FRANKFORT, N.Y. — The Frankfort-Schuyler Maroon Knights got back on track Friday with a 54-20 victory over Clinton’s Warriors.
Running backs Justin Kiesow and Mitchel Shortt each ran for more than 100 yards and combined to score seven touchdowns as the Maroon Knights (4-2, 4-1 C East) snapped a two-game losing streak. After averaging more than 50 points in their first three games — all victories — they had scored a total of 14 in losses to Sherburne-Earlville and Dolgeville.
Frankfort-Schuyler matched those 14 points in the first seven minutes of Friday’s game. Shortt ran 10 yards for his first touchdown and Kiesow scored on a seven-yard run. Rich Morocco ran in the conversion following Kiesow’s touchdown and the Maroon Knights led 14-0 with 5:03 left in the first quarter.
Clinton (3-3, 2-3 C East) got on the board with a 52-yard Brandon Broccoli-to-Sam Olsen touchdown pass late in the first quarter.
Shortt had touchdown runs of 18 and 39 yards in the second quarter and stretched Frankfort-Schuyler’s lead to 26-7. Shortt ran for 137 yards on 14 carries and scored on a three-yard run in the third quarter.
Kiesow had 11 carries for 145 yards and scored on runs of 41 and 14 yards in the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, Frankfort-Schuyler recorded a safety when Clinton snapped the ball out of the end zone on a punt. Nate Brown ran for the final touchdown.
Broccoli threw a second touchdown pass for Clinton and Olsen ran for a second touchdown.
Frankfort-Schuyler quarterback Joe DeSarro completed nine of his 13 passes for 141 yards. Defensively, Michael Irons recorded a sack and an interception.
The Maroon Knights play Saturday afternoon in Little Falls.
FRANKFORT-SCHUYLER 54, CLINTON 20
Clinton 7 6 0 7 — 20
Frankfort 14 12 18 10 — 54
F-S — Mitchel Shortt 10 run (pass failed).
F-S — Justin Kiesow 7 run (Rich Morocco run).
CLIN — Sam Olsen 52 pass from Brandon Broccoli (Andrew Stuttler kick).
F-S — Shortt 18 run (pass failed).
F-S — Shortt 39 run (run failed).
CLIN — Eddie Allen 3 pass from Broccoli (kick failed).
F-S — Kiesow 41 run (pass failed).
F-S — Kiesow 14 run (kick failed).
F-S — Shortt 3 run (kick failed).
F-S — Safety, ball snapped out of end zone.
F-S — Nate Brown 1 run (Jalen Reeves run).
CLIN — Olsen 4 run (Stuttler kick).
Records — Clinton 3-3, 2-3 C East; Frankfort-Schuyler 4-2, 4-1 C East.