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SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007

NEW YORK STATE CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2007


Knights defeat Cal-Mum Red Raiders
21-6 in clash of state ranked unbeatens

Knights turn back their rivals as Brady Bonacquisti rushes for 119 yards and registers
10 tackles; Humphrey (Mike and Ian) brothers are spectacular as they combine for
2 TDs on offense and 17 tackles on defense; Marcus Epps (9 tackles), John Whiting (7)
Kory Cosimeno (7), & Chris Andrews (5) help limit talented Raiders' offense to 6 points;
Travis Fenstermaker booms 4 punts for 44-yd average, adds 3 PATs, and calmly leads the O.

Game recap by Brian Hillabush - Batavia Daily News Sports

CALEDONIA - Mike Humphrey learned his lesson. After getting beat on a touchdown pass in the second
quarter, the junior came up big with two interceptions in the game as well as a touchdown catch in the
closing seconds as the Le Roy football team beat rival Caledonia-Mumford 21-6 at Hamilton Field Friday night
in front of more than 5,000 fans.

"I made a mental error on that touchdown," Humphrey said. "I was supposed to be locked down on him. I
followed the quarterback and he beat me from behind. At halftime we made an adjustment and I locked in on
(Nick Nothnagle) every time and it worked."

The win pushes the Oatkan Knights to 6-0 while the Red Raiders fall to 5-1. It is the fifth straight time Le
Roy has won against its biggest rival.

"This is what it's all about," fullback/linebacker Brady Bonacquisti said. "This is what high school football is all about. This was an atmosphere I've never experienced because people were chanting 'You guys suck' as we came in on the bus. It was cool to play in that atmosphere (and win) when we are on the road."

The Oatkan Knights capitalized on an early turnover in taking a 7-0 lead after a period of play. As soon as the ball was snapped, Marcus Epps was in the backfield sacking quarterback Steve Lauffer and causing a fumble. Le Roy recovered and needed just five plays to drive 31 yards and score on a Bonacquisti 3-yard run.

The traditional Cal-Mum rushing attack went by the wayside on the next drive and it resulted in a score.
Lauffer tossed a 34-yard pass to Nate Schiedel and a 10-yarder to Nothnagle before Le Roy was flagged for a pass interference penalty.

After a sack by Epps, Lauffer hooked up with Nothnagle on a 16-yard touchdown pass against Humphrey.
The two-point conversion pass failed and Le Roy led 7-6 going into intermission.

The Oatkan Knights scored on the first drive of the second half. Travis Fenstermaker hooked up with
Bonacquisti on a highlight reel, falling down, 9-yard catch that set up a first-and-10 at the Cal-Mum
16-yard line. Ian Humphrey scored two plays later on a run from 16 yards out.

 
Following 8 Photos by Kris Murante - Rochester D&C Sports

Jeremy Wilson had a 38-yard run on Cal-Mum's next drive and the Red Raiders were moving the ball, but
Humphrey made a spectacular interception as Lauffer was looking for a touchdown pass.

Le Roy had to punt the ball away, but the defense came up big and forced a three-and-out after Epps had a
sack on third down, right at the start of the fourth quarter.

"His intensity level picked up today and I thought he played very well," Le Roy coach Brian Moran said.
"When Marcus wants to play, he can play."

Le Roy also went three-and-out, and Cal-Mum started to drive again. Wilson had a 15-yard scamper that had the Red Raiders thinking touchdown, but Humphrey picked off his second pass of the game to kill the drive.

The Oatkan Knights took over with just 6 1/2 minutes remaining in the game, and Cal-Mum holding on to all
three timeouts. After Ian Humphrey had a 3-yard loss, Le Roy was whistled for a procedure penalty that set up a second-and-18.

Cal-Mum proceeded to shoot itself in the foot. Two consecutive offsides penalties meant Le Roy needed
just eight yards to get a first down. Bonacquisti had a 3-yard run and followed it up with an 11-yard gain for a first down.

"I thought our offensive line got off the ball and started to wear them down a bit," Moran said. "That's
Brady-time."

After a delay of game penalty, Bonacquisti picked up another key first down on a 20-yard run. "I love (getting the ball in crunch time) because my offensive line loves it," Bonacquisti said. "I can't say enough about them. I get three yards down field and I can get a couple extra yards one-on-one, but if I don't have those three yards I'm stopped in the backfield."

Fenstermaker had a nine-yard run to set up another first down at the Cal-Mum 12-yard line before another
delay of game penalty moved the ball back five yards, with just under a minute left. That was when Cal-Mum called its first time out. Bonacquisti had a 3-yard run and then Fenstermaker capped off the day with a 7-yard TD pass to Mike Humphrey.

Caledonia-Mumford ran a couple of plays and let the seconds click off the clock in defeat. The Red Raiders will play Bath next week. As far as Le Roy is concerned, the playoffs started Friday night and the film from the win will help tremendously.

"We can look on film now and see where our mistakes were," Bonacquisti said. "In the other games we would
make mistakes but still have good plays. Now we can see the mistakes and correct them in practice."
"This game started the real season for us," Epps said.

