J-D rallies, joins ESM with 3-0 start

Red Rams top Fulton; Spartans rip Fowler

— More defensive stops allowed J-D to escape with its third straight win. It starkly contrasted with the ease in which ESM handled Fowler, starting with the opening kickoff that Jeff MacDuffie returned 74 yards for a TD that launched a 28-point first-quarter assault.

Three times in that period, Tyler Johnson would throw scoring passes - 28 yards to Bobby Campese, 39 yards to Buddy Frigon, and finally seven yards to Campese. Also, Campese made all four extra points he attempted.

By halftime, the margin was 41-0, Johnson having thrown a fourth scoring pass, finding Frigon from 46 yards out after Jose Sanchez found the end zone on a six-yard run. Sanchez returned later to get his second TD on a six-yard run, and even the defense got involved as Kyle Hess recovered a fumble in the end zone.

Now the Spartans and Red Rams aim for 4-0. ESM will visit Cortland, who is 1-2 following a 48-0 defeat to Indian River. J-D gets a much bigger test, visiting Whitesboro, the two-time defending Section III Class A champions, who are also 3-0 this fall.

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