Newfane and Barker/Roy-Hart bow in Friday night grid action.
Staff Reports Lockport Union-Sun & Journal
Head coach Bill Atlas’ Wilson Lakemen continue to shine in a tough Section VI Class C North football division.
Losing last week by just a point, the Lakemen improved to 2-1 in the league on Friday night with a 20-7 victory over visiting Fredonia at Walter J. Hutchison Stadium in a game that featured all the scoring in the first half.
Lakemen senior tailback Justin Slango opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 22-yard TD run. Slango finished with 17 rushes for 93 yards and a score.
Fredonia scored on a one-yard run to open the second and added the PAT to lead 7-6, but Wilson took the lead for good moments later when junior quarterback Tim Walch (6-for-12 passing, 156 yards, TD) hit senior wide receiver Will Hall on a 79-yard scoring pass play. The kick failed, but Wilson led, 12-7.
Later in the second, Lakemen senior linebacker Steve Szuba picked up a Fredonia fumble and ran 24 yards to pay dirt. Slango’s two-point conversion run rounded out the scoring.
Also for Wilson senior receiver Tayler Thilk had two catches for 32 yards, while defensively, Szuba finished with six tackles. Senior Colin Spatorico led the defense with a dozen stops.
The Wilson D also contributed three interceptions, courtesy of Thilk and seniors Joe Brown and Nick Bell.
“That was a tough Fredonia team that we beat — a team that’s seen a lot of success the last couple of years,” Atlas said. “We had a tough loss last week and we felt we didn’t play well, so this was a very big win for this program.”
Next week, the Lakemen play Cleveland Hill.
Depew 33, Barker/R-H 14
MIDDLEPORT — On Homecoming at Bruno Pacini Field, head coach Bill Bruning’s Barker/Roy-Hart team led one of the top small schools in Western New York by 14-0 in the second quarter, before the Wildcats erupted for 33 straight points to win it.
Senior running back Brad Bobbitt (16 carries, 57 yards) scored two touchdowns for Barker/Roy-Hart (0-3). Junior quarterback Jake Haight ran nine times for 49 yards and senior back Brett Cole added five carries for 63 yards.
Defensively for Barker/Roy-Hart, Haight had nine tackles and an interception, senior Nick Burdick had eight tackles and senior Travis Kelkenberg added seven stops.
The Wildcats remain unbeaten at 3-0.
Medina 50, Newfane 6
MEDINA — Scoring early and often from long range, Medina romped to a big victory over Newfane on Friday night in a Section VI Class B East Division game at Vets Park.
Improving to 2-1 overall, Medina scored seven touchdowns, all on plays covering at least 30 yards, including four by Jake Cotriss and one each by Kyle Barna, Lonnie Taylor and Forest Harper.
Setting the tone for the evening, Medina jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead on a 45-yard touchdown run by Cotriss and a 63-yard scoring pass from Dan Barnes to Lonnie Taylor on a reverse. Derek Fuller added the two-point conversion run after the second score.
The Mustangs advantage soared to 36-0 at the half after second quarter touchdown runs of 35 and 35 yards by Cotriss and of 49 by Barna. Fuller again added a two-point conversion run after the first score.
Cotriss also scored on a 43 yard run in the third quarter and Harper tallied on a 30 yard run in the final stanza.. Brett Pecoraro added the two point conversion run after the last TD.
Defensively for the Mustangs, Barna had two big fourth down sacks in the third quarter to stop Newfane drives and Taylor had an interception in the second quarter.
Newfane, which slips to 0-3, scored in the final minute on a 40 yard run by senior Bryan Geise.
Medina next visits 3-0 Depew at 7:30 p.m. Friday while Newfane hosts winless Barker/Roy-Hart at 2 p.m. Saturday.