TD RUN TO REMEMBER — Ian Chavanne eluded most of West Seneca’s defense that went for a long touchdown run. Photo courtesy of Mike McGarry.
A game-changing play in a recent junior varsity football game between Hamburg and West Seneca East left nearly everyone in attendance scratching their heads, asking, “How did he pull that off?”
Trailing 12 – 0 and on its own 46 with less than 30 seconds to play in the first half, Hamburg’s Ian Chavanne went the distance on a broken play. After a muffed handoff on a double reverse, Chavanne picked up the ball, 10 yards behind the original line of scrimmage and broke tackles, cut back across the field, got some key blocks and finished the rest. Approximately nine West Seneca East players had a chance at the tackle, but Chavanne got away and ran it more than 60 yards to the end zone.
Also scoring in the 20 – 12 comeback win were Donte Mastrangelo on a 1-yard quarterback sneak and Mitch Vail on a 5-yard touchdown run. Danny Wood caught a 2-point conversion pass from Matrangelo.
Special teams were solid all game long, led by a first down pickup on a fake punt by Mastrangelo. Defensively, Kyle Davey and Jason Jaskolka had big second halves and Will Pritchard came up with an interception to seal the win at the end of the game.