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Bears mash Marcellus, await Homer showdown

Chittenango gets away from Mustangs in second half

— Instead of having the ball at midfield with a chance to go out in front, Marcellus had to watch Chittenango return to its vaunted ground game, moving to the goal line before Kyle Zimmer went the final yard for the TD.

That made it 16-6, and quarterback Devin Phelps handled the rest of the scoring. On his way to 115 yards on 10 carries, Phelps took off on a 46-yard TD run late in the third period, and added a 15-yard scoring run in the final quarter to clinch it.

And this sets up the clash with Homer. The Trojans, like Chittenango, prefer to keep it on the ground, as evidence in the Solvay game when, led by Mark Dove (nine carries, 138 yards), it scored five times on runs of 20 or more yards. It figures to be a physical battle with a large, spirited crowd descending upon “Bear Country” to see what happens.

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