Dansville-Wayland-Cohocton Football Preview: Top Players, Keys to the game, prediction

Everything you need to know about the Saturday, 12 p.m. matchup at Bishop Kearney

Sean Curran
The Evening Tribune

Last Week:

The Dan-Way-Co football team suffered their first loss of the season last week and fell to 2-1 when the Wayne Eagles defeated them by a final score of 37-24 in Wayne. BK/RC/RAC comes into this week at 0-2 after having been beaten by East Rochester-Gananda by a 54-18 final in Rochester in week three.

Last Matchup:

With both teams having recently merged, this will be the first contest between the programs.

Season Stats:

DWC O: 28.7 ppg 

DWC D: 21.0 ppg

Kings O: 9.0 ppg 

Kings D: 47.5 ppg 

Players to Watch:  

Dan-Way-Co — Nick Belanger (QB/DB), Colin Mehlenbacher (RB/DB), Ben Teed (RB/LB), Evan Pruonto (RB/LB), Holdyn Freeman (OL/DL), Benjamin Sick (OL/DL), Ryan Belanger (OL/DL).

BK/RC/RAC — Markelle Reed (Sr.), James George (Sr.), Trevor Bonhon (Jr.), ReShaun Beason (Jr.), Nathaniel Lewis (So.), Jahan Wilson (Fr.), Raekwon Prior (Sr.).

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3 Keys to Watch: 

1. The BK/RP/RAC team has given up two big games on the defensive side of the ball, and DWC will be able to exploit this front seven with a running game that is predicated on misdirection. If DWC can spread the ball around and keep things moving down the field, they are in line for a huge offensive output.

2. BK/RP/RAC has an 0-2 record against some of the best competition in Section V, meaning that their record could be very deceiving. But if DWC is going to continue to show that they can compete with the top schools in Class B, they need to win this game in convincing fashion.

3. Dan-Way-Co has been dominating the line of scrimmage in their three games, and that trend will have to continue this week. The Kings have had some trouble scoring points in their two games this season, and that trend may continue against the stout defensive line of the DWC team.


Dan-Way-Co has had extremely strong showings in the first three weeks of the season, but last week proved that they still needed to learn how to win tough games. I expect DWC to come out strong early and put on a big push in order to prove that they did belong in those early conversations of Class B contenders. DWC 42, BK/RC/RAC 14.