Crusaders face Middletown
Photo by Don Beeler Monroe-Woodbury wide receiver Justin Kaffenberger heads toward the end zone last Friday for one of his two touchdowns in the Crusaders's 37-6 non-league contest against Warwick Valley
Monroe-Woodbury running back Jalen Santos breaks free from the Warwick Valley defense.
M-W running back Jalen Santos takes a hand-off from quarterback Kevin Carr against the Crusaders' 37-7 non-league victory against Warwick Valley. Santos carried eight times, accounting for 45 yards. His longest run went for 23 yards, one of four runners who broke for runs of more than 20 yards. Additional photos appear online at thephoto-news.com.
There's been much to cheer about during Monroe-Woodbury's first three varsity football game: Averaging more than 36 points per game while holding opponents to 13 points. The undefeated Crusaders face Middletown High School in Middletown on Friday evening.
M-W defensive back Brendan Fee makes one of his five tackles and assists during last week's dominating effort against Warwick Valley High School. BRENDAN FEE 36
Running back Mark Tooma looks to elude a Warwick Valley defender last Friday evening. He rushed 13 times for 70 yards; his longest carry went for 25 yards. He also scored a touchdown.
In addition to intercepting three passes, the M-W defense held Warwick Valley running back Matt Weaver to with 91 yards on 18 carries. The Warwick running back had rushed for 477 yards and seven touch downs in Warwick Valley's first two games - victories over NFA and Goshen.
CENTRAL VALLEY — The Monroe-Woodbury Varsity Football team remained undefeated with yet another dominating performance on both sides of the ball last Friday evening in a non-league game against Warwick Valley by a score of 37 to 6.
The Crusaders improved to 3-0. The team is ranked 386th in the nation, sixth in the state, third in the state division and first in the section.
The team travels to Middletown Friday night to face a Section 9 AA-rival. Middletown is 0-3 on the young season, losing last week to Pine Bush by a score of 35-7. Monroe-Woodbury hosts Pine Bush next week.
By the numbers
Here are some of the statistics from Monroe-Woodbury’s 37-6 victory:
Quarterback Kevin Carr completed 13 of 19 passes for a total of 222 yards and two touchdowns.
Rushing (258 total yards)
Kevin Carr: 15 carries for 106 yards; longest carry 29 yards.
Mark Tooma: 13 carries for 70 yards; longest carry 25 yards.
Jalen Santos: 8 carries for 45 yards; longest carry 23 yards.
Receptions (222 total yards)
Jesse Kaffenberger: One reception for 10 yards.
Jason Tschinkel: One reception for 14 yards.
Justin Kaffenberger: Eight receptions for 174; longest reception for 35 yards.
Kenny Fee: Two receptions for 24 yards; longest reception for 19 yards.
Tackles (total 49 solo tackles and assists)
Irvens Eristil: 2
Brandon Lewis: 2
John Mallon: 6
Cole Gennett: 8
Elijah Scott: 1
Brendan Fee: 5
Michael Gennaro: 4
Tyler Craven: 1
Connor Fitzgerald: 4
Joe Hnatko: 2
Kenny Fee: 7
Rob Kelly: 7
Connor Fitzgerald: One sack resulting in a five-yard loss.
Irvens Eristil: 1
John Mallon: 1
Michael Gennaro: 1
Kevin Carr: two rushing touchdowns
Mark Tooma: One rushing touchdown.
Justin Kaffenberger: Two touchdown receptions.
Matt Valentini: Four of five points after touchdowns and a 35-yard field goal.
The Crusaders’ schedule
Aug. 31: M-W 38 Binghamton 26
Sept. 8: M-W 35 Stepinac 7
Sept. 14: M-W 37 Warwick 6
Sept. 21: M-W @ Middletown - 7 p.m.
Sept. 28: Pine Bush @ M-W - 7 p.m.
Oct. 5: Kingston @ M-W - 7 p.m.
Oct. 12: M-W @ NFA - 7 p.m.
Oct. 19: Minisink Valley @ M-W - 7 p.m.
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