Photo by Michael Johnson
Livonia sophomore Josh Henderson scores on the long touchdown run in the third quarter of the Bulldogs' 55-14 victory over visiting Hornell in JV football action Thursday night.
Junior Varsity Football
Livonia JV’s blast Hornell, 55-14
LIVONIA — The Livonia Junior Varsity football team improved to 5-0 on the season after their convincing 55-14 victory over visiting Hornell Thursday night.
While Hornell stayed close in the first half, the Bulldogs did manage a 28-14 lead at the intermission before dominating every facet of the game after the break.
“The guys played tough for four quarters and we had our best week of practice so far this season and it showed,” said Livonia JV coach Brett Wood. “We wanted to set the tone early and did that on our first possession scoring, but with a 28-14 half-time lead we knew that it was going to be a fight. The third quarter was ours and with not letting one in and scoring three we took control of the game on both offense and defense.’
Livonia saw five different players scored touchdowns — including Bobby Krause, AJ Ayers, Liam Clements, Josh Henderson and John Greeley.
Jack Horan booted three successful PAT kicks, while also catching a two-point conversion pass from Brandon Snyder.
Henderson also ran in one two-point conversion.
The Livonia offense pounded their running game throughout behind the excellent job up front blocking by Jordan Carey (RT); Kirk Kornbau (RG); Zach Bishopp (C); Dylan Hill (LG); and Colin Waldron (LT).
As well as Livonia played offensively, their defense played extremely well as they limited Hornell’s offense to only a few big yardage plays and forced them into at least 10 loss of yardage plays.
Livonia’s defensive line consisting of DE’s Kornbau and Carey and DT’s Bishopp and Tyler Brooks did a remarkable job controlling the interior.
Linebackers Ethan Perham, Krause and Greeley dominated their spots on the field, while the defensive backfield of Henderson, Snyder, Clements and Ayers took away any passing attack the Red Raiders attempted.
Henderson picked off a pass for Livonia and returned it deep into Hornell territory.
Livonia will try and put their undefeated mark on the line when they take on Wellsville Oct. 4.