Blue Devils surge past Mustangs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 11 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Pulling away in the second half, East Aurora/Holland romped to a 40-6 victory over visiting Medina/Lyndonville this evening in the B East Division opener for both teams.

Leading by a narrow 13-6 margin at the half, the Blue Devils scored two unanswered touchdowns in both the third and fourth quarters to pull away. Nolan O’Connor had a touchdown run in each quarter as Matt Boss passed to Brady Tehan for the other third quarter TD and Owen Smith had a TD run in the final stanza.

O’Connor also ran 14 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter and passed 26 yards to Zach Jones for another score in the second quarter to give the Blue Devils an early 13-0 lead.

The Mustangs though answered back with a 29 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Izaiah Rhim to Jalin Cooper to cut the deficit to 13-6.

A 26 yard run by Eric Neace, who had a total of 108 yards rushing on the evening, set up that score.

However, the Mustangs could not find the end zone again.

Now at 1-1 overall, Medina next hosts Riverside of Buffalo next Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in an interdivisional contest.

East Aurora/Holland is now 2-0 overall.

In one other B East Division game, host Depew posted a 35-0 victory over Barker/Roy-Hart.