Churchville-Chili puts together flawless performance for their Homecoming
By: Rezon Jackson
CHURCHVILLE N.Y- The Churchville-Chili Saints dominating the Brockport Blue Devils 26-0. The Saints got rolling right out of the gates in the first quarter.
A 43-yard touchdown from quarterback Chase Shepanski started the scoring. The next score came from Matt Tomazewski following the block of Blue Devils Brayden Scaccia’s punt. After the turnover committed by Brockport, Ricky Legares ran in for the touchdown to add to the lead, putting the Saints ahead 13-0.
In the second quarter, Shepanski connected deep down the left sideline with Joshua Campbell, finding the endzone to put the Saints up 19-0. In the first half, the Blue Devils were entirely ineffective on offense. The air attack and run game both struggled.
To start off the second half, Brockport's Tyler Judd picked off Shepanski in the defensive backfield with one hand but the Blue Devils failed to score off of the opportunity. The third quarter was scoreless. Landon Scott launched deep downfield but defensive back Elijah Burnley of the Saints came over to steal the interception. The Saints’ Elijah Burnley scored in the fourth quarter with 6:39 remaining to put the game away.
“I have very resilient kids. When things go bad, the adversity hits, they keep their heads up. They keep fighting they’re an unbelievable group, good group of guys,” Churchville-Chili Head Coach Dennis Pynn said.
The Saints were dominant in the win, but they did struggle with penalties throughout.
“We’re just going to go back and look at the film. I don’t feel like a lot of those are truly penalties. We just got to go back and look at the film and do a better job in practices next week,” Dennis said.
Shepanski was strong in the game, both on the ground and through the air. He did, however, throw interceptions.
“A lot of penalties, there was some miscommunication on certain routes, and certain plays, and if we can fix that, we can be a stronger team for sure,” Shepanski said.
Elijah Burnley had a great performance on both sides of the ball, playing both offense and defense all game.
“The energy just stayed the whole game. As a team, we are efficient together, when we play together. We got that chemistry. You got to work hard in practices, I’ve done a lot of conditioning to be efficient for 48 minutes in a game,” Burnley said.
Churchville-Chili will next be in action against Eastridge on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 2:00 p.m. Brockport will head back home to face Gates-Chili on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m.