Skaneateles football gets third consecutive shutout – eagle news online
ONONDAGA COUNTY – At home or away, normal or short rest, for Skaneateles football, the circumstances don’t seem to matter.
In three games, the Lakers haven’t just beaten their opponents, they haven’t even let them appear on the scoreboard, reason enough for them to hold the no. Classification of 2 states in class C.
Canastota was the latest casualty in that wave of Skaneateles Friday night at Hyatt Stadium, with the hosts scoring 21 points in each of the first two quarters and routing the Raiders 55-0.
With shutouts against Clinton (50-0) and Onondaga (54-0) already on the books, the Lakers have once again demonstrated the multiple ways they can find the end zone at Canastota’s expense.
Grayson Brunelle started it with a 47-yard sprint early in the first quarter. A few minutes later, James Musso threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Herr, Brunelle back to make it 21-0 by scoring six yards before the end of the period.
It was only a warm-up, however, for Musso’s spectacular second quarter.
Not content with throwing a 53-yard TD pass to Cody Nesbitt, Musso, from his own 21-yard line, went deep and found Nesbitt for a 79-yard strike that, along with the extra point from Ashton Bennett , brought the score to 35-0. .
But the real exclamation point was when the Lakers, stuck in the shadow of their own goal line, saw a pass from Musso to Brunelle turn into a 98-yard dash to the other end zone.
Throwing for 313 yards on just seven passes (an average of nearly 42 yards per pass), Musso would run for 60 yards on five carries plus a touchdown in the third quarter. Brunelle ran 132 yards on 12 carries while Nesbitt racked up 159 receiving yards in just three passes.
Competition will get tougher for Skaneateles in October, especially Bishop Ludden, who was 2-0 this weekend but saw his game against 2-0 Southern Hills postponed. Skaneateles is supposed to weather the storm next weekend ahead of his October 9 big trip to Cazenovia.
At the other end of the spectrum, Solvay, still chasing his first win of 2021, couldn’t get it against Dolgeville, who won 36-7 on Friday at Al Merola Field.
Dolgeville, the school with more Section III titles than any other program, scored 28 unanswered points over the Bearcats in the first half.
Greg Gonyea scored on a 41-yard rush in the first quarter and a 13-yard rush in the second quarter, with Jared Bilinski’s pair of short dives adding to the Blue Devils’ margin.
Connor Morse scored for two yards in the third period, and Solvay was again held off the scoreboard until a fourth quarter practice where Jordan Dippold threw a 28-yard pass to Jeff Sharpe.