Red Jacket rolls over Scotsmen 53-6

Gary Pinneo

The day of the much anticipated football showdown had arrived. The two top teams in the Finger Lakes West were poised to answer the question, who is the best. Both teams were undefeated in league play sporting perfect 4-0 records. The Red Jacket team was ranked # 2 in the state in the writer's poll, while Dundee came in #5 in the polls. The winner of this game would probably claim the Finger Lakes West championship in a couple of weeks and grab the coveted #1 seed for Section V play. Two very good football teams ready to face off. The stage was set.

But as so many times, these pregame discussions sometimes are so much hype the actual game cannot not live up to. This unfortunately was the case for the Dundee Scotsmen. The two good teams did play the game. But when the dust settled, Red Jacket proved without a doubt to be the "Best Team." The Red Jacket Indians rolled over Dundee 53-6.

The big game was played on a windy, chilly afternoon in Shortsville before a very large crowd gathered for the Indian's homecoming game. A large contingent made the trip from Dundee. But the outcome was decided very early in the contest. Red Jacket scored two touchdowns in first quarter, running just three plays. They added two more TD's before halftime and enjoyed a comfortable 25-0 lead at the break. The Red Jacket offensive line completely controlled the line of scrimmage in the opening half and the Indian stingy defense had the potentially potent Dundee offense totally contained.

Red Jacket increased their advantage to 38-0 in the fourth quarter. Dundee finally reached pay dirt at the 10 minute mark of the final quarter. Dundee's Jon Huber tossed a 21-yard touchdown strike to Cole Hartman for the Dundee score. The point after attempt was wide right and the scoreboard read 38-6, the home team winning. The Indians added two late touchdowns to complete the 53-6 romp. Red Jacket's talented senior running back, Kory Fogarty, scored five touchdowns in this game. He leads the league in scoring with 17 touchdowns.

Dundee hopes to erase the memories of this showdown drubbing quickly. Their record drops to 4-1 in the Finger Lakes West. They are still positioned to garner a high seed in the upcoming Section V tournament. They could possibly face Red Jacket again in the upcoming tournament. The Scots travel to South Seneca next Saturday and finish their regular schedule at home in two weeks against Marcus Whitman.