EAST ROCHESTER — Batavia kept things rolling with its second straight double-digit win, defeating host Wayne at East Rochester High School, 48-30 early Saturday afternoon.
A noon kickoff was just right for the visiting Blue Devils, who got going early and often against the Eagles, riding three touchdowns apiece from senior running back Terrez Smith and junior quarterback Jesse Reinhart. Smith finished the day with 18 carries which he took for 155 yards and the three touchdowns and added a 75-yard punt return for a score. Reinhart went 8 of 12 passing for 200 yards and three touchdowns against one interception.
“Jesse played well. His wide receivers made great catches,” said Batavia head coach Brennan Briggs. “Terrez played great and our offensive line did their job and the defense played strong.”
Senior wide receiver Alex Hale hauled in three receptions for 57 yards and a couple of scores, while fellow senior wideout Tyler Budzinack added a couple of catches for 111 yards and a TD.
“It was a total team effort,” added Briggs. “It was a good win. The kids played physical. They’re a tough group.”
Batavia took a slim 7-3 lead at the end of the first quarter on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Reinhart to Hale. The Blue Devils would then outscore Wayne 20-0 in the second, as Reinhart found the end zone again, this time on a 76-yard throw and catch to Budzinack. Smith scored two touchdowns to close the second, one of which was a 42-yard scamper, and the rout was on. The Blue Devils ballooned their lead to 41-10 in the third before they took their foot off the gas down the stretch.
Reinhart came away with an interception on defense from his defensive back position, as did junior linebacker Ethan Loaeza. Junior linebacker Kaden Marucci led the Blue Devils in tackles with eight and also recovered an onside kick. Junior linebacker Vin Grazioplene and sophomore defensive back Aidan Anderson each made six tackles for Batavia.
Sophomore running back Dylan Vance scored three touchdowns for Wayne in defeat.
Batavia is now 2-0 and looks ahead to a matchup with Geneva next Friday night.
Wayne is now 1-1.