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SECTION 5 CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP 2008
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FAR WEST REGIONAL 2008
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Oatkan Knights topple Batavia Blue Devils
27-13 with great team effort in '08 opener


Alexander rushes for 114 yards; QB Fenstermaker hooks up with star wideout Mike
Humphrey for 2 TDs; Wyckoff and Schwab provide late heroics with TD and INT respectively
.

 
Game recap courtesy of Bilko "First Down" Pangrazio

BATAVIA - Coach Brian Moran notched victory 159 with an eye-opening 27-13 win at Van Detta stadium over the host Batavia Blue Devils. The young Knights led by Travis Fenstermaker and Andrew Alexander on offense, and John Scheuing and Mike Humphrey on defense, made the old axiom, "we just reload, not rebuild", a staple in the rich LeRoy football tradition.

The young squad overcame an early Fenstermaker interception and a brief 3-0 Batavia lead to gain the hard-earned win over the Blue Devils. The Knights took the ensuing kick after the Batavia field goal and moved 64 yards in 12 plays as Fenstermaker scored on a 4- yard run. His PAT kick made it 7-3 Knights. The drive took 6:35 off the clock and left 1:34 to play in the opening quarter. The key plays included a 4th-and-1 conversion run by Alexander, and an 8-yard toss from Fenstermaker to Scheuing.


Batavia answered with a 12-play, 58-yard march that stalled at the LeRoy 7. Troy Ireland's second 25-yard field goal made it 7-6 with
8:37 left until half-time. The Knights started it's next drive on it's own 15 and methodically drove down the field in 15 plays to the Batavia 11-yard line only to have the drive end with a fumble with 1:18 left in the half.

The LeRoy defense led by Scheuing, Mike Humphrey,and "Haystack" Jordan Casper stopped the Blue Devils cold to start the 3rd quarter, forcing a punt. The Knights started it's first possession of the 2nd half at it's own 46. Alexander picked up 4 and a personal foul moved the ball to the Batavia 33. QB Fenstermaker hit Mike Humphrey with a 33-yard TD and his kick conversion made it 14-6 with but 2:13 elapsed in the quarter.

The LR defense was tough, limiting Batavia to only 2 first downs, and on the first snap of the 4th quarter, Joe Schwab picked off a Joe Canzoneri pass and returned it to the Blue Devil 10. Three plays later Fenstermaker hit Mike Humphrey once again, this time with a 5- yard scoring toss. The Fenstermaker boot was true and gave the visiting Knights a 21-6 lead with 9:29 left in the contest.

Coach Andrew Paladino's defense continued its strong play as did defensive back Mike Humphrey who had a nice interception and return negated by a penalty, but the defense held on downs and LeRoy took over at it's own 13. Running back Tyrone Wyckoff then put the Knights up 27-6 with an 8-yard dash to the Blue Devils' end zone. This final tally by the Knights was set up by a sweet Wyckoff dash of 37 yards.

Batavia notched a score with 20 seconds left as Canzoneri hit rugged RB Anthony D'Aurizio with a 3-yard toss. The final read LeRoy 27, Batavia 13 to secure the Knights the Edward Reifsteck Memorial Trophy awarded to the winner of this annual gridiron matchup.

Next up are the Letchworth Indians, lead by head coach and LeRoy alum Tim "Sticks" McMullen at Hartwood Park Friday, September 12th at 7:30 PM.

KEY STATS:
Alexander 19 rushes for 114 yards, Fenstermaker 11-57/TD
Fenstermaker 7 of 9 passing for 79 yards and 2 TDs
Scheuing 7 tackles, Mike Humphrey 6, Jordan Casper 5


 
Game recap courtesy of Brian Hillabush - Batavia Daily News Sports
BATAVIA - It's safe to say that the way Travis Fenstermaker and Mike Humphrey hooked up last season in taking the Le Roy football team to the state semifinals was no fluke. The passing duo hooked up on two touchdown passes as the Oatkan Knights beat host Batavia 27-13 in front of about 2,000 fans at VanDetta Stadium Friday.

"We pretty much play football all year round," Humphrey said. "We go out and play catch at Hartwood Park in the summer every Wednesday and we've been playing together since we were eight years old. He's always been the quarterback and I've always been the receiver."

Fenstermaker finished the game 7-of-9 passing for 80 yards with the two touchdowns, but had an early interception that gave the Blue Devils an early lead. On Le Roy's fourth play of the game, Fenstermaker dropped back and threw into triple coverage, where Batavia's Troy Ireland picked off the pass.

"I was pretty nervous at the start because everybody thought we were going to lose," Fenstermaker said. "We just had to prove ourselves. I threw that interception and then we stopped them on defense, so it was all good."

