Kleckley leads Marauders to 24-22 win

OBSERVER File Photo Pictured is Dunkirk’s Rocky Radcliffe (5) from Week 1, who rushed for a touch

TONAWANDA — The Dunkirk Marauders only used Quantavis Kleckley for six carries in the season opening blowout win last week. This week, Dunkirk needed every one of Kleckley’s 24 carries to come out on top again.

Dunkirk (2-0) defeated Tonawanda, 24-22, on Friday night on the road, thanks to a 94 yard touchdown drive capped off by a Kleckley scoring run to tie the game at 22, then a two point conversion for the win, with only 32 seconds left on the clock.

“He really stepped up,” said Dunkirk coach Mike Sarratori. “We really relied on him.”

The Marauders, already without Tywon Wright in the game, committed eight penalties for 60 yards, as well as three turnovers in the game. Still, down six points with under a minute left and the length of the field to go, Dunkirk was able to come away with the win, thanks largely to the play of Kleckley.

“They gave us all we could handle,” said Sarratori. “I think a win like this will go a long way. We haven’t been tested like that in the regular season in a long time.”

Fredonia/Brocton 50, Alden 14

ALDEN — Fredonia/Brocton came away with a lopsided win over Alden on Friday night, 50-14. The Hillbillies led 37-0 after three quarters and 43-0 early in the fourth quarter en route to the team’s second straight win.

Gowanda/Pine Valley 44, JFK 12

GOWANDA — Gowanda/Pine Valley came away with a 44-12 win over JFK on Friday night. The Panthers had four different running backs score touchdowns on the ground — Ryan Gernatt, Christian Ortiz, Caleb Maloney and Zach Phillips — while the team as a whole rushed for 451 yards and six touchdowns. Maloney and Ortiz each had a pair of scores, while Gernatt and Maloney each topped 100 yards rushing.

Look for more information on Friday’s games in Sunday’s OBSERVER.

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