By JOHN LIKANJE
Week 2 of the 2019 Section V football campaign featured teams either looking to bounce back or build upon momentum from a season-opening victory. After the conclusion of Saturday’s contests, 20 teams remained undefeated while nine squads evened their record at 1-1. Here are a few upcoming matchups featuring a clash of high-powered offenses in class C and another game that includes a sectional rematch:
GAME OF THE WEEK: CAL-MUM/BB VS. LEROY
Both of these teams feature blistering offenses that can score in a hurry. Senior Bryce Yockel exploded for 250 rushing yards and six touchdowns as Caledonia-Mumford/Byron Bergen (Cal-Mum/BB) downed Wellsville, 47-14. Quarterback Joe Laursen threw for 160 passing yards. Sophomore wide receiver Kyle Wade had 87 yards and a touchdown. Seniors Andrew Englerth and Jake Hill combined for 286 rushing yards as the Knights surged for 23 second-half points against East Rochester/Gananda.
Leroy is averaging 39.0 points per game and Cal-Mum/BB scores 36. These squads boast staunch defenses as well. LeRoy has shut out their opponents in the first half of both games. Cal-Mum/BB has only allowed 14 points in eight quarters played.
“The penalties, we have to get taken care of,” Knights head coach Brian Herdlein said in a postgame interview on September 13th. “They’re (Cal-Mum/BB) kind of the same as ER (East Rochester/Gananda). They love to run the ball, so we have to be able to stop the run. They have a great running back. We faced them two times the last couple of years. It’s always going to be a great game between the two of us. Just a great battle for four quarters and that’s something we’re going to have to preach. Playing mistake-free football, turnover-free football and hopefully we come out with a win.”
LeRoy defeated Cal-Mum/BB, 15-7, in Week 4 last season. Cal-Mum/BB shut out the Knights in the final three quarters of the Connors & Ferris C1 Bowl for a 22-7 victory. Game is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m. at LeRoy High School.
OTHER MATCHUPS TO LOOK OUT FOR…..
Penn Yan at Attica – These teams were on a collision course to meet in the 2018 class C sectional final before Penn Yan was shut out by eventual champion, Letchworth-Warsaw, in the semifinals. Timothy McBride’s squad is on a mission, winning their first two games, including a decisive win over Marcus Whitman/Bloomfield, 35-12, this past weekend. Attica, last year’s sectional runner-up, is led by Zachary Strzelec. The junior running back has compiled 306 rushing yards and 37 tackles in a pair of victories for the Blue Devils. Game is set for Friday at 7 p.m. at Attica High School.
East at Greece Arcadia – This will be a rematch of last year’s class A sectional quarterfinals in which the East High Eagles defeated the Greece Arcadia Titans, 14-7. The Titans followed up a season-opening victory over Irondequoit with a 41-2 triumph over Greece Athena on Saturday. The Eagles dominated Irondequoit as well, 34-14, to bounce back from a Week 1 loss to Eastridge. Game will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Greece Arcadia High School.
Letchworth/Warsaw at Avon – Avon has already matched their win total from last season with back-to-back victories to open the 2019 campaign. Now, Andrew Englert’s squad will face their first tough hurdle in defending class C champion, Letchworth-Warsaw. The Indians have not skipped a beat, shutting out Wayland-Cohocton in Week 1 before beating Mynderse/South Seneca in Week 2. Game is set for Friday at 7 p.m. at Avon High School.
Red Jacket at Batavia-Notre Dame – After avenging a loss to York/Pavilion in last season’s class D sectional quarterfinals, Batavia-Notre Dame took care of business in Perry on Thursday night. The Red Jacket Indians have won their first two games of the season thanks to Matt Record’s 187 passing yards. “It’s a big week with Red Jacket coming in and one thing that I think we really need to work on is our secondary,” Batavia-Notre Dame head coach Joseph Zambito said in a postgame interview on September 12th. Game will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Notre Dame High School.
6 p.m. – Wilson Magnet at Irondequoit
7 p.m. – Clyde Savannah at Alexander
7 p.m. – Penn Yan at Attica
7 p.m. – Letchworth/Warsaw at Avon
7 p.m. – Greece Athena at Brockport
7 p.m. – Wellsville at Dansville
7 p.m. – Waterloo at East Rochester/Gananda
7 p.m. – Webster Thomas at Churchville-Chili
7 p.m. – Aquinas at Fairport
7 p.m. – Spencerport at Gates-Chili
7 p.m. – Wayne at Geneva
7 p.m. – McQuaid at Hilton
7 p.m. – Batavia at Honeoye Falls-Lima
7 p.m. – Leadership at Jamesville-Dewitt (III)
7 p.m. – Wayland-Cohocton at Mynderse/South Seneca
7 p.m. – Bishop Kearney/Rochester Prep at Palmyra-Macedon
7 p.m. – Cattaraugus/Little Valley (VI) at Perry
7 p.m. – Monroe at Pittsford
7 p.m. – Greece Olympia/Odyssey at Victor
7:15 p.m. – Eastridge at Newark
7:30 p.m. – Geneseo/Mount Morris at Bolivar-Richburg
7:30 p.m. – Canisteo-Greenwood at Cuba-Rushford
7:30 p.m. – Livonia at Hornell
7:30 p.m. – Caledonia-Mumford/Byron Bergen at LeRoy
1 p.m. – Webster Schroeder at Rush-Henrietta
1 p.m. – Penfield at St. Mary’s (PSAL)
1:30 p.m. – Bath-Haverling at Marcus Whitman/Bloomfield
1:30 p.m. – Red Jacket at Batavia-Notre Dame
2 p.m. – Brighton at Canandaigua
2 p.m. – East at Greece Arcadia
3 p.m. – Central Square (III) at Edison Tech
7 p.m. – Lyons at York/Pavilion
7:30 p.m. – UPrep at Midlakes
WEEK 2 INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY LEADERS
*Individual statistics based upon those reported by schools.
|von Ahnen, J.||Schroeder||Sr.||84|
|McGowan, D.||Wilson Magnet||Sr.||12|
|Lofton, M.||Wilson Magnet||Sr.||10|
|2 players tied with 7.5 tackles|
|Moore, J.||Wilson Magnet||Sr.||2|
|Davis, Jr., C.||UPrep||So.||132|
|4 players tied with 10 tackles|
|Berna, K.||Penn Yan||Sr.||223|
|Mahan, M.||Penn Yan||Jr.||109|
|Lloyd, K.||Penn Yan||Jr.||71|
|Mahan, M.||Penn Yan||Jr.||164|
|4 players tied with 11 tackles|
|Mahan, M.||Penn Yan||Jr.||5|
|3 players tied with 2 touchdowns|
|Record, M.||Red Jacket||Sr.||131|
|LeGault, J.||Red Jacket||Sr.||90|
|2 players tied with 37 yards|
|Keifer, L.||Red Jacket||Jr.||115|
|Anderson, J.||Red Jacket||Sr.||15|
|Damore, K.||Red Jacket||So.||11|
|5 players with 1 touchdown|