Dansville-Wayland-Cohocton Football Preview: DWC travels to Wilson Magnet in Week 2

Dan-Way-Co football team prepares to head to Wilson Magnet on Saturday afternoon for week two contest at Marina Auto Stadium

Sean Curran
The Evening Tribune

Last Week:

Dan-Way-Co got their newly formed program off to a huge start with a 38-6 win over Newark/Marion in week one to get the first win in program history. Wilson Magnet will come into Saturday’s contest looking to get their first win of the season after falling to Pal-Mac in week one by a 21-14 final.

Last Matchup:

This will be the first meeting between the two programs because it is the first year for Dan-Way-Co. But Wilson Magnet has not played either Dansville or Wayland-Cohocton since the Spectator starting tracking games in 2004.

Season Stats:

DWC O: 38.0 ppg

DWC D: 6.0 ppg

Wildcats O: 14.0 ppg

Wildcats D: 21.0 ppg

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Players to Watch:

Wayland-Cohocton – Nick Belanger (QB/DB), Chris Giovine (WR/DB), Collin Mehlenbacher (RB/DB), Ben Teed (RB/LB), Evan Pruonto (RB/LB), Holdyn Freeman (OL/DL), Andrew Morrow (WR/DB).

Wilson Magnet — Khalil Lewis (QB/LB), Keeyon Lowman (WR/FS), Von’Joseph Praylor (RB/LB), Kydell Myrie (RB/LB), Michael Peterkin (OL/DL), Malik Key (OL/DL), Markqus Edmondson (OL/DL).

3 Keys to Watch:

1.     If the Dan-Way-Co defensive line puts together another performance like they did last weekend, they will need a catchy name like the Steel Curtain or the Purlple People Eaters of the 70’s NFL. The front four for DWC was absolutely dominant last week, and if they do that again, DWC will be looking to pitch a shutout in week two.

2.     For old LCAA rivals, the Wing-T offense is something that is very familiar. But for some of the teams that Dan-Way-Co will be playing this season, it is likely a very unfamiliar look. As Dan-Way-Co continues to spread the ball around and move in different directions, they will only put up more and more points. If Wilson Magnet has a chance to stay in the game, they will have to figure out the DWC attack very quickly.

3.     The Dan-Way-Co football team made a statement with a dominating win in week one, but will need to follow that up this week on the road if they are going to be taken seriously as Class B contenders. The motivation was high to win in week one, but they will need to keep that up and come out of the gate strong in week two if they are going to move past Wilson Magnet.


I’m a believer in this Dan-Way-Co team after week one. The defense is strong and the offense will continue to get better as wrinkles are added to the gameplan and the offensive line gels as a unit. DWC will make another statement win this week before preparing to run through their toughest stretch of the season in the weeks following week two. DWC 40, Wilson Magnet 14.