Fast start keys Mustangs romp over Warriors
Getting touchdowns from the offense, defense and special teams in the first 11 minutes for a quick commanding 24-0 lead, undefeated Medina went on to blitz Tonawanda 62-0 in a C North Division game this evening at Vets Park.
The victory boosts Medina’s record to 4-0 in the division and 6-0 overall heading into Monday’s key make up game at Vets Park against Akron which is 3-0 in the division.
It took the Medina offensive unit just 41 seconds to get on the scoreboard as on the second play from scrimmage Iverson Poole broke loose for a 35 yard touchdown run. Cayden Lilleby, who caught a 17 yard pass from quarterback Xander Payne on the first snap, tacked on the two-point conversion run for a quick 8-0 lead.
The Mustangs defensive unit upped the lead to 16-0 when Greg Thompson returned a pass interception 95 yards for a touchdown and Payne added the two-point conversion run.
The lead jumped to 24-0 when the Mustangs special teams unit got a blocked punt by Robert Arnold and Dominic Larabee recovered the ball in the Tonawanda end-zone for a touchdown with 1:48 to go in the quarter. Poole tacked on the two-point conversion run.
The Medina special teams unit came up big again on the final play of the opening quarter as Joe Cecchini blocked a Tonawanda punt giving the Mustangs possession at the Warrior 30.
It took the Mustangs offense just one play to capitalize as Payne hooked up with Jarin Rhim for a 30 yard TD pass to open the second quarter. Poole’s two-point conversion run made it 32-0.
The Medina lead ballooned to 46-0 at the half as Poole scored on a 27 yard touchdown run and Lilleby on a 64 yard TD run before the quarter ended. Lilleby also tacked on the two-point conversion. A pass interception by Thompson set up that opportunity.
The Mustang defensive unit’s big first half also included Hayden Woodroe with 8 tackles and Cecchini a sack and two tackles for losses.
Poole had a 66 yard touchdown run, Arnold a two-point conversion run and Brody Fry a 39 yard TD run and a two point conversion carry in the third quarter to round out the Mustangs scoring parade.
The loss drops Tonawanda to 0-5 in the division and 0-7 overall.