SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2016
Quarterfinals - ER-Gananda

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Hornell Red Raiders smother Knights
42-0 on Homecoming Night


Hornell's Jack Henby rushes for 4 TDs and 228 yards to lead the
visiting Red Raiders to a dominating win in which Hornell outgained
the Knights 412-83 in total offensive yardage. Gavin Cassidy leads
the LeRoy defense with 6 stops, while Justin DiFalco, Luke Hogle,
Josh Laurie, and David Privatera each registered 5 tackles.

Game recap by Sean Curran - Hornell Evening Tribune

LEROY - It's official. The Hornell Red Raiders are back on top.

After an impressive 22-20 win over Bath-Haverling last week on Homecoming, the Red Raiders remained unbeaten Friday night with a huge 42-0 road win over LeRoy, playing the role of Homecoming spoilers.

Hornell was absolutely dominant on both sides of the ball Friday night, and the Red Raiders big-time players stepped up in a big-time way.

Jack Henby, after a somewhat off night against Bath, returned to form in a devastating way. Henby took 16 carries for 228 yards and four touchdowns. He also pulled in a pass for 10 yards.

"It felt great. Although I did do well, and I feel like I did, my line did a great job tonight of opening up those holes and making lanes. I felt really confident behind them tonight," said Henby. "So their work is really appreciated."

"People sometimes forget that Jack Henby spent a full season playing wide receiver. Even when he was younger, he was a wide receiver. This is his first full season as a tailback, and it does take a few games to understand things like how to hit a hole and how to develop vision," said HHS coach Erik Werner. "I was very happy to see the night that Jack had, and it's telling me that things are starting to click. So I'm very happy about that."

The Red Raiders opened up the scoring on their first drive of the game when Henby ran in a 35-yard touchdown just two and a half minutes into the game. The extra point made it an early 7-0 lead for Hornell. But that was all Hornell would muster in the way of scoring for most of the first half, as the LeRoy defense was able to stop Hornell on a fourth down and force a turnover deep in its own territory to keep Hornell off the board.

Like it's been all year, however, the Red Raider defense was dominant, and they were able to turn the tide with a big play late in the first half. With just under six minutes in the half, Tyler Green picked off a Josh Laurie pass on the Oatkan Knights' 34-yard line.

That turnover resulted in a score just a few moments later, when Henby scored his second touchdown of the night with a 20-yard TD dash. An onside kick after the score gave the Red Raiders the ball back with just under four minutes in the half. Hornell marched down the field and Henby finished the drive with a three-yard score, giving the Red Raiders a 21-0 halftime lead.

"It was really important when the tides turned. It's not really adversity, but once we get the momentum and the tide turns our way, we can really get going and come together as a team," said Henby.

Hornell came out of the locker room with just as much aggression, scoring on its first offensive play from scrimmage. Henby took an option pitch and ran 54-yards for a touchdown to give the Red Raiders a 28-0 lead just two and half minutes into the second half.

And while the lead was very comfortable at that point, the Hornell defense simply wouldn't relent. In the game, the Oatkan Knights generated just 97 yards passing and -14 yards on the ground, good for just 83 yards of offense in the game.

"There are plays where we just blow everything up and the other team won't get any yards. I can't help but just scream. It's just me and my friends out there," said Henby.

"That's how we practice. We are teaching angles and pursuit. We're teaching toughness and a little bit of attitude. These kids really feed off of that, and they know that defense should be that energy-booster," said Werner.

Hornell was just the bigger, faster and stronger team Friday night, and it showed as the Hornell backfield continually plowed over LeRoy defenders. Henby was able to run a few defenders over, but the most intimidating runner was Hunter Babcock.

Babcock only tallied 40 yards on 11 carries, but each one of his runs undoubtedly left bruises on a LeRoy defender. Babcock looked like Leonard Fournette on a few carries, needing three or four defenders to bring him to the ground.
With running backs that plow defenders over and a defense that allows just 83 yards against them, it was clear that Hornell was simply more physical than LeRoy Friday night.

"From the first series, I was very impressed with how our offensive line fired off the ball," said Werner. "Defensively, as we've done all season, I thought we were very physical and very fast. Again, at the beginning of the season, we wanted our offensive line and defense to be two of our major strengths, and tonight was the first time where it really came together on both sides."

The Hornell first-stringers added one last score in the game, as a Weyand-to-Weyand connection made the game all-but over. Jake Weyand found brother Spencer Weyand for a 35-yard touchdown strike to make the score 35-0 with 3:32 left in the third quarter.

After that, Hornell began to flex some depth by emptying the bench. Jake Weyand even got to sit out the last few offensive plays, as he handed the reigns over to younger brother Spencer, who took the Red Raiders second unit on one last scoring drive.

With just 4:36 left in the game, Weyand led an eight-play, 45-yard drive that was capped by a three-yard Ben Pollinger touchdown run to make the score 42-0.

With the win, Hornell improves to 4-0 for the first time since 2012. And now it has proven that it can not only compete with and defeat the top teams in Livingston County Division One, but it also has the focus and talent to handily defeat teams with lesser talent.

