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SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007

NEW YORK STATE CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007


Oatkan Knights shut out
Letchworth Indians 34-0


Team plays to expectations in rematch of 2006 Class C final;
Ian Humphrey races for 203 yards; Letchworth limited to 74
total yards of offense; Bonacquisti records 10 tackles at LB

 

GAINESVILLE - The Oatkan Knights traveled to Letchworth High for game 2 of the 2007 season. LeRoy's deep talent pool was not crisp in the season opener against a quick and determined Batavia High team. Coach Brian Moran furthermore could not have been thrilled to read the Rochester morning Democrat and Chronicle to observe that a coaches' poll ranked his Knights #1 among all Section 5 small schools. He (and many others) wanted the dubious honor to be earned ON the field, not in the minds of six voting coaches. The game was a reprise of the 2006 Section 5 Class C title game in which LeRoy won after fending off a furious Letchworth rally late in the contest. The host Indians were hit hard by graduation. In this year's regular season clash, the Indians were hit harder...by the Knights.

The Knights received the ball at the 20 after the kickoff sailed into the end zone with the aid of a helping wind. The offensive line of Casper, Kelso, Locke, Whiting, Epps, and Holly were fantastic, blowing the Indians off the line of scrimmage. A heavy dose of Brady Bonacquisti's power running combined with the slash-and-dash stylings of Ian Humphrey garnered big chunks of yardage on every play. A 12-play scoring drive concluded with a sweet pass from QB Travis Fenstermaker, who for the second game in a row, hooked up with receiver Andrew Alexander for a scoring strike. Alexander snagged the pass from Travis and made a superb cutback move to lose two would-be tacklers and find the end zone. At the 6:40 mark the score read 7-0 after a successful PAT kick by Fenstermaker.

Letchworth was stymied on their first possession, due much to the effect of a sack on second down registered by LeRoy's quick outside linebacker Chris Andrews. A punt to the LeRoy 22 worked out well for the Indians as the Letchworth D again took to the field.

 

The Knights' line play and the rushing of Bonacquisti and Humphrey were outstanding again as every play went for positive yardage. The remainder of the first quarter was nothing but vintage clock control as the Knights powered through and around the Letchworth D. The game's second score was on a 5-yard reverse play in which LeRoy's Mike Humphrey showcased his elusiveness by running every which way in a die-hard effort that landed him in the end zone. Eleven seconds into the second quarter, the Knights had run 23 offensive plays to but 4 for the host Indians, to forge a 14-zip lead after a successful Fenstermaker PAT boot.

The Indians managed a first down on their second possession, but it was evident that running the ball against Coach Paladino's attacking D was going to be difficult for Letchworth. The Indians' QB was forced to scramble much out of the pocket, making passing a huge chore as well. After holding onto the pigskin for four minutes, the ball was punted once again to the LeRoy 22.

More of the same for the Oatkan Knights' offense - Bonacquisti running through tacklers, Ian Humphrey juking defenders and racing for large gains, and even Kory Cosimeno getting into the rushing flow quite nicely. Six plays and just over two minutes led to a third LeRoy TD as Bonacquisti made it look easy off the right side for a 17-yard rushing score. The PAT was blocked and the Knights ' lead now stood at 20-0.

Joe Schwab, Kory Cosimeno, and Nate Larson greeted Letchworth return man Mike Nevinger at the Letchworth 28 as the Indians looked for some offensive success against the Knights. A 13-yard gain by Nevinger (a New York state wrestling champion) brought hope to the Letchworth crowd. It also brought the wrath of another all-state athlete, LeRoy LB Brady Bonacquisti. Two run stuffs and a third down sack by Brady pushed the Indians back 14 yards, forcing another punt by Letchworth. The punt into the wind led to a downed ball at the LeRoy 43 with 2:52 remaining in the first half.

