2007 Chenango Forks Varsity Football

Game 7 vs Windsor

Blue Devils defeat Windsor 29-12!


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Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

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Forks gets early jump in defeating Windsor
Aston scores four touchdowns for Blue Devils

Robert B. Bonaparte
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
WINDSOR -- If there was any doubt that Chenango Forks' defense could contain Windsor's high-octane offense, it was eliminated on the Black Knights' first series.
That's when Forks senior Clint Cade registered the first of his three sacks Saturday on a third-and-5 pushing host Windsor back to its 35-yard line where it would punt.
Forks' Joe Aston had four touchdowns to send the unbeaten Blue Devils to a 29-12 victory in a Section 4 Football Conference, Division III contest.
The Black Knights (4-3, 2-2) were held scoreless until the second half.
With the victory, Forks (7-0, 4-0) clinches the top seed in the Class B playoffs. The Blue Devils have won the past six Class B titles.
"We knew Windsor had a lot of weapons," Forks coach Kelsey Green said. "But we were able to put a lot of pressure on their two younger quarterbacks and then when the QBs did have time to throw, we had tight coverage."
Said Windsor first-year coach Tim Hogan, "Forks just physically outperformed us."
Forks scored in its first drive as the Blue Devils moving down the field methodically and meticulously. Aston's 15-yard TD run would cap an eight-play, 64-yard drive.
Aston would then have touchdown runs of 1 and 8-yards in the second quarter.
His most entertaining run though was a 75-yard run in the third quarter for a 27-0 lead. Aston received a pitch in the far right, broke a tackle on Forks' 35-yard line and sprinted down the sideline for the score.
Aston finished with a season-high 181 rushing yards. In his last two games, Aston has rushed for 312 yards and six touchdowns.
"It's been a great season," Aston said. "I still think we have more to improve on though."
Chenango Forks captures the latest victory in a rivalry that stems back to the 1960's when the two teams played in the Susquenango Association.
It seems rival, division games has been the theme for Forks the past three weeks.
Forks beat CV, 20-14, on Sept. 29 and topped Norwich 14-6 on Oct. 6.
"It was more relaxing on the sidelines today than the past two weeks," Green said. "We got an opportunity to play every kid on the team."

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01 02 03 04   Tot
Chenango Forks 7 14 6 2 - 29
Windsor 0 0 0 12 - 12
  • CF - Joe Aston 15 run (Bob Lumsden kick)
  • CF - Aston 4 run (Lumsden kick)
  • CF - Aston 1 run (Lumsden kick)
  • CF - Aston 75 run (kick failed)
  • W - Mike Gnall 62 pass from David Goetz (pass failed)
  • W - Tim Costello 24 pass from Goetz (run failed)
  • CF - Sack of Windsor QB in end zone (safety)


Windsor CF
First Downs 13 18
Rushes-Yards 24-0 52-375
Passing Yards 208 27
Comp-Att-Int 13-24-1 1-3-0
Total Offense 48-208 55-402
Punts-Ave yards 4-38-0 3-36.3
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties-Yards 4-20 7-50


Windsor rushing

  • Dylan Kay 9-26
  • Matt Murray 4-7
  • Kevin Markoff 1-2
  • Noah Sibley 1-2
  • David Goetz 4-(-14)
  • Justin Spalik 5-(-23)  

Chenango Forks rushing

  • Joe Aston 15-181, 4 TDs
  • Tim Zdimal 10-61
  • Tom McMillen 3-39
  • Ryan Freije 6-32
  • Jesse Villella 1-16
  • Nick Stephens 6-16
  • D.J. Smith 3-9
  • Mike Jeske 4-9
  • Shane Baron 2-6
  • Jake Reynolds 2-6

Windsor passing

  • David Goetz 8-for-13, 167y, 0 int.
  • Matt Murray: 5-for-11, 41y, 1 int.

Chenango Forks passing

  • Jake Reynolds 1-for-3, 27y, 0 int.

Windsor receiving

  • Mike Gnall 3-86, 1 TD
  • Mark Murray 3-56
  • Tim Costello 3-39, 1 TD
  • Loch Doolittle 2-14
  • Tip Martino 1-11
  • Dylan Kay 1-2

Chenango Forks receiving:  

  • Garret Cade 1-27

JV Score:  ?

Preview Article

Defending Windsor passing game is Forks' priority

By Kevin Stevens
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Section 4 Football Conference Division III pace-setter Chenango Forks anticipates a stern challenge for a third consecutive week when it makes the trek to Windsor for a 1:30 Saturday kickoff.
The Blue Devils (6-0, 3-0) have gotten past division rivals Norwich (by 14-6) and Chenango Valley (20-14) in their last two starts, both at home. Come Saturday, they'll play on the Black Knights' field for a third consecutive season.
"Defensively, they're like the same Windsor teams we've played," Forks coach Kelsey Green said. "They play that 50 similar to ours and they play it well -- that's the familiar half.
"The other half, we'll call it 'Air Hogan.' A lot of what they do offensively is similar, but then they'll go into their spread and shotgun, try to isolate you a little bit and hit their receivers. Offensively, they can really give you some headaches."
Windsor coach Tim Hogan has adhered to his two-quarterback platoon, with righty Matt Murray and lefty David Goetz teaming for 995 passing yards on a 21.2-per-completion average. To go with the passing game is the running back duo of Justin Spalik and Dylan Kay, who combine for 123.2 rushing yards per outing.
The Black Knights (4-2, 2-1) had a three-game win streak halted last week at Chenango Valley, and can ill-afford another loss within the division. The top two teams in the division advance to Section 4 playoffs.
Chenango Forks had its hands full with Norwich a weekend ago, though kept intact its 2007 streak of not surrendering a point after halftime.
"They came over and played Norwich football," Green said of last week's tight contest. "We did a lot of things well and a lot of things not-so-well. If you get by that one, you just thank your lucky stars and move on."
The Blue Devils have rushed for 194 yards per game, Joe Aston heading a customarily balanced cast with 452 yards.
Forks won each of the last two seasons at Windsor -- by 31-12 last year and by 21-14 in 2005 -- and added a 29-12 win over the Knights for its sixth consecutive Section 4 Class B title

Post-game Article:    

Fifth Quarter:

Published Tuesdays in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Forks' QBs of the future?
With a 29-12 thumping of host Windsor on Saturday, some of the younger Chenango Forks players got to see action.
Among them were Rickey Bronson and D.J. Smith, who figure to battle it out for the starting quarterback spot.
Chenango Forks (7-0) has had a different starting quarterback in each of the past four seasons, and that will continue with senior Jake Reynolds presently at the helm.
With a 27-point lead in the third quarter, neither Bronson or Smith attempted a pass. But Smith took more snaps and had 9 rushing yards on three carries.
Forks coach Kelsey Green said neither has the upper hand.
"They both got their feet wet," Green said. "Both are sophomores and both got the opportunity to run the offense."


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