GENESEO — The Geneseo Blue Devils opened their season at their newly-renovated field losing 74-6 to Leroy.
After winning a sectional title last year, the loss was humbling, but Geneseo Head Coach Tim Dolgus doesn’t want to hear the word rebuilding reguarding his team.
“People want to talk about a rebuilding year, but that’s not fair to these guys,” Coach Dolgos said. “This is a tough way to start…but I don’t think it’s fair to say we’re looking for a rebuilding year this year. I think we need to have our guys find their identity, get their feet under them and start hitting and really get used to varsity football.”
The game started off looking promising for Geneseo as they had a tipped pass go for a long touchdown, but the offensive firepower of the Knights was too much to match.
The Knights began to score at will throughout the first half, emassing a lead of 50-6 at halftime. To go along with a menacing offense, Leroy also brought a stingy defense with them to Don DeBadts Field, as Geneseo was held to 24 total yards, -55 rushing and 79 passing, through the first half.
Leroy fed the stat sheet impressively throughout the first half with 254 rushing yards, mainly in part to FB Tom Kelso who had 86 yards rushing and three rushing touchdowns at the half’s conclusion.
Next up for the Blue Devils is a road test next week against Canisteo-Greenwood while the Knights will travel to play Warsaw. Both games are scheduled for 7:30 start times on September 7.