The Knights needed all but 23 seconds of the 2:52 to push the score to 27-0 as Ian Humphrey scored from 15 yards out. Humphrey was superb on the drive, which featured a 26-yard dash and critical 15-yard gain on a 4th-and-8 situation by Ian. At the half, Humphrey had registered 190 yards on 16 carries.

   
Assistant coach Jim Bonacquisti implored the LeRoy kickoff team to "make a big play" on the second half kickoff. Mike Humphrey, with help of special team stalwart Joe Schwab, answered the Bonacquisti request with a stop of the Indian's return man at the Letchworth 26.

No let-up on defense by the Knights. A 3-and-out resulted in little time off the clock and a drive start at the LeRoy 33 for Offensive Coordinator Ron Plummer's offense. 14 yards by Brady Bonacquisti, an incredible catch-and-Rubber Man run by Mike Humphrey, and a 9-yard scoring dart by brother Ian Humphrey were all highlighted in the Knights' final scoring drive of the evening. The score read 34-0 LeRoy with just under 6 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter.

Letchworth managed a very good return of the ensuing kickoff to the LeRoy 42. Eight yards on the first three plays lead to a 4th-and-2 that was stuffed by fellow Knights Joe Schwab and Brady Bonacquisti. Reserve QB Donny Pangrazio took over the LeRoy O and was successful moving the team on multiple positive yardage series. HB Kory Cosimeno registered the longest run from scrimmage for either team with a great 47-yard effort deep into Letchworth territory.

The 2nd team defense was very effective in stopping the Indians and preserving the shutout win for the Knights. Noteworthy play was turned in by John Scheuing, Evan Calmes, Jared Inuoye, Travis Pangrazio, and Nate Larson. John Kelso had a great evening on the line as he played very well in his first varsity start at left offensive guard. John also intercepted a Letchworth pass late in the game, rambling 36 yards with the pigskin to the delight of his coaches and teammates.

Friday brings the Wellsville Lions up from the Southern Tier to do battle at Hartwood Park. LeRoy head coach Brian Moran will attempt to join an elite club of NY scholastic football coaches that have won a milestone 150 games in their coaching career.

   
 


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


Friday, September 7, 2007 (07:00 PM)
League game at Gainesville, NY
Livingston County Division II

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 34, Letchworth Indians 0

Score 1 2 3 4 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 7 20 7 0 34
Letchworth Indians 0 0 0 0 0

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LeR
Let
LeRoy
1
6:40
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 35 yd pass to #24 Andrew Alexander (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
7
0
LeRoy
2
11:49
#7 Mike Humphrey 5 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
14
0
LeRoy
2
5:32
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 17 yd run (PAT blocked)
20
0
LeRoy
2
0:22
#21 Ian Humphrey 15 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
27
0
LeRoy
3
5:53
#21 Ian Humphrey 9 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
34
0

Team stats LeRoy Letchworth
First downs 23 5
Rushing yardage 414 69
Pass completions - attempts 4-5 4-7
Passing yardage 70 14
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 1-0 0-1
Total plays 62 32
Total offense 484 83
Fumbles - lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - yards 6-35 2-10
Defensive sacks - yards lost 3-23 1-1
Time of possession 29:24 18:36
3rd down efficiency 2 for 9 1 for 8
4th down efficiency 4 for 6 0 for 2
Punts - average 0-0.0 5-35.4

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#21 Ian Humphrey 18 203 11.3 27 2
#31 Kory Cosimeno 11 96 8.7 47 0
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 16 89 5.6 17 1
#28 Chris Andrews 2 7 3.5 5 0
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 3 7 2.3 6 0
#36 Travis Hurd 6 7 1.2 3 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 5 5.0 5 1
Total: 57 414 7.3 47 4
  Letchworth

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#23 Nike Nevinger 7 28 4.0 13 0
#20 Kyle Bacon 4 25 6.3 22 0
#22 Ron Konka 7 20 2.9 7 0
#2 Travis Tones 7 -4 -0.6 8 0
Total: 25 69 2.8 22 0

