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Lakers shut out Homer, meet Westhill in Class B final

On the Lakers' next offensive play, Moyer again cut through Homer defenders and used his quickness to go 59 yards for his third TD of the afternoon. Perfect blocks by linemen Jason Jones, Paddy Adolfi, Marcus Schokker, Connor Ryan and Drew Jones sprung Moyer on his long runs.

Eschen claimed the first of his two interceptions after that Moyer TD, and Koesterer would get on the board with a 23-yard TD scramble just 23 seconds before halftime, building the Lakers' lead to 35-0 and putting it out of reach.

Chris Nourse would catch a 40-yard TD pass from Koesterer in the late going, as the junior quarterback went five-for-seven for 129 yards. Moyer got most of his 166 yards on the ground from those long TD runs.

And once again, the Lakers' defense was sensational, recording its fifth shutout in seven seeks, holding Brenchley in check. Aside from Eschen's two interceptions and a fumble recovery, Artie Bigsby had 13 tackles, with fellow linebacker James Irwin getting nine tackles.

Cazenovia's defense will now get a major test from Westhill, which has scored 86 points in playoff wins over V-V-S and Holland Patent.

In the latter game, a 48-28 decision, junior running back Dale Ross was a one-man show, running for 306 yards, scoring four touchdowns, throwing a TD pass, and earning two interceptions.

Ross is effective because the Warriors can throw, too, Dan Fetter finding big and quick receivers in Jim Ross and Jake Burgess. It is exactly the kind of challenge Cazenovia has looked for -- and will soon get.

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