Tonawanda News — Senior wide receiver Jake Ferry broke the single season receiving yards record on a 35-yard pass in the second quarter that moved the Jacks to Hamburg’s 3-yard line and helped set up Zellner’s second score of the night.
Ferry finished the game with four catches for 96 yards. His season total of 802 yards is 40 yards better than the old mark of 762 yards.
“As a team we came out slow and we had to pick up the pace, and that first catch that I had really picked it up for team,” Ferry said. “The second one, it gets the momentum rolling when you have a passing play because a lot of teams just aren’t used to it.”
The Bulldogs scored first and capitalized on two interceptions, a fumble and blown coverage downfield on passing plays in the first half, but only led by a point at halftime.
Coming out of the half, junior running back Mark Myles returned the kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to extend Hamburg’s lead to eight points.
Those were the last points the Bulldogs scored until late in the fourth quarter.
The Jacks answered the kickoff return with a three-play drive culminating in a 41-yard touchdown run by junior quarterback Chris Woodard. The Jacks also went for two and got it to tie the game.
Those were the first of 22 unanswered points scored by the Jacks to put the game away.
Truilizio thinks the win was a big one for the seniors and the program.
“We are moving in the right direction and this was very important to the program,” Truilizio said. “Overall, the seniors that I’ve had the opportunity to coach for the past two years did a wonderful job of leading this group tonight.”