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October 25, 2013

NT wins opening round matchup in Chunk Funke Bowl

NT wins final home game in opening round of Chuck Funke Bowl Classic


Tonawanda News — NT took the lead in the fourth quarter on Stone’s first TD and never relinquished it, scoring 24 unanswered points to close out the game.

Zellner said it was a great feeling to go out with a win in his last home game.

“We started rough but the line really picked it up. I couldn’t have done anything without those guys,” he said. “Every game you have to play like it’s any other game. I just go out there and trust the guys next to you and go 110 percent every play. … It’s a great way to finish at home and everybody really came together.”

Woodard finished with 124 yards passing and continued to display his chemistry with Ferry, who is now only 27 yards away from the all-time receiving record at NT. He said he wouldn’t have been able to do anything this season without his coaches and Woodard.

“Everything I did in the offseason helped me to be able to produce this season. The coaches helped me get to the level I needed to be at to play varsity football,” Ferry said. “These catches I’ve been making — I mean we go over it and over it in practice so we can be perfect in the game, and I give a lot of credit to my quarterback Chris Woodard. He puts it where it needs to be for me to make a play on the ball, and I have a lot of trust in him and he has a lot of trust in me.”

The Jacks move on to the championship game next Wednesday at Tonawanda High School’s Clint Small Stadium, where they’ll face Hamburg at 5:30 p.m. for the Chunk Funke Bowl Classic Class A championship.

“It’s important to go out Wednesday night and win,” Truilizio said. “They need to be focused and put in the extra hours in the video room. They have to know it’s likely the last game they’ll ever play. It’s going to be a bit emotional.”

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