Solvay football goes to 7-0; Marcellus earns playoff home game

first_img Tags: Bishop LuddenfootballMarcellusSolvay True, it required a lot of points and a lot of stress, but the Solvay football team is now the proud owner of an undefeated regular season – and a daunting assignment for the opening round of the Section III Class B playoffs.The state Class B no. 9-ranked Bearcats’ perfect run through the Class B West division culminated Friday night at Al Merola Field, where it trailed for the first time all season, but stormed back and, with a big fourth quarter, pulled away to beat Homer 55-41.And leads Solvay into the sectional tournament, where next Friday it meets long-time powerhouse Cazenovia, the fourth-place finisher in the B East division, the Lakers having won four of five games following an uncharacteristic 0-2 start. After the Trojans went back in front again, Bagozzi, from his own 20, again threw deep and again found Scott, the TD covering 80 yards. That, along with a Bagozzi’s 45-yard scoring pass to Russ Tarbell late in the half, gave Solvay its first lead, 28-21, where it stood at the break.They traded scores once more in the third quarter, Bagozzi’s fourth TD pass of the night a seven-yard strike to Zach Bowen, but a rare missed conversion meant that the Bearcats entered the final period up 34-28, and now it was Homer tying it when Logan Peck scored from 23 yards out early in the final period.It wasn’t until Bagozzi scrambled nine yards to the end zone a few minutes later that Solvay got the lead for good. Then, after Homer’s lone turnover, Franklin made it 48-34 on a four-yard TD run, and Bagozzi clinched it with another deep strike to Scott, this one covering 69 yards.Meanwhile, up north, Marcellus pulled out a 34-28 victory over South Jefferson that improved the Mustangs’ record to 6-1 and assured itself a first-round playoff home game next Friday against Central Valley Academy.This one went back and forth, too, with the Mustangs using first-half TD runs of two yards by Nick Kermes and eight yards by Sean Tierney to match Austin Mesler’s pair of scoring passes for the Spartans – 46 yards to Colden Montague, 21 yards to Jeff Messenger.Tied 14-14 at intermission, state Class B no. 17-ranked Marcellus scored twice more in the third and fourth quarters, each of them on three-yard runs by Kermes, and once more South Jefferson matched them.When Anthony Rasmussen scored on a one-yard plunge and the Spartans added a two-point conversion, it was 28-28, but in the final minute of regulation Tierney went through the air from near midfield, finding Jared Sammon for a 45-yard scoring pass that proved the game-winner.It proved quite a successful night for all of the area’s Class B West teams in general, with Bishop Ludden, who just missed reaching the sectional playoffs, earning a 25-6 victory over Cortland.Nazier Kinsey and Eric Phillips both scored on short TD runs in the first quarter, and Phillips converted again in the second period as the Gaelic Knights led the Purple Tigers 18-6 at halftime. Then Anthony Cervantes sealed it with a third-quarter 32-yard dash to the end zone.And Westhill, who had absorbed five consecutive defeats since topping Homer in the Sept. 6 opener, finally broke that skid by defeating Institute of Technology Central 21-6 at Corcoran High School Stadium.The Warriors scored the game’s first 21 points, Garvin Kinney throwing three touchdown passes – two to Demetri Asicoti, plus a 24-yard strike to Jack Mooney. Riley McNitt ran 22 times for 91 yards to pace Westhill’s ground attack.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img With the top playoff seed already locked up, Solvay’s game with Homer centered around maintaining its unbeaten mark, though it was made more difficult by having top running back and linebacker Jaimen Bliss out of the lineup for the second week in a row.Three different times in the first half, the Trojans went out in front 7-0, 14-7 and 21-14, moving at will against an undermanned Bearcats defense, only to have Solvay respond with four big plays.Brock Bagozzi’s 53-yard touchdown pass to Justin Scott got the Bearcats on the board, with Blaine Franklin scoring on a 46-yard run late in the first quarter to tie it 14-14.last_img read more