"We've played other teams, but this shows us what the really good teams are going to look like." The Oatkan Knights will be at Hornell next week in a rematch of last season's 22-7 loss. Le Roy will have to prepare to limit Section 5's all-time leading rusher, David Zapata.

"There is a reason he's No. 1 in Section 5," Moran said. "His field of vision is very good and he's a hard runner. We are going to have to get ready to play against a great tailback."

 
Special thanks to Big George of the Vermont Sports Desk for candid and action photography
 


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


Friday, October 5, 2007 (07:00 PM)
League game at Hamilton Field, Caledonia NY
Livingston County Division II

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 21, Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders 6

Score 1 2 3 4 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 7 0 7 7 21
Caledonia-Mumford Red Raiders 0 6 0 0 6

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LeR
CM
LeRoy
1
0:34
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 3 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
7
0
Cal-Mum
2
9:24
#14 Steve Lauffer 16 yd pass to #11 Nick Nothnagle (Pass failed)
7
6
LeRoy
3
5:43
#21 Ian Humphrey 16 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
14
6
LeRoy
4
0:36
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 7 yd pass to #7 Mike Humphrey (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
21
6

Team stats LeRoy Cal-Mum
First downs 15 11
Rushing yardage 194 105
Pass completions - attempts 2-5 6-12
Passing yardage 16 103
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 1-0 1-2
Total plays 51 45
Total offense 210 208
Fumbles - lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - yards 6-52 12-85
Defensive sacks - yards lost 4-21 2-8
Time of possession 29:20 18:40
3rd down efficiency 6 for 11 2 for 10
4th down efficiency 0 for 1 2 for 2
Punts - average 4-44.0 3-28.0

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 23 119 5.2 34 1
#21 Ian Humphrey 14 52 3.7 16 1
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 7 17 2.4 10 0
#31 Kory Cosimeno 2 6 3.0 5 0
Total: 46 194 4.2 34 2
  Caledonia-Mumford

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#20 Jeremy Wilson 9 77 8.6 38 0
#31 Jon Marozzi 16 27 1.7 9 0
#25 Nate Schiedel 4 22 5.5 11 0
#14 Steve Lauffer 4 -21 -5.3 0 0
Total: 33 105 3.2 38 0

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 2 5 16 1 0
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#14 Steve Lauffer 6 11 103 1 2
#24 Brett Doran 0 1 0 0 0
Total: 6 12 103 1 2

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 1 9 9.0 9 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 7 7.0 7 1
Total: 2 16 8.0 9 1
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#24 Brett Doran 2 37 18.5 26 0
#11 Nick Nothnagle 2 27 13.5 16 1
#25 Nate Schiedel 1 34 34.0 34 0
#20 Jeremy Wilson 1 5 5.0 5 0
Total: 6 103 17.2 34 1

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#79 Marcus Epps 0 0 1 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#14 Steve Lauffer 2 1 0 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 0 0 0 3 3
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 4 176 44.0 51 0
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#54 Mike Tomasso 3 84 28.0 30 1

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#78 John Whiting 4 159 39.8 44
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#25 Nate Schiedel 2 78 39.0 44

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 24 24.0 24 0
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 1 13 13.0 13 0
Total: 2 37 18.5 24 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#11 Nick Nothnagle 3 39 13.0 22 0
#20 Jeremy Wilson 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total: 4 43 10.8 22 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 -2 -2.0 0 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#20 Jeremy Wilson 1 8 8.0 8 0
#11 Nick Nothnagle 1 7 7.0 7 0
Total: 2 15 7.5 8 0

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#33 Brady Bonacquisti 10 4 0.0 2.0 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 10 7 0.0 0.0 2
#79 Marcus Epps 9 3 3.0 4.0 0
#21 Ian Humphrey 7 2 0.0 1.0 0
#31 Kory Cosimeno 7 5 1.0 2.0 0
#78 John Whiting 7 3 0.0 0.0 0
#28 Chris Andrews 5 4 0.0 1.0 0
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#51 Jordan Casper 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#82 Jourdain Holly 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#85 Josh Risewick 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#70 Chuck Brandes 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#80 Joe Schwab 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 66 33 4.0 10.0 2
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#25 Nate Schiedel 13 6 1.0 3.0 0
#54 Mike Tomasso 12 6 0.0 1.0 0
#40 Tom Gomez 8 6 0.0 0.0 0
#34 James Sickle 7 7 0.0 0.5 0
#20 Jeremy Wilson 7 4 0.0 1.0 0
#11 Nick Nothnagle 6 1 0.0 0.0 0
#24 Brett Doran 6 3 0.0 0.0 0
#21 Tim Sullivan 3 2 1.0 1.5 0
#65 Tom Gorrow 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#52 Nate Anastasi 2 2 0.0 0.0 0
#50 Jon Grann 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#31 Jon Marozzi 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 69 40 2.0 7.0 0

Game start time: 7:00 PM; Game length: 2:22; Attendance: 5388




Le Roy's offense stops Cal-Mum
Game story by Jeff DiVeronica - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Sports
(October 6, 2007) - CALEDONIA - Le Roy's 21-6 win at Caledonia-Mumford Friday night was far from pretty, but that never matters in this annual smash-mouth football rivalry.

