J-D boys lax routs Homer in state semis

Evans gets eight assists; Feiner earns seven goals

With the way that it could produce so much on one end of the field and then abuse an opponent on the other end of the field, the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse team knows that only a state championship can provide an orderly conclusion to a special season.

Remembering that such a conclusion doesn't always take place, the Red Rams soared at the same spot where it stumbled in 2012, smashing past Section VI champion Hamburg 18-5 in Wednesday's state Class B semifinal at St. John Fisher College near Rochester.

Again, the duo of Jordan Evans and Griffin Feiner lit it up, Evans dishing out eight assists to go with his pair of goals and Feiner, benefiting from Evans' passes, picked up seven goals.

Head coach Jamie Archer said that, even with opponents well aware of what Evans and Feiner can do, they still manage to put up big numbers.

"Teams have to worry about Jordan," he said. "When they slide, Griffin is a big target (6-foot-3) and he knows how to get open."

J-D was facing a Hamburg side that was new to the pressure of a state semifinal, but had proved impressive in ousting Canandaigua 12-3 in its regional playoffs.

Now the Bulldogs' defense faced a larger task in its attempt to contain Jordan Evans, Griffin Feiner and the rest of a Rams squad burning to atone for its 8-5 defeat in this same round to Irondequoit a year ago.

"That loss was in the back of our minds," said Evans. "Our seniors wanted to get back in the state championship game."

Quickly, J-D established total control. The opening two minutes alone saw Jeff Edwards and Lucas Johnson win three straight face-offs and turn all of them into goals, one each from Feiner, Mike Engstrom and Lucas Phillips, leading the Bulldogs to burn a time-out to stop things from getting out of hand.

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