LeRoy, Salamanca matchup to decide Class C Far West Regional Championship
November 16, 2023 by Patrick Walsh
One squad is looking to advance to the NYS semifinal for the first time since 2007. Another is coming off its first sectional title in 22 years. Le Roy and Salamanca matchup for the fifth time in Far West Regional history this Saturday.
Here’s the breakdown:
Saturday, Williamsville South HS, 12:00pm
How they arrived here: Le Roy started its sectional tournament with a 33-22 win over No. 8 Penn Yan/Dundee in the quarterfinals, and then beat No. 4 East Rochester/Gananda in the semifinals, 37-6. The Oatkan-Knights then took down Attica/Alexander 27-14 to win the Class C Section V title.
Salamanca knocked off Cleveland Hill 42-20, Portville 35-24 and Medina 36-23 to be crowned Section VI Class C champion.
Points per game: Le Roy (38.3), Salamanca (25.3)
Points allowed per game: Le Roy (14.5), Salamanca (15.8)
Trends: Le Roy has held its opponents under 10 points in five games this year. Salamanca has won six straight.
Players to watch for Le Roy: Thomas Condidorio Sr. QB/DB 44-for-94 passing, 760 passing yards, nine passing touchdowns, 47 carries, 244 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, 1,004 total yards; Tony Piazza Sr. RB/LB 162 carries, 1,267 rushing yards, 19 rushing touchdowns, four receptions, 48 receiving yards, 48 total tackles, one sack, one interception; Drew Strollo Sr. RB/LB 118 carries, 692 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, six receptions, 43 receiving yards, 38 tackles, four sacks, one interception; Jackson Fix Sr. RB/LB 63 carries, 410 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 15 receptions, 251 receiving yards, four receiving touchdowns, 35 tackles, one sack; Caleb Koukides Sr. WR/DB 11 receptions, 191 yards, two touchdowns, 15 tackles, one interception; Jude Sherman Jr. RB/DB 27 carries, 293 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, 24 tackles; Connor Hegeman Sr. WR/DB Four receptions, 104 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown, 24 total tackles, three interceptions.
Salamanca: Joshua Auman (Sr. RB/LB) 104 carries, 431 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, eight catches, 97 receiving yards, 33 tackles, one fumble recovery. Lucus Brown (Sr. WR/DB) 20 receptions, 507 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns, five tackles, one KR TD. Jaxson Ross (Sr. QB/LB) 47-for-68 passing, 947 yards, 12:1 TD/INT ratio, 38 carries, 178 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 16 tackles, one fumble recovery. Zachar Treitley (Jr. RB/LB) 42 carries, 148 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns, nine catches, 196 receiving yards, two receiving touchdowns, 110 tackles, one TFL, one fumble recovery. Cory Holleran (Jr. WR/DB) six catches, 109 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown, 79 tackles, one TFL, four interceptions. Maddox Isaac (Jr. QB/DB) 42-for-77 passing, 728 yards, eight passing touchdowns, 55 rushes, 384 rushing yards, seven rushing touchdowns, 10 tackles. Carmine Hoag (Sr. WR/DB) 14 receptions, 161 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown, 42 tackles.
Coaches: Mike Humphrey (Le Roy), Chad Bartoszek (Salamanca)
History 101: Le Roy enters the Far West Regional for the 13th time in program history. The Oatkan Knights hold a 6-6 record and most recently won in 2007, defeating Cleveland Hill 42-20. That year, Le Roy fell to Bishop Ludden (III) in the NYS semifinal. Le Roy and Salamanca have matched up in the Far West Regional four times prior to Saturday’s meeting, with the series being tied 2-2. Salamanca is looking to continue its quest to the state final, which they lost in 1999 to Edgemont (I) 32-20.
What’s at stake: Winner advances to the NYSPHSAA Class C semifinal against either Adirondack (III) or Waverly (IV).