LIVINGSTON MANOR – After two close league losses, the Yellowjackets knew they needed a big win over the Blue Devils in week five. They got the job done on the road with a 39-0 shutout victory …
LIVINGSTON MANOR – After two close league losses, the Yellowjackets knew they needed a big win over the Blue Devils in week five. They got the job done on the road with a 39-0 shutout victory over the rebuilding Livingston Manor/Roscoe team.
Eldred started their scoring supremacy early, with QB Frankie Whitmore finding Trai Kaufmann for a 30-yard touchdown pass just three and a half minutes into the game. They kicked the extra point to make it 7-0.
Eldred followed it up with a 28-yard rushing touchdown by Matt Ranaudo just two and a half minutes later to take a 13 point lead.
Sean Furler got in on the scoring action in the second quarter with a 37-yard sprint into the endzone. Ranaudo converted the 2-point attempt to make it 21-0. After the two teams traded back-to-back-to-back turnovers, Whitmore took to the skies again, this time a 39-yard touchdown pass to Trai Kaufmann. After an unsuccessful 2-point conversion, the Yellowjackets took a 27-0 lead into halftime.
Eldred scored once each in the third and fourth quarters, further securing the win behind Ranaudo’s second TD and Whitmore’s third, this time on the ground rather than in the air.
“We went back to the basics in practice this week,” Eldred Coach Sean McAveney said. “Roscoe fought just like we knew they would.”
With Eldred having two league losses already, and Tri-Valley and Fallsburg left on the schedule, McAveney said, “We are just focused on going 1-0. The kids are working hard and they’re excited.”
“A lot of credit to Eldred tonight,” coach Mike Hill said after the game. “We showed our inexperience tonight, but we’ll come back and work hard in practice.”
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