Mesh Makes Early Exit, Webster Schroeder Downs Spencerport
Spencerport, N.Y. -- A showdown of 2-0 teams in Section V Class A1 quickly turned into an old school beat down on Friday night. On the first play from scrimmage Spencerport star RB Cameron Mesh fielded the opening kickoff and after a solid return he fell back to the ground with an injury. Mesh, who entered the night with eight total touchdowns on the season, would never return and the Webster Schroeder Warriors eventually rolled to a 35-2 victory.
The first points of the game came on the Warriors second offensive snap of the game when QB Drew Pagano was sacked by a wave of Rangers pass rushers in the end zone for a safety. From there however, it was all Warriors on this Friday night. Pagano would go on to throw four first half scores to three different receivers in route to a 28-2 lead at the break. Early in the second half Pagano would add on a rushing score from 26 yards out to put the finishing touches on the biggest win of the season for Webster Schroeder.
The Warriors effort beyond Pagano was led by senior Torrance Washington. Washington racked up well over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns offensively well also added a fumble recovery and a multi tackle effort on the defensive side of the football. Washington was able to consistently make defenders miss, evidenced best on his 67 yard touchdown late in the second quarter, and was a match up nightmare for the Rangers defense all evening.
The Rangers never seemed like themselves in this contest as the offense fumbled four times(losing three) and struggling to create any chunk plays throughout. The offensive struggles were particularly surprising for a team averaging 60 points per game entering Friday's game. The Rangers offensive line wouldn't get the same consistent push up front that had been seen in the prior two weeks and the backs who carried the load in place of Mesh were unable to make the plays needed. Defensively the loss of Mesh was on full display, as Pagano and the Warriors aerial attack had receivers running open all throughout the first half. By the time the Rangers got to the break and made some adjustments the game had gotten too out of hand to recover from.
Spencerport will look to bounce back next week on the road against Churchville-Chili, well Webster Schroeder hosts the other big challenger in Class A1 in the form of Brighton.