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JOEMAINE BOGAN (5) ran for 198 yards Friday night to lead Clyde-Savannah over Lyons, 14-12.
  By John Addyman

   LYONS (Sep 30 11) -- Clyde-Savannah, behind sophomore running back Joemaine Bogan's 198 yards of rushing offense, handed Lyons its first football loss this fall, 14-12, in front of a stadium packed full for the homecoming evening.
   Bogan had 107 yards' rushing in the first quarter alone, setting up the initial score for the Golden Eagles, a three-yard dive by quarterback Tom Molisani. Clyde-Savannah added another touchdown in the last seconds of the first half, set up by a 42-yard pass from Molisani to Nick Felice -- plus a Lyons penalty for roughing the passer. With the ball on the 9-yard line and eighth seconds left to play, Molisani found Dalton Murray in the end zone. Two points-after kicks by Kyle Delisio gave the Eagles their 14 points.

KaRay Harris scored the first Lyons touchdown on a 16-yard run
   Lyons got its first points on a nice run by KaRay Harris, who scored from 16 yards out, vaulting into the end zone with 5:17 left in the first half. When Alex Musolino couldn't get the ball in the end zone on a points-after try, the game was at 7-6. Clyde-Savannah got its second touchdown late, and the teams went into the halftime locker room, 14-6.
   Quarterback Derick Fera led the Lions back at the outset of the second held, moving his team 56 yards in 11 plays, taking the ball the last yard himself to make the score 14-12. Again Lyons elected to try for two extra points, and again the Eagles stopped the run, this time Harris getting swarmed in the backfield before he could get any positive motion on a sweep.
Lyons' Tre Johnson and Clyde-Savannah's Joe Famiel
   The Lions had one last gasp in the fourth quarter after turning back Clyde-Savannah at the 10-yard line. Fera again drove his team downfield, covering 71 yards in 11 plays and opening up a passing attack for the first time in the game. But on a third-and-3 from the Eagles' 13-yard line, Fera got forced to his left while he looked for an open receiver, and escaped a sack by his slippery shirttail.
   While his quarterback was scrambling, Lyons junior running back Alex Musolino had drifted open in the far end of the end zone to Fera's left, and was frantically waving. He was initially so alone he could have made sandwiches before anyone else arrived in the vicinity. But Fera had to run left and throw across his body, and the ball took a lofty float on its way to Musolino.
   The ball came down not to Musolino, but to Clyde-Savannah's Joe Faniel, who literally took the ball out of the air right in front of Musolino and ran it back 38 yards. The Eagles ran out the clock, and Lyons, which had come into the game 4-0, was unbeaten no more.
   "We knew we had to mix it up with them, running and throwing the ball," said Clyde-Savannah coach Nick Dercola. But the run game was so successful -- Bogan running for 100 yards in the first quarter -- that the Eagles stayed with it. "If we hadn't turned the ball over so many times (four fumbles), we would have had even more yards. This was by far the best game he's had. He's had a couple of 100-yard games, but tonight he ran hard and was hitting the holes."
Tom Molisani lets the ball go in the first quarter
   Dercola said that Lyons had a surprise for the Eagles right away, a power-I offensive set. "That caught us off-guard," he admitted, "and they hammered us with it. But we made some adjustments and in the second half, they had to pass."
   As Lyons came down the field on its last drive, the difference was the pressure Clyde-Savannah was able to put on the Lyons quarterback in the final play. "It was a blessing he had to throw across the grain," Dercola said.
    "Derrick had him (Musolino) wide open," said Lyons coach Wayne Wadhams. "If the ball could have been a little more in the air..."
    Wadhams noted the full house that came to watch the game as a revitalized Lyons team brought its unbeaten record into the Rt. 31 rivalry with Clyde-Savannah. He also added, "I've never liked to play Clyde-Savannah on Homecoming night."
   "We had no answers for Bogan," Wadhams said. "He beat us up. We just fell apart a little. Overall, I think our kids played well. We held Clyde in that last drive on our 10-yard line.

Clyde-Savannah 14, Lyons 12
C-S               7            7            0            0  =              14
Lyons            0            6            6            0  =              12

First Quarter
C-S            Tom Molisani 3 run (Kyle Delisio kick) 7:17
Second Quarter
Lyons  KaRay Harris 16 run (Musolino run fails) 5:17
C-S            Dalton Murray 9 pass from Molisani (Delisio kick) 0:08
Third Quarter
Lyons  Derick Fera 1 run (Harris run fails) 7:52

                                    C-S                        Lyons           
First Downs                   13                        15
Rushes-Yds                    37-193                43-175
Passing Yds                    56                        73
Return Yds                     61                        27
Comp-Att-Int                 5-14-0                  9-18-1
Sacked-Yds Lost            2-13                     1-1
Punts/Avg                        2-44                    4-31
Fumbles/Lost                 4/4                        3/2
Penalties/Yds                 8/54                      2/10

Individual Stats
RUSHING – C-S – Joemaine Bogan 32-198, Wes Felker
1-7, Brent King 1-2, Joe Molisani 5-(-14) TD. LYONS –
Karay Harris 21-95 TD, Alex Musolino 8-54, Derick
Fera 11-23 TD, Mareese Wells 3-3.

PASSING – C-S – Molisani 5-14-0, 56 yds, TD. LYONS
-- Fera 9-18-1 73 yds

RECEIVING – C-S – Nick Felice 4-51, Dalton Murray
1-9 TD, Bogan 1-(-4). LYONS – Musolino 2-41, Tre
Johnson 3-17, Dakota Romeiser 1-17, Dillon
Bornheiser 1-1, Wells 1-(-3).

RETURNS – C-S – Joe Faniel 2-37, Felice 2-28, Wes
Felker 1-6. LYONS – Johnson 1-20, Harris 1-7.


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