WATERVILLE, N.Y. (WKTV) - Rocky Corigliano, head coach at Sauquoit Valley, not only got his first ever win Friday night, but it came against Waterville, where he used to be an assistant, under his dad Jerry. The two Indian teams went back and forth, with Sauquoit winning 19-16.
Justin Dempsey scored on a seven yard TD run late in the game to put Sauquoit on top, then picked off a pass to clinch the win.
Waterville-Madison got on the board early, as they were backed up to their own eight yard line on a third down and 34. But Jon Piersma threw a prayer downfield and somehow James Melvin caught it, then outran the defense en route to a 92 yard touchdown.
Sauquoit got on the board later in the first quarter, on a four yard TD run by Alex Voce. Down 7-6 in the second, the visiting Indians took the lead on an eleven yard TD run by Voce, giving Sauquoit a 12-7 lead at the half.
Waterville-Madison took the lead back in the third, on a three yard TD run by Alex Savage. The home Indians then tacked on a 37 yard field goal by Tanner Livengood to take a 16-12 advantage. But that was before Dempsey's late game heroics.
Sauquoit (1-1) will host NY Mills next Friday night in a Class D East matchup, while Waterville-Madison (1-1) goes to Sherburne-Earlville.