- Tim Kelley 7-53
- Elijha Burns 11-31
- Austin Candea 2-9 1 TD
- Tyler Winslow 2-9
- Zack Detrick 1-(-1)
- Isaiah Zimmer 40-249 3 TD
- Ryan Bronson 8-72 1 TD
- Cody Lamond 3-24
- JC Sweeney 8-11
- Dylan Studer 3-(-4)
- Elijha Burns, 8-for-17, 121y, 1 TD
- Tim Kelley, 2-for-2, 85y, 1 TD
- Tyler Winslow 1-for-1, 58y, 1 TD
- JC Sweeney, 6-for-8, 115y, 3 TD
- Logan Osterman 7-148 2 TD
- Ben Rourke 3-74 1 TD
- Tyler Winslow 1-42
- Andrew Ziegenfus 3-57 2 TD
- Isaiah Zimmer 1-36
- Tony Silvanic 1-12
- Ryan Bronson 1-10 1 TD
Lansing (5-3) vs. Chenango Forks (7-1), noon Saturday at U-E: Since a 7-0 loss at Tioga in Week 2, the Blue Devils have won six in succession while outscoring the opponents by a combined 277-52. But for that loss, the Blue Devils have been held short of 30 points in one game, a 28-0 victory at Lansing in Week 4. The 229 rushing yards that day by Forks’ Isaiah Zimmer is his single-game best so far in a 1,092-yard season.
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The statistical summary from Chenango Forks’ 48-26 victory over Lansing in Saturday’s Section 4 Class C football semifinal made no mention of the following names: Paul Groover, Hunter Luybli, Ryan Ehrets, D.J. Ehrets, Joe Silvanic, Allan-Michael Rios.
Yet that crew of interior linemen, as well as tight ends Andrew Ziegenfus and Scott Craver, were as responsible as anyone for landing the Blue Devils an 11th title-game berth in the last 13 seasons.
The offensive front took care of its business so that Isaiah Zimmer could do his thing in a 40-carry, 249-yard, three-touchdown rushing afternoon, and so that John Colm Sweeney could complete six of eight passes for 115 yards and three scores.
“I thought we really took it to them, especially in the first half,” coach David Hogan said. “We had to get a little bit more creative and open it up a little more in the second half, which is going to happen when all you’re defending is the run you can bring guys up and fire more gaps. But I thought our front seven, even our backs, I thought we blocked very well today.”
Asked after the game what would be addressed first in the film room, Zimmer said, “I think first we’ll recognize how well the offensive line did.”
Of course, there was also that matter of Lansing’s 264 passing yards to be tended to. That field day included five gains of 32 or more yards.
“We just have to keep at it,” Hogan said. “We knew that we were fairly inexperienced and fairly thin there. … We know that we can do better than what we did today, we just know that. I’m confident that we’re going to get better.”