LeRoy Pennysaver & News

LE ROY PENNYSAVER & NEWS - NOVEMBER 5, 2017 Thank You to everyone who sent cards, attended services, gave masses, offered condolences; the American Legion Honor Guard and U.S Navy representatives; Premier Genesee 3rd Floor Staff; Falcone Family Funeral Service who did so much for us; and Fr. Michael for the beautiful ceremony and kind words. The Family of Joseph Tucci 2017 CYFL Championship Game Bath Junior Rams 36 – LeRoy Junior Knights 0 The 2017 Community Youth Football League Cham- pionship was played at Bath Central School in a matchup between the undefeated 8 – 0 Bath Junior Rams against the 7 -1 LeRoy Junior Knights. For the first time this season, Moth- er Nature made her presence felt on what would be a cold, damp, and at times rainy day. The Junior Knights would win the toss and chose to defer, preferring to start the game on defense, and get the ball to start the second half. Bath’s offense would take the field starting from their 35 yard line. It would only take them 7 plays to score on a 1 yard run. Bath 8-LeRoy 0 LeRoy would get their first possession on their own 35 yard line. The Junior Knights would go 4 and out because of an aggressive Bath defense. Bath’s second possession started just like the first, with a big run on 2nd down, Bath came down to LeRoy’s 20 yard line. It only took three more plays to punch it in again. Bath 16-LeRoy 0 LeRoy would have an opportunity on their next pos- session to get in the end zone. LeRoy would march down to Bath’s 40 yard line with a first down, but Bath’s defense was overpowering, and would stop them on 4th down. LeRoy’s defense led by Cole Tonzi, Grady Gilligan, and Cam Riggi would make some mon- ster tackles to hold Bath’s of- fense from getting into the end zone, and turn it back over to LeRoy. LeRoy started on their own 35 yard line. After anoth- er set of downs, LeRoy fumbled giving Bath another opportunity with the ball. On third down, Bath would take it in 40 yards giving them a commanding lead of 22-0. The Junior Knights would try to get some points on the board. On first down, Con- nor Elmore would take it up the middle for 8 yards. Isaac Stella would get the first down. On fourth down, Noah Kaczanows- ki would find the outside and scamper 57 yards down to the 2 yard line. With time running out in the first half, LeRoy opted to pass the ball, but Grady Gilli- gan was well protected. LeRoy had the chance for one more play. It looked as if Connor El- more crossed the goal line, but the refs didn’t agree. Halftime score Bath 22- LeRoy 0 The second half didn’t fare much better for the LeRoy Junior Knights. Bath was able to get two more scores before the game ended, finalizing a 36-0 win The LeRoy Junior Knights had a fantastic season going 7-1 in the regular sea- son, and becoming the North Division Champions, but un- fortunately falling short in the championship game to Bath. Congratulations to the junior team on a successful 2017 sea- son. The Junior Knights of- fense was led by Connor Elmore with 18 carries for 82 yards. Noah Kaczanowski had 11 car- ries for 58 yards. Joey Reschke, Cole Tonzi, Brady McCLurg, Isaac Stella and Drake Schwab each carried the ball for a com- bined total of 13 times. The Junior Knights de- fense was led by Grady Gilligan who recorded 7 tackles followed by Conner ‘CC’ Corcimiglia with 6. With 5 tackles each was Cole Tonzi, Noah Kaczanowski and Dawson Wojtaszczyk. Ja- cob Bowman, Joey Reschke and Cameron Riggi. Carson Caton and Connor Elmore each had 3 tackles. Colin Greene and Drake Schwab each had 2 tack- les. With 1 tackle a piece was Jaxson Burnside, Donovan Gail- lard, Brady McClurg and Isaac Stella.