Football Frenzy: May 1, 2021

Football Frenzy

Knights repeat as AA champs while Cougars get first sectional title

Class AA- (1) McQuaid 17, (2) Victor 14

The Knights defended their sectional title with a three-point win thanks to a 70-yard receiving touchdown by Sam Perozzi.

Joe Cairns got the Knights on the board in the first quarter with a 12-yard QB keeper. Nick Wood kicked a field goal on the next drive to give McQuaid a 10-0 lead.

The Blue Devils finally got a spark near the end of the second quarter on a long punt return by Codey Jensen. That set up a six-yard touchdown by Rushawn Baker.

Baker found the end zone once again at the end of the third quarter on a 63-yard rushing touchdown to put the Blue Devils up 14-10.

But on the Knights’ next play from scrimmage, Cairns found Perozzi wide open near the sidelines for the 70-yard score to put McQuaid up 17-14.

Victor had two drives to try and get points on the board. The first ended in an interception by Parris Smiley and the second ended in a turnover on downs to seal the McQuaid win.

Class B- (1) Honeoye Falls-Lima 49, (2) Batavia 28

A 51-year goal was achieved on Saturday night, as the Cougars won their first sectional title in school history. 

Batavia was first on the board, with a 53-yard Terrez Smith touchdown run. HFL quickly added six, as quarterback Reece Joint connected with Colton Green. Blue Devils took the eight-point lead as quarterback Jesse Reinhart connected with Evan Cummings for the 14-yard score. Patrick Lustyk caught an 18-yard pass from Joint for the second touchdown of the game for the Cougars, but a successful two-point conversion tied things up at 14.

Tied at 21 in the second quarter, the Cougars got hot and never looked back. They were able to score three more touchdowns before the Blue Devils found the end zone again with just under eight minutes left to play. 

Joint was named MVP, throwing five touchdowns to four different receivers. Patrick Lustyk caught two of those touchdowns. Jacob Derby rushed for three touchdowns in the historic victory.  

Class D- (2) Avon 42, (4) Alexander 7

Avon snapped a seven-year title draught with a dominant win over Alexander.

Roman Volpe kicked off the scoring for the Braves with two 67-yard catch and run touchdowns on back-to-back drives, making it a 14-0 game. Avon doubled that score by halftime.

Richard Brice and Thomas Welch both had monster days. Brice, a sophomore filling in for the injured starting QB, tossed two touchdowns and ran for one. Welch ran for three touchdowns with 199 yards on the ground.

Avon scored all their points before Alexander found the endzone for their lone score of the day, a 14-yard touchdown rush. 

The Braves captured their first sectional title since 2014.

8-Man- (1) Red Jacket 82, (2) Pembroke 6

The most dominant team in Section V this year put an exclamation point on their season by putting up 82 points on Pembroke.

Logan Keifer could not be stopped, rushing for 425 yards on 15 carries. He scored seven touchdowns.

Red Jacket ends their season at 7-0 with an average margin of victory of nearly 50 points.

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