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Sports > High School >> Football

Roscoe defeated in season opener

Sep 9, 2019

By Anthony Morgano - reporter/photographer

By: Anthony Morgano | Democrat
Case Leroy scores on a 3-yard pass from Dalton Powell to give Roscoe-Downsville-Livingston Manor their lone score of the day as they fall 30-6 at home to Onteora.
ROSCOE -- The Blue Devils, a combination of Roscoe, Livingston Manor and Downsville players, opened their 8-man football season Saturday afternoon against Onteora. Onteora set the pace early, scoring on their opening drive and mixing rushing and passing plays to keep the Devils unbalanced. The home team's offense struggled to get positive yards in the first half, and costly mistakes stunted their offense as R/LM/D fell 30-6 in their opener.
After Onteora failed to convert on a 4th and long, Roscoe took over possession in the red zone, but threw an interception in the end zone to give Onteora the ball back. Roscoe ended the half facing an 18-0 deficit, but had managed to earn some big defensive stops that could have broken the game wide open.
Both Pat Dibartolo and Alaniz Ruiz came up big on defense with interceptions.
On offense, Isaiah Grace led the ground game with 47 yards, while Ruiz threw for 28 yards and rushed for 38.
The lone score for the R/LM/D came on a 3-yard pass from Dalton Powell to Case Leroy in the 4th quarter.
“The credit today goes to Onteora, they came out and did what they needed to do, and they had a good passing game,” Roscoe Coach Fred Ahart said after the game.
“We certainly showed signs of what this team is capable of, and this team is going to work hard and improve for the next game,” Ahart added. “We're looking forward to improving every game, one play at a time.”

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