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.