The Blue Devils failed to pick up a first down and had to settle for a 25-yard field goal by Ireland. Le Roy bounced back from allowing the early score with an eight minute long drive that was basically running back Andrew Alexander picking up first down after first down, with a 28-yard run by Fenstermaker thrown in the mix. The Oatkan Knights scored on a 5-yard run by the quarterback.

"He moved the sticks," Le Roy coach Brian Moran said of Alexander, who rushed for 121 yards on 19 carries. "You have to remember we are playing a Batavia team with some very good athletes in the secondary. We had to just keep moving the chains and he did that."

Batavia marched down the field behind the rushing of Anthony D'Aurizio, whose biggest run of the drive was 14 yards. The Blue Devils started at their own 39 and marched inside the Le Roy 5-yard line before momentum was stopped when Batavia's Joe Pedro injured his leg and had to be helped off the field. Batavia tacked on three more points on a 23-yard field goal by Ireland.

"(D'Aurizio) ran very physical in the game," Batavia coach Dan Geiger said. "I liked the way he was running the ball and Rob (Williams) was doing a great job of blocking."

Alexander and the Oatkan Knights marched down the field again and advanced to the Batavia 8-yard line before a procedure penalty pushed them back to the 23. Batavia was whacked with a costly pass interference call on the next play, putting the ball back to the 11. But Alexander coughed up the ball and Batavia's Vinny Pedro recovered, allowing his team to run out the clock and go into halftime trailing just 7-6.

After the break, Fenstermaker and Humphrey got going. The two hooked up on a 33-yard scoring strike midway through the third quarter, giving Le Roy a 14-6 advantage.
Moran credits the better second half play to his young players filling the holes left by the graduated stars of a year ago.

"I thought our kids played very well today. I was impressed," Moran said. "We had some younger kids come in and they were nervous. We made some mistakes early but we played as a team."

Both teams went three-and-out and Batavia's next drive came to a quick end as Joe Schwab intercepted a Joe Canzoneri pass and returned it 28 yards, down to the Batavia 10. Fenstermaker tossed a 5-yard TD pass to Humphrey three plays later. Humphrey actually intercepted a Canzoneri pass on the next Batavia drive, but a roughing the passer call erased the pick. The Blue Devils failed to take advantage of the penalty and wound up throwing a pass for -1 yard on a 4th-and-7 to kill the drive.

Le Roy then marched down the field and Tyrone Wyckoff had a 39-yard run that set up his own 8-yard scoring run. Le Roy went for two and the run failed. Batavia did have a scoring drive in the final minutes of the game as Canzoneri and D'Aurizio hooked up on a 3-yard TD pass.

Canzoneri went 7-of-19 for 64 yards and D'Aurizio finished with 68 rushing yards on 14 carries. Rob Williams - who was Batavia's top offensive threat as a quarterback last season - only had seven rushing attempts for 14 yards.

"It was a matter of what formation we were in and what they were doing defensively," Geiger said of Williams' limited touches. "We did what we felt would allow us to attack their defense."

Batavia starts 0-1 and will host Palmyra-Macedon next Friday night.

"It's not here we go again because we have a great group of kids," Geiger said. "These kids have shown their character and when things go back they get back up get back in their spot and do it better."

Le Roy begins defending its Livingston Conference and Section 5 Class C title with a victory and will host Letchworth next week.

"It's always nice to beat Batavia because they are our second biggest rival after Cal-Mum," Humphrey said. "We wanted to come out 1-0 instead of 0-1 obviously. It is a good win to start the season."
 



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

Friday, September 5, 2008 (07:30 PM)
Non-league game at Van Detta Stadium, Batavia NY
Non-League

LeRoy Oatkan Knights 27, Batavia Blue Devils 13

Score by quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
LeRoy Oatkan Knights 7 0 7 13 27
Batavia Blue Devils 3 3 0 7 13

Scoring
Qtr
Time
Scoring play
LR
Bat
Batavia
1
8:30
#28 Troy Ireland 25 yd FG
0
3
LeRoy
1
1:34
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 4 yd run (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
7
3
Batavia
2
8:37
#28 Troy Ireland 25 yd FG
7
6
LeRoy
3
9:47
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 33 yd pass to #7 Mike Humphrey (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
14
6
LeRoy
4
9:29
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 5 yd pass to #7 Mike Humphrey (#1 Travis Fenstermaker kick)
21
6
LeRoy
4
1:46
#35 Tyrone Wyckoff 8 yd run
27
6
Batavia
4
0:20
#8 Joe Canzoneri 3 yd pass to #31 Anthony D`Aurizio (#28 Troy Ireland kick)
27
13

Team stats LeRoy Batavia
First downs 17 12
Rushing yardage 253 108
Pass completions - attempts 7-9 7-19
Passing yardage 79 64
Pass touchdowns - interceptions 2-1 1-1
Total plays 55 47
Total offense 332 172
Fumbles - lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - yards 8-59 3-32
Defensive sacks - yards lost 0-0 0-0
Time of possession 29:05 18:55
3rd down efficiency 8 for 11 1 for 9
4th down efficiency 1 for 2 1 for 2
Punts - average 0-0.0 2-28.0

