Class C, first round: S. Seneca/Romulus at Le Roy
South Seneca/Romulus (3-3) at Le Roy (7-0)
7:30 p.m. Friday
The Oatkan Knights are starting the march towards sectional championship No. 14 and have all the tools to get it done.
Le Roy is the top-seed in Class C, ranked third in the state in Class C and have had very little trouble compiling an undefeated record in the regular season, capturing the Livingston Conference Division II title.
Coach Brian Moran has built another powerhouse in a year many area fans thought Le Roy was going to be down, due the graduation of some great players.
Not the case.
The Oatkan Knights have had a spectacular offense, scoring an impressive 257 points. And the defense has been pretty solid as well, only giving up 103 points.
Travis Fenstermaker earned Offensive Player of the Week for Class C last week after a huge 223-yard, four touchdown performance in a win over Hornell last week. He's had a great year passing the ball and will also serves as a runner as well.
When he's throwing the ball, most of the time it is going in the direction of Mike Humphrey, who has proven to be one of the best in all of Section 5 this season. He has 502 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.
Le Roy also has a running game because that is usually the way to win a championship. Andrew Alexander is as good as anybody and many times gets overshadowed by the flashy quarterback and receiver duo. But he's for real.
Alexander has 952 yards rushing with nine touchdowns.
South Seneca/Romulus was the fourth best team in a pretty weak Finger Lakes West this year and has been outscored 176-135.
The town of Le Roy would be in shock - and probably shut down - if the Oatkan Knights lose this game. The sectional championship game and state aspirations are deserved by these kids and Le Roy will be in what is expected to be an epic final as a home team on a foreign turf.
(photo borrowed from www.leroyfootball.com)