New England Patriots snap losing streak after easy 34-13 win over Cincinnati Bengals

first_img The New England Patriots finally showed up in the NFL after two weeks of disappointing results. At the Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday night, the New England Patriots got back to winning ways with a 34-13 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Tom Brady was the star of the show as the Patriots veteran led from the front and threw for two touchdowns on the night. The win against the Cincinnati Bengals secures an NFL playoffs berth for the reigning Super Bowl champions. Also Read | Tom Brady’s Exit Fueled By Speculation; 5 Potential NFL Teams For Patriots QBPatriots vs Bengals highlights LIVE TV Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 16th December, 2019 12:28 IST Colin DCunha Patriots struggle in offence, but Bill Belichick makes historyPatriots receiver N’Keal Harry provided some much-needed respite for the Patriots on Sunday night. Tom Brady was visibly frustrated with his receivers during the earlier defeats against the Texans and the Chiefs, but N’Keal Harry showed that the New England Patriots’ offence still has some potential as he made an impressive diving touchdown catch in the third quarter. Tom Brady, meanwhile, finished with a season-low 128 passing yards against the Cincinnati Bengals and completed 15 of 29 passes on the night. Interestingly, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick set an NFL record on the night, becoming the first coach in the league’s history to lead a team to 11 consecutive playoffs berths. Also Read | Tom Brady Issues Challenge To Ravens QB Lamar Jackson With One Condition center_img FOLLOW US Last Updated: 16th December, 2019 12:28 IST New England Patriots Snap Losing Streak After Easy 34-13 Win Over Cincinnati Bengals The New England Patriots finally got back to winning ways in the NFL after successive disappointing defeats to the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs A “Spygate 2.0” controversy overshadowed the Patriots vs Bengals game. The New England Patriots, however, showed no signs of being bothered by the incident as they secured a playoffs spot for the 11th consecutive season. After back-to-back losses against the Houston Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, the New England Patriots were always likely to emerge winners against a Cincinnati Bengals side with the worst record in the NFL (1-13). The Patriots raced to a 7-0 lead in the opening minutes. Like the game against the Chiefs, however, the Patriots couldn’t hold on to that lead for too long as the Bengals restored parity. The Patriots did, however, restore their lead and held on to it. All of this, despite an offence still not in the best of rhythm. Considering the fact that they face much stronger opposition in the form of the Buffalo Bills in Week 16, the New England Patriots will have to sort out their offensive struggles if they are to mount a serious challenge to retain the Super Bowl. Also Read | Bill Belichick Reveals An Interesting Anecdote About Rob Gronkowski’s Pre-draft Visit WATCH US LIVE COMMENTlast_img read more

Robbie Gould happy ‘weird offseason’ is behind him after securing new deal with 49ers

first_imgRobbie Gould can breathe a sigh of relief after securing a new deal with the 49ers on Monday right before the franchise tag deadline.San Francisco announced it signed the kicker to a four-year extension through the 2022 season ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline, which marked an end to Gould’s “weird offseason.” 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo is ‘moving in the right direction,’ feels great ahead of training camp Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but league sources told ESPN he’s scheduled to earn $10.5 million fully guaranteed over the first two years that includes an option clause, which could could turn into a four-year, $19 million deal with $15 million guaranteed.Gould spent the first 11 seasons of his career in Chicago but was released by the Bears just before the start of the 2016 regular season. He then signed a two-year deal, worth $4 million with the 49ers on the first day of free agency in 2017, and he’s seemingly there to stay.  49ers sign veteran tackle Joe Staley to 2-year extension Robbie Gould gets long-term extension from 49ers at franchise tag deadline “Who knows what would have happened if something didn’t get done, but the 49ers stepped up big-time to get this done. And they stepped outside the box and had an open mind and we were able to get something done today, which is kind of nice,” he said on The Adam Schefter Podcast.Gould said the team “made a really aggressive push” to keep him.  Related News “It’s a tough situation for sure, you know Chicago’s home for me. I have a permanent house here in Chicago, it will always be home. I love the (Bears) organization. I played here for 11 years, I’m the all-time leading scorer. It’s just been kind of a weird offseason,” he said. “The big thing for me is that I wanted to be close to my family, and in the beginning in the entire conversation with the 49ers they knew it would have to take at least two years to fully guaranteed in a contract to get me to come back and they were able to make that happen.”Gould made 33 of 34 field-goal attempts and 27 of 29 PATs during the 2018 season. He’s 72 for 75 on field-goal attempts and 55 for 59 on PATs the past two seasons for the 49ers.last_img read more

