Leading off today:
Thomas Cecere ran for 203 yards, ran for three touchdowns and brought an interception back 64 yards for another score as Grand Island
upset Starpoint 33-7 in Class A football Friday night.
Starpoint is ranked sixth in the state in Class A by he New York State Sportswriters Association. It had won 17 straight games in the Section 6 Class A North division.
"We felt it was a must win for us, almost like a playoff game," Grand Island coach Dean Santorio told The Buffalo News after his team improved to 4-1.
Interclass matchups: Week 5 is a busy one for matchups of ranked teams from different classes. With the exception of Clyde-Savannah knocking off Class C Marcus Whitman 34-8, the larger teams generally fared well, including Wayne digging out of an 0-2 start to the season and beating East Rochester/Gananda 11-6 for its third straight win.
Class B Wayne handed the Bombers, ranked No. 2 in Class C, their first-regular-season loss since 2014.
ER/Gananda drove to the Eagles' 2-yard-line on its final possession. After a failed pass, three straight runs came up short.
Also in Section 5, Bath rolled up a 323-96 advantage in total offense and dominated Cuba-Rushford 46-7.
Senior Connor DiDomineck rushed for 173 yards on eight carries, scoring on carries of 56, 43 and 14 yards for Bath, rated 12th in Class C. The Rams's five first-half TDs came on possessions of three or fewer plays.
Cuba-Rushford is ranked 18th in Class D.
Devaun Farnham-Dejesus and Quantavis Kleckley combined for 316 rushing yards and five TDs as Dunkirk, No. 15 in Class B, scored a 34-28 win over Southwestern, 17th in Class C.
Also in Section 6, Matt Myers ran the ball 13 times for 124 yards and TDs of 7 and 50 yards as West Seneca West dominated Lackawanna 35-8. WSW is ranked ninth in Class B and Lackawanna is 17th in Class B.
Impressive rally: Sweet Home scored the game's final 32 points, including a 20-yard TD carry by Dylan McDuffie (15 carries, 111 yards) in overtime, to rally past Kenmore East 32-24.
McDuffie finished with a pair of touchdowns and all four 2-point conversions for the Panthers, who trailed 24-0 in the second quarter.
Big yardage: Austen Eisenmann made the most of his nine carries, racking up 380 yards and five TDs as Watertown defeated Oswego 66-14. Marquise Wilson added 148 yards and two touchdowns as the Cyclones finished with 543 yards on the ground.
Class AA: Max Giordano returned the opening kickoff 84 yards to start Lancaster on its way to a school record for points in a game and a 61-28 win over Niagara-Wheatfield.