Houghtaling, Weeks, Morling score touchdowns for Redskins
PERRY — Jacob Houghtaling put together a big night on both sides of the ball in Canisteo-Greenwood's 38-8 road win over Perry to kick off the 2019 football season Friday night.
Houghtaling had seven carries for 103 yards — more than half of those yards on a long 55-yard touchdown run. He also added one catch for 10 yards. Defensively, Houghtaling had nine tackles and two INTs, returning one of those interceptions to the house for a pick-six.
Chase Weeks powered the ground game with 21 carries for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
Roque Santiago was a near-perfect 8-of-9 passing for 80 yards and a touchdown to Andrew Morling, who finished with five receptions for 55 yards and the score.
Nate Button was a monster defensively with five tackles including three sacks and a safety. Alex Mason added four tackles and a sack.
Next up, the Redskins host York/Pavilion in their home opener on Friday.
Letsaw 14, Wayland-Cohocton 0
COHOCTON — Most head coaches would be very upset after being shutout in their home opener. That was not the case for Wayland-Cohocton skipper Darren Knapp whose club dropped a 14-0 verdict on Friday night in their 2019 Week 1 affair with Letchworth-Warsaw at the Elsie Tripp Sports Complex.
Knapp noted, “Yes, I was disappointed that we lost on opening night ... any coach would be. But the fact that we were right in the game with last year's defending Sectional Champions from Letsaw till the end was encouraging. That was a tough draw for our opener. We are still very optimistic as the season moves forward."
Wayland-Cohocton and Letsaw battled defensively nose-to-nose for the entire first half as neither team could strike "pay dirt." The game was scoreless at the half. The Golden Eagles opened the 2nd half with the football, but failed to move it. When Letsaw took over they managed to put together the only scoring drive of the football game which culminated with a C.J. Hallopeter rushing touchdown. Wayland-Cohocton denied the Indians on the conversion making it a 6-0 game.
Late in the 3rd quarter Letsaw's defense cashed in on a "pick-6" as Brett Vasile intercepted an Eagles pass deep in their own territory and returned it 15 yards for a score. The red-orange & black would tack on the 2-point conversion extending the lead now to 14-0.
Way-Co tried to rally again in the 4th quarter, but a sustained drive ended with another critical interception that put the game on ice for Letsaw with a Week 1 victory.
The Indians (1-0) saw Brett Vasile go 8-11 through the air for 66 yards and one interception. C.J. Hallopeter ran for 30 yards on 9 carries including a touchdown. He also made eight tackles and 2 for a loss. Dalton English had 24 yards on the ground and made 4 pass receptions for 32 yards. He made 5 tackles & came up with a pair of interceptions in the game.
For Wayland-Cohocton (0-1) DeAndre Green had 9 carries for 53 yards. Nikolai Zastawrny had 11 for 31 and Caleb Hanggi had 2 for 4. The Golden Eagles played stellar defensively allowing the defending champs just 73 yards on the ground and 58 yards through the air in the game. Zastawrny had 9 tackles and a fumble recovery. Trevor Sly had 4 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Ben Teed made a half-dozen stops, while Thomas Mead had 3 tackles and an interception.
Wayland-Cohocton hosts Avon this Friday (Sept. 13) night with kick-off at 7 p.m.
East Rochester/Gananda 28, Dansville 6
DANSVILLE — The 2019 high school football season opened on Friday night as the new Federation scheduling paired up Dansville and East Rochester/Gananda at "the Corral.”
The game started in fine fashion for coach Richie Welch's Mustangs, but mid-way in the 2nd quarter the momentum shifted which resulted in an E.R.G. 28-6 win as the visitors would score on three successive trips down the field to take control of the game and hand the home team their first loss of the young season.
Dansville opened the game on a positive note when the horses marched down field on their first possession and ate up nearly half of the opening quarter and culminated the rushing drive with a 9 yard touchdown run by sophomore running back Evan Pruonto with 7:40 left in the first period. The conversion failed & the red & black held the early 6-0 lead.
The Dansville "D" responded in the next series stopping the Bombers on a 4th & 15 call at the Mustang 29 yard line. Coach Welch was hoping that the defensive momentum might give the offense a shot in the arm. Instead, Dansville would rumble into Bombers territory, only to be stopped by the brown & white “D.” That stop was the turning point of the game.
When East Rochester/Gananda took over the football with 9:26 left in the half at their own 39 yard line, things would start rolling the city team's way the rest of the night.
Statistically for the Mustangs, Evan Pruonto had 7 carries, 54 yards and a TD. Tanner Dettman had 9 carries for 74 yards. Ryan Carnevale had 11 carries for 37 yards. Defensively, Tanner Dettman had 13 tackles, Billy Barrett 12, Shane Crandall 11, John wilkinson 11, and Ryan Carnevale 7 with a pass deflection and an INT.
Dansville (0-1) treks to Waterloo for a 7 p.m. start Friday.
Bolivar-Richburg 16, Cuba-Rushford 7
CUBA — Bolivar-Richburg started the season with a Hyphen Bowl win over Cuba-Rushford on Friday night, topping the host Rebels by a 16-7 count.
The Wolverines (1-0) will look to keep the momentum going against visiting powerhouse Alexander in Week 2, with the Rebels hoping to rebound at Sodus/Lyons.