West Genesee defenders Jake O'Donnell (13), Brendan Flanagan (28), Brandon Bertelli (26) and Corey Dunlap (23) combined to tackle Corcoran's Nasheem Walker during Friday night's game, where the Wildcats defeated the Cougars 38-18 to improve to 3-2 on the season.
continued From there, though, the Wildcats would take over. On the Cougars' first second-half possession, punter Isaiah Robinson bobbled the snap, and WG's Sean Hagadorn scooped up the ball and ran in a 40-yard touchdown.
Corcoran fumbled again on its next possession, Sharod Armstrong giving it up and the Wildcats getting it on the Cougars' 20.
Though Malcolm Bynum intercepted Turner's pass, Corcoran gave it right back as Sharod Armstrong fumbled and Colin Bevard recovered, returning it the Cougar nine. Immediately, Naes Howard extended the Wildcats' lead to 26-6 with his first rushing TD of the game.
“They made some mistakes and we were able to capitalize,” Corley said. “Sometimes you catch breaks, (so) you've got to make them count and we did.”
The Cougars' Roy Bell hit a wide-open Ronald Jennings for a 48-yard score, closing the gap to 26-12, but WG scored on its next two possessions to put it away, as Turner tossed a nine-yard scoring pass to E.J, Dishaw and Howard scrambled 22 yards for his second TD.
WG could still earn a Class AA playoff home game if it can win its last two regular-season contests. The Wildcats visit 1-4 Cicero-North Syracuse next Friday at 7 p.m. and close on Oct. 19 with what could be a pivotal game at Henninger.