The second day of Week Two arrives with a number of big match ups set to take place.
In a pair of former GR/LCAA crossovers in Class D, Notre Dame will get a test at Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen, which is coming off of a tough loss against Avon last week. Meanwhile, the Braves will get their own test, coming from Alexander, which made easy work of Clyde-Savannah in Week 1.
Oakfield-Alabama/Elba will also look to continue its torrid start back in 11-man football with a game against Geneseo/Mt. Morris.
Batavia (1-0) vs. Wayne (1-0)
At East Rochester High School, noon
The Blue Devils had to battle their way to an opening 36-12 win over Bishop Kearney at Van Detta Stadium in a game that was a little closer than the final score might appear.
Batavia got solid offensive efforts from Jesse Reinhart, Terrez Smith and Jayden Osbourne as it pulled away after leading just 9-0 midway through the second quarter.
Smith finished with 125 yards and two scores on 25 carries but it took a long touchdown run to get there, while Osbourne was solid with 59 yards on the ground, as well as a safety on the defensive end.
Reinhart is beginning his first full season under center for Batavia and was impressive on opening night as he completed 10-of-16 throws for 157 yards and two scores, with an interception. Reinhart also got solid play from his wide receivers as Aidan Anderson finished with two catches for 57 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Budzinack made two grabs for 38 yards and a score and Alex Hale caught three balls for 39 yards.
The Batavia defense was in control for pretty much the entire night as the Blue Devils were up a commanding 30-0 before the Kings got on the board.
Batavia will get another test this week from a Wayne team that is coming off of a solid 24-7 win over Pal-Mac.
While it wasn’t impressive offensively, as the Eagles finished with under 200 total yards, with a young team featuring a freshman quarterback and three freshman running backs it was a good start.
The Wayne defense held Pal-Mac to just 123 total yards and just four yards per carry
Oakfield-Alabama/Elba (1-0) vs. Geneseo/Mt. Morris (1-0)
At Avon High School, 1 p.m.
It was O-A/Elba’s first game at the 11-man level since the 2017 but it was certainly hard to tell as the Aggies cruised impressively to a 59-6 win over Cuba-Rushford at Van Detta Stadium.
Following some impressive seasons at the eight-man level, Ty Mott asserted himself in a big way on Saturday in the win as he rushed for 213 yards and five touchdowns on just 19 carries.
In all, O-A/E’s running game was unstoppable. Jayden Hughes carried eight times for 93 yards and two rushing scores, Gaige Armbrewster finished the game with 69 yards and a score on five totes, freshman quarterback Bodie Hyde scored a 19-yard rushing touchdown for O-A/E, while senior Ty Kornow carried the ball four times for 67 yards.
In all, O-A/E rushed for 511 yards in the win.
Geneseo/MM is coming off of an 8-0 shutout of Bolivar-Richburg.
Notre Dame (1-0) at Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen (0-1)
In their first defense of the Class D title, the Fighting Irish were impressive in their opening 46-0 win over visiting Lyons at Van Detta on Saturday.
Notre Dame outgained the Lions 312-52 on the day and used a solid balanced attack on offense to cruise to the win, up 30-0 at halftime.
Dylan Warner led the rushing game with 105 yards and two scores on just 10 carries, while Cody Henry added 62 yards, a touchdown and two two-point conversions. Meanwhile, Colin McCulley was solid through the air, going 12-of-20 for 119 yards and a TD to go with a pair of two-point conversion throws.
Henry also paced the impressive defensive effort with eight tackles, two sacks and an interception. Notre Dame also got big-time efforts from Connor McWilliams (four tackles, five sacks, blocked punt, TD) and Donato Fiorentino (seven tackles, two sacks) as it dominated on both sides of the ball
Tony Zambito also had a solid all-around day with 38 receiving yards, 165 return yards and six tackles on defense.
However, it wasn’t all good news for Notre Dame as the injury bug bit the team fairly hard. Along with wide receiver Mark Sanders, Jr., who was injured in the second half against Lyons, the Fighting Irish may also be without both McWilliams and Fiorentino this week as both are battling injuries with decisions looming on their availability later in the week.
