Home-Cort Jug: Homer Trojans take the Jug for the ninth straight time after defeating Cortland

(Photo from The Cortland Voice photo files).

The Homer Trojans defeated the Cortland Purple Tigers 40-6 on the road at their annual rivalry Home-Cort Jug game Tuesday night. 

The Trojans got off to a hot start with their rushing duo of Andrew VanPatten and Logan Peck.  They both scored a rushing touchdown in the first quarter. VanPatten would then go on to score two additional rushing touchdowns in the second quarter, while Peck scored one more to give Homer a 33-point lead. Homer’s defense left Cortland scoreless in the first half. 

Homer was then only able to score once in the second half, as Sam Sorenson caught a 26 yard touchdown pass from Jake Calabro. 

Cortland’s only points came from a 24 yard fumble return from Kaleb Thorhauer in the final quarter of the game. 

Homer’s Andrew VanPatten ended up leading the Trojans with 3 total touchdowns and 207 yards rushing. This is VanPatten’s third 200+ yard game in the season. 

(Note: Other individual stats were not available to us by the time of the release of this article).

Homer has now defeated Cortland for the ninth straight Home-Cort Jug game and stands undefeated with a 3-0 overall record this season; while Cortland falls to 2-1.

Here is a quarter by quarter breakdown of the game: 

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Homer 14 19 7 0 40
Cortland 0 0 0 6 6