by Rob Tetro
The maturation process continued for the Syracuse Shock football team when it took on the Monroe County Sting last Saturday.
Despite an impressive effort from running back DeWayne Gordon, the Monroe County Sting came away with a 30-20 win over the Shock.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Sting outscored the Shock by four points to take a 10-6 lead into halftime. During the third quarter, the Sting added another touchdown which put them up by 11 points. However, the Shock didn’t go quietly into the night.
Syracuse outscored the Sting by a point during the fourth quarter. Unfortunately for the Shock, The Sting’s lead proved to be insurmountable as Monroe County came away with the 10-point win.
Shock qaurterback T.J. Sheard completed 13 out of 31 passes for 146 yards with two touchdowns but three interceptions. Gordon ran for 130 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown.
Sheard, James Chaplin and Will Carter combined to run for 41 yards on 14 carries.
Wide receiver Tyrone Burke, Jr. is proving to be a solid offensive weapon for the Shock. Burke caught nine passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Gage and Derek Serino combined for four catches for 53 yards.
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