2004 Chenango Forks Varsity Football

Game 2 vs Susquehanna Valley

Blue Devils render the Sabers toothless 52-14!


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SV unable to harness Forks' offense

Batty helps Devils gain 434 yards

By Mike Mangan
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Two weeks into the high school football season, there's one thing that's become pretty evident.

If you think you're going to catch Chenango Forks napping, think again.

The defending state Class B champion Blue Devils scored on their first seven possessions -- including a pair of first-quarter touchdowns to take control early on their way to a 52-14 victory over visiting Susquehanna Valley in a Section 4 Football Conference Division III football game Saturday.

Quarterback Tim Batty ran for a pair of 55-yard touchdowns and also threw for another for Forks (2-0), which once again looked impressive following last week's 44-8 victory at Norwich.

"We haven't had that problem, and I hope we don't," Forks coach Kelsey Green said of his team being overconfident. "We have a good starting team, but we have good kids behind them pushing them."

Any upset hopes the Sabers (0-2) were pretty much removed in the first quarter, thanks to a pair of two-play Blue Devils scoring drives.

After a his interception gave Forks the ball at the SV 40-yard line, Jason Chier scored two plays later on a 35-yard run off a pitch from Batty to give Forks a 7-0 lead just 3:27 into the game.

SV went three-and-out on its second possession, and Forks struck quickly again, this time with Jim Nicholson scoring on a 51-yard touchdown run.

Then it was the "Tim Batty Show."

First, Batty kicked a 31-yard field goal 17 seconds into the second quarter to make it 17-0.

He then followed with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Zach Vredenburgh midway through the second quarter before scoring on a 55-yard touchdown run as time expired in the first half to give Forks a 31-0 lead.

Batty opened the second half with another 55-yard touchdown run and his day on offense was over.

"We do have a lot weapons, but it's nice to have the ball in the hands of a kid like (Batty) every play," Green said. "Sometimes when things aren't good he can make a good play out it.

"Sometimes you're blessed to get a special athlete, and Tim is one of those."

Forks piled up 434 yards of offense, 424 of those on the ground.

Defensively, Forks was equally impressive, limiting SV to 205 yards, much of that in the second half against Forks' second and third-string defenders.

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1 2 3 4   Tot
Chenango Forks 14 17 21 00 - 52
Susquehanna Valley 0 0 0 14 - 14
  • CF - Chier 35 run (Batty kick)
  • CF - Jim Nicholson 51 run (Batty kick)
  • CF - Batty 31 FG
  • CF - Vredenburgh 10 pass from Batty (Batty kick)
  • CF - Batty 55 run (Batty kick)
  • CF - Batty 55 run (Batty kick)
  • CF - O'Branski 36 run (Batty kick)
  • CF - Rittenburg 20 run (Batty kick)
  • SV - Brofchak 2 run (Dunham kick)
  • SV - DePersis 5 run (Dunham kick)


First Downs 17 14
Rushes-Yards 51-168 32-424
Passing Yards 37 10
Comp-Att-Int 5-11-1 1-4-0
Total Offense 62-205 36-434
Punts-Ave yards 3-25 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Penalties-Yards 10-89 12-120


Susquehanna Valley rushing:  

  • DePersis 21-101, 1 TD
  • Brofchak 12-32, 1 TD
  • Antonetti 9-28
  • Blackney 2-6
  • Jones 1-1
  • Downey 6-0

Chenango Forks rushing:  

  • Batty 4-125, 2 TDs
  • Chier 4-70, 1 TD
  • O'Branski 3-52, 1 TD
  • Jim Nicholson 3-49, 1 TD
  • Spencer 4-33
  • Hessney 4-25
  • Purce 2-24
  • Rittenburg 3-22, 1 TD
  • Farnham 2-13
  • Mirabito 1-8
  • Collingwood 1-2
  • Wells 1-1

Susquehanna Valley passing

  • Downey 4-for-8, 28 yards, 1 int.
  • Howe 1-for-3, 9 yards

Chenango Forks passing: 

  • Batty 1-for-4, 10 yards, 1 TD

Susquehanna Valley receiving: 

  • Dunham 3-25
  • Tompkins 1-9
  • Jones 1-3

Chenango Forks receiving:  

  • Vredenburgh 1-10, 1 TD

JV Score: Susquehanna Valley 18-14

Preview Article:

By Kevin Stevens
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
(edited for CF/SV content only)

Chenango Forks plays its first home game as defending Class B state champion, taking on Susquehanna Valley at 1:30 Saturday. The Blue Devils haven't lost on their field since September 23, 2000. Susquehanna Valley was held to 136 yards of offense in an opening loss to Windsor. 

Tuesday Review Article:
By Staff
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin


Considering the wealth of returning talent for Chenango Forks from its state Class B championship squad of last season, the Blue Devils' 424-yard rushing performance in its 52-14 victory over Susquehanna Valley on Saturday wasn't all that surprising.

What was impressive, however, was that no Forks player carried the ball more than four times. In all 12 players combined for 32 carries.

Quarterback Tim Batty ran four times for 125 yards and two touchdowns. The other three players with four carries were Jason Chier (70 yards rushing), Tyler Spencer (33 yards) and Drew Hessney (25 yards).

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