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Playing for the first time at the

new and improved Hartwood

Park, the LeRoy Senior squad

dominated the Cam-Mum Red

Raiders, winning 14-0 in the an-

nual Route 5 rivalry game.

Cal-Mum won the toss and

elected to defer until the 2nd

half. LeRoy started with the ball

around midfield after a kick re-

turn. Only 4 plays later, following

a crushing block by Tony Piazza,

Drew Strollo scampered 40 yards

for a highlight reel TD, giving the

Knights the early lead. For the

2-point conversion, Tommy Con-

didorio hit Ryan Higgins, who

made a diving catch in the back of

the end zone, to extend the lead to

8-0 only 2 minutes into the game.

Cal-Mum’s first possession

ended quickly when Jackson Fix

intercepted a pass only a few

plays into the drive. Fix, Drew

Strollo, and RileyWilliams would

carry the ball, moving the chains

initially. However a block in the

back and sack would end the drive

prematurely, giving the ball back

to the Red Raiders.

Consecutive tackles for loss

by Drew Strollo and then Ryan

Higgins would force a punt to

begin the second quarter. Start-

ing at around midfield again, the

Knights methodically moved the

chains with a balance of inside

and outside running and passing.

Completions by Condidorio to

Jackson Fix and Higgins would

put the Knights inside the 10 yard

line. Behind excellent blocking

fromHunter Beverly and Tristian

Jones, Strollo would dart into the

end zone for a 7 yard TD. After

a failed conversion attempt the

Knights led 14-0. The defense

would hold again, shutting down

the Cal-Mum offense behind

good pass defense led by safety

Kyle Northrup, as time for the

first half expired.

After a nice kick return by Cal-

Mum to begin the second half,

the Knights defense once again

delivered thundering blows. Ryan

Higgins engulfed a runner for a

big loss on 3rd down, followed

by a sack by Connor Hegeman to

force the turnover on downs.

The Knights offense would

then takeover on offense and be-

gin a long drive that would chew

up the entire 3rdquarter and more.

Following excellent blocking by

Joey Biletskiy, TristenWieseltier,

Iaien Frawley, Zach Tooley, Aiden

Davis, Bryce Lathan, and Josh

Horner, Ryan Higgins led the

backfield charge with multiple big

gains. When Cal-Mum adjusted

to address the smashmouth foot-

ball style, efficient QB Tommy

Condidorio hit Adrian Stephens

and Drew Strollo with passes to

bring the ball to the goal line.

However after a busted play and

some excellent Cal-Mum defense,

the Knights failed to score, giving

the ball back to the Red Raiders.

Forcing a quick punt, the

Knights got the ball back quick-

ly. However a surprising slew

of penalties were called on the

Knights after a well-disciplined

first 3 quarters, pushing them

back significantly. A fumble

would give the ball to Cal-Mum,

however 3 consecutive tackles by

Hunter Beverly, a sack by Drew

Strollo, and an incomplete pass

would end the game, giving the

Knights the 14-0 shutout over

their arch rivals.

Many different Knights made

tackles for loss in the defensive

battle. Defensive ends Ryan

Higgins (4 including 2 for loss),

Riley Williams (4), and Connor

Hegeman (4 including a sack)

held the edge making it difficult

for Cal-Mum to get going. Drew

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Strollo had 8 total tackles includ-

ing 4 for loss and a sack. Other

defenders with multiple tackles

were Bryce Lathan (3), Hunter

Beverly (3), and Jackson Fix (2)

who also had a sideline toe-tap-

ping interception. Tristian Jones,

Antonio Martinez, Zach Tooley,

and Xavien Walker also made

tackles for the Knights.

The Knights used a balanced

offensive attack to move the

ball all day long. QB Tommy

Condidorio hit all 5 of his passes

for 56 yards, including a 2-point

conversion. Drew Strollo had 173

all-purpose yards (113 rushing,

45 return, 15 receiving) to pace

the Knights offense including 2

TDs. Jackson Fix ran for 25 yards

and had 17 yards receiving. Ryan

Higgins bruised tacklers for 32

yards rushing and also caught 2

balls for 13 yards and a 2-point

conversion. Adrian Stephens

caught a pass for 11 yards, while

Riley Williams and Tony Piazza

helped move the chains blocking

and running the ball.

The Knights battle York in

York on Sunday October 2nd

in another crucial divisional