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Westhill taken out by Hornell in state semis

So it remained until a 14-second stretch, late in the second quarter, that all but sealed Westhill's fate.

Not long after Dylan Dunn intercepted Law's pass at the Hornell 20, Stonerock took off on a 55-yard run, recovering his own fumble. One play later, Dwyer scored from 16 yards out.

Hornell kicked off, short - and Nathan Nigolian mishandled it, allowing the Red Raiders' Scott McKibben to recover on the Westhill 35.

What happened next took everyone at Westhill by surprise. Hornell ran a reverse - but Dunn, running right, stopped to throw, and Scavo, the quarterback, was all alone 15 yards behind anyone in the Warrior secondary, catching the pass for an easy touchdown.

The ensuing two-point conversion made it 28-7, where it stayed until halftime, which only delayed the runaway.

Three more times in the third quarter, Hornell would find the end zone. Dwyer's 69-yard sprint set up one TD, and he scored again on a 73-yard run later in the period, with Scavo adding a pair of short scoring runs.

Forced to play catch-up much of the way, Law struggled, going nine-for-19 for 100 yards as Ross also took turns at quarterback, completing four of 10 passes for 64 yards.

Both of them, along with running back Tyler Nigolian, found it tough to maneuver against a fast, swarming Hornell defense that did a superb all-around job.

Now Westhill will see Law, Ross, Tyler Nigolian, David Chini and Josh Davoli depart. However, a strong junior class assures that the Warriors will be a favorite to repeat its Section III and regional titles in 2010 - and perhaps, take those last steps to the top.

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