Homer Trojans Shutdown Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central on the Road

Homer Varsity Football Team 2021 (Photo provided by Homer Head Coach Gary Podsiedlik).

The Homer Trojans improved to 2-0 on the shortened season after defeating Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central (ITC) with a score of 40-0 on the road. 

The Trojans came out firing on all cylinders, scoring 21 points in the first quarter. Both teams would then hold each other to 0 points in the second quarter, allowing Homer to get a comfortable 21-0 lead by halftime. 

Homer would go on to dominate the second half as well, scoring another 19 points. ITC was held scoreless again in the second half.

Homer’s Andrew VanPatten led the Trojans with 2 touchdowns and 206 rushing yards. This is VanPatten’s second game in a row rushing with over 200 rushing yards. 

Homer ended the game scoring one additional rushing touchdown from Logan Peck for 5 yards. Peck ended the game with 54 rushing yards. 

Quarterback Jake Calabro threw 3 touchdown passes; one to Sam Sorenson for 40 yards, another to Colin Perks for 33 yards, and a last one to Jake Atkins for 4 yards. 

According to Homer Head Coach Gary Podsiedlik, this was Homer’s 600th game in school history and it has brought them to a winning total to 350.

Here is a quarter by quarter breakdown of the game: 

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Homer 21 0 13 6 40
ITC 0 0 0 0 0

The Trojans are now looking forward to extending their winning streak, as they take on Cortland on the road for a Cortland County rivalry matchup on Tuesday, April 13th. Kickoff is at 5pm.