Dundee defeats Marcus Whitman 52-14 in regular season finale

Gary Pinneo

The Dundee Scots ended their regular season Saturday afternoon with a convincing 52-14 win over Marcus Whitman.

The victory cemented Dundee's second place finish in the Finger Lakes West with a 6-1 record. Their only loss of the year was to FL West champion Red Jacket. The Scotsmen will advance to the Section V Class D semi-finals next Saturday. They will play at 4 p.m. at Aquinas Institute in Rochester against an opponent to be determined.

The Scotsmen started out strong in Saturday's Senior Day game. Jovhannie Andrades recovered a fumble in the end zone on Whitman's first possession and Dundee was off and running. Brennan Krall scored on a 6-yard run for Dundee's second score. This TD was set by an electrifying 82-yard run by Dundee quarterback Justin Neu.

The Scots extended their lead on the first play of the second quarter. Christopher Cramer galloped 34 yards for the touchdown. Brennan Krall tallied 2 more points on the P.A.T. Jon Huber caught a 27-yard touchdown pass from Justin Neu to increase the Maroon and White lead to 27-0. As the first half was drawing to a conclusion, Dundee's Dakota Hanes added two more touchdowns on runs of 22 and 43 yards. The first half ended with the hometown Scots enjoying an overwhelming 40-0 lead.

In the second half, Dundee senior Robert Petro scored a touchdown on a 1-yard run in his final home game of his high school football career. Marcus Whitman finally scored at the 5:37 mark of the 4th quarter. They added a second TD shortly after that to make the score 46-14.

Dundee freshman Johvannie Andrades scored the final touchdown of the afternoon. He rambled 80 yards to the MW 1-yard line and scored on the next play. The P.A.T. kick failed. The clock ran out with the Dundee faithful savoring another big win. Final Score 52-14. Sectional play is up next and the Dundee fans will once again start their familiar trek to Rochester. After missing the sectionals last season, the Dundee team is excited that this rite of autumn has returned.