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October 3, 2008 - 11:45pm
posted by Brian Hillabush in Avon, football, Le Roy, sports.

The Avon football team played visiting Le Roy tight, but the Oatkan Knights held on to a slim lead in the second  half and beat the Braves 49-37.

After the two squads were tied at the end of the first quarter, 8-8, Le Roy had a 21-14 advantage in the second.

Travis Fenstermaker tossed two touchdown passes to Mike Humphrey in the second quarter - and three in the first half - and Quentin Humphrey added another second quarter touchdown run to give Le Roy a 29-22 lead at intermission.

Avon trailed 36-29 and was driving early in the fourth quarter, but the Braves fumbled and Andrew Alexander picked it up and returned the ball 47 yards for a huge score.

Alexander added a 63-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and Avon got a late score when Max Barrett threw a 35-yard TD pass to Pat Hayes.

Barrett was a big reason why the Braves (3-2) were in the game as he completed 9-of-17 pass attempts for 131 yards and also rushed for 137 yards with two touchdowns.

Le Roy improves to 5-0 and will be hosting rival Caledonia-Mumford next Friday night.

October 1, 2008 - 9:54pm
posted by Brian Hillabush in Avon, football, Le Roy, sports.

 Le Roy (4-0) at Avon (3-1)

7 p.m. Friday

The question facing the Avon football team is simple; can they stop Mike Humphrey?

Nobody else has.

Travis Fenstermaker has continued to find his favorite target and it seems like no defensive back in Section 5 could stop the Le Roy WR at this point.

Humphrey caught six passes for 97 yards last week in a 36-0 win over Canisteo-Greenwood, including a pair of touchdowns. That gives him 17 receptions for 364 yards and six touchdowns.

He has also made an impact returning kickoffs and intercepting passes, including the two that he had last week.

Fenstermaker has completed 26-of-50 pass attempts for 485 yards and eight touchdowns.

One of the biggest surprises through four weeks is that neither of these players have won Player of the Week in Class C.

Le Roy's running attack hasn't had many problems either as Andrew Alexander has pounded the ball 72 times for 573 yards and six touchdowns.

Humphrey will probably be covering the top receiver that he has seen thus far as Avon's Garrett Kesel has caught 16 passes for 233 yards and two scores.

His quarterback is a good one.

Max Barrett has went 26-of-68 passing for 467 yards and seven touchdowns. He also runs the ball, picking up 189 rushing yards with three scores.

Rich Welch leads the Braves in rushing with 364 yards and five touchdowns on 28 attempts.

Eric Hendrick has 187 yards and four TDs.

The Oatkan Knights are ranked fifth in the state in Class C.


July 24, 2008 - 8:30am
posted by Philip Anselmo in Avon, wbta, West Nile.

Check out WBTA for this and other stories:

  • Livingston County health officials confirmed that a hawk found in Avon has tested positive for West Nile virus, the first such case in a bird in that county this year. The virus has present in western New York for eight years, according to the county's public health director.
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