OSWEGO, NY – The swimmers were successful, the varsity football team stunned and the jayvee eleven victorious in recent Buc sports action.
Senior Night Victory
The Oswego High School swimming team continued its winning ways against Skaneateles as the Bucs came away with a 96-84 victory.
The Oswego Lady Bucs improved their record to 7-2 with a win.
Senior Chrissy Abare led the Buccaneer 200 medley relay team, with sophomore Brenna Riley, and freshman Mariah Metcalf and Elaina Rando, to victory to start off the meet with a lead.
Junior Elizabeth Baker, Katrina Tafler and Colleen Fraser, along with sophomore Zoe Ferris, took third in the event to extend that lead to a six-point advantage.
Brenna Riley was a double winner at the meet.
She took first place in both the 200 freestyle (2:05.38) and the 500 freestyle (5:34.74).
Mariah Metcalf was also a double winner.
She placed first in both the 50 freestyle (25.83) and the 100 freestyle (56.20).
Elaina Rando added another win for the Bucs in the 200 I.M. (2:36.00). Another junior, Hailey Ihlow, continued her dominance in the diving competition. Ihlow’s win in the diving event added to eight-event total in which the Lady Bucs put up the fastest time.
Oswego’s team had many great swims which led to the victory.
Coach Josh Lerch said, “With Sectionals just around the corner, it is very exciting that these girls are still able to put together best times while training harder than ever. The Buccaneers will cap off their regular season with a meet at CNS on Thursday. They will look to finish 8-2 on the season, which will be the best record they’ve had in more than 10 years.”
Heartbreak Football Loss
The season came to an abrupt end for the Oswego High School varsity football team on Friday night against invading Marcellus.
The Bucs led the majority of the game only to have Marcellus score two touchdowns and extra points in the final 62 seconds of regulation and send it into overtime. However, victory wasn’t to be as Oswego lost on the second possession of OT by a 40-34 count.
In a game that extended well more than three hours and finished with eerie fog rolling in, the Bucs grabbed a 14-0 first quarter lead as Alex Makin scored from 38 and two yards out and ran in a PAT for a two score lead.
Makin went down with an injury after the touchdown run and it made a tremendous difference on both sides of the ball.
Marcellus came back with a Brad Kermes 27-yard pass from Tom Keegan and Nick Nye kicked for point number seven. With just seconds left in the half Nye was on the receiving end of a six yard pass from Keegan and Nye tied it up.
In the third Oswego’s Lee Williams had a 15-yard run around the left side and QB Garrett Dunsmoor hit Trevor Martin for two points and it was 22-20 in favor of the Bucs.
The fourth quarter saw Oswego put some distance between themselves and the Mustangs.
Trevor Martin was on the receiving end of a perfect over the middle pass from Dunsmoor and he carried the ball 57 yards to the end zone for a 28-20 lead.
Oswego stopped Marcellus and then what appeared to be the game clinching score came as Marcus Winford went to his left and headed for the end zone with a 30-yard touchdown run for a 34-20 lead.
Oswego then gained the ball on a fumbled kickoff with less than four minutes remaining, but they couldn’t move the ball. However kicker Justin Canale had a picture perfect punt to put the ball on the Marcellus 3 with just under three minutes to go.
A flea flicker gained more than 60 yards and with 1:02 left Keegan threw the ball to Will Coon for a 14-yard touchdown play. Nye hit the kick and the Bucs still had a seven-point lead.
The on sides kick was recovered by Marcellus and the Mustangs started with ideal field position.
With 25.4 seconds left Keegan found Nye in the left corner of the end zone and only a Nye kick stood in the way of a tie.
Nye hit another and the teams went overtime.
Marcellus eventually scored on a one-yard run by the quarterback and the marathon was over.
Keegan was 22×42 for 367 yards and four touchdowns while for the Bucs Dunsmoor finished with 150 yards and Makin had 48 yards and two touchdowns in less than a quarter.
Jayvee Gridders Win
The Oswego High School jayvee football team finished its season with a second win of the year.
Oswego scored a 20-6 win over Marcellus.
In the second quarter Zach Crisafulli ran it in from the six and in the third the Bucs finally put it away. Connar Dryden scored from three yards out and Crisafulli ran in the next two points.
The Bucs finished the game as Nick Barnum had a short touchdown run of three yards.