By Rob Potter
ROSCOE October 8, 2002 A 21-point second quarter carried the Roscoe Blue Devils to a Section IX Class D win over the visiting Tri-Valley Bears on Saturday afternoon.
Brian Ballard scored three touchdowns as Roscoe improved to blank on the season.
T-V (1-4, 1-1 Class D) scored the first touchdown of the day in the first quarter. Bear quarterback Joe Garigiliano connected with Oden Geyer on a 6-yard pass play in the game.
Roscoe (4-1, 1-0 Class D) tied the game on a 2-yard run by Tim Haas. The two-point run by Ballard gave the Blue Devils an 8-6 lead.
A pair of scoring runs by Ballard, one for 45 yards and the other for 11 yards, and a 17-yard touchdown pass from Justin Bowers to Dave Eggleton gave Roscoe a 29-6 lead at halftime.
It was a team effort, the offensive line was able to block well, Roscoe Coach Fred Ahart said. But Tri-Valley came to play, they deserve credit.
Ballard, who added a touchdown run in the third quarter, finished the day with 146 yards rushing on 12 carries. Teammate Tim Haas added 11 carries for 48 yards.
We moved the ball between the 20s (yard lines), said T-V Coach Dave Viglione. But mistakes hurt us.
Viglione noted that running back David Felder and Garigliano played well for the Bears.
And Brandon Conklin, did a great job on the line, Viglione said of Conklin, who plays offensive tackle and defensive tackle.
Manor 18 Liberty 0
Livingston Manors George Thomas scored two touchdowns offensively and one defensively to lead the Wildcats to a non-league win over the Liberty Indians Saturday afternoon.
After a pair of touchdown runs in the first half, Thomas intercepted a pass by Liberty quarterback Andrew Riegler in the fourth quarter and returned it 70 yards for a touchown.
Thomas finished with 18 carries for 140 yards. Brian Will had nine tackles and an interception for Manor and Remington Parker had two sacks.
The team was a little flat (at practice) during the week, said Manor Coach Scott Branning, noting that his team played better in the second half that it did in the first. It was a tough game.
Anthony Couitt rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries for Liberty.
Thats the first time weve had a back rush for over 100 yards this season, Liberty Coach Mike Castelli said.
Like Branning, Castelli noted that it was a tough game.
We had opportunties, Castelli said. We moved the ball between the 20s (yard lines), but then seemed to run out of gas.
Manor is 4-1 on the season, while Liberty fell to 2-3.