Blue Devils blank Hawks in C-1 Bowl final

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 26 October 2017 at 11:47 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Ryan Andrews looks to run between Attica defenders Mike Donahue and David Pearce during the Hawks bowl game loss to the host Blue Devils this evening

A quick two touchdown scoring burst in the final minute and a half of the first half keyed Attica to a 31-0 victory over visiting Holley this evening in the championship game of the Section V Class C-1 Connors and Ferris Bowl.

Leading by a narrow 6-0 margin, Attica quickly extended the advantage to 19-0 at the half as Mitchell Cook scored on a 1 yard run with 1:37 remaining and then Mike Donahue tallied on a 30 yard run with just 45 seconds to go.

A 30 yard pass completion from Cook to Donahue and a 16 yard run by Mason Compton set up the first score. A Blue Devils recovery of a Hawks fumble on the ensuing kickoff set up the second opportunity.

Attica then put a firm lock on the victory with two more quick scores in the first three minutes of the third quarter on s 20 yard interception return by Edward Strzelec and a 42 yard run by Compton. The second score was set up when the Blue Devils recovered a Hawks fumble at the Holley 42.

Attica scored what proved to be the winning touchdown in the opening quarter on a 12 yard run by Donahue.

The Holley defense came up with two big fumble recoveries deep in Holley territory in the opening quarter, by Ryan Andrews and Nicholas Schutz, to stop Attica drives. Jamel Hildreth also had a fumble recovery for the Hawks in the second quarter.

Holley did drive to the Attica 31 early in the second quarter after pass completions of 14 and 7 yards from Camron Labarge to Andrews but the drive stalled out on downs.

The Hawks also drove to the Blue Devils 19 in the third quarter after a 22 yard run by Labarge but again had the march stall out on downs.

Holley finishes the season at 4-5 and Attica at 5-4.

Holley’s Jamel Hildreth strips the ball away from Attica’s Parker Wildey and Nicholas Schutz recovers for the Hawks.