle

6

3

0.0

0.5

0

#82 Kyle Hobart

6

4

0.0

0.0

0

#52 Anthony Natrigo

6

1

0.0

2.5

0

#21 Jake Henry

4

3

1.0

1.0

0

#48 Tyler Prinz

4

1

0.0

0.0

0

#43 Ben Piazza

4

0

1.0

2.0

0

#57 Cody Resch

4

2

0.0

0.0

0

#12 Tom Wood

3

1

0.0

0.0

0

#17 Brian Hodges

3

0

0.0

1.0

0

#81 Jake McAvoy

2

1

0.0

0.0

0

#77 Mike Shepard

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#55 Brandon Hodge

2

1

0.0

0.0

0

#68 Nick Shepard

2

1

0.0

0.0

0

#16 Jon Pierce

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#1 Mike McMullen

1

1

0.0

0.0

0

#79 Ben Carmichael

1

1

0.0

0.5

0

Total:

72

28

2.0

12.0

0

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#20 Christian Hollister

5

3

0.5

2.5

0

#22 Wisezear Pries

5

3

0.5

0.5

0

#81 Justin Dake

5

1

0.0

0.0

0

#11 Jake Cicero

3

0

0.0

1.0

0

#50 Cecil Beardslee

3

1

0.0

0.0

0

#75 Matt Proper

3

1

0.0

0.0

0

#1 Hunter DeGroff

2

0

0.0

1.0

0

#51 Jeff Uveino

2

1

0.0

0.0

0

#21 Austin Croll

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#86 Noah Wilson

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#14 David Post

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

Total:

31

10

1.0

5.0

0