CBA running back Deshawn Salter (25) gets met by West Genesee's Nick Calabrese (55) in Thursday night's game. Salter ran for 184 yards on 21 carries and scored three touchdown in the Brothers' 35-20 victory over the Wildcats.
continued One play late in the first half typified the night. Trailing 21-6, and trying to get something before going to the locker room, WG, who was missing top receiver Ted Glesener (out with a broken foot), took over on its own 32 with 1:49 to play.
On first down, Ginestro went back to throw. Unblocked, CBA's Demetrius Brown blitzed and ran over Ginestro, halting any chance of the Wildcats getting closer.
Then, early in the third quarter, Cody Radziewicz made a bigger play on special teams. Already with a first-quarter interception that set up Salter's second TD, Radziewicz took a punt on his own 30, broke a handful of tackles and streaked up the sideline, all the way to the end zone. Nolan Bower's extra point made it 28-6.
WG never surrendered fully, putting together a 95-yard march late in the third quarter and cutting it to 28-12 on Ginestro's 18-yard TD pass to Brett Colvin.
But J.R. Zazzara found Radziewicz on a 31-yard pass play early in the final period, leading to Salter's third TD on a four-yard run. Howard answered with his long kick return, but two more sacks - one by Pascarella, the other by O'Hern - sealed the victory.
With the loss, WG fell to 1-3, 1-1 in the Class AA-2 division, as it turns toward next Friday's game at Corcoran, just as the 4-0 Brothers return home to face Central Square.