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Knights score with seconds remaining
to stun Red Raiders 19-18!


Oatkan Knights come back from 18-7 deficit via excellent team play, led by
by senior Cole Biggins at QB. Cole, filling in for injured starting QB Jake Hill,
rushes for 64 yards of 8 carries and is 9 of 14 passing, none bigger than his
9-yd toss to WR Reece Tresco with 10.8 seconds remaining in this epic rivalry
game! Defense, led by Bryce Bordonaro (9), Luke Stella (5), Tyler Rider (5),
and TY Williams (4) smothers CMBB in second half, allowing just one first down.

Game recap by Nate Rider - Batavia Daily News Sports

LE ROY - Over the past couple of seasons, the annual Le Roy/Caledonia-Mumford (Byron-Bergen) rivalry had seemed to lose some of its luster with both programs suffering through down seasons, at least by their standards.
Yet, as of Friday night, it is safe to say the rivalry is back in full force.

After falling behind 18-7 late in the third quarter, the Oatkan Knights rallied to score 12 fourth quarter points, the final six coming on a throw from Cole Biggins to Reece Tresco with 10.8 seconds to play from nine yards out on a second-and-goal as they shocked the Red Raiders 19-18 in front of a very large crowd at Hartwood Park.

"It's huge, we have a group of seniors this year that have really taken on a leadership role and their goal this year, coming into this game, was that they really wanted to win the Caledonia game," Le Roy head coach Brian Herdlein said. "Step one is achieved, now we've got to move on to bigger and better things."

Biggins, a senior stepping in under center after sophomore starter Jake Hill was injured midway through the second quarter, led his team on an impressive, 20-play drive that took almost all of the final 10:17 off of the clock and he eventually found Tresco on a fade to the back corner of the end zone for the game-winning score.

"It's hard to explain right now, it still doesn't feel real," Biggins said. "He called double fades and I just looked for the matchup. I trusted Reece, so I just threw it up to him and he came down with it."

"It started with the O-line, they gave Cole enough time to throw the ball and he put it in a great position and I just wanted to give my team a chance to win the game," Tresco added.

The final drive, after Le Roy held Cal-Mum/B-B to a three-and-out in its only possession of the final quarter, was kept alive twice on big plays - first, a Biggins to Gavin Luckey 18-yard strike on a third-and-14 from the Oatkan Knights' 29-yard line, a play in which Biggins eluded numerous Red Raiders as he rolled left. Four plays later, on a fourth-and-five, Tresco faked the punt and delivered a six-yard strike to sophomore Kyler LaCarte, who barreled his way to the first down.

"We didn't pay attention to any of the stuff in the papers and we had to come out with heart," Tresco said. "We've been starting off slow the last couple of games so we had to start off well in the first quarter and we stepped up our game this week."

Biggins also added a huge nine-yard scramble on a third-and-10 later in the drive with the clock winding under a minute.

"We wanted to run down the clock, but at the same time, we had a few guys with injuries and there were guys in different positions so I had to use some timeouts that I didn't want to use," Herdlein said of the final drive.

Biggins led Le Roy with 64 yards on the ground on eight carries, while LaCarte added 42 tough yards on 13 carries, including the first score of the game. In all, Le Roy ran 44 times for 196 yards, while it held the ball for nearly 27 of the final 36 minutes of the game.

Biggins also went 9-of-14 for 73 yards through the air on the night.

"Cole Biggins was unbelievable tonight, I can't say enough about him," Herdlein said. "He was absolutely huge. And he's a smart kid, a smart football player and I said 'I'm going to put the ball in his hands if Jake happened to go down, and it worked out well tonight."

Bryce Yockel had a big night for the Red Raiders as he finished with 208 yards on 22 carries and two long touchdown runs. However, outside of the two long scoring strikes - of 69 and 67 yards - Yockel averaged just over three yards per carry. The Red Raiders had just 43 yards of offense from their other offensive weapons other than Yockel as the Le Roy defense came to play from the opening whistle.

The teams traded punts early in the first quarter, but after a short kick from Cal-Mum and a solid Gaven Cassidy return, Le Roy was in business at the Red Raiders 34 with four minutes left in the opening quarter. Four plays later, LaCarte took a handoff left, cut back right, and lowered his shoulder into the end zone for a strong, 14-yard touchdown to put Le Roy up 7-0 after the Tresco point after.

