Mustangs outlast Bulldogs in high scoring tilt

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 1 September 2017 at 10:46 pm

Trailing 30-24 at the half, Medina/Lyndonville rallied to outscore Burgard 28-0 in the second half to claim a wild 52-30 victory in a season opening interdivisional game this evening at the Riverside Field in Buffalo.

Izaiah Rhim threw 5 touchdown passes, including two each to Brendan Luthart and Mason Lewis and one to Jalin Cooper to spearhead the Mustangs offense which also included a pair of touchdown runs by William  Braswell.

Rhim completed 14 of 28 passes for 244 yards as Luthart had 102 yards receiving and Lewis 93.

Rhim had touchdown passes of 45 yards to Luthart, 30 yards to Cooper and 24 to Lewis in the first half but Burgard held a 30-24 advantage as quarterback Tony Maple ran for a pair of touchdowns and passed for two more. Rhim also completed two-point conversion passes to Cooper and Lewis and also ran for another himself during that stretch.

Medina/Lyndonville pulled even at 30-30 on a 12 yard Rhim to Lewis touchdown pass to open the third period.

The Mustangs then took the lead for good at 38-30 later in the period on a 7 yard touchdown run by Braswell and a two-point conversion pass from Rhim to Luthart.

Rhim’s fifth TD pass of the evening, a 33 yard strike to Luthart, and another touchdown run by Braswell in the final period locked up the Mustangs victory.

On defense for the Mustangs, Ian Jospeh had 13 tackles and 2 sacks, Elijah Sones 2 sacks as Cooper and Lewis both had interceptions.

The Mustangs next visit Tonawanda in the B3 Division opener next Friday.

Akron 23, Roy-Hart 8
Brandon Orr completed two touchdown passes to Robbie PeQueen and Jake Sarow added a TD run to spark Akron out to a 23-0 lead and the Tigers went on to defeat host Roy-Hart/Barker 23-8 this evening in an interdivisional season opener.

Roy-Hart/Barker’s lone touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a 18 yard pass from Charlie Bruning to Walker Samanka as Malik Smith added the two-point conversion carry.

Roy-Hart/Barker’s starting quarterback Charlie Brigham left the game with an injury in the first half.

Akron led 13-0 at the half.