GCMS football wins 48-0 over LeRoy

LeROY — It was yet another dominating win for the No. 1 ranked high school football team in Class 1A as Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley defeated LeRoy 48-0 on Friday.
 
With the win, the Falcons extended their win streak -- which includes their 2A state championship-winning campaign last year -- to 21. They are 7-0 overall this season with an average point differential of 43.14.
 
The GCMS defense not only produced its third consecutive shutout -- and fifth shutout of the season -- but scored points for the Falcons as well as Keegan Kutemeier returned an interception 43 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to extend GCMS's lead to 28-0.
 
Jeff Tuley finished the game as LeRoy's leading rusher on a wet field as he ran for 28 yards on 10 carries.
 
"We thought the defense played outstanding Friday night," GCMS head coach Mike Allen said. "It was tough to get traction in the middle of the field, but I thought we did a great job of keeping our footing and attacking downhill."
 
Prior to the interception return, Ryland Holt caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Garard to give the Falcons a 7-0 lead with about 9:17 left in the first quarter.
 
Garard and Holt hooked up again for a 27-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter that extended GCMS's lead to 21-0 with about five minutes left in the second quarter.
 
Garard finished the game completing 10-of-12 pass attempts for 135 passing yards.
 
Payton Kean, who finished the game with 66 rushing yards on five carries, scored on a 47-yard run in the second quarter.
 
Jared Trantina (102 rushing yards on 15 carries, two touchdowns) led the ground attack for GCMS as he scored on a 3-yard run to extend the Falcons' lead to 34-0 by halftime. 
 
Trantina scampered for a 44-yard touchdown in the third quarter before Isaiah Chatman put the icing on the cake with a 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
 
The balanced offense helped the Falcons exceed the 40-point mark for the sixth consecutive game.
 
"We try to keep our offense has balanced as we can, hoping to keep other teams off balance," Allen said. "When teams come up to stop our running game, we have the ability to throw the ball, and vice versa."
 
Ben Freehill went 4-for-4 on extra-point attempts while the Falcons went 1-for-3 on two-point conversion attempts.
 
GCMS 48, LeRoy 0
GCMS 7 27 7 7 —48
LeRoy 0 0 0 0 —0
Scoring summary
GCMS — Holt 11 pass from Garard (Freehill kick)
GCMS — Kean 47 run (conversion failed)
GCMS — Holt 27 pass from Garard (conversion good)
GCMS — Kutemeier 43 interception return (Freehill kick)
GCMS — Trantina 3 run (conversion failed)
GCMS — Trantina 44 run (Freehill kick)
GCMS — Chatman 49 run (Freehill kick)
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