Cal-Mum/B-B then struck right back with one of its three big plays on the night. On a first down, Yockel broke free through the middle of the Oatkan Knights' defense and he went untouched from 69 yards out to pull the Red Raiders to within 7-6 after the conversion passed failed.

With Le Roy driving well on its next possession, Hill and LaCarte mishandled a handoff exchange and the fumble was scooped up by the Red Raiders' Josh Platt, who returned it 60 yards for the score with just under 11 minutes remaining in the first half. The Yockel conversion run failed and it was 12-7.

Le Roy would put together a nine-play drive on its next possession before a punt and then would drive deep into Cal-Mum/B-B territory later in the quarter after a Red Raiders' turnover but, once again, came up empty.

The score stayed that way until late in the third with neither team mustering up much offense before Yockel struck again. On virtually the same play as the 69-yard run, this time the sophomore burst through the middle again and outran the Oatkan Knights for 67 yards for what looked like a back-breaking 18-7 advantage.

But Le Roy wasn't done. Aided by a Red Raiders' personal foul call after TY Williams gained 15 yards on a reverse, the Oatkan Knights struck right back and went five plays and scored when Biggins kept the read-option and broke through the left side for a 31-yard touchdown run to bring Le Roy back to within 18-13.

The Le Roy defense held Cal-Mum/BB to just one first down in the second half and just seven for the game, while it has surrendered just 31 points in all through three regular season games.

"Our defense for three games now has been absolutely fantastic," Herdlein said. "It's kept us in games enough until our offense gets going and they did it again tonight."

"This means a lot," added Biggins. "We always believed in ourselves. Nobody really believed in us, but we did, and it just fueled the fire for us."

Le Roy will look to remain unbeaten next week at Avon, while Cal-Mum/B-B will try and bounce back at Dansville.
"Lets go 4-0," Tresco said.

Game photography by EJ Henry

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


Friday, September 15, 2017 (07:30 PM)
League game at Hartwood Park, LeRoy NY
Livingston County Division II

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 19, Cal-Mum/BB Red Raiders 18

Score by quarter

1

2

3

4

Total

Cal-Mum/BB Red Raiders

6

6

6

0

18

LeRoy Oatkan Knights

7

0

0

12

19

 

Scoring

Qtr

Time

Scoring play

CMBB
LR

LeRoy

1

3:09

#34 Kyler LaCarte 14 yd run (#16 Reece Tresco kick)

0
7

Cal-Mum/BB

1

2:37

#21 Bryce Yockel 69 yd run (pass failed)

6
7

Cal-Mum/BB

2

10:53

#40 Josh Platt 59 yd fumble return (run failed)

12
7

Cal-Mum/BB

3

1:51

#21 Bryce Yockel 67 yd run (run failed)

18
7

LeRoy

4

11:52

#22 Cole Biggins 31 yd run (pass failed)

18
13

LeRoy

4

0:09

#22 Cole Biggins 9 yd pass to #16 Reece Tresco (run failed)

18
19

 

Team stats

Cal-Mum/BB

LeRoy

First downs

7

15

Rushing yardage

232

196

Pass completions - attempts

2-5

13-24

Passing yardage

19

94

Pass touchdowns - interceptions

0-0

1-0

Total plays

34

68

Total offense

251

290

Fumbles - lost

1-1

2-1

Penalties - yards

5-55

9-80

Defensive sacks - yards lost

0-0

0-0

Time of possession

16:40

31:12

3rd down efficiency

3 for 8

5 for 15

4th down efficiency

0 for 1

4 for 5

Punts - average

4-34.5

5-37.0

 

Cal-Mum/BB

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#21 Bryce Yockel

22

208

9.5

69

2

#33 Robert Stevens

5

22

4.4

7

0

#2 Anthony Maye

2

2

1.0

6

0

Total:

29

232

8.0

69

2

 

LeRoy

Rushing

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#22 Cole Biggins

8

64

8.0

31

1

#34 Kyler LaCarte

13

42

3.2

14

1

#17 Gaven Cassidy

8

31

3.9

10

0

#2 Luke Stella

6

21

3.5

5

0

#1 Jake Hill

2

15

7.5

8

0

#20 T.Y. Williams

1

13

13.0

13

0

#24 Cineque Robinson

5

12

2.4

10

0

Total:

