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Saturday, Sept. 10, 2017: Iona Prep snaps R.I. school's football win streak

   Leading off today: Derek Robertson went 19-for-32 for 235 yards and four touchdowns in his debut at quarterback as Iona Prep defeated Warwick (R.I.) Bishop Hendricken 40-22 in non-league football Saturday.

   Bishop Hendricken, a seven-time defending state champion, was riding a 27-game winning streak.

   Robertson threw two touchdowns to Sean Fleming and one apiece to Matthew Panker and Jacob Hargraves, the latter covering 69 yards. Malkelm Morrison also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score and blocked a field goal in the victory.

    • Monsignor Farrell scored a 20-7 win Friday over Providence (R.I.) LaSalle, which has lost the last three state finals to Hendricken.

   More CHSFL action: Xavier's Demetrios Demetriades scored on a 20-yard run on the first play after a fumble recovery to earn a 19-13 win in double overtime vs. St. John the Baptist.

   Quarterback Nicholas DelCore of St. John the Baptist forced OT with a 56-yard touchdown run with 10 seconds remaining.

    • Julian Chung ran for two TDs and caught eight passes for 129 yards and another score as St. Anthony's downed Delbarton (N.J.) 35-21. Sean Bryan had 19 carries for 201 yards and one TD.

   Late L.I. drama: Michael Proios' 3-yard TD pass to Gianni Macchio with :08 to go gave Mepham a 35-34 win over MacArthur. Nick Cucinella's interception at the MacArthur 45-yard line wrapped up the win.

   Mepham drove 60 yards to the winning score in 2:30 without a timeout. Proios threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns.

   More Island action: Oceanside quarterback Tommy Heuer completed 36 of 46 passes for 354 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-21 win over Massapequa. Heuer went 7-for-7 for 49 yards on the Sailors' opening drive, capped by a short TD run by Derek Cruz.

   "This is the best group of skill players we've had in my nine years," Oceanside coach Rob Blount said. "We have a lot of weapons on the offense and Tommy was as close to perfect as you can get."


   A wild one up north: Cris Arzola (24 carries, 234 yards) scored on a 3-yard carry and then punched in the conversion run as Beekmantown edged Peru 41-40 in overtime.

   The Indians' Austin Carpenter scored on a 1-yard rush on Peru's overtime possession.

   The decision to play for the win came during a timeout after Arzola's fourth TD of the day. football site

   "I asked the guys after we scored in overtime and took the timeout, 'What do you want to do? We can kick and go again, or we can go for two. If we go for two and miss, we lose,'" coach Jamie Lozier said. They all said they wanted to go for the win, and I let them go for it."

   A record effort: Saranac's Luke Maye set a Section 7 record with 414 passing yards in a 34-29 triumph against Saranac Lake. He finished 22-for-44 with five touchdowns, including three to Jacob Nolan (six catches, 188 yards).

   Saranac's Andy LeBeau chipped in with six receptions for 107 yards and a TD.

   More big numbers: Alfred Koomson had 27 carries for 379 yards and three touchdowns as Yonkers Gorton beat Saunders 38-19. Koomson also recorded a team-high nine tackles. ... T.J. Gayle had 33 carries for 282 yards and four TDs to star in Cornwall's 35-12 win over Saugerties.

   Lancaster QB Ryan Mansell completed 10 of 11 passes for 301 yards and touchdowns covering 59, 8 and 78 yards to Brian Martin during a 53-0 win over Lockport. ... Junior running back Zach Elliott rushed for 217 yards on 24 carries and scored all five Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour TDs in a 36-14 win over Spencer-Van Etten/Candor. Elliott is up to nine TDs for the season.

   Sayville's Jacob Cheshire completed 17 of 21 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns in a 20-14 win over Rocky Point. Max Kolar (eight catches, 116 yards) caught all three TD passes. ... On Friday, Anthony D'Onofrio returned both a punt and kickoff for a touchdown and caught a 9-yard scoring pass in Wantagh's 42-7 rout of Levittown Division.

   Scoreboard: With a few Sunday games on the slate, here are the results thus far from Week 2.

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