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Don Bosco seeks back-to-back titles with 62-0 first round victory

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It was a rainy and snowy first round of the playoffs, as visiting Moravia traveled north trying to knock off the defending state champs, Don Bosco.

It took the Dons one play to get the game rolling as Wyatt Sawvel followed his herd of blockers down the near sideline, prancing his way into the end zone, and putting the Dons up eight to zero.

Later in the first quarter, Moravia was set up to punt, but with the weather having an impact, the long snapper as the punter couldn't handle the ball and the Dons' Owen Mangrich was able to fall on it.

But on the ensuing snap, Sawvel would lose the handle and the Mohawks took the ball right back.

The Dons had no reason to panic, however, making the defensive stop. Thomas Even would show off his agility, spinning away from a defender before hurdling one of his teammates for a Bosco first down. That set up the leader of the team. Sawvel slashed his way into the end zone avoiding two defenders for the score to put the Dons up 14 to zero. 

Not as many fans were on hand for this chilly October night, but the cheerleaders were staying tough in the cold and supporting the team.

In the second quarter, Sawvel would add to his highlight reel, taking the snap and running to the far sideline before finding his way to pay dirt once more, adding to the scoreboard. 

Shortly after, he would do it again. Sawvel from six yards out, led by his receiving corps throwing some blocks, would stride into the end zone no problem.

The Dons defense was playing to the standard, punishing Moravia's quarterback Hunter Arbogast all night long. Cael Tenold added an interception in this game as well. 

The Dons rolled in this one, winning 62-0 and putting themselves one step closer to repeating as state champs.

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