Niagara Gazette

September 21, 2013

HS Football: Lakemen blanked at home, 48-0

Niagara Gazette

Niagara Gazette — The Wilson Lakemen fell to 0-3 on the season with a tough, one-sided loss at home Friday night to one of Western New York’s tougher programs, Cheektowaga-based Cleveland Hill.

Brandon Thomas ran for 186 yards and three touchdowns, as the Eagles blanked Wilson, 48-0.

Two of Thomas’ touchdowns came on runs of at least 50 yards.

“They didn’t give up,” said Wilson head coach William Atlas, when asked if there was anything positive his players could take from the game. “They played their hearts out and didn’t quit.”

They also threw everything but the kitchen sink, so to speak, at Cleve Hill while trying to stop a potent Eagle offense. Coach Atlas pointed to senior Justin Westmorland as “being all over the field” and making 12 tackles for the Lakemen. 

Wilson also had the uphill task of facing a Cleve Hill defense that has allowed only 13 points in just three games. Wilson’s Kevin Daunce rushed for 59 yards on five carries, while Hunter Howland threw for 14 pass completions, good for 55 yards.

Atlas conceded it just wasn’t his team’s destiny to beat the Eagles Friday night. However, after a tough 0-3 start he anticipates a turnaround.

“I was honest to them at the start of the season. I told them I didn’t know what to expect against Akron,” Atlas said.”I’m still bothered by the Newfane game because that’s a game I thought we could have won.”

He considers their next four opponents “beatable.” Next Saturday, the Lakemen travel to JFK High School in Cheektowaga. JFK is 0-1 on the season and plays Lackawanna this afternoon.

Following next Saturday’s road game, Wilson travels to Tonawanda and then hosts Barker/Roy-Hart and Lackawanna.


Ken West 20, W. Sen. West 9

Alex Price had 24 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns to help Ken West (1-2) capture its first victory on the season.


North Tonawanda 3, Niagara Falls 0

Joe Piotrowski had nine assists and four kills for North Tonawanda (2-1). The Lumberjacks swept Niagara Falls (0-4) in three sets, 25-3, 25-6 and 25-19. Rob Johnson had four kills for NT.

Grand Island 3, Nia.-Wheatfield 1

Grand Island (2-1) held off Nia.-Wheatfield (3-1) behind Brock Tetral, who amassed 19 kills and three blocks. Sam Matthews had seven kills, six blocks and three aces for the Falcons. Grand Island won in four sets, 25-22, 25-22, 19-25 and 25-20.

St. Joe’s 3, Lockport 1

Neil Conway and Kyle Kirchberger led the way for the Marauders. Conway had 16 kills and Kirchberger recorded eight.


St. Joe’s 22, Gowanda 2

Joe Rinaldi shot a 35 for the Marauders at Elma Meadows.

Lockport 245, Niagara Falls 271

Jack Igoe was the medalist for Lockport, shooting a 37 at High Park Golf Course. JJ Napoli and Evan Williams both shot 38’s for the Lions as well.

Lew-Port 282, North Tonawanda 283

Joe Laurendi medalled for Lew-Port in the win over North Tonawanda. Laurendi shot a 41.

Grand Island 265, Ken West 270 

Kevin Eorowicz shot a 35 for Grand Island (3-4) at River Oaks. Ken West is now 1-7 on the year.

Ken East 250, Nia.-Wheatfield 264

Ricky Shotwell shot a 37 for Ken East (7-1) as they defeated Nia.-Wheatfield (5-3). Shotwell’s brother, Ben, shot a 40 for the Bulldogs.


Ken West 3 Nia.-Wheatfield 1

Tom Todaro, Moustapha Diaoune and Imran Ahmadi each had a goal for Ken West (4-4, 4-2 NFL). The Blue Devils handed Nia.-Wheatfield (5-3, 5-1 NFL) there first loss in league play.

North Tonawanda 2, Niagara Falls 1

Trevor Young and Grayson Dolata each scored a goal for North Tonawanda in the victory over Niagara Falls.

Grand Island 2, Lockport 1

Grand Island (5-3, 5-1 NFL) improved to 5-1 in the league behind a strong perforamnce from Ryan Ross. Ross scored both goals for the Vikings. 

Ken East 2, Lew-Port 0

Damon Lepine and Ron Scime scored the two goals for Ken East (4-3-1, 4-2 NFL). Connor Hoar had seven saves and a shutout for the Bulldogs.

Lackawanna 2, Tonawanda 0

Tonawanda (0-8, 0-5 ECIC IV) remains win-less on the season. Jeremy Baumann played a good game defensively for the Warriors.


North Tonawanda 3, Niagara Falls 0

Lauren Testa, Tori Malamas and Nicole Mallone each scored for North Tonawanda in the shutout over Niagara Falls (2-5). Justine Perreault had 18 saves for the Wolverines.

Iroquois 3, Starpoint 2Lockport 3 Grand Island 0

Gretta Dry had a hat-trick to help keep Lockport (8-0, 6-0 NFL) undefeted. Jayme Waeoski had a shutout in goal for the Lions. It was Grand Island’s (5-1 NFL) first loss in league.

Nia.-Wheatfield 2, Ken West 1

Lori Lachowski scored both goals for Nia.-Wheatfield (5-2, 4-2 NFL). Tara Beach and Emily Belote each had an assist for the Falcons. Caitlin Burke had the lone goal for Ken West (1-5 NFL).


North Tonawanda 3, Niagara Falls 0

North Tonawanda improved to 5-1 in the league behind an 18-kill performance from Gabby Hansen. Hansen also had 12 digs and seven aces. Leanna Metzger had seven kills, 10 digs and three aces as well for the Lady Jacks. NT swept Niagara Falls (4-3) in three sets, 25-9, 25-9, 25-18.

Nia.-Wheatfield 3, Grand Island 0

Ashley Ward had 24 assists and Katie Mazierski had 10 kills and three aces for Nia.-Wheatfield (7-1, 6-0 NFL). Leah Geis notched 16 digs for Grand Island (3-5 NFL).

Tapestry 3, Niagara Catholic 0 

Catya Brusino had six kills, two digs and an ace for Niagara Catholic. Tylerlynn Langer recorded six aces, five digs and three kills. Niagara Catholic fell 25-10, 26-24, 25-18.


Niagara Falls 3, Lew-Port 2

Niagara Falls (5-3) swept Lew-Port (1-7) in the doubles matches. The first doubles team for the Wolverines was Madison DelPorto and Natalie Manning and the second doubles team was Elizabeth Kwon and Celsey Stahlman.

Nia.-Wheatfield 3, Ken West 2

Nia.-Wheatfield’s (5-3) first and second doubles teams were able to take two key points from Ken West (0-8). Audrey Filey and Rachel Pera won their singles matches for the Bulldogs.

Starpoint 5, Hamburg 0 

Starpoint (4-0) remains undefeated, sweeping its match with Hamburg. Third singles player Jillian Mangani is undefeated on the season.


Niagara Falls 61, Ken East 36

Susanna Mombrea and Keneddi Eddings each won three races for Niagara Falls. Ken East’s Haley Brucato and Alexandra McGee each won two races as well.