Lackawanna's Capone Smith is obviously as proficient in the film room as he is on the football field.
"He was on the money all night," said Steelers coach Bruce Lakso, following his team's convincing 30-14 victory at Fredonia in a Class B South showdown. "We had plenty of film on them and the kids studied. We knew where we wanted to attack them. Every call he [Smith] made was the right call. It's hard for defenses to key on him."
Smith, who was used as a quarterback, running back and wide receiver, had 15 carries for 244 yards and was 3 for 5 passing for 54 yards and two touchdowns for the Steelers (5-0, 4-0).
"We scored on our first two possessions, both on long drives," said Lakso, whose team is top-ranked in The News' small-school poll. "Fredonia is a tough team. They have a great team. We just came out and everything clicked for us."
Receiver Dwayne Bennett caught two TD passes, scooped up a fumble by a teammate and carried it 10 yards for another score and added 11 tackles and two interceptions from his safety position on defense. Zachary Alabadi made 11 tackles for the Steelers and caued a fumble while Reggie Green was in on a dozen stops.
Eric Ippolito carried 27 times for 134 yards and a TD for Fredonia (4-1, 3-1) while sectional wrestling champion Kenny Betts and Shane Nykula had 11 tackles apiece.
Lackawanna outrushed the Hillbillies, 254-173.