Penn Yan hands Wayne its first defeat, creating a 3-way tie for the W-FL league crown; Dundee falls to Mynderse
It’s become a pick-your-poison kind of deal for Penn Yan football.
Or, to be precise, Penn Yan’s opponents.
On the ground and through the air, the Penn Yan Mustangs won their third straight game, a 49-21 Homecoming victory over Wayne Oct. 26.
Senior quarterback Will Rogers had a game most high school QBs dream of, completing 28 of 36 passes for 465 yards, 6 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Senior receiver Conner Fingar caught 13 of those passes for 121 yards and 2 TDs while junior running back Kyle Berna caught 7 passes for 51 yards.
Sophomore receiver Mekhi Mahan caught three passes for 93 yards and a TD and senior Bryan Duran caught a 26-yard TD pass.
On the ground, Rogers ran three times for 25 yards and Fingar gained 6 yards on 2 carries.
Defensively, Fingar had 23 tackles and returned an interception for a TD and Jack Peterson made 10 tackles.
Mehan had nine tackles and one sack and Berna had six tackles and two sacks. Brennean Prather had three tackles and an interception and Riley Brittingham had six tackles.
The Mustangs improve to 5-1 and remain in contention for the No. 1 seed for the Section V Class C tournament. They have worked their way into a 3-way tie for the league title with Wayne, and ER-Gananda.
The Mustangs close their regular season Friday at Midlakes (0-6). Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Mynderse 22 Dundee 0
The Dundee Scots faced a determined Mynderse Blue Devils team Oct. 5, and although the score doesn’t show much, the Scots were able to post some threats. Josh Cramer had 18 carries for 108 yards. Gabriel Kirkendall had 9 carries for 42 yards, and Kenny Empson Jr. rushed 25 yards in 4 carries. With the win, Mynderse has clinched the Wayne-Finger Lakes West title.
Before Dundee headed to Seneca Falls last week, Coach Sheldon Gibson had time to reflect on the Scots’ progress this season and their big win over Red Jacket during the Sept. 29 Homecoming game.
“Our team has improved immensely over the past few weeks. They have grown to understand that hard work pays dividends in the game of football as well in life. Their team intensity and work ethic in practice has skyrocketed,” he said, stressing the stark contrast between last year’s 0-7 regular season, and this year.
“It is my firm belief that Dundee football is climbing out of the cellar and beginning to shine again,” he said.
Dundee will be looking to even the score with Dansville, who defeated the Scots in the first game of the season Saturday, Oct. 13 in their final regular season game.