BOONVILLE, N.Y. — The Herkimer Magicians jumped on top early for the second week in a row and routed Adirondack’s Wildcats 42-8 in a Section III crossover.
The Magicians led 35-0 at halftime, just as they did eight days earlier against Morrisville-Eaton/Hamilton. Austin Mills threw three touchdown passes for Herkimer (3-1, 2-1 D East) and Matt Borek ran for two scores in the game’s first 13 minutes.
Borek had 115 yards on five carries, the last a 59-yard touchdown run in the first minute of the second quarter tat gave the Magicians a 21-0 lead. He had scored on a nine-yard run in the first quarter.
Herkimer covered 59 yards in two plays to score on its opening drive, taking just 20 seconds off the clock. Wildcat Josh Nessel dragged Borek down from behind after a 32-yard gain on his first carry and Dan Appley took a shovel pass from Mills 27 yards for a touchdown on the next play.
Eric Johnston intercepted a Mike Weber pass on the first play of Adirondack’s next possession and set up Borek’s first touchdown run.
Borek’s second touchdown run came on the second play after an Adirondack punt started the second quarter. That 81-yard drive took 23 seconds off the clock; Johnston had run for 22 yards on the first play after the change of possession.
Johnston, whose 72-yard touchdown catch was negated by a block in the back in the first quarter, was on the receiving end of Mills’ 55-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and Drew Masi added an eight-yard touchdown run before the end of the half. Mills threw a another touchdown pass to Johnston in the third quarter and finished the day 4-for-10 passing for 104 yards.
Hunter Bickham scored for Adirondack (0-4, 0-3 C North) on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Herkimer plays at home Friday against Cooperstown.
HERKIMER 42, ADIRONDACK 8
Herkimer 14 21 7 0 — 42
Adirondack 0 0 0 8 — 8
HERK — Dan Appley 27 pass from Austin Mills (Matt Borek kick).
HERK — Borek 9 run (Borek kick).
HERK — Borek 59 run (Borek kick).
HERK — Eric Johnston 55 pass from Mills (Borek kick).
HERK — Drew Masi 8 run (Borek kick).
HERK — Johnston 10 pass from Mills (Borek kick).
ADK — Hunter Bickham 2 run (Josh Nessel pass from Mike Weber).
Records — Herkimer 3-1, 2-1 D East; Adirondack 0-4, 0-3 C North.