WHITESBORO, N.Y. (WKTV) - What started as a matchup of undefeated teams in Class A National turned into a blowout as Whitesboro beat Watertown 40-14 at Chiz Frye Field Friday night. What was amazing about the win for the Warriors was that they did it with three key players hurt.
Running back Steve Almond watched the entire game from the sidelines after a hamstring injury last week. During pregame warmups another back, Connor Passalacqua, injured his knee and didn't play. Finally, in the second quarter, quarterback Adam Eberley went down with a leg injury in which he had to be carried from the field on a stretcher. Eberely scored two touchdowns before his injury.
Despite all those issues, Whitesboro remained a well oiled machine on the field, as Mike Bunal stepped in at QB to score a 27 yard TD just four plays after Eberley's injury. Bunal rushed 12 times for 87 yards, while also intercepting two passes.
Matt Felitto also provided a lot of offense as well, scoring three touchdowns, of 43, 20 and 11 yards. He had 175 yards on 18 carries.
Defensively, the Warriors held the top rusher in Section III, Diamond Williams, to just 68 yards in the first three quarters, though he had a big fourth, ending with 177 yards on 27 carries and a TD.
With the win, Whitesboro (6-0, 3-0 Class A National) all but locked up the league title, with only winless New Hartford left on their schedule. That game is Thursday at Don Edick Field.