2010 Chenango Forks Varsity Football

Game 9 vs Trumansburg
Blue Devils win 55-7!

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Chenango Forks football team runs down Trumansburg
Blue Devils roll up 408 yards rushing

Kevin Stevens
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

BINGHAMTON -- Chenango Forks scored touchdowns on its first four possessions of each half Saturday in a 55-7 trouncing of Trumansburg to advance to Section 4's Class C football final.
Three Blue Devils rushers had 70-plus yards by halftime, at which stage it was 28-7, and the reigning champions repeatedly capitalized on short fields thereafter to ease away at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.

Ahead for second-ranked Forks (9-0) is the title game against Sidney (8-1), scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Union-Endicott. The Devils prevailed in a 44-36 shootout Oct. 8 at Sidney.
Fullback Jimmy Miller scored the first three TDs, and quarterback Casey LaNave the first two of the second half for the Devils, whose ground game accounted for the entirety of their 408 yards of offense. At the midway point, they'd rushed for 255 yards -- 8 1/2 per carry -- a good bit of it to the outside.
"They really caught us on the edge. I won't say by surprise, but we were so geared up for their power game, on the toss sweep our kids were getting pinned so they got the big plays," Blue Raiders coach John Dunlap said.
"If you haven't seen us much, maybe you don't truly know how fast some of our kids in the backfield really are," Forks coach David Hogan said. "But they were giving it to us and we kept going to it until they made some adjustments. They did a good job of that, and then it was time to move on to some other things."
Ten Forks rushes went for double-digit gains in the opening half, with brothers Ryan and Tyler Lusht accounting for seven of those -- two apiece of 20 or more.
Miller's scoring runs came from 17, 2 and 5 yards, and a 3-yard carry inside by Ryan Lusht coupled with his brother's run around end for two points gave the Devils a 28-7 advantage 3:23 before halftime.
Come the third quarter, Forks ran away from T-burg (6-3) by capitalizing on Raiders miscues.

Forks' Zach Jeske got a hand on a T-burg punt that resulted in first down from the Raiders' 29, and three plays later LaNave went 14 yards on an option keeper to score. Another T-burg punt gone awry gave Forks possession 19 yards out. After a 5-yard penalty, LaNave kept on the option for another 14-yard score, this time untouched by a defender.
The second of those TDs stretched the lead to 42-7 with 3:39 to play in the third quarter.
Zach Jeske and Travis Barnett added crisply effective scoring runs of 11 and 6 yards, respectively, as Forks moved within one win of its ninth sectional championship in the last 10 seasons.
"Mainly, we wanted to come out here and stay focused and play hard, because we know we have to raise the bar a little bit," Ryan Lusht said of the semifinal mission.

"I thought we started a little bit slow, but maybe late-first, early-second quarter, I thought we picked it up pretty good," Hogan said. "I think we executed pretty well."
Quarterback Andrew Peterson of T-burg led all rushers with 112 yards, 85 of them coming on two plays. Aside from those 39- and 46-yard advancements, the Raiders were limited to 105 yards of offense.

01 02 03 04   Tot
Chenango Forks 14 14 20 7 - 55
Trumansburg 0 7 0 0 - 7
  • CF - Jimmy Miller 17y run (kick failed)
  • CF - Miller 2y run (Alex Singh pass from Casey LaNave)
  • T - Andrew Peterson 3y run (T. Lilly Kick)
  • CF - Miller 5y run (run failed)
  • CF - Ryan Lusht 3y run (Tyler Lusht run)
  • CF - LaNave 14y run (R. Lusht run)
  • CF - LaNave 14y run (kick failed)
  • CF - Zach Jeske 11y run (kick failed)
  • CF - Travis Barnett 6y run (Richard Faith kick)


First Downs 7 23
Rushes-Yards 35-162 51-408
Passing Yards 5 0
Comp-Att-Int 1-5-1 0-2-0
Total Offense 40-167 53-408
Punts-Ave yards 3-6.7 0-0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 4-30 4-20


Trumansburg rushing

  • Andrew Peterson 11-112
  • Matt King 16-40
  • Alex Gatch 6-6
  • Arthur McFall 2-4

Chenango Forks rushing

  • Jim Miller 16-98
  • Ryan Lusht 8-88
  • Tyler Lusht 7-72
  • Casey LaNave 4-49
  • Alec Fleicher 3-35
  • Travis Barnett 4-31
  • Zack Jeske 1-11
  • Ryan Lamond 1-9
  • Tanner McMillen 4-9
  • Ethan Cook 3-6

Trumansburg passing

  • Andrew Peterson 1-for-8, 5 yards, 1 int.

Chenango Forks passing

  • LaNave 0-for-2

Trumansburg receiving

  • Reuben Young 1-5

Chenango Forks receiving:  

JV Score: Maine-Endwell 34, CF 13 (CF 5-2-1)

Preview Article(s) 

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin
None of note

Post-game Midweek Article:    

Fifth Quarter:

Published Tuesdays in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Forks' defense lauded

Trumansburg got an up-close and personal look at a defensive unit that is annually among Section 4's most sound and stingy in Saturday's 55-7 loss to Chenango Forks in a Class C semifinal at Binghamton Alumni Stadium.

T-burg saw 26 of 38 rushes limited to 3 or fewer yards, and the Blue Raiders' lone completion in eight passing attempts went for 5 yards.

"They're fundamentally sound. They're very, very well prepared," T-burg coach John Dunlap said. "They didn't make the same mistakes we made. When they ran option the second half against us, we made mistakes on our assignments. When we run option against them, they're not making mistakes on their assignments, not consistently.

"And I think also just the fact they're bigger and stronger. It's tough to move them."

He added, "Forks is legit; they're tough."

Ryan Lusht, a member of Forks' quick, athletic and experienced secondary, said of Saturday's defensive effort: "We're good at stopping the running. Forks has always been good at stopping the run, and these last couple of weeks we've been concentrating the pass, too. So, I guess that's why they couldn't get anything done."

It was Lusht who blew up an early T-burg threat, flying in to fell T-burg's Alex Gatch for a 4-yard loss on fourth-and-1 from the Blue Devils' 31-yard line five minutes into the game.



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