BATH — The Bath-Haverling Rams downed Dansville 53-0 to clinch the LCAA D1 football championship outright Saturday.
Dansville will now try to get revenge on Wellsville Thursday night.
The Mustangs will go to the Lions Den at 6 p.m. Thursday in the first round of the Connors and Ferris Bowl. Earlier this season, Dansville dominated Wellsville to a 13-0 tune before allowing two late touchdowns in a 14-13 loss.
Dansville played outstanding offense and defense that day, scoring a touchdown, extra point and two long field goals.
If the Mustangs beat Wellsville, they would possibly host the winner of Wayne and Waterloo for the C&F Bowl Championship.
Bath coach Wayne Carroll was pleased with the game and said it was not an easy task against a well-coached Dansville team.
“Our seniors made a great memory today on parents day, this was a great win for our program, it gave us the league championship by ourselves,” Carroll said.
As they had done through the first six weeks of the season, the Rams got started early in their regular season finale, Junior Jeremiah Kinner intercepted a Dansville pass on the first play of the game.
Senior running back Patrick Brewer would take advantage of the short field and score on a 16 yard touchdown run to put Bath on the board, Brewer would run in the two point conversion to make it 8-0 with 9:53 remaining in the first quarter.
Following a quick three-and-out for Dansville, Brewer would score again for Bath this time on a 40 yard touchdown run. Sophomore Connor DiDomineck ran in the two point conversion to make it 16-0 with 6:15 remaining in the first quarter.
Following a Dansville fumble, Bath Sophomore Tyler Finch took a handoff 41 yards for another Bath Touchdown. He then ran in his own two point conversion to put Bath out in front 24-0 with 3:21 remaining in the first quarter.
After another Dansville fumble that was recovered by Senior Michael Rice, DiDomineck carried it in for another Bath touchdown, Rice then hit Finch for the two point conversion and Bath increased its lead to 32-0.
“We are very proud of this football team for winning back-to-back LCAA Championships,” Carroll said.
“It’s hard to win championships in Division I because everyone is so well coached."
(Bill Collmer contributed to this report)