Earlier this week both coaches, U-E’s Tommy Baleno and Whitesboro’s Tom Schoen, told us what they’re hoping to do, and avoid, in this game.
“Whitesboro’s a great team. We’ve been looking at film on them. They’re big, they’re strong, they’re powerful. We’ll have our hands full. Hopefully, we can do our best, limit our mistakes, and come out with a victory,” said Baleno.
“Do not turn the ball over, and don’t take penalties that take you out of offensive rhythm. Those are the two things that bother you in playoff games,” said Schoen.
After the talking was done, it was time to hit the field. Union-Endicott and Whitesboro.
Early on, things looked good for U-E.
Devon Hogan would carry one in to give the Tigers the early 7-0 lead.
However, things went drastically wrong when Hogan went down with a lower body injury.
He was helped off the field, and did not return.
Hate to see that, a very talented young man.
Whitesboro would turn it on from there, scoring 28 unanswered as they go on to win it 28-7.
Now the Warriors find themselves in the state semifinals next Friday against either West Seneca West or Wilson Magnet.