With an April full of big-time match-ups behind them (and a 1-3 mark against nationally-ranked teams), the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team settled into May and pummeled anything in its path.
In particular, the Red Rams fumed about its April 28 loss to state Class A no. 2-ranked Fairport, where it led 8-2, only to give it all away and lose, 11-10, on a Red Raiders goal in the waning seconds of regulation.
Three nights later, J-D unloaded that anger on Chittenango in a 25-3 romp that included 18 goals in the first half alone.
Jordan Evans, with five goals and one assist, and Deke Burns, with three goals and three assists, led the onslaught. Griffin Feiner (three goals), Jeff Edwards (two goals, three assists) and Mike Engstrom (two goals, two assists) were close behind.
Ali Akyuz and Ryan Wright also scored twice. McLaren Brady, Mike Perkins, Lucas Johnson, Colin Stone, Adam Goss, Brendan Flanagan and Lucas Phillips got goals, too, as Hank Wilson and Mike Mulvihill added assists.
A day later, the Red Rams met a tougher opponent, Cortland, but did much the same thing, getting seven unanswered goals in the second quarter and leading 12-1 at halftime on the way to pasting the Purple Tigers 18-4.
Burns continued to catch fire, with four goals and four assists, while Feiner also found the net four times. Evans had four assists to go with his lone tally as Akyuz scored twice. Johnson got a goal and two assists as Brady, Edwards, Perkins, Flanagan, Ryan Wright and Mike Engstrom also converted.
Though J-D was playing for the third time in as many days when it got Fulton on Thursday, it didn’t slow things down a bit as the Red Rams routed the Red Raiders 21-3.
Any doubts went away when J-D scored 11 times in the second quarter to expand its lead to 14-3. Evans, with five goals and three assists, set the pace as Burns got four goals and Brady found the net three times. Edwards got three assists as Perkins and Wright each got two goals. Johnson, Flanagan, Goss and Jesse Evensky earned the other goals.