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Friday, Sept. 29, 2017: Mepham rallies to beat eighth-ranked Carey

   Leading off today: Mepham scored 28 consecutive points to erase a 20-14 deficit and defeated state-ranked Carey 42-27 on Thursday in Section 8 Division II football action.

   Carey entered the game ranked eighth in Class A by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   Quarterback Michael Proios was 11-for-14 for 124 yards and two touchdowns during the second half.

   Michael Estevez scored on a pair of short runs wrapped around Proios' 17-yard TD pass to Novello on a quick screen. Mepham wrapped it up when Kenny Franquiz recovered a fumbled kickoff on the Seahawks' 35 and Proios combined with Jack Gibbons for a 31-yard TD play and a 42-20 lead.

   More football: Thursday night football wasn't kind to the 2016 NYSPHSAA Class A finalists.

   Junior QB Bryce Ford and senior running back Thor Adamec combined for 59 carries for 292 yards as 19th-ranked John Jay Cross River beat No. 16 Somers, the defending champ, 21-7.

   Ford scored three first-half TDs and Adamec finished the night with 168 yards, nearly matching Somers' total offense (172) by himself.

   "Our line is everything for us. We can't ask for anything more from them," Ford said. "They're the hardest-working kids on our team. Our line is probably one of the best in Section 1 and we put our faith in them. We mushed all game."

   The setback was the second in a row for Somers, which fell to Our Lady of Lourdes in overtime last weekend.

   Meanwhile, Greece Athena fell to Brighton 22-21 on a Jonathan Vaysman field goal was time expired..

    • Garden City celebrated its move to No. 1 in Class A with a 45-7 win over Elmont as Trevor Yeboah-Kodie (12 carries, 85 yards) scored five touchdowns to tie a school record.

   Garden City recorded five interceptions, including two by Aidan Griffin.

    • Quarterback Xavier Arline rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries to lead Shoreham-Wading River past John Glenn 27-7.

   Weekend schedule links: Here are links to schedules for Week 5 football action:

    • Complete state schedule.
    • Ranked-teams schedule.
    • Spectrum Cable telecasts and streaming schedule.

   Boys soccer: Buffalo McKinley pulled off a 3-0 upset of I-Prep/Grover, ranked 10th in the state in Class B. Senior Zakaria Shiabi scored twice, and junior Isaac Sabtow assisted on all three goals for the Macks.

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   Girls soccer: An own goal proved to be the difference as No. 20 Victor edged No. 12 Fairport 1-0 in Class AA action in Section 5.

   Hannah Hartman of Victor recorded eight saves for the shutout.

   Hall of fame additions: The New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports this week unveiled the enshrinees for the seventh annual New York State High School Softball Hall of Fame ceremony.

   Those slated for induction next spring or summer are:

  • Megan Evans (Elmira Notre Dame)
  • Brittany Grage (Pittsford Mendon)
  • Kerry Lewis (Commack North)
  • Heather McAdam (Long Beach)
  • Jen Mineau (Hoosic Valley)
  • Sydney O'Hara (Cicero-North Syracuse)
  • Chelsea Plimpton (Williamsville South)
  • Michelle Prong (Victor)
  • Kelley Russell (Harpursville)
  • Jen Satriale (Eastchester)
  • Carolyn Sloat (Shenendehowa)
  • Sandy Strauss (Valley Central, coach)
  • Tara Ulrich (Clarkstown South)
  • Jenna Vanacore (Holy Trinity)
  • Michele Wiggins (Malone, coach)
  • Sally Wood (Kenmore East)
   The date of the ceremony has not yet been announced.

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