Sloppy conditions lead to some messy play in tonightâ??s matchup between Baldwinsville and Henninger, but in the Bees were able to capitalize when it mattered most to walk off with a tight 10-7 win.
The Black Knights opened things up with a slow and steady march down field on their very first drive but the B-ville defense forced Justin McGann to fumble at the one-yard line. Lucky for Henninger though, Wilbur McGann was able to recover it in the end zone for the touchdown and the 7-0 lead.
The Bees responded in the second when Gage Blasi found Ricky Sparks on a screen pass that Sparks took 77 yards to the end zone. Baldwinsville would take a 10-7 lead just before the half when Tom Scarfino hit a 32-yard field goal.
That would be it for both sides though as the Black Knights defense was able to hold Sparks and crew, while dropped passes and costly penalties stymied their offense.
Down by just three, Henninger missed its biggest opportunity with less than two minutes left on the clock.
Keisean Scott made a perfect pass to the back of the end zone but his receiver couldnâ??t hang on to it. Scott was then intercepted on the very next play when junior Cameron Skipworth, Sparksâ?? backup at running back, came up with a crucial pick to give the Bees the ball with the lead and time on their side.
A Sparks run for a first down was all the Bees needed to kneel on it and let the clock run out on Henninger.
Baldwinsville (2-0) will stay on the road next Friday to face the FM Hornets (2-0) in the Toyota High School Game of the Week.