The Saints beat Endicott 34-9 this past Saturday at Leckonby Stadium. Quarterback Mike Lefflbine ‘17 lead the offense, going 35-for-44 for 349 yards. He successfully broke the school record for completions, 29, in a single game. Lefflbine also tied alum Quaterback Kirk Dempsey, for most career TD passes at 39. for most career TD passes at 39 with alum Quarterback Kirk Dempsey. In an interview after the game, Lefflbine expressed his humility, stating “Individual accolades are great, but they come second to winning as a team.”
Early in the first quarter, Lefflbine connected with Sophomore Wide Receiver, Patrick Bryant who mossed one of Endicott’s defensive players for the first touchdown of the game. He is having a breakout season with three career touchdowns, two just in this last game. Endicott, desperately wanting to score afterwards, faced a quick three-and-out by the Saints’ defense. The offense capitalized on their second drive which ended in an eight yard run into the end zone by senior running back, Maurice Irby IV. In addition to his first touchdown of the season, Irby led the team in rushing with 59 yards and 14 carries.
The second half of the game started with a six play drive. Junior tight end, Mitch Gallagher took a snap out of a tricky formation and muscled his way straight into the end zone. Gallagher is having a stellar season, adding seven catches this game for a total of 87 yards. Saints’ offense altogether put up a total of 425 yards this game.
Saints’ defense continues to dominate as this season takes off. They succeeded at keeping Endicott’s offense at a mere 134 yard passing and 72 yards rushing this game. Junior defensive back James Holley-Grisham led the team with two interceptions, followed by junior linebacker Alec Dietsch with one interception.
Our defense has been stout, tackling is a technical strength of the team. Sophomore linebacker Skyler Williamson led the team in tackles with six effective stops; with Dietsch following up at five tackles. While Junior defensive lineman Chyron Brown-Wallace played an excellent game with five tackles, one sack, and a quarterback hurry. After the game Brown-Wallace stated, “I feel great about the team’s performance, first home game and everyone was hyped. We prepared well and we came ready to play!”
The game was kept at 34-3 until Endicott scored as time ran out in the fourth quarter. The extra point was not attempted and the so the end score was at 34-9 Saints.
Saints will be away this next game on Saturday 9.26.2015 at Union in Schenectady, NY.