Chiefs surge past Mustangs
Three unanswered second half touchdowns powered Iroquois to a 34-14 victory over Medina/Lyndonville/Barker this evening at Vets Park in the B2 Division opener for both teams.
Breaking away from a 14-14 half-time deadlock, Iroquois took the lead for good at 21-14 on a 3 yard touchdown run by Tyler Barry and an extra point kick by Kendall Mariacher with 6:07 to go in the third quarter.
The Chiefs then put a lock on the win with a pair of fourth quarter scores as Blake Nolan scored on an 11 yard run with 11:52 remaining and Noah Kedge caught a 20 yard pass from quarterback Troy Kleitz with about a minute to go.
The Mustangs had grabbed leads of 6-0 and 14-6 in the first half.
Brian Fry opened the scoring for the Mustangs when he caught a 20 yard TD pass from quarterback Jarin Rhim two minutes into the opening quarter and Nate Sherman added the extra point kick.
Iroquois did cut the deficit to 7-6 on a TD pass from Kleitz to Jonathan Bool.
However, the Mustangs got that one right back as Fry returned the ensuing kickoff 82 yards for a score and Sherman added the PAT to make it 14-6.
The Mustangs then had two second quarter drives stopped inside the Chiefs 20, the first on downs and the second on an interception in the end zone. (To see a fourth-down pass play by the Mustangs late in the game, click here.)
Iroquois tied the game at 14-14 on a 47 yard TD pass from Kleitz to Barry with 2:46 to go in the second quarter.
The Chiefs improve to 2-0 while the Mustangs slip to 0-2 heading into next Friday’s game at Maryvale.
In another B2 contest, Maritime/Health Sciences defeated Dunkirk 20-6.
In a Class C North Division contest, Cleveland Hill defeated host Roy-Hart 52-12.
The two Roy-Hart touchdowns came in the second half on runs of 15 yards by Michael Huntington and 25 yards by Justin Terwilliger.