Saturday, Oct. 13
Westfield 28, Brocton 22
BEMUS POINT - The Westfield Minihawks advanced to the championship game with an incredibly hard fought 28-22 overtime victory over the Brocton Bulldogs this past Saturday, Oct. 13 in Bemus Point.
Both teams played their hearts out, and it was one of those games where it was a shame there had to be a loser. Spectators and officials alike all stated it was probably the most intense game they had seen all season.
The Minihawks' offense again relied on the power ground game to control the ball and score on long drives. Running back Ryan Schermerhorn ran hard all day and was rewarded for his effort with three touchdowns. The two-point conversions were scored by his backfield mates Ryan Jafarjian and Shawn Horr. All the backs fought for yardage after contact all day long and refused to go down easy.
The Minihawks' defense played well and had to deal with a very deceptive Brocton offense. Brocton scored on several long touchdowns, but Westfield's defense continued to work hard and kept the game close. Horr had an interception to halt a Brocton drive late in regulation.
The Minihawks were down at halftime for the second time in as many games against Brocton this year and fought hard to force the game into overtime. In overtime, Brocton had a scoring play nullified by a holding call, and then Westfield stonewalled them on the next four plays. Schermerhorn had two big tackles for losses and the Minihawks' defense handed the ball over to the offense for its chance to end the game and send the team to the championship game. Two strong runs from Horr had the Minihawks down to the 1-yard line, and on third down quarterback Evan Hauser finished the job with a one yard plunge.
The coaches are extremely proud of how each and every member of the Minihawks continued to contribute and fight for this victory. The Minihawks now advance to the championship game versus Bemus Point in a rematch of the championship game from two years ago. The final game will be in Bemus Point at 3 p.m., this Saturday, Oct. 20.