Lancers, Blue Devils, Oatkan Knights, Hornets all victorious in week four
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 23, 2012 - 1:04pm
Elba/Byron-Bergen took a 24-7 lead into the final three minutes of its game Saturday against Notre Dame and barely escaped with a victory.
The Fighting Irish mounted a pair of scoring drives and then recovered an onside kick before the Lancer defense snuffed Notre's hopes of going 4-0 on the season.
Instead it's Elba/BB that is 4-0, tying them for the Genesee Region Conference lead with Attica, which beat Alexander 39-6.
Zach DuBois again dominated on the ground, carrying the ball 35 times for 245 yards and one TD. QB Zac Gillard was 5-8 passing for 108 yards. Gillard tossed a 55-yard TD reception to Kyle Morse and scored on a one-yard run.
Notre Dame's Tim McCulley led the Irish offense with 225 yards in the air, completing 11 passes on 20 attempts. His big strike came with a minute left in the game, hitting Jared Thornton on a 12-yard TD pass.
A minute earlier, Andrew Mullen scored on an 18-yard run. Mullen scored twice on 11 carries for 56 yards.
Nick Taylor also carried the ball 13 times for Notre Dame for 73 yards. Mullen and Taylor also each caught the ball twice for 55 and 43 yards, respectively.
Charlie Hebert caught the ball three times for 38 yards and Thornton had two receptions for 38 yards.
For Elba/BB, Kyle Morse had three catches for 88 yards and Ryan Morse caught the ball twice for for 21 yards.
On defense, for Notre Dame, Josh Johnson had five tackles, Aaron McDonald, 6.5, Taylor, 6.5, Hebert, 5, and Mullen, 4.5. Hebert also had the team's lone sack.
For the Lancers, Brandon Naylor had 15.5 tackles, Nate Jonathan, 8, Andy Underhill, 5.5, and Jon Levchuk, 5. Naylor and Jonathan also each had two sacks and Underhill and Levchuk also both got to the QB once.
In other local football action:
- The Batavia Blue Devils moved to 3-1 on the season, beating Albion (0-4), 22-12. Brett Scheuerlein scored twice TDs on nine carries and James Soggs had 115 yards on the ground and one TD on 24 carries. Cody Swimline notched seven tackles and an interception and Scheuerlein recorded had 10 tackles.
- Le Roy continued its seeming domination over the Livingston Conference with a 42-12 victory over Bath. This is the Oatkan Knights first 4-0 start since 2008. Peter Privitera rushed for 158 yards and one TD on 27 carries. Marcus Mistersaro had 46 yards and one TD. Ryan McQuillan had eight tackles and Dylan Johnson, seven.
- For the second week in a row, Oakfield-Alabama secured a victory with a 30-6 win over Pembroke. Chris Nanni rushed for 101 yards and two TDs on 10 carries. Nanni also returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown. Allen Chatt also had an interception return of 101 yards for a score. Danny Monachino had 14 tackles.
Next week: Batavia hosts Hornell; Le Roy is in Perry; O-A is at Elba/BB; Attica plays Livonia; Pembroke travels to Notre Dame; and Alexander is at home against Holley.