44

196

4.5

31

2

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#2 Anthony Maye

2

5

19

0

0

 

Passing

Name

Cmp

Att

Yds

TD

Int

#22 Cole Biggins

9

14

73

1

0

#1 Jake Hill

3

8

14

0

0

#16 Reece Tresco

1

1

7

0

0

Total:

13

24

94

1

0

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#33 Robert Stevens

1

11

11.0

11

0

#11 Lucas Stuccio

1

8

8.0

8

0

Total:

2

19

9.5

11

0

 

Receiving

Name

Rec

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#16 Reece Tresco

7

43

6.1

12

1

#81 Gavin Luckey

2

22

11.0

17

0

#20 T.Y. Williams

2

14

7.0

8

0

#2 Luke Stella

1

8

8.0

8

0

#34 Kyler LaCarte

1

7

7.0

7

0

Total:

13

94

7.2

17

1

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#2 Anthony Maye

1

1

0

0

#40 Josh Platt

0

0

1

59

Total:

1

1

1

59

 

Fumbles

Name

Fum

FL

FR

Yds

#22 Cole Biggins

1

0

0

0

#34 Kyler LaCarte

1

1

0

0

#58 Bryce Bordonaro

0

0

1

0

Total:

2

1

2

0

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

 

Kicking

Name

FG

FGA

Lng

XP

Pts

#16 Reece Tresco

0

0

0

1

1

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#11 Lucas Stuccio

4

138

34.5

41

0

 

Punting

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

I20

#16 Reece Tresco

5

185

37.0

54

3

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#11 Lucas Stuccio

4

128

32.0

45

 

Kickoffs

Name

Num

Yds

Avg

Lng

#16 Reece Tresco

4

153

38.3

45

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#24 Konnor Smith

1

10

10.0

10

0

#40 Josh Platt

1

8

8.0

8

0

#11 Lucas Stuccio

1

7

7.0

7

0

Total:

3

25

8.3

10

0

 

Kickoff returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#17 Gaven Cassidy

1

29

29.0

29

0

#34 Kyler LaCarte

1

9

9.0

9

0

#5 Anthony Leitten

1

1

1.0

1

0

Total:

3

39

13.0

29

0

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#11 Lucas Stuccio

2

5

2.5

5

0

 

Punt returns

Name

Att

Yds

Avg

Lng

TD

#17 Gaven Cassidy

3

32

10.7

14

0

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#80 Ian Lenhardt

9

3

0.0

0.0

0

#64 Tanner Richardson

9

4

0.0

2.5

0

#74 Paul McDermott

9

4

0.0

0.5

0

#40 Josh Platt

8

2

0.0

0.0

0

#24 Konnor Smith

7

1

0.0

1.0

0

#11 Lucas Stuccio

5

1

0.0

0.0

0

#5 Joe Butler

5

0

0.0

0.0

0

#54 Matt O'Donoghue

4

0

0.0

0.0

0

#12 Vinny Molisani

4

2

0.0

0.0

0

#70 Clayton Garrett

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#42 Jack Sims

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#81 Anthony DiQuattro

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#21 Bryce Yockel

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

#86 Ryan Carpino

1

1

0.0

0.0

0

Total:

66

18

0.0

4.0

0

 

Defense

Name

Tkl

Ast

Sac

TFL

Int

#58 Bryce Bordonaro

9

2

0.0

2.0

0

#2 Luke Stella

5

3

0.0

0.0

0

#54 Tyler Rider

5

1

0.0

0.0

0

#20 T.Y. Williams

4

1

0.0

0.0

0

#22 Cole Biggins

4

2

0.0

0.0

0

#67 Steve Lyness

3

1

0.0

0.0

0

#81 Gavin Luckey

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#17 Gaven Cassidy

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#16 Reece Tresco

2

0

0.0

0.0

0

#57 Bob Locke

2

2

0.0

0.0

0

#1 Jake Hill

1

0

0.0

1.0

0

#5 Anthony Leitten

1

0

0.0

0.0

0

Total:

40

12

0.0

3.0

0