Perry tops Holley in high scoring contest

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 8 April 2021 at 8:02 pm

Jumping out to a 28-6 first quarter lead, Perry went on to defeat visiting Holley 78-48 this evening in a free scoring 8 Man Division football game.

Quarterback Justice Fanaro threw two touchdown passes and running back Kellen Bell ran for a pair of scores to lead Perry in the opening quarter.

Holley though did come battling back in the second quarter.

Mason Neale caught touchdown passes of 62 yards from Destin Kuyal and of 66 yards from Jacob Affronti who also had a 7 yard TD run to rally the Hawks back to within eight, 36-28 late in the second quarter. Affronti, who scored the Hawks lone first quarter TD, also had a pair of two-point conversion runs during the big rally.

Perry quickly answered with a 67 yard TD pass from Fanaro to Dylan Conroy but again the Hawks cut the deficit back to eight, 42-34, on a 1 yard touchdown run by Affronti.

However, the Yellowjacks quickly regained a 16 point, 50-34, lead at the half as Braeden Wolfanger returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a TD.

Perry finally broke the contest open for good by repeating their first quarter scoring edge of 28-6 in the third period to pull away to a commanding 78-40 advantage. Fanaro passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in the period.

Affronti scored the Hawks lone touchdown of the period on a 70 yard run.

Holley’s Michael Jacobs-Fallato scored the lone touchdown of the fourth quarter in the final minute on a 4 yard run and Charlie Turpyn added the two-point conversion run.

Perry improves to 3-1 while Holley slips to 1-2. The Hawks next host Pembroke next Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Pembroke 56, Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville 12

Improving to 3-1, Pembroke downed visiting Roy-Hart/Barker/Lyndonville 56-12 in another 8 Man Division game.

Leading the way for Pembroke was quarterback Garrett Totten who ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more.

Quarterback Aidan Mescall scored both touchdowns for the 1-2 Silverbacks including a 71 yard TD run.