- By Steve Lehr
Coach Brett Hotchkiss and the Lansing Bobcats varsity football team made their second consecutive away trip to start the 2019 campaign. The 8-man football league saw an opening week road win for Lansing at Elmira Heights 47-6. A 1pm game at Newfield in week two was a matchup of high scoring 1-0 teams.
With near perfect weather conditions the Bobcats junior quarterback Ben Vincent hooked up early with sophomore receiver Carson Crandall for a 26 yard touchdown pass on the first drive of the game. The second drive saw Vincent run 23 yards for another score. The tone was set for some offense on this day. Newfield’s Jacob Humble was mixing the run and pass at his QB position and after one quarter Lansing held the advantage 14-8.
Lansing continued the scoring trend and tallied a 43-14 lead after three quarters. Filling in for starting Bobcat tailback Jacob Babcock, Eric Kahn had 75 yards rushing. Vincent led all rushers with 207 yards. Most of those coming on a second quarter 75 yard scamper on a 3rd and 20 situation. Newfield immediately responded within one minute of playing time to cut their deficit to 22-14 but could get no closer. Kicker Tristan Lyndaker continued steady kickoff and extra point success on the young season. Vincent was 4 x 7 passing for 80 yards and 2 TD and 1 interception for Lansing.
Defensively Gabe Santiago recovered a fumble. Thor Wierson, Brendon Mogyorosi and Brad Lehr had tackle for losses.
Lansing next hosts New York Mills High School from near the Utica area. This homecoming game is to start at 7pm Friday October 4th at Sobus Field in Lansing.