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LeRoy 20 Livonia 0




Football squad won the CYFL

championship in cold and rainy

conditions on Sunday October

30th, dominating Livonia by

a score of 20-0. The Senior

Knights employed a suffocating

defense throughout the game

and an explosive offense in the

first half to claim the trophy at

Avon’s high school stadium.

Livonia won the toss and

elected to defer, giving the ball

to the Knights. Bryce Lathan

recovered an onside kick

attempt, giving LeRoy good

field position. The offense

looked to score quickly after

a 27 yard run by Jackson Fix,

however a fumble 1 play later

would give the ball to Livonia

inside their own 20. The LeRoy

defense would stand tall, and

only 2 plays later, Drew Strollo

recovered a Livonia fumble to

give the ball back to the Knights

in the driving rain.

This time, the Knights would

capitalize. Behind 3 hard runs

by Jackson Fix, LeRoy would

find themselves on the Livonia

1 yard line. Fix would barrel in

for the TD, and then the 2-point

conversion to give LeRoy the

early 8-0 lead.

LeRoy’s defense would

continue to play overwhelming

defense on the next possession.

An excellent kickoff by Zachary

Tooley would bury the Livonia

offense inside their own 35. A

tackle on 4th down by Tony

Piazza would give the ball back

to LeRoy quickly. However the

sloppy conditions would strike

again, as LeRoy turned the ball

over yet again with a fumble.

Livonia took over on

offense and moved the chains

for the first time in the quarter.

Not to be undone, the Knights

defense swarmed to the ball in

droves, again forcing a fumble.

Drew Strollo recovered the

fumble again, giving LeRoy

the ball inside Livonia territory.

After a couple short runs, Riley

Williams broke free for a 25

yard gain to begin the second

quarter. Two plays later,

Drew Strollo found a seam in

between excellent blocks from

Ryan Higgins and Jackson Fix

and darted 22 yards for a TD,

diving to the pylon. A failed

conversion attempt would leave

the score 14-0 LeRoy early in

the second quarter.




continued to dominate, this

time behind stud defensive

lineman Hunter Beverly. On

4th and long, Livonia attempted

their first pass of the game,

but the “X-Man”, Xavien

Walker intercepted the ball

to thwart the drive. LeRoy’s

offense would pick up a quick

first down, however Livonia’s

defense would force a turnover

on downs shortly thereafter.

Livonia began their drive

on their own 24. After a false

start, the Knights defense

smelled blood in the water.

Only 2 plays later, Drew Strollo

would recover another fumble,

his third of the half, giving

LeRoy the ball back with a

few minutes left in the half.

Several hard runs gained a first

down, but a holding call moved

back the Knights. Despite the

windy and rainy conditions,

it was quarterback Tommy



time to flaunt his arm. An 8

yard completion to Jackson

Fix got the ball moving in the

right direction. On the next

play, under extreme pressure,

the QB placed a pass in the

palms of streaking tight end

Ryan Higgins, who broke free

to score a TD from 14 yards

out. After a failed conversion

attempt, LeRoy held the lead

20-0. Both defenses held strong

for a possession heading into





by Zachary Tooley gave the

ball to Livonia at their own

32. Livonia, desperate to get

something going on offense

went to a no huddle offense.

The plan worked, as the Junior

Bulldogs were able to move the

chains more than once for the

first time in the game. However

LeRoy’s defense continued to

swarm to the ball, especially as

Livonia threatened to score. At

times it appeared as if LeRoy

had 20 defenders on the field at

once. After a couple of big hits

by Jackson Fix, Livonia faced a

4thdown. The Knights defense

stood tall as Drew Strollo made

the initial hit at the line of

scrimmage and was aided by a

plethora of teammates to halt

the Livonia drive after 14 plays

at the 10 yard line.

Deep in their own territory,

LeRoy got some breathing

room after a couple short runs

and a couple of personal foul

calls on Livonia. Chewing up

clock, the Knights turned the

ball over on downs. Livonia

continued to try to find the end

zone, however a sack by Ryan

Higgins to end the 3rd quarter

made that goal difficult as the

Knights again forced a quick

turnover on downs to start the

4th quarter.



defense forced a quick punt

by the Knights. Livonia took

the ball over inside the LeRoy

30, however could not muster

up any offense. This time,

Tony Piazza wrestled away a

fumble recovery from a Livonia

defender like he was fighting for

the last meatball on earth, giving

the Knights back the football

after their 5th forced turnover.

Again, chewing up clock, the

Knights offense took over deep

in their own territory. Good

sized gains by Riley Williams

and Drew Strollo moved the

ball out close to midfield before

a holding call thwarted their

progress. Livonia’s offense

would take over one last time

to attempt to avoid the shutout.

But there was just no chance of

that zero on the board changing,

as multiple defenders attacked

the ball carriers from Livonia to

preserve the shutout, bringing

the Championship Trophy home

to LeRoy where it belongs.




remarkable all day, shutting out

the explosive Livonia offense.

Drew Strollo was all over the

field, compiling 10 tackles

and an incredible 3 fumble

recoveries. Fellow linebacker

Xavien Walker had 9 stops and

an interception, while Tony

Piazza had 5 tackles and a

fumble recovery. Jackson Fix

made some huge hits on his 6

tackles, while utility defensive

player Riley Williams added 5

tackles. Defensive ends Connor

Hegeman (3 tackles) and Ryan

Higgins (3 tackles, 1 sack) held

the edge forcing plays inside all

LeRoy Seniors Capture CYFL Championship

Champion Leroy Senior football team celebrates with the trophy after their dominating victory