Kayla Greco | Democrat
Roscoe’s Dylan Murphy gets a handful of jersey trying to bring down Chester’s elusive quarterback Vinny Aloi during Friday’s Class D league game in Roscoe.
Chester rolls over Roscoe
Story by Kayla Greco
ROSCOE October 8, 2013 It was probably not the ideal game for eight Roscoe/Downsville/Livingston Manor seniors to call their last at home. Powerhouse Chester came in as the No. 4 ranked team in the state in Class D and pulverized a very good Class C team in John S. Burke, 34-8. They were also well-rested coming off a bye week.
So the outlook wasn’t exactly rosy for a Roscoe team that came into the game 2-2 on the season.
As expected, Chester proved to be too strong and too good for a gritty Roscoe team that battled the whole game, but were ultimately overmatched in a 64-0 blowout.
Roscoe-Downsville-Livingston Manor could only gain six yards in the game against a stout Chester defense. And the Hambletonian’s offense was equally impressive scoring on its four possessions in the first quarter.
In all, Chester scored seven rushing touchdowns ranging from 9 to 64 yards and one passing touchdown of 19 yards as their big offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage.
Starting quarterback and three sport athlete, junior Vinny Aloi said his team didn’t take anything for granted and showed up ready to play.
“We went into it today with a business approach and we went in there and we took care of business,” said Aloi, who scored on touchdown runs of 7 and 17 yards.
Chester, 3-1, 1-0 will clinch the Section 9 Class D title with a victory over Eldred on Friday. The Hambletonians have their sights set on the state championship, where they lost in the final game in 2011 and the quarterfinals last year.
Roscoe, meanwhile will get a rematch with Chester in the Section 9 Class D title game should they defeat Eldred on October 25.
Roscoe head coach Fred Ahart is ready to move on from the Chester game and focus on playing Eldred a team they already defeated handily earlier in the season in a non-league game.
“This definitely makes the Eldred game more important, but we’re looking forward to improving and having another opportunity,” said Ahart.