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Langworthy: ‘Where We Want To Be’

Weather Delay Not A Problem For Red Raiders In 50-6 Road Victory Over Amherst

AMHERST — Not even a nearly hour-long weather delay could rain on Jamestown’s figurative football parade Thursday night.

Senior Ben Anderson scored three rushing touchdowns and blocked a punt; junior Trey Drake tossed TD passes to freshman Carson Panebianco and junior Colin Melendez; senior Jaylen Butera found paydirt once; and junior Radon Wright took it the distance on the final play of the game as the Red Raiders cruised past Amherst, 50-6, in a Class A South game.

Jamestown, which ran its record to 8-0 overall and 7-0 in the division, will await its first-round playoff opponent, which should be known Saturday night.

Until then, Coach Tom Langworthy will enjoy another win.

“I thought we played well,” he said. “We got off to a good start, and our defense played really well.”

The Red Raiders led 15-0 three minutes into the game, courtesy of Anderson TD runs of 2 and 4 yards and a blocked punt that went out of the end zone for a safety.

The dominance continued the rest of the game as the lead grew to 30-0 at intermission when Drake connected with Melendez on the final play before the break.

“In the second half, we ran the ball and controlled the clock,” Langworthy said. ” … We handled the rain and lightning (delay) well and we focused on playing our game.”

Now Langworthy and his crew will await their next opportunity, which will come at 7 p.m. next Friday at Strider Field against the fourth-place finisher in Class A North.

“It’s definitely a great group and they’re fun to coach,” Langworthy said. “To see them be successful is gratifying for everybody on the staff. When you see good kids have success by doing things the right way through hard work, that’s really the lesson we’re trying to teach.”

NOTES: Because of the wet conditions, statistics weren’t available at press time, although senior Sincere Green was credited with one of Jamestown’s two blocked punts.

GAME CANCELED

The Salamanca at Gowanda/Pine Valley varsity football game scheduled for tonight has been canceled.

This will count as a forfeit win for Salamanca and will not be made up.

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