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Kats win home finale; Bengals fall to Rowan

The Erie Community College football team finished its home season with a 30-9 win over the Globe Institute of New York City while the woes continue for Buffalo State, which suffered a 20-7 loss to Rowan on Saturday.

The Kats took a 16-0 first quarter lead at Jim Ball Stadium and kept control for the rest of the game.

Brian Fowler scored on touchdown runs of three and 10 yards. He finished with 90 yards on 15 carries playing on the first half as an injured hip flexor kept out of the second half.

Globe closed the gap to 22-9 in the third quarter with a touchdown and field goal, but the Kats put the game away in the fourth when Eric Camper recovered a blocked punt in the end zone.

ECC (4-4) had five fumble recoveries and one interception. Quintin Sumpter had seven solo tackles, three for loss, with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery. Bradley Cash had five tackles including four for loss.

At Coyer Field, Buffalo State fell to 0-7 overall and 0-6 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference with the loss to Rowan. The Profs improved to 13-1 all-time against the Bengals.

Buffalo State managed only 115 yards of total offense. Quarterback Kenny Murphy (Lancaster) was just 5 of 16 for 41 yards with an interception. Sammy Smith (Hutch Tech) led the Bengals on the ground with 18 carries for 61 yards.

To start the game, Davon Edwards broke a 48-yard run on Rowman's first possession to set up a 14-yard touchdown pass from Frank Wilczynski to Ryan Leafey.

The Bengals defense would tie the game in the second quarter when Brian Lavis (Hamburg) recovered a fumbled snap in the end zone.

But Buffalo State would have it's own problems on the next possession when Jerome Gordon blocked Scott Forester's punt attempt. The ball went through the end zone for safety, giving Rowan a 9-7 lead.

Matt Pacana (North Tonawanda) recorded a career-best 16 tackles and a sack. Jermaine Rose (Niagara Falls) had 10 tackles, including 2 1/2 for loss while Joe Schriever (Lancaster) had two interceptions.

e-mail: amoritz@buffnews.com

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