LeRoy

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#24 Andrew Alexander 19 114 6.0 17 0
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 11 57 5.2 27 1
#35 Tyrone Wyckoff 5 53 10.6 39 1
#43 Jon Casper 9 29 3.2 8 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 0 0.0 0 0
Total: 46 253 5.5 39 2
  Batavia

Rushing
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#31 Anthony D`Aurizio 14 68 4.9 14 0
#7 Todd Logsdon 6 22 3.7 11 0
#1 Robert Williams 7 14 2.0 7 0
#8 Joe Canzoneri 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total: 28 108 3.9 14 0

Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 7 9 79 2 1
  Passing
Name Cmp Att Yds TD Int
#8 Joe Canzoneri 7 19 64 1 1

Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#7 Mike Humphrey 3 38 12.7 33 2
#48 John Scheuing 3 21 7.0 11 0
#21 Quentin Humphrey 1 20 20.0 20 0
Total: 7 79 11.3 33 2
  Receiving
Name Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
#44 Chip Chapman 2 24 12.0 20 0
#1 Robert Williams 2 20 10.0 11 0
#3 Joe Pedro 1 18 18.0 18 0
#31 Anthony D`Aurizio 1 3 3.0 3 1
#7 Todd Logsdon 1 -1 -1.0 0 0
Total: 7 64 9.1 20 1

Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#24 Andrew Alexander 1 1 0 0
  Fumbles
Name Fum FL FR Yds
#33 Vinny Pedro 0 0 1 0

Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 0 0 0 3 3
  Kicking
Name FG FGA Lng XP Pts
#28 Troy Ireland 2 2 25 1 7

Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
  Punting
Name Num Yds Avg Lng I20
#8 Joe Canzoneri 1 40 40.0 40 0
#28 Troy Ireland 1 16 16.0 16 0
Total: 2 56 28.0 40 0

Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#21 Quentin Humphrey 5 172 34.4 48
  Kickoffs
Name Num Yds Avg Lng
#28 Troy Ireland 3 144 48.0 50
#31 Anthony D`Aurizio 1 10 10.0 10
Total: 4 154 38.5 50

Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#21 Quentin Humphrey 1 26 26.0 26 0
#22 Anthony Macaluso 1 21 21.0 21 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 5 5.0 5 0
Total: 3 52 17.3 26 0
  Kickoff returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#1 Robert Williams 1 18 18.0 18 0
#33 Vinny Pedro 1 13 13.0 13 0
#51 Joe Stachowski 1 11 11.0 11 0
#7 Todd Logsdon 1 7 7.0 7 0
Total: 4 49 12.3 18 0

Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD
#7 Mike Humphrey 1 17 17.0 17 0
  Punt returns
Name Att Yds Avg Lng TD

Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#48 John Scheuing 7 2 0.0 0.5 0
#7 Mike Humphrey 6 1 0.0 2.0 0
#1 Travis Fenstermaker 6 2 0.0 0.5 0
#21 Quentin Humphrey 4 1 0.0 0.0 0
#13 Joe Schwab 4 4 0.0 0.5 1
#51 Jordan Casper 3 1 0.0 0.5 0
#72 John Kelso 3 2 0.0 0.0 0
#57 Eric Stella 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#24 Andrew Alexander 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#77 Joe Carubia 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#50 Vince Kovach 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#17 Dylan Ashley 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#22 Anthony Macaluso 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#33 Michael Gombos 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#35 Tyrone Wyckoff 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
#26 Brock Pasquale 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#20 John Locke 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#25 Nicholas Condidorio 0 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 48 20 0.0 4.0 1
  Defense
Name Tkl Ast Sac TFL Int
#31 Anthony D`Aurizio 14 3 0.0 0.0 0
#7 Todd Logsdon 9 5 0.0 1.0 0
#51 Joe Stachowski 7 2 0.0 0.5 0
#20 Devonte Rolle 5 1 0.0 0.0 0
#68 Adam Hausfelder 5 3 0.0 1.0 0
#58 Daniel Bailey 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#28 Troy Ireland 3 1 0.0 0.0 1
#1 Robert Williams 3 0 0.0 0.0 0
#44 Chip Chapman 3 1 0.0 0.0 0
#33 Vinny Pedro 2 0 0.0 0.0 0
#75 Max Radley 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#65 Chez Rolle 2 1 0.0 0.0 0
#56 Matt Hoye 2 1 0.0 0.5 0
#99 Theodis Hill 1 1 0.0 0.0 0
#26 James Leisenring 1 0 0.0 0.0 0
Total: 62 20 0.0 3.0 1

 

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