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October 19, 2013

Walton holds on for Hoover's 298th win

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Austin Kilmer scored three touchdowns Friday to give Walton football coach Jim Hoover his 298th victory as the Warriors downed host Bainbridge-Guilford, 27-22, in a Section Four Football Conference Division V game.

Colin Adam opened the scoring with a 9-yard run and Robert Merrill followed with the extra point to give Walton a 7-0 lead.

B-G countered with a 34-yard TD run by Mike Carlin and an extra point by Lucas Butcher to tie the score at 7.

Kilmer then put the Warriors ahead to stay, scoring on a 40-yard run. Dylan Wood’s two-point conversion run gave Walton a 15-7 advantage.

Although Cole Webb’s 30-yard TD run brought B-G back to 15-13, the Bobcats missed on the extra point. Kilmer then scored from 1 yard out and, after Butcher hit a 35-yard field goal, caught a 24-yard pass from Blake Hitt with 4 seconds left in the opening half.

“Giving up that TD with 4 seconds to go, that hurt,” said B-G coach Tim Mattingly, whose team faced a 27-16 deficit at the break but shut out the Warriors in the second half.

Walton’s defense stepped up as well, however, limiting the Bobcats to one more scoring play as Mike Carlin caught a 20-yard TD pass from Blake Hitt in the fourth quarter.

Mattingly said B-G had three chances to score in the last 7:33, but Walton denied each drive. The game essentially ended when Walton stopped B-G on a fourth-and-long from the Warriors’ 20-yard line (incomplete pass).

Kilmer finished with 83 rushing yards on 17 carried for the Warriors, who received 89 rushing yards on 14 touches from Derek Mead.

Mike Carlin finished with a game-high 105 yards on 17 carries in his first varsity game at fullback for the Bobcats.

“He just had an outstanding game,” Mattingly said of Carlin, a tight end who finished with a varsity-best in rushing yards Friday. “The line blocked really well.”

Carlin also caught four passes for 68 yards, helping Webb to 74 passing yards in a 5-for-18 performance.

B-G (1-6, 1-4) will play an opponent to be determined in a Section Four crossover game next weekend.

JC 63, Oneonta 32

Jake Crotser threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, but host Oneonta High lost a Section Four Football Conference game to Johnson City.

Rick Balles opened the scoring for JC with a 76-yard TD run. Teammate Anthony Johns followed with two rushing touchdowns — an 8-yard run with 9:14 left in the period with a 6-yarder nine minutes later — to give the Wildcats a 21-6 lead after one period.

Crotser hit Skylar Thompson for a 78-yard TD pass with 5:19 left in the first quarter. He also found Josh Griffis for a 20-yard TD pass to open the scoring in the second period, cutting the Wildcats’ lead to 21-12.

Johns then scored two more touchdowns as JC closed the first half with a 34-12 lead at the break. He had a 27-yard TD run with 7:27 left in the second quarter and a 40-yard run with 2:22 remaining.

Crotser and Thompson hooked up again in the third quarter, this time for a 37-yard TD pass 1:50 into the second half.

Sam Sherrill contributed a 21-yard TD run in the third quarter for the Yellowjackets, who capped their scoring with a 20-yard TD run by Crotser and a two-point conversion run by James Sibella with 3:24 left.

JC kicker Corey Cochrane went 7-for-7 on extra points.

OHS will play an opponent to be determined in a Section Four crossover game next weekend.

Tioga 34, Sidney 8

Sidney dropped a Section Four Football Conference game at Tioga on Friday night. No other information was available at press time.


Unatego 3, Afton 1

Marissa Woodard had 10 aces and six kills to lead host Unatego to a 25-11, 23-25, 25-19, 25-14 Midstate Athletic Conference victory on Senior Night.

Woodard served out the third and fourth games with aces for the Spartans (6-10), who got nine aces from Kali Benedict.

Alisha Hubbard’s seven kills and eight assists paced the Crimson Knights (2-14).

Harpursville 3, Sidney 0

Sarah Miller had 12 kills and five aces to lift undefeated Harpursville to a 25-16, 25-14, 25-17 MAC triumph at home.

Megan Matts contributed 20 assists for the Hornets, who improved to 16-0.

Jilleen Livingston’s five kills and 10 digs paced Sidney (13-3).

Hancock 3, UV 0

Kylee Letosky amassed 10 aces and 17 digs to lead Hancock (8-8) to a 25-22, 25-9, 25-12 MAC sweep of Unadilla Valley on Thursday night.

Megan Gould had four aces for the Storm.