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


LR
LR
Oatkan Knights overcome rugged
Bath-Haverling 34-24 to earn a Section 5
record 15th Sectional Championship Title!


Mike McMullen gains GAME MVP honors after throwing for 257 yards and 4 TDs!
Dave Englerth and Ryan McQuillen (134 yds receiving) earn Most valuable Offensive Lineman and
Offensive Back honors, respectively. Kyle Hobart secures Sportsmanship Award. Nick Egeling, Kody
Lamkin, & Brian Hodges lead the LR D while Tommy Kelso rushes for 63 yds against tough Bath D.

Game videography by EJ Henry - leroyfootball.com

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Game recap by Nate Rider - Batavia Daily News Sports

ROCHESTER - It was the much anticipated matchup Friday night at Sahlen's Stadium in Rochester between No. 1 seed Le Roy and No. 3 seed Bath-Haverling for the Section 5 Class C championship and less than two minutes into the second quarter the Rams had the Oatkan Knights on the ropes and likely had them thinking of what transpired each of the last two seasons.

But this is a different Le Roy team than in years past and when it had to, the offense, defense and special teams all turned it up a notch and the Oatkan Knights finally captured their elusive 15th sectional title in program history.

Down by 10 points early in the second quarter, a Tom Kelso short touchdown run started Le Roy on a run which saw it score 28 consecutive points, many of which came in thanks to the right arm of quarterback Mike McMullen, as the Oatkan Knights pulled away for a 34-24 victory in the title game.

"I've said this before, but we can't judge our success even today," said Moran. "We're in high school athletics for a reason and that's to judge our kids 15-20 years from now. And that's what I'm going to look for. But the kids prepared and worked hard all week and all season. And that's a credit to them. That's what we want to teach in high school athletics, to be poised, to be disciplined, work hard and good things will happen for you."

"It's finally done," added Ryan McQuillen. "We've been here the past three years and it finally feels a lot better to be on this side than on the other side."

The sectional championship was the 14th in the 26th and final season of longtime head coach Brian Moran and the program's first since 2008 as Le Roy had fallen in the championship contest each of the last two seasons.

"You get a lot of pressure in Le Roy when you haven't won since 2008," said Moran. "We've been very fortunate. We've been in the finals each of the last three years and today I thought our kids played well. They stayed focused against a very good Bath team."

Game MVP McMullen finished the night 12-of-26 for 257 yards and four touchdowns - two of the long variety to speedster McQuillen - while Tom Kelso pounded out 63 tough yards and the score on 19 carries, while the Oatkan Knights defense finally was able to figure out the double-wing, triple option offense of Bath.

"This just feels awesome, finally we won it," said McMullen. "Number 15 feels great."

The Rams rushed the ball 46 times for just 182 yards and averaged just 3.3 yards per rush outside of a 32-yard touchdown run by Connor DiDomineck late in the first quarter; Bath managed just 52 yards rushing in the second half on 16 carries against the stout Oatkan Knights defense led by Nick Egeling, Kelso and company.

Nick Egeling and Kody Lamkin each registered 10 solo tackles for the Knights while Brian Hodges (8). Tom Kelso (7). Tyler Prinz (7) and Jake Henry (6) were also dominant for the LR defense. Le Roy outgained Bath 333-224 on the night and forced three Rams turnovers as it remained perfect at 10-0 heading into next weekend's Far West Regional.

Class C Offensive Player of the Year Bruce Rinker was held to just 40 yards on 12 carries, while quarterback Michael Rice had just 50 yards on 18 carries.

But after a quick Le Roy strike on its third possession of the first quarter following a Bath turnover, the Rams appeared to have the Oatkan Knights where they wanted them.

After McQuillen picked off Rice at the Le Roy 18-yard line midway through the first quarter, it was a McMullen to McQuillen connection for 82 yards on the very next play as McMullen found his favorite wideout deep down the left side to put Le Roy up 6-0 after the kick failed.

But the next seven minutes were all Bath.

The Rams took the ball at their own 41 on their next possession and proceeded to march 59 yards on seven plays - all runs - in 3:03 and capped it with DiDomineck's long touchdown jaunt on a reverse/counter play to take an 8-6 lead after a Rinker two-point rush.

The Oatkan Knights uncharacteristically turned the ball over on their next possession in their own end and Bath was quickly on the move again. This time it was just 32 yards on eight plays and the drive was capped with a 1-yard Rinker run and Austin Vasseur two-point conversion to shockingly go up 16-6; the Rams actually had a 20-yard Patrick Brewer touchdown run called back on a hold.

