Foran football defeats Stratford in crossover game
Foran took control of its game with Stratford in the fourth quarter when the Lions topped the Red Devils, 26-13, at the Vito DeVito Sports Complex on Friday night.
Joe Capello’s second touchdown in this Alliance crossover game with Stratford, extended the Lions’ lead to 20-13. When Teddy Mauro found the end zone, coach Tom Drew’s club had locked up its second consecutive win.
“I was pleased with the way our defense played,” Drew said. “It is not easy to defend a team like Stratford because they have a nice combination of size and speed in the backfield. Defensively, players like Max Quieroz, Gage Diaz, and Noah Jones played well and were around the ball a lot.”
Andrew Janik threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Capello, and Jon-Franco Menta’s PAT gave Foran a 7-0 lead after one quarter. Stratford (0-3) tied the game at 7 by the end of the period.
Will Phelan was on the receiving end of a 31-yard scoring pass from Janik, and another conversion kick made it 14-7 in the second. Again, Stratford answered, but the conversion was no good and Foran took a 14-13 lead into the break.
“We are a little banged up, so we were relying on some younger players on the offensive line.,” Drew said. “Offensively, Andrew Janik continues to throw the ball well for us, and Ben Geier is starting to develop into the reliable physical receiver we have been looking for.
“Our kids did a good job of battling the entire game both offensively and defensively.”
Foran (2-1) will play host to Lyman Hall (2-1) on Friday at 7.