Season Opener

Jamestown Falls To Fredonia 13-0 On Beautiful Afternoon At Strider Field

Jamestown’s Grayson Bloomquist catches a pass during a Section VI flag football game against Fredonia at Strider Field on Sunday afternoon. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

Francesca Pucci missed her soccer and basketball seasons due to a knee injury. Cleared to continue her athletic career in March, Fredonia flag football coach Nick Bertrando was happy to have her on this spring’s roster.

Pucci rewarded Bertrando on Sunday afternoon, rushing for 122 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns and recording four flag pulls as the ‘Billies’ posted a 13-0 victory over Jamestown in a Section VI non-divisional season opener at Strider Field.

Pucci, a senior, scored both touchdowns in the first half on runs of 25 and 30 yards. Senior Emma Patterson added 54 yards on the ground; and senior quarterback Ella Koopman completed 6 of 8 passes for 73 yards.

Koopman led the way defensively for Fredonia, collecting nine flag pulls and four pass breakups; senior Rosa Aponte added five flag pulls; and senior Lily Runkel recorded two sacks.

For Jamestown, Ella Propheter had a fine all-around game. Offensively, she completed 13 of 35 passes for 69 yards and rushed for 73 yards on 10 carries. Defensively, she had 13 flag pulls, including two for loss. Abbie Brandow and Kayamara Strudwick each grabbed six flags; and Kaylee Leeper had four to go along with an end zone interception that she returned 25 yards.

Jamestown quarterback Ella Propheter throws a pass while under pressure from Fredonia’s Lily Runkel. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg

The Red & Green return to action Thursday when they travel to Niagara Wheatfield.

The ‘Billies will be back in action Wednesday when they travel to Pioneer.

Fredonia’s Ella Koopman (13) looks for running room as Jamestown’s Kayamara Strudwick (3) closes in. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg


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