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Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017: Aquinas blanks unbeaten McQuaid in Sec. 5 Class AA

   Leading off today: In the words of Democrat and Chronicle reporter James Johnson, the anticipated showdown was just another mow down. Fielding its best team in several years, McQuaid nevertheless dropped its 12th straight game to Aquinas in one of Section 5's most passionate rivalries.

   The Little Irish, ranked 17th in Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association, came up with three turnovers and blocked a punt en route to a 34-0 win over the No. 17 Knights.

   Senior linebacker T.J. Jones recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass to end McQuaid drives in the first half. Marlek Connor Jr. turned another interception 102 yards for a touchdown and was responsible for blocking the punt.

   More Class AA: Sean Bryan scored three rushing touchdowns, including one for 48 yards to lead No. 19 St. Anthony's to a 31-12 win over No. 16 Cardinal Hayes in CHSFL action.

   Ryan Vahey made a fourth-down stop to set up Bryan's 48 yarder and also returned an interception 60 yards for the Friars.

    • Seventh-ranked Oceanside used strong defense and a rarely seen special-teams play to roll past No. 22 Freeport 34-6.

   Derek Cruz ran for 91 yards and two TDs on 11 carries out of the Wildcat, threw for a first down out of punt formation and tossed a 2-point conversion pass.

   Francesco Ancona drilled a school-record, 57-yard field goal on a free kick after Jake Lazzaro signaled for and made a fair catch on a punt with six seconds left in the first half. Ancona placed the ball on the tee, took a 10-yard running start and made the most of a tailwind and no defensive line rush in his face to convert the attempt.

   "I've always wanted to try it," Ancona told Newsday. "It was a tough angle but when I kicked it, I knew it was good."

    • Fourth-ranked New Rochelle posted its fifth straight shutout, beating previously unbeaten Scarsdale 35-0. The Huguenots allowed just 73 yards in a rematch of the 2016 Section 1 final.

   Class A: Kevin Hall had 146 yards and two touchdowns to lead Roosevelt past No. 17 Plainedge 35-15 in Nassau County action. Tayveon Johnson chipped in with a 61-yard interception return to put Roosevelt up 21-0 before the half and also caught a 42-yard touchdown.

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    • Rickey Gamble put Rochester ahead for good with a 40-yard punt return and the Wildcats edged Batavia 21-14. Gamble also made an interception in the victor.

   Wilson is tied for 25th in Class A. Batavia is ranked 11th in Class B.

    • Jacob Cheshire completed 29 of 40 passes for 436 yards and four touchdowns for No. 24 Sayville in a 40-27 win vs. Half Hollow Hills West. Cheshire also ran for a TD and a 2-point conversion.

   James Lyons had 15 catches for 235 yards and two touchdowns, and Nate Bauland was credited with three of

  
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the team's 10 sacks.

   Class C: Matt Hyde scored four TDs, Ryan Lambert three for three and Livonia routed No. 5 LeRoy 44-0. Livonia (5-1), unranked in Class B got three sacks from John Futter.

   Class D: Red Jacket's Jarret LeGault ran for 126 yards and John Scharf capped off two drives with rushing touchdowns to beat Marcus Whitman 30-18.

   Red Jacket is ranked 19th in Class D and Marcus Whitman 19th in Class C.

    • Derrick Chance and Camden Chance each had three rushing TDs apiece for No. 2 Clyde-Savannah in a 49-28 win over C.G. Finney/Northstar.

    • Warrensburg/Bolton rolled up 351 rushing yards and upset No. 15 Canajoharie/Fort Plain 49-14. Warrensburg senior Cole Lanfear rushed for his team's first three touchdowns.

   With Warrensburg ahead 16-14, Canajoharie's opening drive of the third quarter ended with a punt. Warrensburg took possession at its own 14 and drove 18 plays in 10:40 to a 1-yard scoring run by Lanfear.

   The Burghers dominated time of possession 34:36 to 13:24.

   "They chewed up the clock," Canajoharie senior Nick Kocjan told The Daily Gazette. "They played to their game plan and they executed."

   Also noteworthy: Newfane beat Roy-Hart/Barker 27-18 to clinch the Panthers' first Section 6 playoff berth since 1993, when coach Chuck Nagel was a senior at the school.

   QB Brandon Gross ran the ball 12 times for 158 yards and two scores.

   Big numbers: David Estrella rushed 14 times for 177 yards and 5 first-half touchdowns for North Babylon in a 68-26 win over Copiague. ... Joe Angelastro rushed 31 times for 301 yards and two touchdowns to lead Seaford over West Hempstead 39-21. ... Rolando Meyers-Turner completed 10 of 14 passes for five touchdowns and 124 yards and ran for 116 yards and a score as Uniondale edged Hempstead 38-36. Meyers-Turner hit Alfredo Lyde on a 13-yard slant for his the go-ahead score with 1:36 remaining.

   Scoreboard: Here are the results from around the state for Week 6 as well as the breakdown of how ranked teams fared.

   There are numerous games on the Sunday schedule.


  
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