The Bluejays finished their 2014 football season with a 59-16 loss to North Mac, bringing their final record to 1-8.

Although the team played hard throughout the season, in the end a young team, turnovers and defensive mistakes resulted in too many lost points.  On the bright side, the Jays will be returning a lot of experience next year with many sophomores and juniors from this year’s team having gotten substantial varsity experience.


Bluejays Drop to 1-7

The Bluejays lost to number 2 ranked Williamsville a few weeks ago 49-7.  The Jay’s lone touchdown came from a run by Noah Wilson.

Last week the Jays lost to Pleasant Plains 42-14.  The Bluejays scored on a TD pass from Sam Wenda to Hayden Eddings and on a TD run from Kobe Wheaton.  The Bluejays turned the ball over 4 times (2 interceptions and 2 fumbles) that each resulted in a Pleasant Plains score.

These losses bring the Jays record to 1-7 on the season, with their final game set for this Friday against North Mac.  North Mac comes into the game with a record of 2-6.  This may prove to be a great game.



PORTA Loses to Auburn

PORTA was defeated by the Auburn Trojans 48-6 last Friday night.

Auburn, a perennial conference powerhouse was heavily favored and looking for revenge for last year’s exciting overtime loss to the Bluejays.  Auburn’s defense prevented the Jays from moving the ball, and Auburn’s offense quickly jumped out to a 27-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.  By half time the score was 48-0.

They Jays scored in the second half on a touchdown pass from Sam Wenda to Colton Crain.  The extra point was no good.  Neither team scored in the fourth quarter, bringing the final score to 48-6.

The Jays fall to 1-5 on the season.

This week the Bluejays take on the Williamsville Bullets who are ranked number 2 in the state.


Kobe Running

Kobe Wheaton, PORTA’s junior running back, was nominated as the WTAX Football Player of the week for Week 4 of the 2014 season.

Kobe was also nominated for the Prime Time Player for the same week.

Kobe was nominated for scoring 4 touchdowns and having 151 yards on 15 carries in the Jays homecoming win over Varna-Midland.

Through online voting, Kobe eventually received the most votes to receive the WTAX Player of the Week award. Kobe will receive a plaque from WTAX.

Jays Lose to Pittsfield

The Bluejays lost to the Pittsfield Saukies 42-12 last Friday.

In a game featuring two 1-3 teams, and Pittsfield hosting their homecoming game, excitement was high for both teams that they would emerge with a win.

PORTA received the opening kickoff. On the second play on offense the Jays fumbled, Pittsfield recovered and eventually scored the first touchdown of the game. On the ensuing kickoff, the Jays fumbled and the Saukies once again recovered the fumbled and went on to score. This made the score 14-0 in the first few minutes of the game.

The Jays finally got their offense going and moved the ball down field with an eventual touchdown pass from Sam Wenda to Hayden Eddings. The extra point attempt was no good, bringing the score to 14-6 at the end of the first quarter.

In the 2nd quarter Pittsfield intercepted a pass that resulted in another score. On a subsequent Pittsfield offensive possession, the Saukies attempted a field goal but the ball fell short of the goal. Trevor Watson caught the missed field goal and ran 96 yards for another PORTA touchdown. By half-time the score was 21-12 in favor of the Saukies.

PORTA reached the red zone several times in the game but could not get another score. The Saukies scored twice more in the third quarter and again in the fourth quarter to bring the final score to 42-12.

Turnovers were costly to the Jays…four fumbles and three interceptions that resulted in nearly all of the Pittsfield scoring.

This loss brings the Jays record to 1-4 for the season.