"Doesn't have to be pretty. It's pretty when you finish," coach Brian Moran said after his Oatkan Knights stayed unbeaten and won the Livingston County Division II title.

"The best defense is a good offense because if they don't have the ball they can't score."

Le Roy (6-0 overall, 5-0 league), ranked third in the state and first in the Democrat and Chronicle's small-school coaches' poll, had two scoring drives that burned off 12 of the 24 minutes in the second half.

"They didn't make many mistakes and we did, and you can't do that," said coach Mike Monacelli of Cal-Mum (5-1, 4-1), whose Red Raiders saw an early fumbled snap turn into a Le Roy touchdown and squandered a third-quarter scoring opportunity with an interception at the 2-yard line.

The TD that sealed the win for the Oatkan Knights, their fourth straight to trim the gap in the all-time series to 36-34-1, was a 7-yard pass from quarterback Travis Fenstermaker to junior Mike Humphrey. It came with 36 seconds left to play and capped a 55-yard march that took nearly six minutes and gave ball-control offense a new meaning.

Thanks to penalties on three of the drive's first four plays - one Le Roy illegal procedure and two offsides by Cal-Mum - the Knights ran just one play but chewed up two minutes.

"There's nothing wrong with that," Moran said, smiling.

Brady Bonacquisti took it from there, dragging tacklers on his back to finish off a 22-carry, 117-yard night. It included a 3-yard TD run for a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter after a Cal-Mum fumble at its own 31.

"My offensive line did a great job," the senior said. "It's easy to carry guys when they're hitting you three yards down field and I've got a full head of steam."

He also threw a good lead block as Humphrey's brother, Ian, scooted 15 yards around right end to make it 14-6 midway through the third quarter.

"He's just a tough kid," Moran said. "That's what you want in a linebacker-fullback."

Bonacquisiti's 10 tackles tied Mike Humphrey for team honors. Cal-Mum linebacker Nate Schiedel was credited with 23 and defensive back Jeremy Wilson had 17. Huge numbers, indeed, but consider that the Raiders ran only 11 offensive plays in the second half.

Their defense was busy. Le Roy's came up with big plays, too. It bottled up tailback Jon Marozzi (15 carries, 26 yards) and after Mike Humphrey was beaten on Cal-Mum's TD, a 16-yard pass by Steve Lauffer to Nick Nothnagle in the second quarter, Humphrey intercepted two passes in the second half.
Lauffer had put the ball in the air only about 30 times before Friday, but he was 6-for-10 in the first half for 103 yards.

"They're a college-sized team, so we felt we had to air it out a bit," said Monacelli, whose club is ranked fourth in the state and third locally among small schools. "We felt we had to mix it up more than we normally do because we couldn't match up."

Both teams finish regular-season play next Friday.

 


 

 



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DB Ian Humphrey wrestles down his Cal-Mum running counterpart

DE John Whiting comes up to stop this C-M rushing play early

DT Marcus Epps discards his blocker to snag the Raider FB

QB Travis Fenstermaker boots around the left end for good yardage

Ian Humphrey scoots for a nice gain around right end against the Raiders

Humphrey takes it inside the Raiders' 5-yard line to set up a LR score

FB Brady Bonacquisti crashes over the goal line to put the Knights up

John Whiting kicks off and makes the initial hit on the Raider return man

The Big Cat Epps is ready to pounce as the Raiders' QB mishandles the snap

Ian Humphrey comes up to blast the C-M RB out of bounds

Epps causes another handoff miscue for the Raiders' backfield

Mike Humphrey gives the Knights' excellent field position on this kick return

Brady Bonacquisti picks up 7 yards with this up-the-gut run

LB Chris Andrews shrugs off a block to drop the Raider RB in the backfield

Travis Fenstermaker uses his great O-line push for back-to-back gains

Andrews comes over to lay a smack on the Raider ball carrier

Jordan Casper (51), Bonacquisti, and Whiting bottle up the middle on defense

Bonacquisti bowls over the C-M tackler to move the LR offense forward

Bonacquisti makes a spectacular one-handed grab of a Fenstermaker floater

Ian Humphrey races around the right end to find the end zone and the Knights' 2nd TD

Whiting kicks off and joins four others in the takedown of the C-M returner

Mike Humphrey goes up high to intercept the first of his two interceptions

Bonacquisti gets the Knights out of the hole with a huge effort down the C-M sideline

Ian Humphrey jukes for some hard earned yardage around the left end

Marcus Epps (79) and Kory Cosimeno (31) penetrate the C-M backfield for a sack

Mike Humphrey picks up interception #2 on the night

Bonacquisti bursts up the middle to move the ball inside the Raiders' 40

Bonacquisti barrels through the C-M defense for even more yardage

Mike Humphrey makes this spectacular over the head grab of the ball for a TD