Leading off today:
Whitesboro's 35-6 win against Syracuse Fowler on Friday moved Tom Schoen
into a tie for first on the all-time Section 3 list for football coaching victories.
Schoen matched the 271 wins accumulated by Jerry Walczak at Dolgeville and Waterville before retiring in 2004. He passed Steve Fisher (268) earlier this season,
Senior tailback Phil Gilberti led the way with four touchdowns.
"To be perfectly honest, to be mentioned with coaches like Jerry Walczak and Steve Fisher is amazing," said Schoen, who's coached 10 sectional champions. "They are both good friends of mine. Records have never been a goal of mine and never was a goal coming into this season. I'd like to have less injuries and play a little better. I'm far more worried about that than records."
Aquinas wins 'AA' showdown: Aquinas made it three wins in three weeks against ranked competition, riding backup Shane Noble's 19 carries for 125 yards to a 31-7 victory over Canisius.
T.J. Jones rushed 13 times for 115 yards and three scores.
The Little Irish, coming off wins over Youngstown (Ohio) Ursuline and McQuaid, are ranked 13th in Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Canisius is sixth.
Noble, filling in for injured junior running back Caron Robinson, gave Aquinas the lead for good in the first quarter after the Little Irish recovered a fumble at the Canisius 15.
Big PSAL win: Senior quarterback Keion Jones (12-for-15, 199 yards) threw for four TDs as third-ranked Erasmus Hall downed No. 23 Abraham Lincoln 39-6.
Erasmus Hall hosts No. 16 Tottenville in another big PSAL confrontation next Friday.
Perfect passing: Ryan Mansell completed all 14 of his passes and finished with 194 yards through the air as Lancaster defeated Depew 43-7. The Legends are ranked second in the state in Class A.
Andrew Hersey ran 12 times for 176 yards and three scores.
Class B action: Several ranked teams aced difficult tests in Week 7, led by No. 11 Marlboro's 21-7 win over No. 7 New Paltz to avenge a loss in the 2016 Section 9 title game.
Long touchdowns runs from John Perugino (61 yards) and Phil DeSantis (65) put Marlboro up 14-0 by halftime. Muhammad Banks's 18-yard TD catch with 1:32 wrapped up the win.
• Junior quarterback KeShone Beal scored all four TDs for No. 12 Cheektowaga in a 28-21 win over No. 8 Maryvale. Beal finished with 21 carries for 161 yards.
Maryvale's Rashad Law (19 rushes, 143 yards), ran for two scores, threw for one and intercepted a pass.
• Dante caught a 21-yard TD pass with just over 3:00 left to give host Homer, ranked third in Class B, a 28-21 victory over Skaneateles, the sixth-ranked class C squad.
Skaneateles broke to a 14-0 lead early in the game on two touchdown passes by Pat Hackler.
Hackler's 67-yard run tied the game at 21 early in the fourth quarter.
• Livonia erupted for 22 points in the second quarter and rolled past Bath 36-0 as Ryan Lambert passed for three TDs and 198 yards. Livonia is ranked 23rd in Class B and Bath ninth in Class C.
Lambert also intercepted a pass. Linebacker Matt Martusciello caught a pass for a TD, ran for one and made 21 tackles, including seven for losses.