PY Football: Mustangs remain winless, lose 49-28 to Wayne

Bill Loveland

A fourth quarter Penn Yan rally fell short for the Mustangs in their final home game of the season as they fell to Wayne 49-28 last Friday night.

The Mustangs were stopped late deep into their red zone with the scoreboard reading 36-28 in Wayne's favor. A touchdown and successful two point conversion would have brought Penn Yan all the way back from a nightmarish first quarter.

Penn Yan won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball in the first quarter. Three Wayne-recovered onside kicks later, the scoreboard read 22-0 in favor of the Eagles. The hole was too deep for the Mustangs to crawl out of, as Wayne led 29-12 at halftime and 36-12 at the close of the third quarter.

The Mustangs were led by junior running back John Martisch, who ran the ball 22 times for 157 yards, as well as all 28 of Penn Yan's points on four touchdowns and a pair of two point conversions.

Wayne running back Justin Morrison ran for 160 yards on 17 carries, with two rushing touchdowns and a 41-yard touchdown catch from Eagles senior quarterback Greg Martino. Martino finished the day with 13 of 20 passing for 200 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.

The Eagles outgained the Mustangs 415-342 on the day.

Penn Yan travels this week to face the Geneva Panthers on Oct. 6. Geneva is undefeated at 5-0 and sits atop the Finger Lakes East, and coming off a 35-21 over ER/Gananda, handing the Bombers their first loss of the season.

Penn Yan remains winless at 0-5, while Wayne improves to 3-2 on the year.