Blue Devils’ champion runs wide in win

By on September 25, 2017

Senior slot receiver Jarrett Champion shifted to running back and exploded for 105 yards rushing with two touchdowns to lead Brockport to a 33-7 win over host Spencerport in Section V football.

With University of Buffalo bound running back Cory Gross out for one more game with a knee injury, the Blue Devils had senior Gordy Fisher running inside and Champion running outside.

They took the opening kickoff 63 yards on just five plays with pass completions from quarterback Ashton Scott to Champion for 26 yards and Nick Brauch for 23 yards setting up an eight yard touchdown run that Champion broke outside to the right. Josh Vandermark’s extra point made it 7-0 Brockport.

Spencerport’s offense matched that as they marched 47 yards after a ten yard bullet kickoff by Brockport was handled cleanly by up-man Scott Berry. Three third-down conversions and a huge fourth-down run by Reginald Boykins allowed Jadan Smith to scamper into the end zone on a four-yard sweep right. Bronson Slattery’s extra point tied the contest 7-7.

The Blue Devils didn’t blink as they embarked on a 12-play, 52 yard scoring drive that included a fourth down conversion after Spencerport’s Ryan Cottom registered a sack and Saige Stuber a tackle-for-loss.

Ashton finished the drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Palka to make it 14-7 Blue Devils.

Spencerport’s next possession stalled as Ryan McKee stopped the Rangers runner one yard shy of the marker on fourth down.

The Blue Devils ran off another scoring drive of 48 yards on 11 plays capped by a 20-yard field goal by Vandermark to extend to lead to 17-7 at the half.

The Rangers opened the second half with the ball and Levar Merritt set them up with great field position with a 33-yard kickoff return off a teammate’s knee to set them up at the Blue Devils 37 yard line.

A fourth down pass attempt was intercepted by Palka and it took Brockport only three plays to capitalize as Champion raced down the left sideline on a 57-yard scoring run to make it 23-7 Blue Devils.

The Blue Devils took advantage of another Rangers turnover as Champion recovered a fumble on a punt return at the Spencerport 15 yard line. They had to settle for a 32 yard field goal from Vandermark for the 26-7 lead.

Spencerport’s next two possessions ended deep in Blue Devils territory as they were stopped on fourth down at the 18 and 24 yard line respectively.

Brockport’s final touchdown came on a swing pass to Jared Hardies, who broke a tackle and ran down the left sideline for the 63-yard score.

Smith led the Rangers unofficially with 67 yards rushing with Boykins running for 42 yards and Berry 40 yards.

In addition to his 105 yards on the ground, Champion added 29 yards receiving. Scott was 11-of-15 passing for 189 yards, Fisher rushed for 25 yards and Hardies 63 yards receiving. Brauch and Zack Egan added 34 and 25 yards receiving respectively.

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