Photo courtesy Gene Twardzik Fonda-Fultonville defenders Josh Maybury, left, and Will Turner attempt to tackle Coxsackie-Athens' Zach Girvin during Saturday's game in Coxsackie.
COXSACKIE -- After scoring just six combined points between their last two outings, the Fonda-Fultonville Braves were back to their usual form Saturday.
Scoring at will through the first three quarters, the Braves marched to a 41-14 victory against Coxsackie-Athens. F-F pushed ahead to a 41-0 lead after three quarters before allowing a couple of scores in the final stanza.
"I was happy with our performance on both sides of the ball," F-F head coach Tom Carpenter said.
For the Braves (3-1, 3-1 South Division), quarterback Russ Williams threw for three touchdown passes and tailback Pat Hart mowed his way to 103 rushing yards and two scores.
After a couple of tough weeks offensively, Carpenter said the Braves did not exactly go back to the drawing board.
"They (the players) just did what we asked them to do. There was no secret to it, really," he said. "The kids just executed better."
Williams' three touchdown tosses against the C-A (1-4, 0-4) were to three different teammates. Matt Westfall pulled in a 30-yard touchdown reception for the Braves' first score, Kevin Twardzik hauled in F-F's second score and Brandon Baker had the third. Both Baker's and Twardzik's receptions were for 21 yards.
Williams' big day throwing the ball came despite only attempting eight passes, five of which he completed for 85 yards.
Likewise, Hart needed just seven carries to amass his totals for the day.
Anthony Sinicropi was 2-of-3 passing in a back-up role for F-F. He compiled 11 passing yards and a touchdown toss.
For C-A, Daeclyn Myrick had 13 carries for 146 yards. The sophomore scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Up next for the Braves is a non-league home game against Cobleskill-Richmondville, a Class B squad. The contest will also serve as the Braves' homecoming and senior day game.
"We're home and its homecoming, so they'll be fired up for it," Carpenter said.
After that game, the Braves head to Voorheesville for their final league game of the regular season. With a win in that contest, F-F will clinch the No. 2 seed in the Section II Class C South Division and earn a home playoff game.