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Homer Central’s Drew Becker, 22, sacks Solvay’s Brandon Franklin, 7, forcing a punt in the first quarter Friday at Butts Field.

Trojans continue to roll

By TOM VARTANIAN
Staff Writer

There’s no denying that Homer Central has the horses on offense.
For the third straight game, the Trojans dominated from the opening kickoff and rolled to victory Friday. Alec Bush scored three touchdowns in the first quarter as Homer raced to 42-0 lead then before posting a 65-14 Section 3 Class B West triumph over Solvay on Youth Football Night at George Butts Field.
Bush carried the ball just seven times for 187 yards as New York State’s 13th-ranked Class B team improved to 2-0 in the division and 3-0 overall behind 491 rushing yards, the second best rushing total in school history. The Bearcats, who played without outstanding tailback and linebacker Jeff Honsinger who was on crutches with an ACL injury, falls to 0-3 in league and overall play.
“It all starts up front with the big boys,” said Bush, who has scored 10 touchdowns in the first three games. “They helped get the job done very quickly and easily so we could get the second and third-string guys in. As much as I hate coming out of a game, I love having everybody do a part of the game and be part of the win.
“You need to go hard every game,” he added. “You have to get better each game, not just me, but as a team. We have a big game at Chittenango next week on TV. We will get prepared on a short week.”

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