Albion scores two youth football wins

Contributed Story Posted 17 October 2021 at 9:23 am

Contributed Photos – The Albion Mini squad quartet of Landyn Galligan, Matthew Schomski, Traper Croft and Heyden Almonte team up to make a tackle during Saturday’s game.

Albion took two out of three games from Newfane in Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) competition on Saturday.

Beginner Division
Newfane 15 Albion 0

Camden Holt had 79 yards rushing, Jayce Torres 12 and Harrison Froman had 9 yards for Albion.

The Albion defense was led by Holt with 11 tackles, Jayden Russo 4, Torres 4 and Liam Saporito 3.

Jonah Elsenheimer picks up yardage for the Albion JV squad.

The Beginner Eagles finish the season at 4-4.

Mini Division
Albion 14 Newfane 0

Another huge defensive game by the Mini Eagles who only allowed 49 points this year. Landyn Galligan had 14 tackles, Anthony O’Neal 10, Michael McElwain 5, Heyden Almonte 5, Traper Croft, Brycen Potter and Gavin O’Bracta 4 each.

Almonte and Galligan both had 60 yards touchdown runs. Giovanni LaMartina caught a PAT from Croft.

The Mini Eagles finish the season at 5-3.

JV Division
Albion 19 Newfane 6

Jonah Elsenheimer had a big day on offense for Albion with 120 yards passing and a touchdown and 81 yards rushing with 2 TD’s. Rocco Sidari also had a 39 yard TD reception, Jack Conn 41 yards receiving and Luke Bedford 33 yards. LJ Simmons had 40 yards rushing, Sidari 17 yards and Boe Preston 14 yards.

Chris Almonte led the defense with 12 tackles and a sack. Sidari 5 tackles, Bedford and Thailer Seibert 3 each. Stryker Sanders had a sack, Seibert a fumble recovery and Edwin Dudley had 2 pass deflections.

Albion will be the #3 seed in the playoffs and take on #2 Attica on Saturday.

Playoffs will be in Medina on the 23rd. The semifinal round Schedule will be as follows:

9 a.m Varsity – #2 Medina vs #3 Batavia
11 a.m. Varsity – #1 Newfane vs #4 Holley

1 p.m. Mini – #2 Pembroke vs #3 Attica
3 p.m. Mini – #1 Batavia vs # 4 OAE

5 p.m. JV – #2 Attica vs #3 Albion
7 p.m. JV – #1 Batavia vs #4 Pembroke

Beginner Championship on the 30th
#1 Barker RH vs #2 Medina