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Giants give La Crosse team a rough ride

Post-Bulletin staff

LA CROSSE, Wis. — The Rochester Giants made easy work of the La Crosse Roughriders on Saturday, blasting their way to a 47-14 win in semi-professional football.

It was the Giants’ second straight decisive win after having gotten off to an 0-2 start. Also, this was the same Roughriders team that beat the Giants a year ago, 15-12.

"This is a boarder-battle game with a traveling trophy set up within the rivalry and the team wanted to get it back on this side of the river," Giants coach Donny Holcomb said. "As a team we have made huge steps from our first two losses and are getting off to a fast start and playing our pace of football."

The Giants put up nearly 400 yards of offense, led by quarterback Nick Ferraro and wide receiver Andre Hernandez, a pair of Rochester Century graduates.

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Holcomb also praised the play of veteran linebacker Dexter General and special teams player Norm Dantzler.

Rochester is home in a pivotal conference game against the Screaming Eagles next Saturday at 7 p.m.

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