Barker/Roy-Hart earns first football win of season
HS Roundup: Albion volleyball clinches N-O crown
Staff Reports Medina Journal-Register
WILSON — Senior Jake Haight did everything but keep the fog away Friday night, sparking visiting Barker/Roy-Hart to a 44-26 victory over Wilson in a Section VI football contest between two small-school winless teams.
With the win on Wilson’s Homecoming, head coach Bill Bruning’s Barker/Roy-Hart team improved to 1-5 overall this season and remain 0-5 in Class B North. Head coach Bill Atlas’ Lakemen dropped to 0-6 overall and remain 0-5 in Class C North.
Haight was magnificent on offense, defense and special teams, finishing with 203 yards and three touchdowns on 17 rushes, as well as 136 yards and two touchdowns receiving, four extra points kicking, a two-point conversion run, an on-sides recovery and a partridge in a pear tree.
Bouncing back from injury, Haight’s return was immediately felt. The 6-foot, 3-inch 200 pound senior — widely considered among the top overall high school athletes in all of Western New York — opened the scoring just three-and-a-half minutes in the game, scampering around the outside 40 yards for a touchdown. His extra point point gave the visitors a 7-0 lead.
Haight opened the second quarter with a three-yard TD run, then added a two-point conversion run to make it 15-0.
Moments later, Barker/Roy-Hart sophomore quarterback Andy Xapsos (4 for 5 passing, 172 yards, 2 TDs) tossed a 39-yard TD pass to Haight, who added the PAT to up the lead to 22-0.
The Lakemen wouldn’t quit just yet and cut the lead to 29-7 at halftime with a late razzle-dazzle TD pass-pitch play. Senior QB Tim Walch hit junior Hunter Howland with a pass. Howland promptly pitched the ball to senior Andrew Koroschetz, who sprinted the rest of the way to the endzone. Walch’s PAT rounded out the first-half scoring.
Three straight Barker/Roy-Hart fumbles to open the second half kept Wilson in it. Walch snuck in from a yard out to make it 29-14, but Wilson’s next drive in R-H territory was foiled by a fourth-down interception and third quarter with no further scoring.
Barker/R-H then opened the fourth by marched 72 yards on seven plays. Haight’s 72-yard sprint to pay dirt capped the drive, making it 36-14. An eight-yard TD run by Howland (20 carries, 164 yards, TD) cut the Barker/R-H lead to 36-20, but junior running back DaRon Woods Jr. burst in from two yards out to up the visitor’s lead to 44-20.
The Lakemen rounded out the scoring with a minute-and-a-half left on a 30-yard pass from Walch (9 for 20, 150 yards, TD) to Koroschetz. Wilson senior Kevin Daunce finished with three catches for 74 yards.
Albion 3, Roy-Hart 0
MIDDLEPORT — Veteran Albion coach Ann Capacci has preached all season long the importance of developing team chemistry. The philosophy paid off on Friday evening, as the Lady Purple Eagles defeated Roy-Hart in a Niagara-Orleans League match to clinch the league crown.
Chanyce Powell led Albion with eight blocks and five kills, while Brooke Wilson had four kills and three blocks. Kelsee Soule had 16 digs and five kills, while Meghan Hurley had four kills and 12 digs, and Michaela Lake had 15 digs.
Albion won the first set 25-19, the second set 27-25 and the third set 25-19.
The Lady Purple Eagles remain undefeated at 11-0 in league play with one match remaining, while Roy-Hart concludes the league slate at 9-3.
This marks Albion's first N-O crown since 2010, where the team finished 12-0.
Roy-Hart 1, CSAT 0
GASPORT — Lyle Wagner scored the game's lone goal for the Rams, as Roy-Hart defeated CSAT in a Niagara-Orleans League game on Friday evening.
David Brooks assisted on Wagner's goal, as Sam White earned the shutout in net in lieu of normal starter Maine Walker. Roy-Hart improves to 4-5-1 in league play.
Holley 2, Medina 1
MEDINA — Tyler Chmylak scored the game-winner for the Hawks in the game's final minutes, as Holley bested Medina in a non-league game on Friday afternoon.
Greg Husung gave Medina a 1-0 lead early, but Holley drew even early in the second half on a goal by Levi Fahmer, assisted by Andrew Cary.