WESTFIELD - The Westfield Minihawks finished off the regular season with perhaps their toughest victory of the season Saturday night, Oct. 6 at home, defeating Sherman-Ripley 14-6. It was a game in which the Minihawks had a very hard time moving the football against a strong, fast and well coached Sherman-Ripley defense. The Minihawks finished the regular season at 6-1, tying for first place in the league.
As stated, the Westfield offense had its hardest time moving the ball all season with untimely penalties negating scores on several occasions, and strong tackling by the opposing defense limited yards after contact. The game was tied 6-6 at the half with the Minihawks lone score coming courtesy of running back Shawn Horr. The game was deadlocked at six until the final minute of play when quarterback Evan Hauser ran back-to-back quarterback sneaks covering the last 11 yards to notch the go ahead score. Horr punched in the two-point conversion to put Westfield up by eight. The defense then thwarted Sherman-Ripley on three consecutive long passes and an attempted draw to seal the deal.
The Minihawks prevailed despite an outstanding effort by the boys from Sherman-Ripley who played a fantastic game.
The Minihawks now move on to face Brocton in the first round of the playoffs Saturday afternoon, Oct. 13 in Bemus.