West Genesee sophomore quarterback Dashon Turner (10) made an electrifying starting debut in Friday night's 62-21 victory over Central Square, throwing for 232 yards and four first-half touchdowns, including strikes of 57 and 56 yards to Colin BeVard, while substituting for injured starter Bailey Gauthier.
continued When Joey Vetter found the end zone on a two-yard plunge, WG had made it 48-14 going into halftime. All sorts of reserves saw action in the second half, where Vetter and Bevard added short TD runs to push the Wildcats past the 60-point mark.
So at 2-1 on the season, WG, still waiting to see if it will start Gauthier or Turner under center, heads toward its biggest test yet, a visit to Alibrandi Stadium to face defending Class AA champion Christian Brothers Academy, whom it lost to in last year's sectional semifinals.
The Brothers (3-0), no. 3 in the state AA rankings, have rolled to wins over Union-Endicott, Utica Proctor and Cicero-North Syracuse so far this fall and boast a formidable offense anchored by senior quarterback J.R. Zazzara and senior tailback Deshawn Salter, who scored four times in Friday's 42-21 conquest of C-NS.