Broncos and Stallions win in playoff semis
The Medina Broncos and Stallions both scored victories Saturday in the semifinal round of the Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) playoffs at Batavia.
The Broncos nipped Holley 14-12 in the JV Division and and the Stallions blanked Tri Town 26-0 in the Varsity Division game to advance to next Saturday’s championship contests.
In the Mini Division, Newfane nipped Albion 26-20.
Broncos 14, Holley 12
The Broncos got an early score from Jerrell Nealy for a 6-0 lead but Holley fought back to tie the game up.
A long run from Christian Moss put the Broncos up 12-6 but again the Hawks fought back to tie the game up at 12 in the fourth quarter with both teams missing their extra points and things stayed very tight right to the end.
The Broncos had a long drive moving inside the Holley 10 yard line but the Hawks defense stiffened stopping the advance at the 3. Moss then downed the Holley quarterback in the end zone for a safety and what turned out to be the game winning two points.
The 10-0 Broncos will go onto face the upset minded Newfane team that beat the #2 seed Batavia on their home field to move to the championship game.
Stallions 26, Tri Town 0
The Stallions offense started out strong with a touchdown run from Breydin McEwen-Miller and a long TD catch from Jacob Rissew to make it 13-0.
Then McEwen-Miller picked off the Tri Town quarterback and returned it 50 yards for a TD and a 19-0 half time lead. Rissew again found the endzone on a pass from Kaedon Cleveland in the second half and Cole Callard hit the extra point to make the final score 26-0.
Improving to 10-0 the Stallions next face the Attica Blue Devils who are also 10-0 in the title game at Medina Saturday at 4 p.m.
Newfane 26 Albion 20
Albion was led on offense by Garrett Jones. He had 13 carries for 124 yards and a TD. Rocco Sidari had 61 yards, Boe Preston 11 and Jonah Elsenheimer had 2 TD runs.
On defense Preston had 6 tackles, Drake Schomske and Stryker Sanders 5 and Sidari 4.