Canandaigua may have fallen short of its scoring average Saturday, but senior running back Coron Broomfield was above average.
Broomfield scored all four of Canandaigua’s touchdowns during a 28-21 win over Greece Athena that moved the Braves into the Section V Class A football final.
Listed at 5 foot-7 inches and 170 pounds, Broomfield ran for 258 yards on 42 carries, averaging 6.1 yards to help Canandaigua go after its first Section V championship since 2007. Canandaigua (7-2), the No. 2 seed in Class A, plays No. 2 Brockport (8-1) in the final, 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester.
Brockport defeated Canandaigua, which scored 40 points a game before Saturday’s playoff, 33-28, in Week 2 of the regular season.
Broomfield’s final touchdown – after scoring runs of 20, 28 and 3 yards at Sahlen’s Stadium earlier Saturday – came on the final play of the fourth quarter and it gave Canandaigua a 28-14 lead.
Greece Athena gave itself hope, when junior quarterback Tavon Granison scored on a 15-yard run with 5:03 remaining. Canandaigua recovered Athena’s onside kick and turned to Broomfield and the team’s offensive line to run out the time on the clock to end the game.