WARSAW — A 10-yard rushing touchdown from sophomore running back Wyatt Kauffman vaulted Attica to a 20-14 overtime win over Letchworth/Warsaw on Thursday night.
Trailing late in the fourth quarter, a successful two-point try converted by senior RB Zach Strzelec brought Attica even with LetSaw at 14 apiece. The Blue Devils stopped L/W on their first drive of OT, and then Kauffman’s score won the game on the ensuing possession.
“Family sticks together,” said Attica head coach Caleb Sabatino. “Things didn’t necessarily go the way we wanted in the first half, but we stuck together and kept grinding. Just proud of the guys for finishing the game strong.”
LetSaw head coach Justin Mann was equally as proud of his players, even in defeat.
“I thought we fought hard. We battled to the end,” said Mann. “These boys didn’t quit. It didn’t go the way we had wanted, but I’m proud of their efforts tonight.”
LetSaw is now 0-3. Statistics were not submitted for L/W.
With the win, Attica improved to 2-1 and used 185 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Strzelec to do so. Kauffman finished with 83 yards and the overtime score, while junior quarterback Jake Dressel completed five passes for 78 yards.
Defensively, junior linebacker Jeremiah Donohue led the way with 13 tackles, while senior defensive lineman Lucas Johnson added 12 tackles and Strzelec and Kauffman each recorded 10 tackles.
“Moving forward, we’ve got to control what we can control and continue to take it one play at a time,” said Sabatino.
Next up for the Devils will be a matchup with Livonia (3-0) next Wednesday night. The game will be streamed LIVE on the Batavia Daily News YouTube Channel.
Letchworth/Warsaw will take on Wellsville (0-3) in Week 4.
MEDINA 50 NEWFANE 0
The Mustangs began the game with a 16-0 first quarter advantage and never looked back.
Junior quarterback Xander Payne threw three touchdown passes and added a rushing score to propel Medina to a win on opening night across Section VI.
Senior wide receiver Tyler Chinn caught two of Payne’s touchdown tosses, while junior Iverson Poole finished with two rushing touchdowns. Senior running back Brian Fry paced the Mustangs offense with 16 carries for 143 yards. Medina’s Corey Saj scored on a 24-yard interception return and tight end Joe Cecchini added a receiving TD.
The Mustangs are 1-0 and look ahead to a road matchup with Akron next Friday. Newfane is 0-1 and visits Tonawanda next week.