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I n a mat chup of CYFL

Nor t her n Division heavy-

weights, the Genesee Valley

Bills handed the LeRoy Senior

squad their first loss of the

season in a closely contested

battle at Hartwood Park. The

physical contest featured ex-

cellent defense by both squads

as this rivalry heated up once

again in front of a packed


GVB elected to kick off to

begin the game, and attempt-

ed an onside kick. A heady

Adrian Stephens recovered

the kick, giving the Knights

the ball at the GVB 48. Drew

Strollo started out the drive

with an 11 yard run, followed

by gains by Tony Piazza and

Jackson Fix. A tackle for loss

by GVB and offsides penalty

by LeRoy brought a third and

long for the Knights offense.

But Tommy Condidorio would

hit Ryan Higgins for a 22

yard gain, giving the Knights

a first down at the GVB 10

yard line. Three plays later,

Strollo would elude defenders

on his way to the house for a 4

yard TD. A failed conversion

attempt left the score at 6-0


GVB did not take long at all

to respond. Only 3 plays later,

the game was tied up after a

couple long runs. Antonio

Martinez made a key stop on

the conversion attempt, leav-

ing the score tied at 6 early in

the game.

A 35 yard kickoff return by

Drew Strollo put the Knights

offense in excellent starting

field position for their 2nd

offensive drive. Hard running

by Strollo and Jackson Fix

behind fullback Tony Piazza

would bring the ball inside the

Bills 5 yard line. However on

4th and short, GVB’s defense

would provide resistance on

a very close play, forcing a

turnover on downs without a


The Bills offense then began

a very long drive on their own

5 yard line. Using a balance

of running and passing, the of-

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LeRoy 8 - GVB 12

fense was soon in scoring po-

sition. A long pass appeared

to be leading to another Bills

TD, however a hustling Drew

Strollo tracked the receiver

down and tackled him at the

1 yard line. On the next play,

inside linebacker Tony Piazza

hammered the runner at the

1 preventing a TD. A blatant

block in the back nullified a

GVB score on the next play,

pushing the Bills back 15

yards. LeRoy would complete

the epic defensive stand when

Antonio Martinez made a one

handed interception at the 11

yard line.

LeRoy was forced to punt

quickly from inside the 10,

however a big boot from Bryce

Lathan gave the defense some

breathing room. Good pass

defense stopped GVB to end

the half with the score 6-6.

The Bills offense came out

in the 2nd half firing on all

cylinders, also drawing the

Knights defense offsides on

multiple occasions. Eventu-

ally the Bills scored on their

10th play of the drive. Xavien

Walker, Bryce Lathan, and

Connor McGee would con-

verge on the runner to stop the

conversion attempt, giving the

Bills a 12-6 lead.

Another failed onside kick

at tempt gave t he Kn ights

the ball on the 50. A pass to

Drew Strollo, and nice gains

from Jackson Fix and Riley

Williams had the Knights

offense moving down the field

swiftly inside the 25. How-

ever an unflagged late helmet

to helmet hit knocked QB

Tommy Condidorio out of the

game. The Knights offense

continued to move however,

but only 5 plays later another

unflagged helmet to helmet hit

would knock Strollo out of the

game. On fourth down and 1

at the GVB 5 yard line, GVB’s

defense stood tall again, as

another close play resulted in

a turnover on downs without a


LeRoy’s defense came out

fired up fired up to start the

4th quarter with GVB starting

their drive on their own 5 yard

line. Four plays later, pen-

etration from Ryan Higgins

and Bryce Lathan resulted in

a safety, inching the Knights

closer with a 12-8 score.

An excellent free kick by

GVB put the Knights offense

on their own 45 yard line.

The Bills defense dominated

the Knights offense, quickly

forcing a turnover on downs.

LeRoy’s defense was up to the

task as well, eventually forcing

a turnover on downs to give

the Knights offense one final

chance. The Knights squad

however was unable to muster

up any offensive firepower,

turning the ball over after 4

plays to end the game.

Tony Piazza led the Knights

defense with 6 tackles. The de-

fensive effort kept the Knights

in the game, emphasizing

team cohesion and hustle.

Riley Williams (4), Xavien

Walker (5), Antonio Martinez

(4), Jackson Fix (4), Drew

Strollo (4), Connor McGee

(3) and Bryce Lathan (4) all

made multiple tackles as well.

Martinez had a highlight reel

interception and Lathan had a

safety. Also contributing with

tackles were William Bogan,

Jack Lathan, Connor Hege-

man (2), Ayden Riggi, Ryan

Higgins, and Hunter Beverly.

Drew Strollo led the offense

with 50 yards on the ground

and 7 yards receiving, includ-

ing a rushing TD. Jackson Fix

added 43 yards on the ground

while Ryan Higgins had a huge

22 yard reception. Riley Wil-

liams added 11 yards rushing.

Tommy Condidorio completed

both of his pass attempts for

29 yards. Tony Piazza and

Landen Saeva also ran the ball

for the Knights.

LeRoy travels to Dansville

for their next matchup with the

4-2 Mustangs.