The Oswego varsity football team had the best offensive display in years while the girls volleyball team earned a berth in the golf finals while the varsity soccer team lost to a close rival.
Football Team Rolls
In one of the highest scoring games in year the Oswego High School varsity football team rolled to a 56-8 victory at Watertown High School on Friday night.
It was the second win of the season for the Bucs, but the largest offensive output in several years.
The ground game was the story of the night as Alex Makin had 154 yards in 13 carries, Zach Crisafulli 11×98, Jake Lofthouse 5×56, Mitch Schrader 2×26, Ian Hammond 3×22 and Garrett Dunsmoor 5×5 while Austin Piazza had a carry for a yard.
The game was decided in the very first quarter as the Bucs roared out to a 28-0 lead. Alex Makin scored from 45 yards out to start it and moments later had his second of four touchdowns with a seven yard run.
Before the quarter was over Justin Canale was on the receiving end of a 46-yard pass play from Ryan Lavner and Crisafulli scored from eight yards out. Lavner accounted for three PATs in the first quarter and Crisafulli added the other.
Watertown finally scored in the second quarter, but it was after another Makin score as he took a Dunsmoor pass 12 yards to paydirt. Lavner also took a 22 yard pass play from Garrett Skinner for the final TD of the first half.
At halftime the Bucs held a 42-6 lead.
In the second half Makin scored from 10 yards out and Lofthouse also scored on a 10-yard run. Lavner had a very successful night with his foot on PATs.
Coach Mike Conners said, “The offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage throughout the game. They were led by Isaac Noel, Trey Love, Jake Rodriguez, Ryan Kearns, Eric Doviak and Kory Mctague.”
For the Bucs Quentin Bailey had a fumble recovery and a key tackle on a goal line stand. Makin also had an interception in the victory.
The Bucs wind up the regular season this Saturday with a 1:30 p.m. game against Hudson on senior day.
Oswego Loses in Gold Finals
The Oswego girls volleyball team traveled to Waterloo High School for the annual “Dig Pink” Tournament and after a successful day fell in the gold medal finals to Honeoye-Lima 25-19,13-25, and 9-15.
Oswego senior Bella Winklestine was awarded the Sportsmanship Award representing Oswego for the day and more than $1,000 was raised to fight cancer.
“Overall it was a good day of volleyball for a very important cause and most all the teams dressed in pink in support of the day,” Coach Ron Ahart said.
In pool play match one Oswego defeated South Seneca 25-14 and 25-16. Erika Atkins and Marguerite Dillon lead Oswego with seven kills each and Bella Winklestine added four more kills. Madison Collins had 16 assists. Atkins, Collins, and Allie Henderson all recorded two aces.
In pool play match two Oswego defeated Pal-Mac 25-16 and 25-10. Winklestine had a huge match (10 kills) with support from Dillon (six kills). Collins stymied the Pal-Mac attack with eight aces and 14 assists.
In pool play match three Oswego Notre Dame of Batavia 25-21 and 25-20. Dillon (seven kills), Winklestine (six kills), Atkins (three kills), Collins (three kills), and Kellie Gorman (two kills). Collins set the balanced attack with 17 assists.
Oswego then played host Waterloo and won a hard fought match 26-24, 14-25, and 15-9. Dillon was strong (10 kills, three aces), as was Atkins (six kills), Winklestine (three kills, three point blocks), and Gorman (two kills, five point blocks).
In the finals Oswego started strong winning 25-19 but struggled in the final 2 sets falling 13-25 and 9-15. Dillon again had a good match (12 kills), followed by Winklestine (six kills, two point blocks), and Atkins and Gorman with three kills each. Collins added to her days total with 21 assists.
Also playing well were Jessica Pfeifer (21 digs), Clara Culeton ( two kills, six assists, four point blocks), Shanell Meyers (an ace, six digs), and Carlie Stoebner (seven digs).
The girls return to their final two league matches of the season with a chance to win the league title versus Liverpool and Cicero-North Syracuse.
Senior Day for Bella Winklestine, Erica Atkins, and Madison Collins will be versus Central Square Tuesday, October 22.
Oswego boys’ varsity soccer was in action against Fulton with the Raiders coming away with a 5-1 win.
The lone Oswego goal was scored by Santiago Orta.
In the net Adam Scharf had 13 saves for the Bucs.