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Spencerport rushes to claim the Port Bowl

By: Michael Guido

Photo Cred: Liam Hoffman 89.1 The Point


BROCKPORT, NY--- The Spencerport Rangers won a hard-fought rivalry game against the Brockport Blue Devils by a score of 14-6 to win the Port Bowl.


The Rangers took the opening possession of the game 75 yards on the back of senior running back Jahyleen Quick. Quick scored the first touchdown of the game to give the Rangers a 7-0 lead just four minutes into the game.


The Rangers then recovered their own kick on the ensuing kickoff after the kick landed short and narrowly stayed in bounds.


"We wanted to squib it. It kind of came off the side of the kicker's foot," Spencerport Head Coach Brian Hugelmaier said. "The ball bounced the right way for us."


Spencerport then drove the ball 40 yards down the field and after a Jack Vickers touchdown, held a 14-0 lead just five minutes into the first quarter.


After narrowly recovering another onside kick attempt by Spencerport, the Brockport offense finally took the field already down two scores.


From Brockport's first possession onward, both teams would continue to run both the ball and the clock, but neither was able to put any points on the board. Spencerport nearly came away with another touchdown to end the first half, but Aiden Grinnell of Spencerport and Tyler Judd of Brockport both landed out of bounds fighting for the ball.


Brockport came out of the half with the ball and was successful moving the ball throughout the third quarter, but the Spencerport defense, along with some costly penalties on third downs, prevented the Blue Devils from scoring,

Photo Cred: Liam Hoffman 89.1 The Point

It wasn't until a fourth-quarter drive that was kept alive by multiple offside penalties, a few personal fouls, and a delay of game penalty against the Rangers that Brockport was able to score. Nathan Parker had a huge catch to set up the Blue Devils with first and goal and then took it in a play later to make it a one-score game.


With Spencerport running the ball and the clock, time began to work against Brockport. On their final drive of the game, Brockport was forced to use its final timeout of the game with 50 seconds left. With freshman quarterback Mason Scott getting tackled in bounds, the Blue Devils were forced to spike it on second down to stop the clock with just 17 seconds left.


On third down, Scott broke out of a sack, heaved the ball up in the air, and after bouncing off of multiple players, it was intercepted by Aiden Grinnell to seal the game for Spencerport.

Photo Cred: Liam Hoffman 89.1 The Point

"Last year, we went to battle with these boys and it wasn't a good ending, but this time made sure it was a good ending," senior offensive lineman Tyran Hoyte said. "We were just staying together as a family."


Spencerport will play at Eastridge next Friday with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff, and Brockport will host Canandaigua on Friday with a 7:00 p.m. kickoff.


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