Skaneateles falls to ITC in battle for first place

Jones scores three times in 24-21 loss

The Lakers would engineer another big drive that included a big completion to junior Connor Hill and a touchdown to Jones (his third of the game) with a little more than three minutes remaining.

Thanks to some tough running plays and an untimely facemask penalty called against Skaneateles, ITC was able to run out the clock, securing the victory and first place in the league going into the playoffs.

Skaneateles head coach Mike Olley said that the game came down to a couple of crucial first downs for ITC.

“We had times tonight where we had to get stops and to their credit, they did a really good job moving the chains when it mattered,” he said.

Olley said the offense was limited due to numerous minor injuries that kept some players off the field for parts of the game.

With the players battling ailments healed up, the Lakers will be ready for anyone they come up against in the playoffs – possibly even a rematch with ITC, he said.

“Our goal now is to win next week and then get healthy for the playoffs,” he said.

In its last regular season match, Skaneateles will visit Jordan-Elbridge next Friday. That game kicks off at 6:30 p.m.

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