Sherburne-Earlville 30, Lafayette 6
MORRISVILLE – Sherburne-Earlville rushed for over 300 yards winning its fourth straight game, while also clinching the team’s first winning season since 2005. The Marauders have the opportunity to win six games for the first time since 1994 when it played in the Tri-Valley League.
“Securing the winning season was really important for the program, and the way we won... ,” said S-E head coach Mike Jasper. “The line was really physical. We took care of the gaps on blitzes, and the backs ran hard.”
Greg DuVall had his third straight 100-yard rushing game. He scored on a 64-yard TD run in the first quarter on S-E’s second play from scrimmage, and he added an eight-yard TD run in the second. Senior Will Slentz had two long TD runs – each over 60 yards – in the second quarter called back due to penalty. Still, despite having over 170 yards of runs wiped away because of ill-time penalties, the Marauders were able to persevere finishing with 353 yards rushing. “We seem to get penalties at the worst possible time, and that cost us against Westmoreland and Frankfort-Schuyler when the offense wasn’t there yet to allow us to bounce back,” Jasper said. “The team is playing with a lot of confidence, and when things go wrong now, we continue to play hard and keep fighting. They realize they can do a lot of good things, and they’re playing to win.”
Slentz secured S-E’s third TD with a three-yard run in the third, and Chris Santiago’s 29-yard TD upped the advantage to 30-0 after three periods.
“This team realizes they have something special this year, and we can achieve something that is a little better and above what we’ve had in the past,” Jasper said. “This coming week is important, and we want to finish strong.”
DuVall finished with 139 yards on 14 carries.
Score by quarters
Laf. 0 0 0 6–6
S-E 7 8 15 0–30
S-E DuVall 64 run (Justin Coye Kick)
S-E DuVall 8 run (Johnson pass to Jasper)
S-E: Chris Santiago 29 run (Tony Cruz kick)
S-E: Will Slentz 3 run (Johnson pass to Cole Hodges)
L: Lee Hubler 3 run (Pass failed)
Rushing: (SE) DuVall, 14-139, Santiago, 7-54, Slentz, 7-14; Corey Musician, 7-80, Ethan Johnson 5-26, Manuel Moreno, 2-30, Squires, 2-8, Cody Williams, 1-2. (L) Total: 35-124 yards.
Passing: (SE) Johnson 1-4-0, 9 yards. (L) 4-13-0, 23 yards.
Receiving: (SE) Will Slentz, 1-9.
Bainbridge-Guilford 31, Unatego 15
BAINBRIDGE – Bainbridge-Guilford clinched its fifth straight winning season as senior running back Dakota Vandermark ran for 181 yards and two scores, and sophomore quarterback Corbin Palmer, making his first start, had a TD run and a TD pass.