And Notre Dame is bound to get a tougher test from the Raiders, who dropped a tough 14-12 game to Avon last week.
In the loss, Cal-Mum/BB was held to under 200 total yards of total offense against a strong Braves defense but it was able to showcase the talents of junior quarterback Kyle Wade.
Wade threw for 128 yards and a pair of scores against an interception, while he also ran for 42 yards. However, outside of Wade’s rushing yards the Raiders totalled just 25 yards on 13 carries and averaged just 2.6 yards per rush as a team on the day.
Jacob Cappotelli (61 yards) and Mark Poles-Harrison (52 yards) each had five grabs and a score on the day in the loss.
Meanwhile, the Raiders’ defense was up to the task, holding Avon to under 250 total yards led by 10 tackles each from Camden Reed, Bobby Poles-Harrison and Cappotelli.
For Cal-Mum/BB, the schedule will get easier after this week with games against Clyde-Savannah, Lyons and Geneseo/Mt. Morris to finish the season, sandwiched around a tough game with Alexander.
The Fighting Irish still have big games against Avon and Alexander as they look to fight their way into the four-team sectional playoff bracket.
Avon (1-0) vs. Alexander (1-0)
At Van Detta Stadium, 3 p.m.
Both the Braves and the Trojans are coming off of stellar defensive outings in Week One and this one could turn into a low-scoring battle as well.
Avon held Cal-Mum/Byron-Bergen to under 200 total yards in a 14-12 win, while Alexander did enough to slow down Camden Chance in a 30-12 win over Clyde-Savannah.
The Trojans’ running game was also impressive on the day as they amassed 376 yards on the ground, led by 154 yards on 14 carries from Brayden Woods and 100 yards on just nine carries from Devin Dean.
On the defensive side, Spencer Wuest put together 2.5 sacks, while Dean (nine tackles), Jay Morrison (six tackles) and Nick Kramer and Jake Laney (five stops each) led way as Alexander built up a lead as big as 27-6.
Eric Cline is also a weapon that could play a big role in this game as he has proven to be one of the best kickers among the small schools around.
Avon struggled to get thing going consistently on opening day but did get solid offensive days out of junior quarterback Andrew Rowland and junior running back Thomas Welch. Rowland ran for 69 yards and a score and also threw for 79 yards and another score, while Welch ran 21 times for 104 yards. The Braves finished the day with 249 yards of total offense.
Defensively Avon held Cal-Mum/BB to just 67 yards rushing and just 2.6 yards per carry and had a 14-0 lead before the Raiders scored a pair of times in the fourth quarter.
Red Jacket (1-0) at Perry (1-0)
The Yellowjackets’ foray into eight-man football got off to a strong start behind Justice Fanaro, who finished the game 9-of-10 passing for 144 yards and two touchdowns to go with a rushing score in a 51-0 whitewash of South Seneca.
Michael John Grover finished with three total TDs, while Riley Kowasz caught three passes for 87 yards and a touchdown and Jake Moroz recorded a kickoff return for a TD in the easy win.
Lucas Sears, Braeden Wolfanger and Cam Petrie paced the effort on the defensive end in the shutout.
The Indians rolled past Holley 50-0 in their opener last week behind huge defensive and special teams outing and a big game on the ground from Logan Keifer.
Keifer ran for five touchdowns and Red Jacket held Holley to just over 100 total yards in the win.
South Seneca (0-1) vs. Pembroke (1-0)
At Van Detta Stadium, 7 p.m.
The Dragons rolled to a 46-0 win over CG Finney on opening weekend behind 187 yards and five TDs from Garrett Totten, all of which came in the first half.
The Dragons also got big games from Connor Peterson, Tyson Totten, Jayden Mast, Brandon Florian and Aaron Birkby as they led 32-0 at halftime.
Expect more of the same this weekend as South Seneca is coming off of a 51-0 blowout loss at Perry.