Fast start powers Gators to win over Hawks

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 2 September 2023 at 5:33 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Holley/Lyndonville  quarterback Destin Kuyal runs around the end as Zane Gleason (20) and Dylan Schultz (11) move in for the tackle for Allegany-Limestone during the Gators win over the host Hawks this afternoon.

Building up an early 20-0 lead, Allegany-Limestone went on to down host Holley/Lyndonville 48-22 in a season opening 8 man football game this afternoon.

Long touchdown runs of 44 and 41 yards helped Allegany Limestone grab a 14-0 first quarter lead. The Gators increased the advantage to 28-6 at the half on second quarter TD runs of 25 and 10 yards.

Holley/Lyndonville, which had one drive stopped at the A-L 21 in the first quarter by a lost fumble, scored in the second period on a 10 yard TD run by quarterback Destin Kuyal.

The Hawks other two scores came in the final quarter on TD runs of 17 and 58 yards by Hunter Jewell-Smith. Kuyal added both two-point conversions, the first on a pass reception from Jewell-Smith and the second on a run.

For the Gators, which led 34-6 at the three-quarter mark, quarterback Michael Frederick ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, Kevin Edwards-Hardy rushed for a pair of scores as did Matt Burnett. Edwards-Hardy also had a pass reception TD.

Holley/Lyndonville next visits CG Finney at 1 p.m. next Saturday.

Pembroke 55, Red Jacket 28
Defending champion Pembroke opened with a 55-28 win over Red Jacket Friday night as Tyson Totten led the Dragons with 414 yards rushing and 7 touchdowns.

Holley/Lyndonville’s Hunter Jewell-Smith breaks away from by tackle attempt by Allegany-Limestone’s Michael Frederick.