"That's a big football team and you can never duplicate what you are going to see in a game like this, especially with their size," said Moran. "So it took us a while to get focused and understand where we needed to go."

But Le Roy didn't panic.

Bath would fumble on its next possession after it forced a Le Roy punt and Dave Englerth recovered it at the Rams 35-yard line to set the Oatkan Knights up. Following a 20-yard pass from McMullen to Egeling, Kelso and Egeling took care of the other 15 yards on the ground and cut the lead to 16-13 after a Kelso 4-yard run.

The Oatkan Knights forced a punt on Bath's next possession and the 1:57 left in the half was more than enough for them to take the lead for good.

A 31-yard strike from McMullen to Jon Pierce on a third-and-long catapulted a Le Roy drive that would end when McMullen found a wide open Jake Henry on a slant for a touchdown with 36.7 seconds left in the half to put Le Roy up 20-16 heading into the break.

"We started out a bit slow so coach brought me to the side, calmed me down and after that we came out and played great," said McMullen.

Despite the lead, Le Roy managed just 18 yards rushing on 16 carries in the first half against a big and physical Bath line.
Both offenses moved the ball in the third quarter but were unable to capitalize before McQuillen struck again for Le Roy late in the third quarter.

Following a Bath punt, McQuillen took a screen to the right on Le Roy's first play from scrimmage and easily outraced the Rams defenders for a 52-yard score to make it 28-16 after a Kelso conversion.

"I said it earlier in the week, you can't duplicate his speed like we couldn't duplicate their size," said Moran.

McQuillen had just the two catches on the night but they went for 134 yards.

With its defense clicking, Le Roy would put the game away late in the fourth.

McMullen capped a five-play, 40-yard drive following a Pierce interception with a 13-yard pass to Henry on a fourth-and-4 to put the Oatkan Knights up an insurmountable 34-16 with just under three minutes to play.

Bath would score on a desperation 30-yard touchdown pass from Rice to Vasseur with just 11 seconds remaining for the final score.

Henry finished the night with four catches for 38 yards while Kelso had three grabs for 28 yards.

"I've been very fortunate in Le Roy," said Moran. "In 1989 I was fortunate enough to win my first and today I was fortunate to win my last and I guess you can't write it any better than that. It's a credit to my coaching staff and all our kids. I just couldn't be more proud."

"We wanted this, especially for Coach Moran," added McQuillen. "It's a storybook ending for him."

Rinker had 5.5 tackles to lead the Bath defense as the Rams end their season 8-2.

Le Roy will face Section 6 Class C winner Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake -which routed Southwestern 37-7 in its final on Friday - in the Far West Regionals at noon next Saturday at All-High Stadium in Buffalo.

"Let's go at it, next week, come on," said McMullen.

 


Game photos by Mark Gutman - Batavia Daily News Sports





Game photos below by Jamie Germano - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Sports


 


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


Friday, November 7, 2014 (05:00 PM)
Playoff game at Sahlen's Stadium, Rochester NY (Neutral site)
Section V Class C Final

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 34, Bath-Haverling Rams 24

Score by quarter

1

2

3

4

Total

Bath-Haverling Rams

8

8

0

8

24

LeRoy Oatkan Knights

6

14

8

6

34

 

Scoring summary

Qtr

Time

Scoring play

B-H
LR

LeRoy

1

5:18

#1 Mike McMullen 82 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (kick failed)

0
6

Bath-Haverling

1

1:58

#46 Conner DiDomineck 32 yd run (#6 Bruce Rinker run)

8
6

Bath-Haverling

2

10:37

#6 Bruce Rinker 1 yd run (#84 Austin Vasseur run)

16
6

LeRoy

2

3:57

#22 Tom Kelso 3 yd run (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

16
13

LeRoy

2

0:36

#1 Mike McMullen 14 yd pass to #21 Jake Henry (#36 Mike McQuillen kick)

16
20

LeRoy

3

1:47

#1 Mike McMullen 52 yd pass to #23 Ryan McQuillen (#22 Tom Kelso run)

16
28

LeRoy

4

2:54

#1 Mike McMullen 13 yd pass to #21 Jake Henry (kick failed)

16
34

Bath-Haverling

4

0:11

#1 Michael Rice 30 yd pass to #84 Austin Vasseur (#1 Michael Rice pass to
#82 Jagger Robbins)

24
34

 

