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J-D lacrosse wins fifth straight sectional title

Red Rams pound Carthage, 23-9, in Class B final

— Once the Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse offensive machine starts to hum, very little can stop it from lighting up the scoreboard with alarming frequency.

Certainly the Carthage Comets could not pull off the task, overwhelmed by the state no. 2-ranked Red Rams as it prevailed 23-9 in Saturday night's Section III Class B final at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium.

That makes it five consecutive sectional titles for J-D, who is also in hot pursuit of a third state championship in four years. Senior Jordan Evans said the team's state semifinal defeat to Irondequoit a year ago has motivated them throughout this spring.

It helps, of course, that the Rams are in possession of what head coach Jamie Archer calls his most potent group of offensive skill players he's had in his years at J-D, led by the Syracuse University-bound Evans, who added another four goals and five assists to his ledger against Carthage.

And as he's done all season, Evans kept finding his favorite passing partner, Griffin Feiner, who delivered eight goals to go with a pair of assists. Feiner downplays his own contributions, saying the praise should go to his All-American teammate.

"He's always looking for me," said Feiner. "He does most of the work. I just catch and finish."

It took all of 23 seconds for J-D to get on the board against Carthage, Evans finding Ryan McKee for the first of McKee's five goals on the night. Yet the Comets only trailed 2-1 late in the first quarter before goals by Evans, Feiner and Ryan Durkin extended the margin to 5-1.

Carthage again fought back, and when Casey Boulio, off a feed from Seth Leonard, scored to trim the Rams' margin to 6-4 with 5:02 left in the first half, Comets fans briefly started to think that it could make the Rams worry.

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