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Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017: Yorktown wins Sec. 1 showdown with Lourdes

   Leading off today: Brandon Meyreles and Brett Makar rushed for 200 yards apiece and Meyreles scored two touchdowns as Yorktown defeated Our Lady of Lourdes 31-7 in Class A football action Friday.

   Yorktown entered the game ranked second and Lourdes sixth according to the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   Meyreles finished with 200 yards on 10 carries, including a 57-yarder. He also caught three passes for 29 yards. Tommy Weaver rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown and threw an 8-yard TD to Naim Sinanaj as Yorktown improved to 6-0.

   Milestone not enough: Fordham Prep quarterback Matt Valecce reached a milestone, but Kellenberg reached back for a little bit extra and won the game 35-24.

   Kellenberg QB Matthew Sluka ran for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard score with 9:57 left in the third quarter that put his team up 27-24. He scored again on a run up the middle with 3:28 remaining.

   Fordham Prep entered the game 15th in Class A. Kellenberg was tied for 25th.

   Valecce, a Boston College recruit, became just the fourth player in state history to reach 8,000 passing yards. He surpassed Lawrence's Joe Capobianco (8.013) for third place all-time in New York. (Full list here.)

   "I heard all week, Matt Valecce's great, and he is great," Sluka told News 12 Varsity. "After playing against him, he's great. He's definitely someone different. But it really came down to our team effort."

   Kellenberg sacked Valecce four times and intercepted him twice.

   More Class A: Mason Mabee's 32-yard field goal as time expired carried Vestal past No. 11 Union-Endicott 24-21.

   The winning drive started at the Vestal 37 after the Bears recovered a muffed punt.

    • Brighton quarterback Shea McDonald threw for two TDs, ran for another and returned an interception 60 yards for his fourth score as the Barons knocked off No. 16 Canandaigua 34-7.

   McDonald completed 6 of 7 passing attempts, including touchdown throws of 28 to Andrew Zibuck in the first quarter and 20 to Noah Shinaman.

   Brighton, a Section 5 finalist a year ago, has won three games to improve to 4-2.

   "That was a statement game," Zibuck told the Democrat and Chronicle. "I just feel like all of my life Brighton High School has been disrespected. It's been frowned upon, it's been everyone's homecoming. Now, I just want everyone to know that we're here to stay."

    • Twelfth-ranked Buffalo South Park rallied from three scores down at the half and defeated West Seneca East 36-21 to reach 6-0 for the first time since 1993.

   Deabeyon Humphrey (14-for-24, 181 yards) threw for two fourth-quarter scores and Clarence Thomas ran for two.

   Record-tying night: Andy Davis tied a state record by throwing for eight Whitney Point touchdowns during a 68-56 win over Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour.

   Davis became the fourth QB in state history to accomplish the feat and the second from Section 4 in two seasons. Dan Crowley of Seton Catholic threw for eight last season. (Full list here.)


   Glens Falls stays perfect: Joe Girard III hit cousin Quinn Girard in full stride for a 41-yard TD that clinched defending NYSPHSAA Class B champion Glens Falls' 27-14 win over No. 5 Schuylerville.

   Aaron Sampson's 2-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter put the Indians ahead for good.

   Girard ran for 108 yards and passed for 217 more, including two touchdown passes.


   The win was the 19th in a row for the state's top-ranked team.

   More Class B: Quantavis Kleckley rushed 22 times for 219 yards and a TD as No. 14 Dunkirk edged No. 23 Albion 18-15. Jaziah Rivera ran for 31 yards and two touchdowns.

    • Jeremiah Allen ran 27 times for 245 yards and four TDs as second-ranked Chenango Forks rolled past No. 24 Norwich 49-7. Allen scored on third-quarter runs of 3, 8 and 40 yards.

    • Babylon made a third-quarter goal-line stand and then drove 99 yards to the clinching touchdown on the way to a 28-7 win over John Glenn.

   Seventh-ranked Babylon was up 21-0 when Glenn's Brett Ryan returned a kickoff 85 yards for a score and Jon Green blocked a punt that teammate Mike Pennoyer recovered at the 5. Babylon then gave up four yards on first down before three straight stops short of the end zone.

   Babylon took over on downs and drove 20 plays in 11:01, culminating in 2-yard carry by quarterback Joe Rende (36 attempts, 162 yards, three touchdowns).

   More Class C: Coming off a lopsided loss to Holy Trinity in Week 5, No. 15 Stillwater started sophomore James Galarneu at quarterback and rebounded with a 48-13 win over No. 4 Mechanicville.

   Galarneau reached the end zone three times, including a 19-yard touchdown run to start the scoring for his team and a 51-yard TD on a third-quarter keeper.

    • Josh Wilson's 11-yard run in the fourth quarter gave Harpursville/Afton a 26-22 upset of No. 14 Lansing. Wilson, who had a 6-yard TD reception in the second quarter, finished with 19 carries for 118 yards.

    • Second-ranked General Brown found itself in a wild one but beat Lowville 51-42 behind Zach Barker's 23 carries for 230 yards and three TDs.

   Thomas Dupee finished 6-for-12 with 121 yards and a touchdown through the air to go with 82 yards and a pair of short touchdown runs on 13 carries.

   More Class D: Trey Floy ran 11 times for 88 yards and TDs covering 4 and 36 yards to spark No. 14 Tioga over No. 18 Elmira Notre Dame 36-6. Max Johnson chipped in with eight carries for 88 yards and another score.

    • Unatego/Franklin toppled No. 12 Deposit/Hancock 21-12.

    • Drew Jackson had four touchdowns, including the winning 2-yard score with 4:00 left as injury-ravaged Millbrook edged No. 17 Tuckahoe 35-34.

   Jackson's last touchdown gave the Blazers a 35-28 lead before Tuckahoe answered that with a Matt Annunziata TD with :34 remaining. Jackson and Michael Tipping stuffed the 2-point conversion run, and Millbrook recovered the ensuing onside kick attempt.

   "I've never been prouder of this team," said Millbrook coach Sean Keenan. "To do what we did against that team with eighth- and ninth-graders is crazy."

   Also noteworthy: Sean Miller's 86-yard kickoff return set the table for Jeremy Clark's 3-yard TD run late in the fourth quarter as Depew beat Olean 44-41. The Wildcats stopped Olean seven yards short of the end zone with :45 to play. Depew quarterback Joe Pagano throwing for three and ran for a pair. He also contributed two 2-point conversion runs.

   Donovan Pacatte threw for 252 yards and three scores and added 188 rushing yards and three more touchdowns for Cobleskill-Richmondville in a 40-14 win vs. Ichabod Crane. ... Zach von Kramer of Pembroke rushed 42 times for 322 yards and three TDs in a 35-20 win over Attica. ... Medina QB Izaiah Rhim passed for 197 yards, ran for 145 and figured in seven touchdowns (four passing, three rushing) as Medina beat Alden 58-34. The teams combined for 56 points in the second quarter.

   Junior quarterback Cole Snyder went 11-for-12 passing for 210 yards and four touchdowns as Southwestern dominated Gowanda/Pine Valley 62-0. ... Quarterback Ben Marshall threw for four scores and ran for a pair in Canastota's 80-0 win over Adirondack.

   Class AA highlights: We blogged earlier Saturday to recap Class AA's top action.

   Scoreboard: Here are the results thus far from Week 6 of the New York high school football season.

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