Niagara Gazette

Published: November 12, 2005 12:33 am
Geneva rolls over Grand Island

Vikings’ season ends in Far Western Regional, 34-16

Staff Reports
Pittsford, N.Y. —
Brian Fowler rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns to power the Geneva Panthers to a 34-16 win over the Grand Island Vikings in the Class A Far Western Regional football playoffs at St. John Fisher College on Friday. The Vikings (9-2) were their own worst enemy, scoring just 16 points on six trips in the red zone. GI quarterback Ryan Breier threw three interceptions in the red zone. “We can’t do that against good teams,” Grand island coach Dean Santorio said. “We moved the ball well on the ground and through the air, but when we got inside the 20 we couldn’t run and Breier threw a couple of balls up for grabs that he probably shouldn’t have.” Grand Island’s Ryan Harvey rushed for 136 yards and a TD on 27 carries. He also came up with an interception on defense. Ryan Gratton hauled in four passes for 98 yards. Linebacker Matt Augustine had six unassisted tackles and 11 assisted tackles for Geneva (10-1). Despite the loss, Santorio remained in an upbeat mood.

“ We’re very happy with what our kids accomplished this year,” he said. “They’re a great group.” • Click to discuss this story with other readers on our forums.