The three local high school football teams were in action Friday night. The second week of the regular season saw the Penn Yan Mustangs travel to Wayne for a Finger Lakes showdown with the Eagles. Marcus Whitman entertained CG Finney in Rushville, while the Dundee Scots took on the Screaming Eagles from Clyde/Savannah in Clyde in an early season Finger Lakes West matchup.
In Wayne, the Mustangs improved their Finger Lakes East record to 2-0 with a 28-23 come-from-behind win over the hometown Eagles. Marcus Whitman also ran its record to 2-0 with a big 33-16 win over Finney. The Scotsmen from Dundee finally put some points on the board after being shutout in their season opener by Lyons. Dundee scored 21 points, but the hometown Eagles tallied 41 enroute to a 41-21 Finger Lakes West win.
Penn Yan 28 Wayne 23
The Mustang gridiron forces fell behind early in this game, trailing Wayne 10-0. But the potent, lightning-like Penn Yan offense quickly put 28 unanswered points on the board to grab a 28-10 lead. The hometown Eagles scored two touchdowns late to make the game interesting, but the Orange and Blue 11 prevailed 28-23 to run their perfect season record to 2-0.
Scrambling Mustang quarterback Will Rogers once again was the main offensive force for the Orange and Blue gridiron forces. He accounted for 256 total yards including 216 passing. He connected for 2 touchdown passes, one to Dylan Stape and the other to Desmond Battin. Rogers also scored a rushing touchdown. Senior Dylan Stape tallied 155 yards receiving and another 59 yards rushing. Teammate Desmond Battin caught 4 passes for 69 yards.
The Mustang defense also stepped up to make some key stops of a very potent Wayne offense. Jack Peterson and Conner Finger anchored the tough Mustang “D” with 9 tackles each, Dylan Stape and Brennan Prather recorded 7 tackles each.
The Mustangs will host Newark this Saturday in another Finger Lakes East contest.
Marcus Whitman 33 CG Finney 16
The Marcus Whitman Wildcat football team remained undefeated with a 33-16 victory over CG Finney in Rushville Friday night. The 2-0 Wildcats were led once again by talented quarterback Parker Smith. Smith connected with Riley McLoud on a 20-yard scoring strike. He also ran in 2 more wildcat touchdowns. Austin Smith rumbled for 127 yard on 15 carries and scored a touchdown for Whitman. Teammate Jake Hill added 82 more yards on the ground and also reached pay dirt once.
The Wildcats roll to an early season 2-0 record with the win.
Clyde/Savannah 41 Dundee 21
The Dundee Scot football team dropped a 41-21 decision to Finger Lakes west rival Clyde/Savannah in Clyde Friday evening. On a positive note, Dundee scored three touchdowns against the tough C/S Eagles, but they could not totally contain the high scoring Purple and Gold clad Eagles on offense. Samuel Richards had a strong two-way game for Dundee. No individual statistics were available for this contest.
Dundee falls to 0-2 in Finger Lakes West League play. They will try and get in the winning side of the ledger this Saturday afternoon when they host Tri-Town (South Seneca, Romulus, Trumansburg.)