Holley gridders earn first victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 22 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Quarterback Nick Passarell threw three touchdown passes to help lead Holley to its first win of the season this evening, 24-12 over Wayland-Cohocton.

Exploding out to a commanding 24-0 half-time advantage, Holley went on to defeat host Wayland-Cohocton 24-12 this evening in the semifinal round of the Section V Class C Connors and Ferris Bowl as the Hawks snapped a season long seven game losing streak.

Quarterback Nick Passarell passed for 276 yards and 3 touchdowns to spearhead the Holley attack.

“It feels great. It’s an important win for our players and our program,” said Coach Wil Prince. “The kids have been working hard and they can play at this level. We just have to build that winning mentality.”

Holley jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter as Passarell threw a 67 yard touchdown pass to Cameron Labarge and also ran in for the two point conversion.

The Hawks upped the advantage to 24-0 as Passarell completed touchdown passes of 33 and 46 yards to Clarence Moyer in the second quarter. The two-point conversions came on a pass from Passarell to Adam Stetzel and on a run by Ron Dewaal.

The Holley defense, which shutout Wayland-Cohocton through the first three quarters, was led by Nick Shenck, Zach Day, Ross Pinson and Moyer.

Holley will now face Mynderse, a 43-6 victor over Marcus Whitman, in the Class C Bowl title contest next Thursday.