- Visiting Le Roy tuned up for their big showdown next week against
Cal-Mum/BB by whipping Wayland-Cohocton 34-6 Friday night at the Cohocton
Sports Complex. The Knights, who improved to 2-0 on the season, led
only 6-0 at the half before outscoring Way-Co (0-2) 28-6 after the
With a little over five minutes left in the first half, the Golden
Eagles were forced to punt deep in their own end. Wayland-Cohocton
went with a fake on fourth and eight but the trickery was stopped
two yards short of a first down, giving Le Roy the ball deep in Way-Co
territory at the 24.
Le Roy quarterback Jake Hill went up top as he rolled out to the right
and found TY Williams in the right side of the end zone for the 28-yard
TD pass. The PAT would fail keeping the lead at 6-0 with 3:47 left
in the first quarter.
Le Roy dominated the second half. And they did so with some good,
old-fashioned power football as the Oatkan Knights engineered a couple
of long drives that ate up both real estate and the time clock.
Le Roy's initial score of the second half came on the heels of fine
special teams play. Gaven Cassidy took a punt and returned it to the
Way-Co 20 yard line. The Knights would get into the end zone to extend
their lead when Hill tossed a 9-yard scoring strike to Kyler LaCarte
for a touchdown. Le Roy faked a kick on the conversion as the holder
took the snap and ran around the right side for the two-point conversion
making it 14-0.
Way-Co responded quickly as they would move the football 74 yards
for a score to strike back as quarterback Connor Englert connected
with Cole West and Colton Wood along the way. That would set up Englert,
who would call his own number and score from 14 yards away making
Le Roy, however, went right back to work engineering a 70-yard scoring
drive as Hill went up top again for 25 yards once again to Williams.
Reece Tresco's kick made it a 21-6.
Tresco came up with a big defensive play on Way-Co's next series as
he raced 48 yards with an interception return to the score to 27-6
in the visiting Knights' favor.
The Knights put together a final scoring drive of 74 yards that resulted
in a Cole Biggins 35-yard run for the TD. The Tresco PAT kick was
to push the final tally to 34-6, Knights.
The LeRoy rushing offense was sparked by all-purpose Gaven Cassidy
who picked up 57 yards on 13 carries. Cole Biggins added 40 yards
on just 2 totes, and Luke Stella added 32 yards on just 4 carries.
Jake Hill finished with 8 of 20 passing for 3 TDs for 131 yards. Two
of his scoring strikes were to TY Williams covering 53 yards total.
Reece Tresco had a fine evening on special teams as he punted 5 times
for an average of 38 yards per punt to go along with his TD interception.
the LeRoy defense for the Knights was Luke Stella with 7 stops, one
more than teammate Cole Biggins who posted a half dozen tackles. Gavin
Lucky (INT), Bobby Locke, Jake Hill, Gaven Cassidy, and Bryce Bordonaro
each registered 4 tackles on the evening.