Medina teams score sweep in youth football

Contributed Story Posted 28 August 2022 at 9:56 am

Medina scored a three game sweep at Holley Saturday in Niagara Orleans Football Association (NOFA) play winning the Beginners game 25-12, the Mini contest 32-0 and the JV game by forfeit as Holley did not have enough players. Medina also defeated Barker/Roy-Hart 7-0 in the Varsity Division game.

Medina 25, Holley 12
It was another good day for the Medina Ponys though again they had a slow start, giving up the first TD of the game to Holley. However, things turned around from there as they get the next three scores in the game.

Zach Allen started things off with a 35 yard TD run, but the extra point was no good and the Ponys trailed 7-6 after one quarter. The second quarter was all Ponys as Allen again got loose, this time for a 25 yard TD and Kaydence Russaw ran in the extra point to make it 13-7. Allen then ran 32 yards for a TD but they missed the point and Medina led 19-7 at the half.

There was no scoring in the third quarter though Lyric Chinn had a nice 35 yard run. In the final quarter the Hawks scored again to make it a close game at 19-12, but Russaw puts this one away with a 2 yard TD run for the 25-12 final score.

This defense had a solid game led by Russaw, Allen, Shane Re and Cayden Dubois.

Medina 32, Holley 0
This one was all Medina Colts with their own version of Thunder (Damareon Shine) and Lightning (Luke Hungerford) providing all of the scoring.

Shine scored from 45 yards out in the first quarter and 51 yards in the second quarter to make it 12-0 at half time thanks to a huge effort from the defense, led by Xander Groves, Kyle Bolton, Ja’Keir Taylor and Zachary Smith.

In the third quarter Hungerford got in on the scoring with a long, weaving 70 yard TD run and Shine adds his third from 5 yards out, with Luke adding the extra point run. Hungerford scored the final TD in the fourth quarter from 45 yards out and Patrick Grollmes tossed the extra point pass to Ja’Keir Taylor.

Medina 2, Holley 0 (Forfeit)
Holley was short handed in this one, but the teams agreed to play a shortened game to get both teams some extra play against an opponent. Kendrick Russaw and Caliyah St. Louis scored touchdowns for Medina.

Medina 7, Barker Roy-Hart 0
This one was all about a great defensive effort from both teams as both offenses ended up scoreless.

The biggest play of the game came on defense in the third quarter as Zahkius Chinn picked up a fumble and ran in from 7 yards out for the only touchdown of the game. MacKoy Hall ran in the extra point. Matthew Jacobs, Ryan Frentz, Hadrian Batista and Autumn Rizzo all helped to spark the defensive effort.

The offense was able to put up some good running game from a combination of Hall, Dean Fischer, William Ribbeck, Matthew Jacobs and Treyden Rhim.