OSWEGO, NY – The boys varsity volleyball team is headed for the Section III Class AA title game while the football team finished with a four-game win streak to cap off a 5-4 winning season.
Bucs to Finals
The next stop for the Oswego High School boys varsity volleyball team will be the Cicero-North Syracuse High School gymnasium for the Section III Class AA title match.
Oswego returns to the championship for a rematch of last year’s Section III title game against Baldwinsville.
The Bucs captured the semifinal round with a 3-1 nail-biting win over Cicero-North Syracuse.
Several hundred enthusiastic fans filled one side of the Power Gymnasium cheering on their teams.
Oswego won the first game 25-18, but then lost a 26-24 decision in game two.
Game three went beyond the regulation as the Bucs fought off the NorthStars challenge with a 29-27 verdict. In the final game the Bucs came from behind to win 26-24.
Coach Mike Shea said, “It was another great match against CNS. All except for one game ended past 25 points. The last two games were big come from behind wins for us. We didn’t play our best volleyball, but we played well in really clutch situations.”
Continuing he said, “We had a huge game from Emmett O’Brien and big time serving from Mike Edwards. I am proud of those guys for stepping up.”
Oswego and CNS have had some classic battles during the regular season.
In this one Zach Gillard had 42 kills, an assist, five blocks and three digs while Josh Carney distributed the ball well with 56 assists, three blocks and two kills.
Trevor Bradshaw finished with five aces and seven digs, Pat Dillon had two kills and two digs while Edwards finished with an ace and two digs.
Logan Krass had five kills and two digs, Drazen Schrecengost 10 kills, a bloc and four digs and O’Brien an ace, five kills and four digs.
Football Team Wins Again
The Oswego Buc varsity football team finished the season in spectacular fashion with four straight wins to complete the 2013 campaign with a 5-4 record.
Oswego and Nottingham met in a cross-over game on Tuesday night at Wilber Field with the Bucs coming away with a 22-14 victory.
Once again the Bucs moved the ball well on the ground while the defense stood strong throughout.
Oswego trailed 14-13 at halftime as the game started off in wild west fashion with both teams moving up and down the field.
Nottingham scored first for an 8-0 lead, but Alex Makin ran from 12 yards out and with a Ryan Lavner kick it was 8-7.
Late in the first quarter the visitors scored again and went up 14-7.
The lone touchdown in the second quarter was a six yard run by Makin for a 14-13 Oswego deficit at halftime.
Oswego clinched the game in surprising fashion as Ryan Lavner kicked a 25 yard field goal for a 16-14 lead.
In the fourth, Garrett Dunsmoor ran in from one yard out to secure the victory.