Hoosac Valley football rolls past Mahar 54-6


ADAMS -- Tyler Mach and Hoosac Valley ran all over Mahar on Friday night. Behind Mach's four touchdowns, the Hurricanes dominated their non-league opponent 54-6 at Renfrew Field in Adams.

Behind Mach's four touchdowns, the Hurricanes dominated their non-league opponent 54-6 at Renfrew Field in Adams.

Mach scored four touchdowns in three different ways: two runs, a pass reception and a punt return. The junior credited his team for his success.

"It's our team. It's not all me. It's our line -- it's working hard constantly and having the team around you to make it all happen," Mach said.

Mach scored an 11-yard touchdown on the team's first drive. But on the team's next possession, a 12-play drive yielded no points after a missed field goal.

Mahar followed the missed field goal with a lengthy drive of its own, capping the drive with a eight-yard touchdown pass from Logan Barrett to Drew Patria. After a failed two-point try, the score stood at 7-6 Hoosac with 8:06 left in the second quarter.

This is when the Hurricanes opened up the game. The team scored on its next three drives.

The first came off an 18-yard touchdown pass from Matt Koperniak to Peter Barrow, and was followed by a one-yard touchdown run from Ian Hill.

After a three and out from Mahar, Mach returned the punt 66 yards for a touchdown. His second score of the day gave Hoosac a 26-6 lead heading into halftime.

After the half, Mach set up another score for his team, breaking off a 57-yard run. He finished the drive with a 3-yard TD plunge.

The Hurricanes would add three more scores on the night. To open the fourth quarter, Mach caught a 67-yard TD pass from Koperniak. Later in the quarter, Jacob Swistak scored on a 64-yard run. Avery Hall ran for a 69-yard touchdown on the final play of the game.

Hoosac coach Dayne Poirot said his offensive linemen did a good job sealing the edges and allowing his runners to bounce outside. Even with the strong showing, he said his team his things to work on.

"I think we have things to work on. We have to work more on conditioning," Poirot said. "We had guys cramping up later on. We've got to continue [conditioning] if we want to continue to go at a fast pace with a smaller team."

Mahar coach Greg Scotland said injuries forced new players into key roles.

"We had a lot of kids that had to step in there, becuase we started the day with injuries," Scotland said. "We had a lot of kids playing in spots they're not used to."


Mahar 6, Hoosac Valley 54

Mahar 0 6 0 0--6

Hoosac Valley 7 19 8 20--54

First Quarter

HV -- Mach 11 run (kick good), 8:03

Second Quarter

M -- Patria 19 pass from Barrett (pass failed), 8:01.

HV -- Barrow 18 pass from Koperniak (kick failed), 6:07.

HV -- Hill 1 run (kick good), 2:58.

HV -- Mach 66 punt return (kick failed) 2:00.

Third Quarter

HV -- Mach 3 run (pass good), 2:53.

Fouth Quarter

HV -- Mach 67 pass from Koperniak (run good), 9:30.

HV -- Swistak 64 run (pass failed) 6:44.

HV -- Hall 69 run, 0:00.


First Downs 8 9

Rushes 40-93 32-367

Passing yards 58 95

Comp-att-int 8-18-0 5-8-1

Fumbles-lost 1-0 1-1

Penalties-yards 1-15 2-20


RUSHING -- Mahar: Logan Barrett 9-17, Clayton Richardson 7-15, Malik Adams 7-25, Angel Biegen 5-5, Joseph Martinez 2-0, Austin Leary 2 -(minus 2), Zach Geyster 1-1, Nick Newton 1-0. Hoosac: Ian Hill 12-53, Tyler Mach 8-125, John Lewis 3-30, Matt Koperniak 2-14, JP Levesque 1-15, Swistak 1-64, Avery Hall 1-69, Team 2-2.

PASSING -- Mahar: Matt Barrett 8-18-1-58. Hoosac: Matt Koperniak 6-9-1-1-97.

RECEIVING -- Mahar: Drew Patria 3-30, Nick Newton 3-21, Malik Adams 1-4, Angel Biegen 1-3. Hoosac: Peter Barrow 2-24, John Lewis 2-1, Tyler MAch 1-67, Brandon Tworig 1-5.

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