SUSQUENHANNA VALLEY - On Saturday, September, 12, the Norwich varsity football team traveled to Susquehannah Valley in their second game of the season. Norwich would ultimately lose 14-13 and would fall to 0-2 on the season.
The game started off as a defensive struggle, with neither team scoring until the second quarter. Just a few minutes into the second quarter it was Sus Valley who struck first. SV quarterback Cameron Manchester fired a bullet to receiver Alex Ewanow for a 51 yard score. After an extra point SV was now up on the Purple Tornado 7-0.
A few minutes later Norwich qb Cole Rifanburg evened the score. At the three minute mark, Rifanburg took matters into his own hands and ran the ball in to the end zone from four yards out. With the extra point attempt good Norwich had effectively evened the score at seven.
After a scoreless third quarter both teams were looking to put points on the board to break the tie. SV broke the tie in spectacular fashion on a 79 yard touchdown run from Brandon Vosbury with just over 9:30 left to go in the game.
With time winding down, Rifanburg completed a pass to Cameron Edwards who took the ball 63 yards downfield for the score with four minutes left to play. Norwich then set up for the extra point kick and missed. The game was now 14-13 Sus Valley who would cling to their one point lead and grab the victory.
Norwich is back in action and looking for thier first win this Friday, September, 18, when Waverly comes to town.
Game statistics: Rushing; Norwich, Cole Rifanburg, 17-57, 1 TD. Nick Murphy, 14-38. Ky,Sawn Veale, 1-5. Zack Race 1-1. Totals: 33-101, 1 TD. SV, Brandon Vosbury, 11-87, 1 TD. Zac Knewasser, 10-81. Kyle Novobilski, 1-4. Ryan Fletcher, 1-2. Cameron Manchester, 5-1. Totals: 28-175, 1 TD. Passing; Norwich, Cole Rifanburg, 12-22, 164 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT. Ky,Sawn Veale, 0-1. Totals: 12-23, 164 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT. SV, Cameron Manchester, 5-15, 126 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT. Totals: 5-15, 126 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT. Receiving; Norwich, Cameron Edwards, 5-107, 1 TD. Ky,Sawn Veale, 5-48. #Paden Burlison, 2-9. Totals: 12-164, 1 TD. SV, Alex Ewanow, 1-51, 1 TD. Ryan Fletcher, 1-38. Kyle Novobilski, 1-19. Zac Knewasser, 2-18. Totals: 5-126, 1 TD.
1 2 3 4 Total
Norwich 0 7 0 6 13
Sus Valley 0 7 0 7 14
SHERBURNE - This past weekend Sherburne-Earlville hosted its annual field hockey tournament and after the final game, Sidney was awarded top honors beating out Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in the championship game.