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 4 5 70 1 0
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#2 Travis Tones 4 7 14 0 1

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#7 Mike Humphrey 3 35 11.7 27 0
#24 Andrew Alexander 1 35 35.0 35 1
Total: 4 70 17.5 35 1
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#22 Ron Konka 2 1 0.5 1 0
#20 Kyle Bacon 1 14 14.0 14 0
#23 Nike Nevinger 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
Total: 4 14 3.5 14 0

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 0 0 0 4 4
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#2 Travis Tones 5 177 35.4 42 0

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 5 216 43.2 55
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#2 Travis Tones 1 60 60.0 60

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#20 Kyle Bacon 2 49 24.5 38 0
#23 Nike Nevinger 2 44 22.0 23 0
#32 Mike Zintel 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total: 5 97 19.4 38 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 10 2 1.0 3.0 0
#24 Andrew Alexander 5 4 0.0 0.5 0
#28 Chris Andrews 5 2 1.0 1.0 0
#31 Kory Cosimeno 4 2 0.5 0.5 0
#70 Chuck Brandes 4 2 0.0 0.0 0
#79 Marcus Epps 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#78 John Whiting 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#1 Fenstermaker Travis 3 2 0.5 0.5 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#82 Jourdain Holly 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#48 John Scheuing 3 1 0.0 0.5 0
#80 Joe Schwab 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#54 Travis Pangrazio 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#36 Travis Hurd 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#21 Ian Humphrey 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#26 Brock Pasquale 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#63 Evan Calmes 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#22 Nathan Larson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#72 John Kelso 0 0 0.0 0.0 1
Total: 57 22 3.0 6.0 1
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#22 Ron Konka 16 7 0.0 0.0 0
#2 Travis Tones 11 1 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Evan Sylor 11 6 0.0 1.0 0
#23 Nike Nevinger 6 4 0.0 0.0 0
#66 Adam Luczak 6 3 1.0 1.0 0
#20 Kyle Bacon 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#76 Taylor Lamitina 5 2 0.0 0.0 0
#65 Bernie Rease 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#55 Chris Loomis 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#11 Bobby Sampson 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#61 Casey Lynk 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#32 Mike Zintel 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#59 Chad Gawel 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#25 Wes Goerss 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#34 Joris Strobel 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 71 28 1.0 2.0 0


 


 



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RB Ian Humphrey follows FB Brady Bonacquisti (33) & OL John Whiting (78) for a big gain.

WR Andrew Alexander finds the end zone after QB Travis Fenstermaker finds him open.

LB Jourdain Holly (82) and Alexander team up to topple the Letchworth rusher.

LB Chris Andrews storms into the Indians' backfield to drop the QB.

WR Mike Humphrey runs 43 yards on this 5-yard reverse for a TD.

Ian Humphrey jukes several defenders on his way to a 203-yd night.

Brady Bonacquisti makes this 17-yard TD run look easy.

Joe Schwab (80), Kory Cosimeno (31) and Nate Larson (22) lay the smack down.

A montage of 3 consecutive plays by LB Brady Bonacquisti.

Ian Humphrey joins brother Mike in the Humphrey TD Club with a 15-yard scoring rush.

DE John Whiting (78) pressures the QB into the clutches of DT Marcus Epps (79).

Mike Humphrey realizes his knee never makes contact with the turf and runs onward.

Ian Humphrey squirms through the middle of the D for a 9-yard score.

Brady Bonacquisti (33) and Joe Schwab (80) negate the rusher on a 4th-and-2 attempt.

HB Kory Cosimeno collects a large 47-yard gain for the Oatkan Knights' O.

John Sheuing (48) nicely sets up teammate Andrew Alexander for a finishing tackle.

Check out where initial contacter Nate Larson (22) ends up on this GANG tackle.

DL John Kelso adds a sweet finishing touch to his stellar night of play with this pick-off.