Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

Sports

September 8, 2013

Purple Eagles are Purple People Eaters

Albion blanks Barker/Roy-Hart, 32-0, in VI football opener

MIDDLEPORT —

Turnovers were costly for Barker/Roy-Hart in Friday night’s Section VI football opener against visiting Albion in a Class B North contest.
The Purple Eagles broke open a tight, defensive battle in the first half with a couple of sophomore-to-sophomore long distance touchdown passes from quarterback Kyle Smith to Trey Hart and never looked back, winning big, 32-0.
“Getting that first win under our belt was important. I lost two nights of sleep thinking about their quarterback, Jake Haight. He’s such a great athlete and competitor He’s a three-sport athlete and the fact that we could keep him somewhat contained was a positive, but he’s a phenomenal athlete,” said Albion head coach Tony Osburn.
Under warm, partly cloudy skies at Bruno Pacini Field, the teams traded possession several times in the early going. The Purple Eagles finally starting moving towards midfield, but back-to-back sacks by Barker/Roy-Hart juniors Dillon Mangan (12 tackles) and Joshua Mead (9 tackles) put a stop to that drive and the first quarter ended scoreless.
Albion opened the scoring 50 seconds into the second quarter when Smith (4 for 7 passing, 93 yards, 2 TDs) heaved a long pass to a streaking Hart down the left sideline. Hart caught the well-thrown ball in stride and raced into the end zone. the 2-point conversion run failed, but the visitors led 6-0.
Fumblitis set in after that with both teams coughing it up.
Led by athletic senior quarterback Haight (11 carries 41 yards rushing, 2-for-10, 21 yards passing), the Rams drove into Purple Eagles territory, but fumbled the ball away. Two plays later, in a replay of the first TD, Smith threw another bomb and hit Hart in stride again, this time for a 45-yard score. The conversion pass failed, but the visitors led 12-0 with 8:32 left in the second quarter.

Text Only
Sports
  • 140418 Starpoint CP O'Donnell ART.jpg Grand Finale for Starpoint's O'Donnell

    The Spartans should be in position to make noise in what might be Western New York's toughest division.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416 LHS Softball ART.JPG Big week ahead for Lady Lions

    The Lockport Lady Lions softball team has plenty to look forward to next week when it resumes its 2014 Niagara Frontier League schedule in a big way, with five games on tap.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140417 Sabres ART.jpg Ted Nolan fires most of his assistants

    The overhaul is continuing in Buffalo after Sabres coach Ted Nolan purged most of his staff of assistants on Wednesday.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416 Abdallah MAIN art.jpg Abdallah ranked No. 5 in the world

    Lockport's Amer Abdallah has been ranked No. 5 in the world in the Cruiserweight Division by the World Kickboxing Association.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416 LBA art.png Voss is still boss at City Tournament

    Lockport bowling legend Don Voss rolled a Lockport City Bowling Tournament-record 862 three-game series to earn the handicap doubles title with his daughter, Angel Ritz.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140416 Sabres' wrap.jpg Sabres officially bottomed out with season over

    Things can't get much worse in Buffalo following a season during which the team set numerous dubious lows.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140414 Masters MAIN art.jpg My dear Watson

    Bubba Watson’s second Masters title was nothing like the green jacket he won two years ago.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • 140411 Masters R1 ART.jpg Haas grabs Masters first round lead

    With dad in his ear, Bill Haas turned in the best round of his Masters career Thursday.

    April 10, 2014 2 Photos

  • 140411 Sabres Rangers ART.jpg Late goal fells Sabres

    Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barker uses Wilson to beat Wilson

    Sophomore Brad Wilson sparked visiting Barker to an opening day 13-4 Niagara-Orleans League baseball victory over Wilson on Thursday.

    April 10, 2014

Featured Ads
Sabres
Bills
AP Video
Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement Raw: UConn Celebrates for Second Straight Night UConn Women Win NCAA Basketball Championship Raw: Workers at Brazil Olympic Park on Strike Some Arrests As Fans Celebrate UConn Win UConn Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Championship UConn Wins NCAA Men's Basketball Champsionship Connecticut, Kentucky Fans React to NCAA Win Connecticut, Kentucky Meet for the Title AP Player of Year: Creighton's Doug McDermott Fearsome Final Foursome Head to North Texas College Athletes Take Labor Cause to Washington Northwestern Practices After Union Ruling Woods Has Back Surgery, Will Miss the Masters Raw: Obama, 'Big Papi' of Red Sox Take Selfie Raw: LA Angels Don Baylor Suffers Leg Injury Seahawks, Sounders Visit Town Near Mudslide Milwaukee Brewers' Adopted Mascot Is Big Hit Tigers' Cabrera Gets Record $292M, 10-year Deal Dayton, Florida, Arizona, Wisconsin in Elite 8
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide