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Bees rely on defense, edge Henninger 10-7

B'ville takes 2-0 record into showdown with F-M

Baldwinsville safety David Gullen (20) and linebacker Calvin Tanguay (40) combine to bring down Henninger's Justin McGann (19) in Friday night's game at Sunnycrest Field. The Bees shut out the Black Knights after the opening drive of the game and helped preserve a 10-7 victory.

Baldwinsville safety David Gullen (20) and linebacker Calvin Tanguay (40) combine to bring down Henninger's Justin McGann (19) in Friday night's game at Sunnycrest Field. The Bees shut out the Black Knights after the opening drive of the game and helped preserve a 10-7 victory. P.J. Duffy

— During the third quarter, the Black Knights had it on the three for first-and-goal, only to get penalized 15 yards on a Romero Collier run inside the one, eventually turning it over on downs as Taylor made a key sack.

Then, with less than three minutes left, Henninger moved it from its own 38 to B'ville's eight, mostly through Wilbur catching a 45-yard pass from Keisean Scott. But when Scott tried to go to the end zone, Cameron Skipworth picked it off, his second interception of the night and fourth of the season.

Sparks didn't come close to the 303 yards he managed against C-NS, but still got 113 yards on 26 carries, in addition to the long TD reception, which accounted for most of Blasi's 138 passing yards on five-of-13 completions.

And this leads to the rematch with F-M, whom it beat 38-36 last October in a memorable Section III Class AA semifinal.

Under first-year head coach Damien Rhodes, the Hornets have scored a combined 99 points in its first two games, wins over Schenectady (55-20) and West Genesee (44-26), so the Bees' defense will face an even bigger test than it got at Henninger.

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