SHERBURNE, N.Y. — The Little Falls Mounties fell behind early Saturday night and never found their footing in a season-opening loss at Sherburne-Earlville. Cody Marango threw four touchdown passes to lead the Marauders in their 60-0 Class C East win.
The Marauders scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and led 18-0 late in the second when a pair of quick scores turned the game into a rout. Brady Sopchak ran eight yards for a touchdowns with less than two minutes left to play in the half and Sherburne-Earlville got the ball back when the Mounties fumbled the exchange while running a reverse on the ensuing kickoff. Marango threw his third scoring pass of the game, a 20-yarder to Austin Jasper in the right corner, on the next play from scrimmage. Marango connected with Gavin Giroux on the conversion and the Marauders took a 32-0 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Receiving the ball at the start of the second half, the Marauders struck again early inm the third quarter. A block in the back nullified a long run by Sopchak and Marango was sacked on the next play before throwing a 51-yard touchdown pass to Jasper. Garrett DuVall’s kick gave Sherburne-Earlville 21 points in less than 3 1/2 minutes of game time.
Brodie Roebuck, one of two Marauders who topped 100 yards on the ground, added three touchdowns in the second, one in the third quarter and two in the fourth. Roebuck ran for 101 yards while Sopchak had 137 and Julienne Alsheimer had 78.
Jasper capped the Marauders’ opening drive with a seven-yard touchdown run and the Mounties blocked DuVall’s kick for the extra point. An interception by Marango got the ball back for Sherburne-Earlville at the Little Falls 27 and two plays later Marango threw his first touchdown pass to Giroux. A 21-yard pass from Marango to Benjamin Khoury gave the Marauders their third touchdown of the first quarter.
The Marauders scored on four of the five passes Marango attempted; he completed all five.
The Little Falls offense crossed midfield three times and advanced as far as the Sherburne-Earlville 14-yard line in the third quarter. Quarterback Brian Ewanyk’s 30-yard run — the Mounties’ longest play — set up a first down at the 20 and was followed by a six-yard run by Travis Dawley. The drive stalled at the spot and the Mounties turned t ball over on downs.
Little Falls plays its home opener Saturday against Clinton.
SHERBURNE-EARLVILLE 60, LITTLE FALLS 0
Little Falls 0 0 0 0 — 0
Sherburne-Earlville 18 14 13 15 — 60
S-E — Austin Jasper 7 run (kick blocked), 8:10.
S-E — Gavin Giroux 12 pass from Cody Marango (pass failed), 6:52.
S-E — Benjamin Khoury 21 pass from Marango (run failed), 1:44.
S-E — Brady Sopchak 8 run (kick failed), 1:42.
S-E — Jasper 20 pass from Marango (Giroux pass from Marango), 1:35.
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S-E — Jasper 51 pass from Marango (Garrett DuVall kick), 10:29.
S-E — Brodie Roebuck 4 run (kick failed), 5:58.
S-E — Roebuck 4 run (Matthew Johnson pass from Marango), 11:11.
S-E — Roebuck 11 run (DuVall kick), 2:58.
Records — Little Falls 0-1, 0-1 C East; Sherburne-Earlville 1-0, 1-0 C East.