Class C, semifinals: Letchworth vs. Le Roy
Letchworth (6-2) vs. Le Roy (8-0)
1 p.m. Saturday, at Aquinas
Back in 1970, long before anybody that will be on the field Saturday was even thought of, Letchworth and Le Roy played a football game against each other for the first time.
The Indians won that contest, knocking off one of the most storied programs in Section 5. But that was the last time a Letchworth squad beat the Oatkan Knights and here we are in the 2008 Class C semifinals and coach Tim McMullen's boys are looking to shock the world.
These two teams both play in Livingston Conference Division II and Le Roy has without a doubt been the class of the division. The Oatkan Knights won this year's regular season game 41-25 because of big games by quarterback Travis Fenstermaker and receiver Mike Humphrey.
That duo has been playing some amazing football this season.
Fenstermaker has completed 59-of-98 attempts for 970 yards with 18 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions, while Humphrey has caught 36 passes for 593 yards and 11 scores.
Fenstermaker - who is 19-1 as a starter in his career - is also a powerful rusher, gaining 348 yards with three touchdowns on 72 attempts.
But the running game is typically left in the hands of Andrew Alexander.
The senior has so far gained 1,035 yards with 11 touchdowns on 138 carries. Fullback Jon Casper has scored 10 touchdowns with 219 yards and Tyrone Wyckoff has pitched in 246 yards.
Le Roy has a high powered offense, but is a great defensive team as well, led by John Scheuing's 42 tackles. Jordan Casper has 35 and Humphrey has made 30 stops with five interceptions.
That defense will be keeping an eye on Letchworth quarterback Travis Tones, who is the top weapon for the Indians.
Tones is a veteran player that can throw the ball, but is most effective as a runner.
He had three rushing touchdown and one passing in Letchworth's 43-7 thumping of Marcus Whitman in the opening round last week.
Freshman running back Chris Nevinger keeps getting better every week as the Indians keep getting better as well. Letchworth has not lost since Caledonia-Mumford beat them in Week 4.
Le Roy is third in the state while the Indians get an honorable mention.
(pictures borrowed from www.leroyfootball.com)