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Blue Devils dash Hawks playoff hopes

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 15 October 2016 at 5:09 pm
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Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley’s Ryan Andrews follows the block of Alex Mounts to pick up yardage during the Hawks loss to visiting Attica this afternoon as Matt Feidhaber moves in for the Blue Devils defense.

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Holley’s Dalton Moyer tackles Attica quarterback Kyle Casey for a sack.

Unable to get the offense untracked, Holley dropped a 49-0 decision to visiting Attica this afternoon in the Genesee Region League season finale ending the Hawks hopes for gaining a sectional playoff berth.

Attica jumped out to a commanding 21-0 first half lead on touchdown runs of 1, 5 and 6 yards by Hunter McCullough and 3 extra point kicks by Nelson Dawson who went 7 for 7 on the day.

The Blue Devils defense limited the Holley offense to just 1 first down and a total of only 5 yards on four possessions in the first half.

Attica put a firm lock on the victory by scoring two quick touchdowns in a span of just 15 seconds early in the third quarter on runs of 13 and 5 yards by McCullough. A Holley fumble at the Hawks 5 yard line set up the second tally.

McCullough then capped off his huge 6 touchdown day with a 97 yard scoring run on the final play of the third quarter upping the Blue Devils lead to 42-0.

Holley’s best drive of the day came in the third quarter as runs of 11 and 8 yards by Colin Papaj and of 8 and 8 by Zach Day helped the Hawks advance to the Blue Devils 1 yard line only to have a penalty help to stall out the drive.

Day had a big day defensively for the Hawks making no less than 7 tackles for either a loss or no gain including a sack.

Attica finishes the regular season at 4-1 in the league and 4-3 overall while Holley winds up at 2-3, 3-4.