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Mustangs…”Too Little, Too Late in Subsectional Finale


Wayne 34 Dansville 22

In the Connors & Ferris Bowl finale the Dansville Mustangs came up short at home on Thurdsay (Oct. 29) night against the Wayne Eagles as the high school football season officially came to a close for the red & black at Ralph Clements Field in a 34-22 setback. The Mustangs were hoping of closing out the grid campaign with a couple of victories, but coach Terry Conway’s club would muster a split after defeating Wellsville in the first week of post-season play, but came up against a very offensive-minded Wayne (2-7) club. The visiting Eagles swooped in & scored the first 16 points of the game to take a 16-0 lead at the half. The Mustangs offense came alive in the 2nd half scoring all 22 of their points, however, with a depleted roster due to injuries Wayne’s offense was able to put up a score in the 3rd & two more touchdowns in the 4th to win the game with some breathing room.

Despite ending the season on a “down note”, there were still some encouraging performances by Dansville (2-7) in their final game of the season. Alex West led the offensive charge with 29 carries for 229 yards & a pair of short touchdown runs. Matt Martusciello had 11 carries for 44 yards. Anthony Sackett 6 for 19 yards including a touchdown. Quarterback Tom Linzy was 4 of 7 through the air for 49 yards. Parker Bolton had a pair of receptions for 27 yards. On the defensive side of things Matt Martusciello led the way with 14 tackles, Alex West & Nick Rosica each had 10 stops, Dillen Kennedy made 9 tackles, while Kevin & Ryan Conway each had 7 tackles in the finale. One of the unique things that Connors & Ferris sponsors in the subsectional tournament finals is that they award a “sportsmanship” & a “Most Valuable Player” award to each team. For the Mustangs Kevin Conway was named for the sportsmanship award, while Alex West was the Most Valuable Player.