TONAWANDA — The Medina Mustangs remained unbeaten with a 32-6 victory over the Tonawanda Warriors on Thursday night.
Senior Brian Fry put forth an incredible efffort, recording 18 carries for 214 yards and four scores to carry the Mustangs to victory.
“After being on a pause since two Saturday’s ago and having three days to prepare, we came out slow,” said Medina head coach Eric Valley. “I give a lot of credit to Tonawanda, they are a tough physical team that swarms the football.”
The first quarter ended in a scoreless tie, but Medina scored twice in the second to gain a 14-0 lead at halftime. Junior quarterback Xander Payne found receiver Jarin Rhim for the Mustangs’ first score just over a minute into the second, then Fry followed that up with a 33-yard TD run minutes later.
It turns out that’s all Medina would need, as Fry scored again in the third and twice in the fourth to secure the victory. Tonawanda scored its lone TD on a kickoff return following Fry’s first fourth quarter score, which came by way of a 96-yard TD run. Fry scored TDs of 33, 3, 96, and 40 yards in the win.
Rhim finished with four catches for 50 yards and the TD, while Payne went 10 of 19 passing for 154 yards, a TD and one interception. Medina gained 401 yards of total offense in the win.
Defensively, Hayden Woodroe recorded an interception, while Chris Johnson and Zach Oliver each recovered a fumble for the Mustangs (4-0). Miles Hartway, Corey Saj and Rhim each came away with a sack.
Tonawanda is 2-2.