Last Saturday it was hot and it was homecoming for the Bath Rams.
It was a match up of two teams who were 3 and 0. both Ranked 5th in NYS in their respective classes.
Hornell won this year's I-86 Showdown 35-14. They have now won 2 in a row and lead the all time series 22-7. The Red Raiders are 8 and 3 at Bath.
Coach Carroll is now 3 and 3 against Coach Erik Werner.
The Rams who averaged 377 yards on the grond per game. Had tough sledding against the Hornell Defense who had only given up 26 points on the season.
The Rams ran the ball 33 times for 159 yards. That is still over 4 yards per carry.
Tyler Finch lead the team in rushing with 14 carries for 78 yards and a Touchdown.
Connor DiDomineck had 11 carries for 51 yards and one catch for 23 yards.
Noah Hockaday was 2 for 4 thru the air for 58 yards.
The Defense was lead once again by Brandon Finch with 8 tackles. Damon Herric had 7, Zack Tenny had 6, Connor Cupp and Seth Walden each had 5. Kaden Adams had 5. Hockaday, Tyler Finch, Rickard and Rinker each had 3.
Our DJ's Flamingo Player of the game was Senior #15 Trevor Boss.
T. Boss had 4 carries for 21 yards. He had one reception for 35 yards and 2 Tackles. He was also crowned King at halftme for homecoming.
Trevor gets a dozen wings from DJ's Flamingo. Locatede on the Bath Kanona Road
On the season Trevor has 3 catches for 101 yards and a TD.
With the loss the Rams fall to 3 and 1 on the season and now in 5th place in the Class C sectional Standings.
Behind, ERG, Penn Yan, Marcus Whitman, and now LeRoy.
All 4 teams are undefeated going into this weekends games.
This week the Rams travel to a long ago foe from the Expressway Conference, the Cuba Rushford Rebels who are 3 and 1 out of the LCAA Division III. The Rebel's are lead by 4th year Coach Chris Fee. He is 19 and 10 in his career at CR.
Under the Leadership of Coach Carroll the Bath Rams have never lost to the Cuba Rushford Rebel's. The Rams are 8 and 0 under Coach Carroll.
4 and 0 at Home and 4 and 0 on the Road.
The last time these two teams met it was in 2006
The Rams traveled to CR and won 34 to 7.
The black Shirt Defense has never given up more than 12 points to the Rebels in a single game.
The Rams have outscored CR 226 to 44 in the 8 games.
That is a average of 28.25 to 5.5.
Cuba Rushford is coming off a tough 34-30 loss at Canisteo-Greenwood.
While the Rams have scored 131 points on the season. The rebels have scored 130. The Rams D has given up 95 points on the season. The Rebel's D has given up 56.
So each team is scoring just over 32 points. While Cuba is holding their Opponent to 14 points per game while on the other saide the rams are giving up 23.2 points per game.
The Rebel's are winning by an average margin of 24.5 points while the Rams are winning by an average margin of 19 points.
The Rebel's are 1 and 0 this year at home.
Last year the Rebel's finished 5 and 3 and lost in the first round of sectionals to Red Jacket 50 to 36.
Last year the Rebel's scored 295 points while giving up 199.
It looks like the rebel's offense is just as good as last year and the Defense has improved in the off season.
The Rebel's are in search of their 1st sectional title since 1991.
Milestones to listen for going forward
Coach Carroll is gong for win 180
Tyler Finch is 59 yards away from 2000 yards rushing in his career.
Connor DiDomineck is less than 200 yards away from 2500 rushing yards in his career. With 12 more points. Connor will hit 300 points in his career.
Stefan the Steamroller Ordway is 2 points shy of 100 points in his career.
Zack Tenny is 21 tackles away from the 100 club.
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