On the ground or through the air, Batavia scored five touchdowns in the first quarter. A 42 yard pick-six by Rourke Mullins gave the Bulldogs (8-1, 6-0) a 42-0 lead as they coasted to a 62-14 Upstate Eight River victory.
Already leading 21-0 on scores by Mullins, Anthony Scaccia and Kevin Green, Batavia’s Forrest Gilbertson blocked an Elgin punt. Green ran for a 9-yard score on the next play and Mullins’ interception followed on the Maroons’ first play in the next possession. The issue was never in doubt after the flurry of Bulldog scores.
Scaccia, Green, Blake Crowder and Patrick Ward finished with 69, 62, 62, and 65 yards, respectively.
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The loss sends Elgin (0-9, 0-6) to its first winless season since 1934 when it finished 0-7-1. Ryan Sitter attempted 44 passes for the Maroons and completed 22 for 190 yards, including a 55-yard scoring strike to Dontrell Gaddy. Batavia chewed up rushing yards almost at will, finishing with 361 yards on 32 carries as a team.
“We were working on so much all season and it’s cool to see it all come together. Everyone got in the game, and we were able to use all the different formations.” — Mullins