September 30th LeRoy traveled to Hornell for the third straight
year. This game featured two unbeaten teams. LeRoy came into the
contest missing two starters, Tom Bestor and Tim Herron. Both players
are out for the season. The LeRoy squad played hard to the end,
but lost to the talented Red Raiders 40-6.
Tiberio received the opening kickoff and returned the football
to the LeRoy 30. Ian Humphrey picked up 11 yds on 2nd down for
a first down. Hornell held, forcing LeRoy to punt. A fine 18 yd
return gave Hornell excellent field position at the LeRoy 44. Facing
4th and 4, the Hornell ballcarrier would streak outside 18 yds
for the 1st down. Two plays later the Hornell QB ran in from
the 17 for the touchdown. The extra point gave the home team
the early 7-0 lead.
their second drive from their own 26, LeRoy would incur two penalties
during the series forcing another punt. A 19 yd punt return
gave the Hornell squad the ball at the LeRoy 33. Facing 3rd and
12, the Hornell QB completed a 12-yarder for the 1st down. Two
plays later Hornell goes back to the air for a 14 yd scoring
strike. Extra point pushes the lead to 14-0 Hornell.
Becker takes the kickoff 26 to the LeRoy 45 giving the Junior
Knights their best drive start of the game. Three straight
runs by Chad Condidorio picks up the 1st down.
defense would then shut down the LeRoy offense forcing another
punt. Travis Fenstermaker booms the punt into the end zone making
the JV Red Raiders start from their own 20. Three plays later
the Hornell runner sweeps left and 72 yds later finds the end
zone. The extra point makes the score 21-0 Hornell.
from their own 38, LeRoy goes three and out, punting the ball again.
Brady Bonacquisti`s solo tackle drops the punt returner for
a 2 yd loss. The LeRoy defense stopped the Hornell offense on 3
plays, forcing the first punt for the Red Raiders.
starts the drive from their own 29. Ian Humphrey scampers 7
yds on 3rd down for the 1st down. On 1st down, LeRoy QB Alex DiFrancisco,
under pressure, threw a pass that struck the Hornell defensive
lineman in the back. A Hornell linebacker picked off the ball
in mid-air, racing 41 yds for the TD. Extra point is no good
giving Hornell a 27-0 lead.
more series in the half results in a three and out for the Knights.
Hornell takes a knee to end the half.
the opening kickoff, Kory Cosimeno makes the tackle after a
26 yd Hornell runback. After a 1st down, the LeRoy defense held
Hornell on downs. Taking over at their own 26, Ian Humphrey
picks up 11 yds on 1st down. Hornell then holds LeRoy on the next
three plays, forcing a LeRoy punt. Facing a tremendous rush, Travis
Fenstermaker is forced to run for the 1st down and comes up
starts their drive at the LeRoy 30. Six plays later the Hornell
QB throws his second TD pass for 13 yds. Extra point pushes
the lead to 34-0.
from their own 40, Ian Humphrey becomes the LeRoy workhorse on
this drive. After 3 straight running plays for a 1st down, Ian
rips off a 29 yd gain down to the Hornell 19. On 4th down an
incomplete pass turns the ball over on downs. Three plays
later Hornell gets ready to punt as the quarter ends.
Tiberio fields the punt, racing 35 yds to the Hornell 17 before
being tackled. A roughing the passer on 3rd down would keep
the drive alive, but on the very next down a LeRoy fumble turns
the ball over.
Hornell takes over on the 3 and drives 97 yds in just 4 plays
for the Red Raiders' final TD. The last 2 runs covered 59 and
21 yds. The run for the PAT fails and the Hornell lead is 40-0.
the pride of the Knights stood out. Craig Tiberio takes
the kickoff 31 yds. Tack on another 15 yds for a personal foul
and the Knights have excellent field position at the Hornell
37. Ian Humphrey gains 10 yds. Justin Becker then runs for 16
and 7 yds to the 4. Greg Elmore bulls his way into the end zone
for the score. The pass for the PAT failed but the Jr. Knights
avert the shutout, trailing 40-6.
receiving the kickoff, Hornell picks up a couple of 1st downs
to the 39. The Hornell runner darts around the right end racing
for the TD, but Ryan Clarke makes the tackle at the 5, saving
the TD. The LeRoy defense stiffens, holding the Red Raider offense
on downs. Craig Tiberio immediately gains 41 yds. Justin Becker
runs the ball 2 more times as the game ends. The Jr. Knights
played hard to the very end. Next up are the Letchworth Indians
as LeRoy starts a new winning streak.