Team stats

Bath-Haverling

LeRoy

First downs

10

15

Rushing yardage

182

76

Pass completions - attempts

3-7

12-26

Passing yardage

62

257

Pass touchdowns - interceptions

1-2

4-1

Total plays

53

57

Total offense

244

333

Fumbles - lost

2-1

1-1

Penalties - yards

4-50

4-20

Defensive sacks - yards lost

0-0

1-6

Time of possession

25:09

22:51

3rd down efficiency

5 for 13

3 for 13

4th down efficiency

1 for 2

4 for 6

Punts - average

6-22.5

4-20.8

 

Bath-Haverling

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#10 Patrick Brewer

11

72

6.5

12

0

#1 Michael Rice

18

50

2.8

13

0

#6 Bruce Rinker

12

40

3.3

17

1

#46 Conner DiDomineck

1

32

32.0

32

1

#84 Austin Vasseur

3

-1

-0.3

1

0

Total:

46

182

4.0

32

2

 

LeRoy

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#22 Tom Kelso

19

63

3.3

21

1

#30 Nick Egeling

6

16

2.7

7

0

#16 Jon Pierce

2

14

7.0

12

0

#1 Mike McMullen

1

1

1.0

1

0

#23 Ryan McQuillen

1

-10

-10.0

0

0

Total:

31

76

2.5

21

1

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#1 Michael Rice

3

7

62

1

2

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#1 Mike McMullen

12

26

257

4

1

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#84 Austin Vasseur

2

55

27.5

30

1

#10 Patrick Brewer

1

7

7.0

7

0

Total:

3

62

20.7

30

1

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#21 Jake Henry

4

38

9.5

14

2

#22 Tom Kelso

3

28

9.3

12

0

#23 Ryan McQuillen

2

134

67.0

82

2

#16 Jon Pierce

2

36

18.0

31

0

#30 Nick Egeling

1

21

21.0

21

0

Total:

12

257

21.4

82

4

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#1 Michael Rice

2

1

0

0

#74 Jacob Cupp

0

0

1

0

Total:

2

1

2

0

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#22 Tom Kelso

1

1

0

0

#67 Dave Englerth

0

0

1

0

Total:

1

1

1

0

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

#36 Mike McQuillen

0

0

0

2

2

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#84 Austin Vasseur

3

72

24.0

29

1

#10 Patrick Brewer

3

63

21.0

25

0

Total:

6

135

22.5

29

1

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#16 Jon Pierce

4

83

20.8

48

0

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#10 Patrick Brewer

3

105

35.0

42

#84 Austin Vasseur

1

37

37.0

37

Total:

4

142

35.5

42

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#16 Jon Pierce

6

268

44.7

60

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#6 Bruce Rinker

2

37

18.5

19

0

#34 Tyler Finch

1

8

8.0

8

0

#84 Austin Vasseur

1

6

6.0

6

0

#10 Patrick Brewer

1

0

0.0

0

0

Total:

5

51

10.2

19

0

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#16 Jon Pierce

1

14

14.0

14

0

#23 Ryan McQuillen

1

12

12.0

12

0

Total:

2

26

13.0

14

0

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#82 Jagger Robbins

8

0

0.0

1.0

1

#6 Bruce Rinker

7

0

0.0

0.0

0

#22 Jake Taggart

6

0

0.0

2.0

0

#74 Jacob Cupp

3

0

0.0

1.0

0

#34 Tyler Finch

3

0

0.0

0.0

0

#61 Matt Machuga

3

0

0.0

0.0

0

#46 Conner DiDomineck

3

0

0.0

0.0

0

#1 Michael Rice

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#84 Austin Vasseur

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#10 Patrick Brewer

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#75 Noah Herington

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#28 Casey Buckley

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

Total:

39

0

0.0

4.0

1

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#30 Nick Egeling

10

3

0.0

2.0

0

#51 Kody Lamkin

10

5

1.0

1.0

0

#17 Brian Hodges

8

5

0.0

1.0

0

#22 Tom Kelso

7

3

0.0

1.0

0

#48 Tyler Prinz

7

1

0.0

1.0

0

#21 Jake Henry

6

2

0.0

0.0

0

#67 Dave Englerth

4

3

0.0

0.0

0

#1 Mike McMullen

4

2

0.0

0.0

0

#23 Ryan McQuillen

3

3

0.0

0.0

1

#16 Jon Pierce

3

0

0.0

0.0

1

#83 Justin Green

1

1

0.0

0.0

0

#77 Mike Shepard

1

1

0.0

0.0

0

#82 Kyle Hobart

1

1

0.0

0.0

0

Total:

65

30

1.0

6.0

2