Section 3 Football: Five Guerrera TDs lift Homer past Solvay
By TOM VARTANIAN
Matt Guerrera had a career night for Homer Central on Homecoming Friday on Butts Field.
The speedy senior caught three passes for 140 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 34 yards on six carries and a touchdown, returned the opening second half kickoff 84 yards for his fifth touchdown and he picked off a pass to help the Trojans roll to a 55-42 Section 3 Class B West Divisin football triumph over the Solvay Bearcats.
“I had good blocking and Jacob (Rivers) had good timing on all the passes. It was a recipe for success,” Guerrera said, Rivers the Trojans senior quarterback. “On defense, the guys are getting to the quarterback quickly. It makes him throw the ball quicker and I’m able to cut underneath and pick some off.
“We do what we have to do to win,” he added. “A league championship is what we want. We’ll do what we have do to win the championship.”
The Trojans’ triumph and Skaneateles’ 19-16 upset win over Chittenango has turned the division championship race into a four-way shootout. Homer is 2-1 in B West (3-1 overall) and tied for third place with Marcellus (2-1, 2-2). Chittenango and Skaneateles are both 3-1 in league and overall play.
Westhill downed Syracuse Tech 34-20 to improve to 2-2 in division and overall play. Homer will travel to Westhill next Friday for a 6:30 p.m. contest. Waverly pounded Marcellus 44-14 in a non-league game Friday.Solvay and Syracuse Tech are both 0-3 in the division, with the Bearcats falling to 1-3 overall.
“Look at our league,” Homer head coach Gary Podsiedlik said. “Chittenango had a lead and Skaneateles came back to beat them. This league is wide open right now.”