Medina teams bow in youth football action
Medina dropped two games to Attica and one to Newfane in Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) action Saturday.
Attica 24, Medina 0
This one was closer than the score would indicate as it was 6-0 at half time and a couple of late TDs from the Blue Devils put it away. On offense there were some good runs from Zach Allen, Cayden Dubois, Kaydence Russaw and Lyric Chinn. Defensively big plays were turned in by Luke Ayrhart, Allen, Russaw, David Parsell, Shane Re and Blaze Worrells.
Attica 13, Medina 6
Attica led at half time 6-0 as the Colts defense was strong led by Damareon Shine, Xander Groves, Austin Harper, Patrick Grollmes and Zachardy Smith.
In the second half it was more of a slugfest as teams just kept making stops. Finally Luke Hungerford broke free for a 75 yard TD run for the Colts to tie the score at 6 in the 3rd quarter. Attica got the ball back and broke off a long touchdown of their own and with the extra point made it 13-6. The Colts offense worked hard, but were not able to make it back to the end zone and they fell to the undefeated Blue Devils in the end.
At 4-2, the Colts are still alive for the playoffs, but will need big wins at Albion and Oakfield/Elba to close out the season.
Newfane 45, Medina 22
The Stallions played one of their best games of the season in what turned out to be a shootout that was closer than the final score might indicate.
Newfane opened the scoring and built a lead, but the Stallions got things going as Hadrian Batista hit Preston Woodworth for a long TD and then hit him again for the two point conversion which cut the lead to 12-8. Newfane scored again before half time to lead 19-8.
Newfane would score early in the third quarter to make it 25-8, but Batista again found Woodworth in a crowd and he took it 60 plus yards for a TD. Trey Rhim caught the 2 point conversion to cut the lead to 25-16. Newfane made it 32-16 but the Stallions continued to fight back. This time MacKoy Hall found Preston Woodworth for his third long TD of the game to cut the lead to 32-22. But with the missed two point conversion, the Stallions could get no closer as Newfane scored a couple of late TDs for the 45-22 final score. Now at 3-4 on the season the Stallions are still alive for the playoffs with a visit to Albion coming up next Saturday.