Crusaders even their record with a 35-7 thrashing of Washingtonville

| 14 Sep 2017 | 02:24

WASHINGTONVILLE — On a beautiful early fall night, Sept. 8, the Monroe-Woodbury
Crusaders traveled to Washingtonville to take on the Wizards. The Crusaders entered the game looking to get their first win of the season after dropping their home opener to Warwick Valley last week.
The Crusaders took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when defensive back Ken Hernadez intercepted a Wizard pass and QB Steven Campione ran up the middle for a 12-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter the Crusaders increased their lead when Garrett Welch caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Campione and Mike Boyle hit the second of his five PATs on the day to give the Crusaders a 14-0 lead.
The Crusaders increased the lead to 21 when John McCormick caught a nice corner fade from Campione.
The Wizards finally got on the board with a minute left in the half when their QB Vinny Martello, who had an outstanding game, ran one in from 20 yards out to make the half time score 21-7.
In the fourth quarter, Crusader Bradley Byrnes took a handoff, made a quick cut, broke a tackle and sprinted down to the Wizards six-yard line for a 61-yard gain.
From there Campione scored his second touchdown on the ground to put the Crusaders 28-7.
Late in the fourth quarter, Byrnes powered one in from the one-yard line and the Crusaders came away with the 35-7 victory.
Next up for the now 1-1 Crusaders will be the Valley Central Vikings in Montgomery Friday night, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.
- William Dimmit