Sunday, October 25, 2009

Holley defeats Marcus Whitman 20-14

Advances to play Attica in semis
By Sara Dresser
Saturday, October 24, 2009 6:35 PM EDT

HOLLEY — The Holley football team won their first ever sectional game in the program’s history, defeating visiting Marcus Whitman 20-14 Saturday afternoon.

The Wildcats had trouble stopping Holley’s tough run game, giving up over 100 yards on the ground in the first half and almost another 150 yards in the second half.

Sean Baylor scored early in the first quarter on a 28 yard touchdown run while Mike Pernicano punched it in for the two point conversion, giving Holley the 8-0 lead with 10:13 left in the first quarter.

After a three and out by Marcus Whitman late in the first half, the Hawks started at their own 43 yard line. Holley then drove down the field with two 10 yard runs by Baylor, and a four yard run from quarterback Guy Hills. Running back Mike Pernicano split the defense up the middle for a 14 yard touchdown run to give the Hawks a 14-0 lead going into halftime.

Alex Eddinger scored the first touchdown for the Wildcats on a 13 yard run. The point after kick was good, tightening the score to 14-7 last in the third quarter.

Pernicano went on to score his second touchdown of the game with 8:55 left in the fourth quarter on an eight yard run. The two point conversion run by Baylor failed, leaving the scored at 20-7 for the Hawks.

Marcus Whitman narrowed the score late in the fourth quarter as running back Scott Longyear scored on a three yard run with 1:24 left in the game.

The Wildcats attempted an onsides kick, but Tyler Winter recovered the ball for the Hawks. Hills ended the game by taking a knee, giving Holley a memorable 20-14 sectional win.

The Hawks will play Attica next Sunday at Auto Marina Stadium in Rochester at noon.

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