50th Straight Win Sends Hornell To State Semis

Published 11/11 2012 12:40AM

Updated 11/11 2012 12:50AM

Justin Reinhart scored on a reception, a punt return and an interception return leading Hornell to a 27-6 win over Cleveland Hill in the Class C State Quarterfinals Saturday afternoon at All-High Stadium in Buffalo.

Hornell only had 170 yards of total offense, but forced five turnovers, including three interceptions by Reinhart. He returned the last one 44 yards for a touchdown just one play after a four yard TD reception. The back-to-back scores blew open a tight game.

Richie Harkenrider found Brendan Buisch with a 15 yard touchdown pass in the opening quarter that proved to be the only points of the first half.

Reinhart was the next man in the end zone midway throught the third quarter with a weaving 76 yard punt return. Cleveland Hill answered with it's only TD drive of the game, cutting Hornell's lead to 14-6. However, a turnover set up Hornell up at the Cleveland Hill 21 yard line early in the fourth quarter. Three plays later, Reinhart had his TD catch and the Raiders had their spot in the state final four.

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