FRANKFORT, N.Y. — Joe DeSarro and Mitchel Shortt turned things up a notch. The Frankfort-Schuyler quarterback and halfback starred on offense and defense as the Maroon Knights rumbled past Notre Dame of Utica 56-35 in Class C East Friday at Lt. Ferraro Memorial Field.
DeSarro ran for three touchdowns and intercepted two passes, and Shortt carried the ball 18 times for 132 yards and four touchdowns and also picked off a pass as the Maroon Knights chewed up huge chunks of yardage all game.
The win avenged last season’s loss to the Jugglers, who won 14-8 on Jordan Chrobak’s 70-yard punt return with 15 seconds left in the game.
Justin Kiesow also had a big day for Frankfort-Schuyler, ripping off some big gains and scoring on an 18-yard run. He finished with 87 yards.
That work more than balanced out a big night for super quick and very slippery Juggler quarterback Kevin Warmack, who threw two touchdown passes to Jerome Brabham and ran for two more scores, including a sensational 36-yard cutback run through the entire Frankfort-Schuyler defense.
Notre Dame got on the board first with the Warmack-to-Brabham touchdown pass, but the Maroon Knights took control with four consecutive touchdowns — three by Shortt — and eventually built a 38-14 halftime lead.
DeSarro ran for 117 yards and passed for 110. The Maroon Knights had five takeaways on defense, including fumble recovered by Josh Roberts and Tim Flihan.
Frankfort-Schuyler plays on the road Friday at Mt. Markham.
FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER 56, UTICA-NOTRE DAME 35
Notre Dame 6 8 6 15 — 35
Frankfort-Schuyler 16 22 12 6 — 56
ND — Jerome Brabham 52 pass from Kevin Warmack (pass failed).
F-S — Joe DeSarro 1 run (Justin Kiesow run).
F-S — Mitchel Shortt 2 run (Rich Moracco pass from DeSarro).
F-S — Shortt 7 run (pass failed).
F-S — Shortt 14 run (Kiesow run).
ND — Brabham 16 pass from Womack (Brabham pass from Warmack).
F-S — DeSarro 21 run (DeSarro run).
F-S — Shortt 38 run (kick failed).
ND — Alex Kondzielawa 1 run (kick failed).
F-S — Kiesow 18 run (kick failed).
ND — Warmack 36 run (Nick Abraham kick).
F-S — DeSarro 45 run (kick failed).
ND — Warmack 2 run (Brabham pass from Warmack).
Records — Utica-Notre Dame 0-1, 0-1 C East; Frankfort-Schuyler 1-0, 1-0 C East.