2011 Chenango Forks Varsity Football

Game 1 vs Windsor
Blue Devils roll Windsor 33-8!
Win is fourteenth straight season opening victory!

Articles courtesy of the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

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Chenango Forks cruises in football opener

By Mike Mangan
Press & Sun-Bulletin

WINDSOR -- The faces may have largely changed, but for Chenango Forks, Friday night still yielded a most familiar outcome.
Lukas Aston and Jacob Green each ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Blue Devils rolled to a 33-8 victory over host Windsor in a non-league football game.
It was the 14th straight season-opening victory for Forks, coming off its ninth Section 4 title in 10 years last season. And considering the plethora of newcomers to the starting lineup, it was an impressive performance that should garner the attention of future opponents.
In particular the performance by Aston, who missed nearly all of last season due to a torn ligament in his knee suffered in Week 2.
He rushed for 140 yards, 132 of those coming in the first half, including a 58-yard touchdown run in the second quarter that helped Forks seize control.
With the Blue Devils leading 7-0 and facing a first down at its 42-yard line, Aston took a handoff from quarterback Zach Jeske, ran up the middle before cutting outside left around the 35-yard line and outrunning several Windsor defenders for a touchdown that gave Forks a 13-0 lead with 8:51 remaining in the second quarter.
Green scored on an 11-yard run with 1:23 left in the first half to increase the lead to 20-0. Aston added a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:16 left in the third quarter to give Forks a 27-0 lead.
"I've been looking forward to this game for a long time, waiting for that first game ever since I got injured," Aston said. "It's great to be back."
Green, among the many inexperienced Forks players thrust into significant roles, tallied 88 yards on the ground, part of a Forks rushing attack that piled up 292 yards. In addition to his 11-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, Green added another 11-yard touchdown run just seconds into the fourth quarter for a 33-0 Forks lead.
Defensively, Forks limited Windsor to seven first downs and 123 yards of total offense.
"We're definitely thrilled with the start," said Forks coach Dave Hogan, who handed his brother Tim a second straight blowout defeat following last season's 53-16 season-opening romp. "Anytime you can win the way we did, and everybody plays, that's good.
"I thought we played well in all three phases of the game."
Forks opened the game impressively, picking up three first downs on its first five plays to reach the Windsor 34-yard-line before a botched pitch led to an 11-yard loss and an eventual punt.
But Windsor went three-and-out, and Forks took over at its 46-yard line on its second possession.
This time, the Blue Devils would score, as Alec Fleicher took a pitch right from Jeske and scored on a 5-yard run on fourth-and-3, capping a 10-play drive and putting Forks up 7-0 with 2:08 left in the first quarter.
Windsor did little on its second possession, and moments later Aston scored on his long run to help turn the game into a rout.
"We thought we had a good plan to stop the midline," Tim Hogan said. "And we did at times but Lukas is tough to stop down the middle."

01 02 03 04   Tot
Chenango Forks 7 13 7 6 - 33
Windsor 0 0 0 8 - 8
  • CF - Alec Fleicher 5y rub (Isaiah Zimmer kick)
  • CF - Lukas Aston 58y run (kick failed)
  • CF - Aston 1y run (Zimmer kick)
  • CF - Jacob Green 11y run (Kick failed)
  • W - Luke Zakrajsek 15y pass from Elliott Campbell (Ben Rivera pass from Campbell)

TEAM STATISTICS  Online game stats from Gannett newspapers

  Windsor CF
First Downs 7 16
Rushes-Yards 31-97 46-292
Passing Yards 26 45
Comp-Att-Int 2-11-1 2-3-0
Total Offense 42-123 49-337
Punts-Ave yards 3-29.0 2-31.0
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-0
Penalties-Yards 4-20 5-40


Windsor rushing

  • Isma'il Griffen 11-50
  • Josh Cady 4-24
  • Calvin Whalen 5-13
  • Elliott Campbell 9-6
  • Greg O'Malley 2-4

Chenango Forks rushing

  • Lukas Aston 17-140, 2 TDs
  • Jacob Green 10-88, 2 TDs
  • Ethan Cook 4-38
  • Joe Fassett 3-19
  • Zach Jeske 3-11
  • Alec Fleicher 3-7, 1 TD
  • Isaiah Zimmer 2-9
  • John Colm Sweeney 1-0
  • Adam Bronson 1-0
  • DJ Jones 1-(1)
  • Nick Cannon 1-(-3)

Windsor passing

  • Elliot Campbell 2-for8, 26y, 1 TD, 0 int
  • Josh Cady 0-for-3, 0 TD, 1 int

Chenango Forks passing

  • Zach Jeske 2-for-3, 45y, 0 TD, 0 int

Windsor receiving

  • Luke Zakrajsek 1-14, 1 TD
  • Jordan Wilder 1-11

Chenango Forks receiving:  

  • Richard Faith 1-34
  • Jacob Green 1-11

JV Score: CF 22, Windsor 12 (CF 1-0-0)

Preview Article(s) 

Staff reports
Press & Sun-Bulletin 

Chenango Forks at Windsor: The Blue Devils will seek to extend the program's streak of 13 consecutive season-opening wins in a game that'll pit brothers against one another -- Forks coach David Hogan against Windsor coach Tim Hogan.

Forks opened the 2010 season with a 53-16 home-field rout of the Black Knights. Despite the one-sided nature of that contest, David Hogan recalled the potential Windsor demonstrated on one particular possession.

"On the series coming out of the half, they jammed it down our throats and there was nothing we could do to stop them," he said.

Post-game Midweek Article:    

Fifth Quarter:

Published Tuesdays in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin

Green delivers

On a Chenango Forks roster filled with newcomers and/or those being thrust into more significant roles than a year ago, junior Jacob Green made a rather strong first impression Friday night in the Blue Devils' 33-8 season-opening victory at Windsor.

Green rushed 10 times for 88 yards, among the carries a pair of 11-yard touchdown runs. The 5-foot-7, 145-pounder provided a nice change of pace to the bruising style of senior fullback Lukas Aston.

"He's pretty quick, pretty shifty," Forks coach Dave Hogan said. "And for a little guy, he's pretty tough. He'll put his nose into it, too."

Green was modest when asked to elaborate about his performance, perhaps mindful that there are many games left to be played this season.

"We're just working hard; we have a lot of guys in the backfield," Green said. "I'm just doing what the team asks me to do."


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