Purple Eagles romp to Homecoming victory

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 4 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – EAGLES ROAR: Albion running back Ed Wolfe, who scored four touchdowns while rushing for 272 yards, runs through a hole here during first quarter action of this evening’s Homecoming victory over Maryvale.

Roaring out to a commanding 32-0 half-time advantage, Albion celebrated Homecoming this evening with a 39-6 victory over Maryvale in a B-North Division contest.

Ed Wolfe, who rushed for 272 yards on 26 carries, scored Albion’s first three touchdowns on runs of 54, 37 and 4 yards.

Quarterback John Warne, who completed 11 of 20 passes for 206 yards, then hooked up with Trey Hart for touchdown pass plays of 16 and 12 yards to boost the Purple Eagles out to the 32-0 half-time advantage. Hart had a total of 101 yards receiving.

“You always worry on Homecoming about whether or not your team will come out flat but we certainly didn’t come out flat,” Albion coach Tony Osburn said. “We came out real well.”

Wolfe later scored his fourth touchdown of the night on a 9 yard run in the fourth quarter as Mike Eldred tacked on his third extra point kick.

The Albion defense was led by Steven Stauss with 12 tackles, Brett Zicari 11 and Wolfe and Kollin Reynolds 10 each. Dominic DiCureia also had an interception.

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – DEFENSE: Albion’s trio of Aaron Mulroy (85), Brett Zicari (34) and Kollin Reynolds (44) tackles Maryvale ball carrier Andrew Donius.

Albion improves to 2-2 in the division and 3-2 overall while Maryvale drops to 1-3, 1-4.

Cheektowaga 42, Barker/Roy-Hart 16
Cheektowaga stayed perfect at 4-0 in B-North Division action with a 42-16 victory over visiting Barker/Roy-Hart (0-5) this evening.

Barker/Roy-Hart did jump out to an 8-0 lead in the first two minutes capitalizing on a fumble recovery as quarterback Andy Xapsos hooked up with Jacob Haight for a 16 yard touchdown pass. Xapsos added the two-point conversion run. Brian Payne had the fumble recovery to set up the opportunity.

Barker/Roy-Hart stayed within 22-16 at the half after a 31 yard Xapsos to Haight second quarter touchdown pass play. Xapsos again ran for the two point conversion.