by Rob Tetro
Led by former Fulton Coach Mike Conners, Oswego defeated the Fulton football team 22-6 on homecoming and Senior Night Friday at the Fulton Athletic Complex.
Oswego’s running backs, behind a solid offensive line, ran for nearly 200 yards en route to the win.
Prior to the game, the Red Raiders recognized 13 seniors who were playing in their final regular season home game. Jake Crucitti, Jordan Baldwin, Mountain Raley, Cody Dick, Josh Kukrowski, Jeremy Wilcox, Kenny Holbrook, Nick Britton, Patrick Fink, Solano Sanchez, and Tim Conners were honored for their contributions to the Fulton football program.
The game began with the Red Raiders receiving the opening kickoff. Fulton took the ball nearly the length of the field during its opening possession. Crucitti found Dick on a crucial third-down completion, which brought the Red Raiders deep into Oswego territory.
Oswego, however, stopped Fulton on downs with 8:05 left in the first quarter.
With 4:50 left in the first quarter, Oswego caught the Red Raiders off guard. Quarterback Garrett Dunsmoor faked a hand off and rolled slightly to his right. Dunsmoor then found Alex Makin coming out of the backfield to the left on a wheel route for the score and a 8-0 lead.
Following a Red Raider punt, Oswego was quick to pick up where it left off as the game moved into the second quarter. After picking up a first down on fourth and short deep in Fulton territory, Oswego struck again.
The Bucs took a 16-0 lead with 8:28 left in the second quarter when Alex Makin muscled his way in for the score from a yard out.
The Red Raiders kept Oswego at bay as the game moved into the second half. During the third quarter, Fulton executed its most promising drive since its opening drive of the game.