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Monday, Oct. 2, 2017: PSAL football player shot, killed hours before game

   Leading off today: KIPP NYC College Prep called off its football game Sunday hours after the shooting death of senior running back Tylik Allen.

   Allen, 18, was found shot multiple times in his chest and back shortly before midnight in Harlem on Saturday, the New York Daily News reported. He was pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

   Police said Allen was standing on a corner with two other people when the shooter walked up and chased him up the block before firing the fatal shots. No arrests had been made by Monday morning.

   The Bronx school canceled Sunday's scheduled game against William Cullen Bryant in Queens.

   "We are heartbroken by the death of Tylik," Principal Carlos Capellan told the paper. "He was a beloved member of our KIPP community. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends."

   Sunday football: Rye sophomore Declan Lavelle went a turnover-free 23 of 32 for 377 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Garnets past Harrison 35-7 in Section 1 football action Sunday.

   "The kid's a stud and he stepped up to the big stage," said receiver Gavin Kenny, who had five catches for 117 yards, including a 96-yard touchdown. "I think he did a hell of a job."

   Rye gained 537 yards in offense on its way to taking back the all-time series lead from its rival for the first time in 51 years. Rye has won 15 of the past 16 meetings to take a 43-42-3 lead.

    • In Class C, No. 11 Albertus Magnus defeated No. 15 Dobbs Ferry 33-23.

   In Class AA, No. 4 New Rochelle posted its fourth straight shutout by downing Mount Vernon 35-0. New Ro has outscored its last four opponents 166-0.

   Accusation against coach: Parents of a Lake Shore junior last week accused one of their son's football coaches of intentionally hitting the teen in the back during a drill, leading to his back injury, Buffalo TV stations reported.

   WKBW-TV reported that Branden Hutchinson has left the team after he was allegedly injured by coach Drew Takacs during a drill in which Takacs came at an unaware Hutchinson from behind and hit him at full speed.

   The station reported that Hutchinson's father, Craig Hutchinson, allegedly sent an email to the district questioning Takacs' play-calling less than a week before the practice incident.


   "These teachers are still in the school and I now have to hold my son from going to school because he's worried about repercussion from the coaches," Hutchinson told WIVB-TV.

   A school district statement turned the situation a personnel matter and said it would not comment further.

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   Tough start in Sec. 4: Someone is going to have to represent the Southern Tier in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association playoffs next month. But for the moment none of Section 4's five Class AA football teams is above the .500 mark.

   Corning and Binghamton are off to 2-3 starts this season, Elmira and Horseheads are 1-4, and Ithaca is 0-5, The Press & Sun-Bulletin notes.

   "It's pretty wide open," Horseheads coach Kevin Hillman said after his team's 33-12 loss at Union-Endicott. "If we can get back to basics and get a win next week (at Corning), we're right in the middle of things. It gets us to 2-1 in the division and puts us in pretty good shape. I know our record is 1-4, but a win next week and all the other games mean nothing."

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