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Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017: Lourdes knocks off top-ranked Somers in overtime

   Leading off today: Kyle Strack scored to put Our Lady of Lourdes ahead in overtime and then ended the game by intercepting a Somers pass, sending the state's No. 1 Class A football team to a 19-13 loss Saturday.

   Strack caught a 20-yard pass from quarterback Max Kras, giving the Warriors a 19-13 lead after the extra point was blocked. On the ensuing possession, he picked off Kevin Olifiers' pass to end the game.

   The Tuskers, defending NYSPHSAA champions, led 13-7 in the fourth with the help of field goals of 35 and 39 yards by Cameron Pope before Kras connected on a 37-yard TD pass to Strack.

   Our Lady of Lourdes improved to 4-0 with the win.

   Cornwall wins squeaker: Running back T.J. Gayle contributed TD runs of 77 and 80 yards in the second half and rushed for 283 yards as Cornwall defeated Newburgh Free Academy 31-28.

   Newburgh began the week ranked eighth in state in Class AA and Cornwall was No. 7 in Class A.

   Ahead 17-14 at the half, Cornwall extended the lead to begin the third quarter as Gayle hit paydirt from 77 yards out on the first play.

   Goldbacks three-year starting running back Jadon Munroe missed the game with a hamstring injury. Sincere Tatum moved over from slot back and rushed for 137 yards and a TD.

   L.I. receivers light it up: Brian Bornkamp caught five passes for 78 yards and four touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with :29.2 left, to give Plainedge a 38-34 win over Lawrence, the No. 17 team in Class A.

   The winning grab capped a six-play, 80-yard drive in just 35.8 seconds as Plainedge improved to 3-0.

   "I really can't put words into it," Bornkamp said of the comeback. "It's just a matter of hustle and heart."

    • Jake Lazzaro caught eight passes for 231 yards and four touchdowns in Class AA No. 11 Oceanside's 34-24 victory over Farmingdale, ranked 15th in Class AA. Lazzaro capped a seven-play, 80-yard opening drive with a 28-yard reception from Tommy Heuer for a 6-0 lead. On Oceanside's ensuing possession, he caught a bubble screen for a 64-yard touchdown.

   More Class A: Tommy Weaver threw to Alex Ujkaj for the winning touchdown with just 37 seconds left as No. 3 Yorktown edged No. 18 Rye 34-30.

   Weaver (9-for-16, 161 yards, three TDs) engineered two scoring drives in the final 7:38.

   "This was the game we desperately needed," said Huskers coach Mike Rescigno, whose team fell to Somers in the 2016 Section 1 final. "Even if we lost, we needed a test. Last year it showed in the final game. We got owned, no bones about it. At halftime I said, 'Listen, we weren't tested last year. I just want to see what you're made of. I want to see you fight. I don't want to talk about the scoreboard. I just want to see you fight.'"

    • West Babylon took a measure of revenge for a pair of 42-0 losses last season, beating No. 24 Sayville 41-35. Quarterback Marc Esposito threw for three touchdowns, ran for two more and kicked five extra points.

   West Babylon recovered an on-sides kick to start the second half, setting up Esposito for a 23-yard TD pass to Jason Fucci (six catches, 108 yards) that made it 34-7.

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   Back in the 'W' column: Whitney Point ended the state's longest active losing streak with a 32-28 shocker over Oneonta, ranked 19th in Class C.

   Whitney Point had dropped 22 in a row since Oct. 11, 2014.

   "We just came out with a chip on our shoulder because everyone underestimates us, QB Andy Davis said after rushing 24 times for 153 yards, including a 77-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. "Our line came out and dominated and everyone came out with that intensity. It was just a good win."

   The going gets tougher with a game against No. 1 Newark Valley, the defending NYSPHSAA Class C champion.

    • Onteora, which hadn't fielded a team the past thee seasons due to a lack of players, won for the first time since

  
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2013 by downing Eldred 48-26 on homecoming weekend. Noah Kight returned kickoffs 73 and 75 yards for scores, and Damon Wells rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns.

   More Class C: The rankings will have a different look next week thanks to some losses by top-10 teams.

   Tenth-ranked Cleveland Hill got 19 carries for 107 yards and a TD from junior Aaron Wahler on the way to a 12-0 win over No. 7 Southwestern. Senior Brett Kochanski broke off a 65-yard run on a third-quarter QB draw to round out the scoring.

    • Hornell, ranked fifth in Class B, scored on its third play and went on to a 35-14 win over Bath, rated fifth in Class C.

   The Red Raiders followed up Luke Smith's 39-yard TD to Hunter Davis with a 15-play, 58-yard drive capped by Hunter Babcock's 5-yard run on fourth down.

    • Patrick Straub went 6-for-8 for 150 yards and a touchdown as No. 18 Dobbs Ferry dominated No. 17 Chester 35-8. Jordan Lyerly had three catches for 107 yards and a score.

    • Down two scores at halftime, Babylon QB Justin Vega ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns plus a 2-point conversation in Babylon's 28-21 victory over No. 12 Port Jefferson.

   More Class D: Zack Rowland completed all eight of his passes for 229 yards and four touchdowns as top-ranked Cambridge blew out No. 18 Whitehall 50-0. Rowland three first-quarter scores to three different receivers en route to a 27-0 lead.

   Jonas Butz ran for 122 yards and caught two TD passes for another 129 yards.

   Class AA: Owen Glascoe's interception at the 5-yard-line with 2:01 left sealed No. 25 Massapequa's 21-13 upset of third-ranked Freeport.

   Massapequa fumbled on its first play, but Freeport fumbled it back two snaps later. Glascoe scooped it up and ran it back 13 yards for the first touchdown of the game.

   Glascoe finished with two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, the interception return and eight tackles.

   Class B: Junior quarterback Jack Howe ran for 144 yards on 10 carries as Pleasantville beat No. 15 Westlake 28-12 in a rematch of last season's Section 1 Class B title game.

   Stat of the day: Dylan Laube put up the No. 3 rushing effort in Long Island history, carrying 28 times for 430 yards on his way to five TDs in Westhampton's 42-35 win over Eastport-South Manor.

   And with Eastport-South Manor facing a fourth-and-6 on Westhampton's 12-yard line with :57 left, Laube knock away a pass to end the threat.

   Davien Kuinlan of Plainedge rushed for 485 yards in a 2015 playoff game and Jason Gwaltney of North Babylon had 467 in 2003.

   Big numbers in Section 9: Junior Dhyquem Lewinson ran for seven touchdowns and set a program record with 302 yards on 22 carries in leading Spackenkill to a 57-44 win over Red Hook. Dylan Bayliss completed 19 of 31 throws for 360 yards and four touchdowns for Red Hook. ... Saugerties beat Monticello 53-42 despite getting six touchdowns from Khadeem Richards, who had 27 carries for 357 yards. ... Jimmy Verney had 19 carries for 199 yards and two scores and was 7-for-7 passing for 141 yards to lead New Paltz past James I. O'Neill 33-14.

   Also noteworthy: David Estrella of North Babylon ran 26 times for 275 yards with five touchdowns and added three sacks in a 54-6 win vs. Smithtown West. ... Queensbury scored eight touchdowns on just 23 offensive plays to beat Scotia-Glenville 55-0.

   Scoreboard: Here are the results from around the state for Week 4 as well as the breakdown of ranked teams fared.


  
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