Dundee Scots can't repeat Section V championship

Bill Loveland
Dundee's #4 Justin Brace gains a number of yards returning a punt.

For the first time since 2007, someone other than a Dundee Scotsman will wear the Section V Class D Football Championship patch.

The No. 3 Geneseo Blue Devils stunned the No. 2 Dundee Scotsmen 64-14 in the first round of Class D Sectional action at Sahlen’s Satdium last Saturday.

Geneseo combined for 449 yards rushing on the Dundee defense. Geneseo senior quarterback Xavier Copeland had 13 carries for 182 yards and three touchdowns, while senior running back Jon Ridler had 16 carries for 157 yards and two touchdowns. Senior Wes Smith returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown, and also returned a kickoff for 77 yards and the score. On defense, senior linebacker Mike McTarnaghan had 14 tackles, two of which were for a loss.

In the first half, Geneseo scored on every offensive possession. The Blue Devils led 28-0 at the end of the first quarter and 44-7 at halftime.

Dundee senior quarterback Brandon Camacho finished his football career with 12 completions on 15 attempts for 155 yards and two touchdowns. Camacho also threw an interception and ran the ball twelve times for 73 yards. Junior wide receiver Aksel Jensen snagged five balls for 71 yards and a touchdown, while 6’-4” sophomore wide receiver Justin Brace caught two passes for 42 yards and a touchdown. Senior Max Gorton ran 19 times for 74 yards at the running back position and had seven tackles playing at linebacker.

Geneseo will go on to face No. 1 seeded Batavia Notre Dame, who defeated Clyde-Savannah 27-26 in the prior game. Geneseo is currently 6-2.

Dundee finishes the year with a 5-3 record.

The last time Dundee was defeated in the Class D Sectional play was on Nov. 3, 2007, when Batavia Notre Dame won the title by a score of 38-21.

In 2008, Dundee turned the tables, defeating Batavia Notre Dame 22 - 14 and in 2009 the Scots overpowered Notre Dame 76-13. Last year, the Scots held on to the crown with a 29-22 victory over DeSales.