Waverly rolls past Watkins Glen
The Wolverines continued their strong play, beating Watkins Glen 35-6 in Section IV football action Friday.
"It was a pretty solid game all the way through," Waverly coach Jason Miller said.
Waverly's Zack Cooney got things started with a four-yard run at the 7:28 mark of the first quarter. Dan Hyland added the extra point to put them up 7-0.
Two and a half minutes later Cooney used his arm to score, hitting Austyn Bostwick for a five-yard scoring strike. Hyland added the extra point to make it 14-0 Wolverines.
In the second quarter Cooney once again found Bostwick on a scoring strike, this time for 17 yards with 10:18 left in the first half. The kick failed but Waverly led 20-0.
Then at the 8:00 mark Cooney returned a punt 70 yards to paydirt. The kick failed but the Wolverines extended the lead to 26-0.
Then with 6:20 left in the half Hyland booted a 34-yard field goal to put Waverly up 29-0 at the half.
In the third quarter Cooney ran 23-yards for the final Waverly score. The two point conversion failed but Waverly led 35-0 with 10:25 left in the third quarter.
Watkins Glen scored late to make to keep from getting shut out.
Cooney was 6-for-13 for 73 yards with two touchdowns in the win while also running the ball for 31 yards on four carries.
"He played a very good all-around game," Miller said about his quarterback. "I challenged them at halftime and they came out and marched the ball right down the field and scored and that was the end of their evening. Just a good performance, nothing too flashy."
Dylan Gutierrez led the Wolverines in rushing with 101 yards on 12 carries.
"We're trying to get him involved a little more and get him ready for the postseason," Miller remarked. "The last three games he's had a long run called back, he's a dangerous back. Down the road he's going to become a very important part of our offense."
Bostwick was Waverly's leading receiver with three catches for 28 yards and two scores.
Brady Myers led Watkins Glen with 13 carries for 57 yards.