Another week, and another time where the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team would attempt to knock off a powerful neighbor.
Unsuccessful against CBA on March 28, the Red Rams took aim at Fayetteville-Manlius on Saturday at Liverpool High School -- and found the target.
In fact, J-D led most of the way, then used a dominant third quarter to shock the Hornets and produce a 12-7 victory.
Entering the game at 2-0, F-M knew this would be its toughest test of the season, even though J-D was just coming off a hard-fought overtime win over Cortland.
Sure enough, the first half was tight. The Rams displayed its intentions early, racing to a 3-1 advantage, and even though it cooled off a bit, J-D still went to the break owning a 5-3 lead.
All the suspense ended in the third period. Dominating the draws and sending waves of attackers at the Hornets' net, the Rams reeled off six unanswered goals, its most impressive stretch of the young season, to make it 11-3 and put it out of F-M's reach.
What's more, the Hornets couldn't key on any single player. John Clark led J-D's push, with three goals and two assists, but Mike Edwards also notched a hat trick and Jim Marshall scored twice.
Mac Keefus backed up his single goal with a team-best three assists. Nick Marshall and Christian Daly each got one goal and one assist, while Mike Centra managed a goal and George Kingma earned two assists.
F-M could not get much on the board, as Anthony Krizman and Ethan Gilbert got two goals apiece. Matt Taylor, Blair Hanson and Mike Poppleton also scored, but more often the Hornets got thwarted as J-D goalie Zack Paz had 12 saves, one more than F-M counterpart Eric Shuttenburg.
Prior to their meeting, J-D and F-M were both busy, each side carefully building some win streaks.