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Game action photos courtesy of Howard Owens
thebatavian.com


 

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


Friday, September 23, 2016 (07:30 PM)
League game at Hartwood Park, Le Roy NY
Livingston County Division I

Hornell Red Raiders 42, LeRoy Oatkan Knights 0

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Hornell Red Raiders 7 14 14 7 42
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 0 0 0 0 0

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
HR
LR
Hornell
1
9:35
#22 Jack Henby 35 yd run (#4 Jake Weyand kick)
7
0
Hornell
2
4:01
#22 Jack Henby 20 yd run (#4 Jake Weyand kick)
14
0
Hornell
2
1:03
#22 Jack Henby 2 yd run (#4 Jake Weyand kick)
21
0
Hornell
3
9:25
#22 Jack Henby 54 yd run (#4 Jake Weyand kick)
28
0
Hornell
3
3:32
#4 Jake Weyand 35 yd pass to #44 Spencer Weyand (#4 Jake Weyand kick)
35
0
Hornell
4
4:36
#24 Ben Pollinger 3 yd run (#4 Jake Weyand kick)
42
0

Team stats Hornell LeRoy
First downs 19 4
Rushing yardage 328 -14
Pass completions - attempts 6-13 9-22
Passing yardage 84 97
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 1-0 0-1
Total plays 49 43
Total offense 412 83
Fumbles - lost 1-1 2-1
Penalties - yards 8-40 1-5
Defensive sacks - yards lost 1-13 0-0
Time of possession 24:46 23:14
3rd down efficiency 3 for 8 3 for 12
4th down efficiency 2 for 3 0 for 3
Punts - average 2-44.5 5-26.2

Hornell

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Jack Henby 16 228 14.3 54 4
#46 Max O'Rourke 5 45 9.0 18 0
#5 Hunter Babcock 11 40 3.6 11 0
#4 Jake Weyand 1 10 10.0 10 0
#24 Ben Pollinger 1 3 3.0 3 1
#31 Jake Robinson 2 2 1.0 2 0
Total: 36 328 9.1 54 5
  LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#20 Cole Biggins 1 1 1.0 1 0
#21 Dominic Filio 4 0 0.0 4 0
#17 Gaven Cassidy 5 0 0.0 4 0
#33 Luke Stella 3 -5 -1.7 0 0
#5 Josh Laurie 8 -10 -1.3 4 0
Total: 21 -14 -0.7 4 0

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#4 Jake Weyand 6 13 84 1 0
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#5 Josh Laurie 9 22 97 0 1

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#12 Caleb Burdett 2 19 9.5 12 0
#44 Spencer Weyand 1 35 35.0 35 1
#1 Josh Stiles 1 12 12.0 12 0
#22 Jack Henby 1 10 10.0 10 0
#20 Jake Dunn 1 8 8.0 8 0
Total: 6 84 14.0 35 1
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Ryan Boyce 3 35 11.7 19 0
#16 Reece Tresco 2 40 20.0 35 0
#23 Canyon Roster 2 22 11.0 17 0
#17 Gaven Cassidy 2 0 0.0 1 0
Total: 9 97 10.8 35 0

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#22 Jack Henby 1 1 0 0
#5 Hunter Babcock 0 0 1 0
Total: 1 1 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#17 Gaven Cassidy 1 0 0 0
#56 Justin DiFalco 0 0 1 0
Team 0 1 0 0
Total: 2 1 2 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#4 Jake Weyand 0 0 0 6 6
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#4 Jake Weyand 2 89 44.5 46 0
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#72 David Privatera 4 96 24.0 31 0
#16 Reece Tresco 1 35 35.0 35 0
Total: 5 131 26.2 35 0

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#4 Jake Weyand 7 230 32.9 52
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#16 Reece Tresco 1 30 30.0 30

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#5 Josh Laurie 1 14 14.0 14 0
#20 Cole Biggins 1 12 12.0 12 0
#17 Gaven Cassidy 1 7 7.0 7 0
Total: 4 33 8.3 14 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Josh Stiles 2 19 9.5 18 0
#22 Jack Henby 1 1 1.0 1 0
Total: 3 20 6.7 18 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#51 Rayyan Buell 6 1 0.0 2.0 0
#10 Andrew Giese 4 0 1.0 1.0 0
#50 Ryan Kellogg 3 1 0.0 1.0 0
#17 Randy Jackson 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#78 Joe Gibson 2 0 0.0 1.0 0
#40 Hunter Davis 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#4 Jake Weyand 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#24 Ben Pollinger 2 0 0.0 2.0 0
#13 Payce Hooker 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#3 Dante Milliner 2 0 0.0 1.0 0
#5 Hunter Babcock 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#8 Tyler Green 1 0 0.0 0.0 1
#44 Spencer Weyand 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#2 Luke Smith 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#31 Jake Robinson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#72 Jeremiah Cooper 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#58 Colin Smith 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 34 6 1.0 8.0 1
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#17 Gaven Cassidy 6 2 0.0 0.0 0
#56 Justin DiFalco 5 1 0.0 1.0 0
#75 Luke Hogle 5 2 0.0 1.0 0
#5 Josh Laurie 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#72 David Privatera 5 4 0.0 0.0 0
#20 Cole Biggins 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#21 Dominic Filio 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#67 Steve Lyness 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#23 Canyon Roster 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#1 Ryan Boyce 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#16 Reece Tresco 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#58 Bryce Bordanaro 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#33 Luke Stella 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#40 Ethan Roy 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#55 Bob Locke 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 46 16 0.0 2.0 0