Mallorca 1-Alavés 0 Cucho deactivates the VAR

first_imgGoals1-0, 62 ‘: Cucho Hernández Already in the second half, the Alavés began warning, but Take Kubo’s appearance electrified the duel and improved Mallorca. But if against something the vermilion team cannot fight it is with the VAR. In 54 ’ Dani Rodríguez scored a great goal because at the start of the action Cucho controlled the ball with his hand. This new blow seemed difficult to digest, but Mallorca continued rowing, pushed by necessity, and, in 63 ’, Cucho made the 1-0. The Alavés did not rise and the vermilion triumph, of gold. EI Mallorca resisted, persisted, believed and won. The vermilion set was better than the Alavés and did not fall apart when the VAR canceled Dani Rodrígue a great goalz. Those of Vicente Moreno did an exercise of overcoming and Cucho signed the goal that takes them off the descent. Pacheco was not enough and Alavés looks down at the table.Occupying downhill positions is something that grips and places weight on the players’ boots and it was found in a Mallorca that started idling. The Alavés, better placed, pushed the opponent and although he did not test Manolo Reina, he gave off better sensations. With the passing of the minutes, the fear disappeared, Pozo and Lumor were shown by the bands and those of Vicente Moreno began to deserve something more. In the 25 ’, Budimir had a great opportunity, after a strategic action in a corner, but Pacheco was excellent. It was the start of the Alavés goalkeeper’s recital, which was placed under the spotlight and still shone more four minutes later. Magallán committed a penalty because the ball touched him on the left arm after a header from Budimir. The referee did not hesitate and the VAR ratified it. It was Salva Sevilla who took the responsibility and Pacheco who took the prize. He guessed the intention of the half vermilion and stopped the maximum penalty. That mistake did not hold the vermilion, but it stirred them even more. Vicente Moreno got tired of shouting “calm” because he saw that the actions of his team were full of precipitation and this caused the success to be minimal. ChangesLeonardo Kourtis (27 ‘, Lumor), Takefusa Kubo (51 ‘, Aleix Febas), Edgar Mendez (56 ‘, Oliver Burke), Manu García (67 ‘, Lisandro Magallán), Martín Aguirregabiria (76 ‘, Aleix Vidal), Aleksander Sedlar (83 ‘, Alejandro Pozo) “We had to win for many reasons. We came from negative results (three straight losses) that make you dent, make you doubt. We have won the prize for a great job of the players, and I’m very happy for them and the fans,” he said The Valencian coach.Mallorca ended a streak of three straight games without winning, although according to Moreno “football is not being all fair” that he should with his team. “It has cost us a lot (add the three points at stake), but based on insisting we put the game where we wanted, I repeat, before a great rival in both physical and tactical,” he said.For Moreno, the entry of Japanese Takefusa Kubo in the second half was not decisive in the victory against Alavés, despite his notable contribution to the goal of the Colombian ‘Cucho’ Hernández. “Not especially,” the coach responded to the question of whether the player assigned by Real Madrid had stirred the Balearic attack.“The key (of the victory) was not there. Already in the first half a favorable result would not have been strange, regardless of the penalty (missed by Salva Sevilla). Take contributed his work, as Aleix Febas (Alexsandar) Sedlar and ( Leonardo) Koutris, who has made his debut for Lumor’s injury today. For me it is important to have a feeling for the team when you make a change and everyone has contributed, “he said.Asier Garitano: “We missed creating occasions”The coach of Deportivo Alavés, Asier Garitano, said after the defeat against Mallorca that his team “lacked to create chances”, in a game in which “we started very well in the first minutes of each period of time and we faced very excited, “he stressed.“We have competed and the players have given everything. We knew that it would be difficult because of the situation of Mallorca (in the classification), and that they were going to squeeze us a lot. We started well, we had that clear chance of Lucas in one on one, but we lacked that: get ahead because in this type of games they decide the teams that mark first, “Garitano explained.The Gipuzkoan coach insisted that his team “played many minutes in the rival field”, but also admitted that with the passing of the minutes, “Mallorca was tightening more and more and the game was changing in his favor.” “We wanted to generate concern in the field of an opponent who came from several defeats, but the truth is that it cost us more than in other games,” said Asier Garitano. CardsReferee: Valentín Pizarro GómezVAR Referee: César Soto GradoLisandro Magallán (39 ‘, Yellow) The guard (70 ‘, Yellow Vicente Moreno: “Today is expensive”The coach of Mallorca, Vicente Moreno, has admitted that he felt “very happy” for the victory against Deportivo Alavés, “especially for my players, whose work and effort against a great rival must be valued a lot,” he said. “Today has been expensive in a very difficult week,” said Moreno, referring to the fall of his team to the relegation zone after the defeat against Espanyol and the dismissal of the CEO of the club Maheta Molango.last_img read more