- Recap provided by Claire Jacobi, a senior at Batavia High School
Sloppy and frustrating aren’t the usual words you would use to describe a Batavia Bulldog football game. But as the game against the Elgin-Larkin Royals reached halftime, that was how it had looked. Thankfully, that was quickly turned around.
The bulldogs defeated conference foe Elgin-Larkin, 46-14 at Memorial Field on Friday, Oct. 5.
On the first play of the second quarter, Larkin intercepted the ball and scored on a 90-yard rushing touchdown to put the Bulldogs behind, 14-7. The Bulldogs responded with an 8-yard rushing touchdown by Anthony Scaccia to tie it up. But the Bulldogs still looked a little shaky.
On the final place of the first half, Micah Coffey completed a 45-yard pass to Michael Moffatt to put the Bulldogs up 20-14 going into halftime.
The Bulldogs walked off the field frustrated, but came back into the game with a different mindset and played stronger in the final two quarters. Scaccia continued to be unstoppable, finding every hole in Larkin’s offense. He finished the game with four touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving.
Batavia’s defense welcomed back many players from injury. Seniors Anthony Thielk, Donovan Kilker, and James Millette, who have all suffered from injuries this season, each had their share of sacks.
The Bulldogs improve to 5-1, 3-0 (Upstate Eight River Division), officially securing their spot in the postseason, and will take on St Charles North next Friday.
10/5/13 WEEK 6 AT ELGIN
Final: Batavia 46, Larkin 14
1 2 3 4 T
BAT 7 13 6 20 46
LARKIN 7 7 0 0 14
BAT- 10:24 TD Anthony Scaccia 21 yard pass from Micah Coffey
Kick - Howie Morgano
LAR- 5:33 TD Shipp 48 yard run
LAR- 11:42 90 yard TD interception by Campbell
Kick – Jackson
BAT- 8:36 TD Scaccia 8 yd run
BAT- 3.9 seconds TD Michael Moffatt 45 yd pass from Coffey
Kick- no good
BAT- 3:13 TD Moffatt 2 yd run
2 pt conversion- no good
BAT- 11:54 TD Scaccia 10 yd run
BAT- 6:10 TD Scaccia 3 yd run
Kick- no good
BAT- 2:40 TD Blake Crowder 2 yd run
Kick- Danny Aharoni
Anthony Scaccia #28 RB
- 186 rushing yards, 3 TDS
- 21 receiving yards, 1 TD
Michael Moffatt #23 WR
- 5 catches for 73 yds, 2 TDS
Micah Coffey #15 QB
- 14 for 19, 174 yds, 3 TDs and 2 interceptions
DEFENSE: gave up only 41 rushing yards and only 182 total.
OFFENSE: 311 yards rushing, 174 yards passing for a total of 485 yards.