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Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017: Newark Valley wears down Sidney in showdown

   Leading off today: Newark Valley ran for 560 yards to grind out a 49-28 victory over Sidney in a matchup of football teams ranked No. 1 in the state on Saturday.

   Sidney tied the score at 28-28 on a 30-yard pass from Darren Smith to Liam Matthews with 1:58 left in the first half, but the Cardinals answered with a 68-yard drive aided by a pass interference call and unsportsmanlike conduct that moved the ball to the 3 with :04.2 left in the half. Hunter Hoffmier then plunged into the end zone for the TD for the defending NYSPHSAA Class C champions.

   On its first possession of the second half, Newark Valley drove 15 plays capped by a 2-yard TD run by QB Collen Hills.

   "We couldn't stop them," said coach Jeff Matthews of Sidney, ranked No. 1 in Class D. "They're a well-oiled machine and they found what they could run against us, for sure. Once they get rolling, then they get you guessing a bit and everything starts working."

   Four Cardinals finished with more than 100 rushing yards, paced by Caden Bennett's 20 carries for 170 yards and Tyler Beebe's 12 for 154.

   Busy day on L.I.: Eleventh-ranked Lindenhurst's 21-7 upset of No. 5 William Floyd in Class AA was the signature game of the day on Long Island but hardly the only one that will affect the next set of state rankings.

   The Bulldogs stopped William Floyd on a pair of fourth-down attempts in the fourth quarter to preserve a one-score lead, then Ricky Conway tacked on his second touchdown with a 14-yard run following the second turnover on downs.

   "We were living in the backfield," said defensive end Jeremy Ruckert, the Ohio State-bound tight end (five catches, 100 yards, one touchdown). "That was the biggest key to this game. We didn't give them any holes."

   Also in Class AA, No. 15 Massapequa roared past No. 19 Farmingdale 55-21 as Owen Glascoe had seven catches for 136 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for a score and picked off a pass. Quarterback Kenny Galvin was 16 of 24 passing for 294 yards and five TDs.

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   Farmingdale romped 56-0 when the teams met in the 2016 Section 8 playoffs.

   "It was probably the most embarrassing time I've ever had on a football field in my life," Galvin said. "I hated every second of it. Today we returned the favor. We wanted (to score) 56 but we put up 55."

   The stunner in Class A was No. 17 Lawrence's 43-15 rout of third-ranked Wantagh. Christian Fredericks completed 10 of 13 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns and added 13 carries for 101 yards and a score.

  
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   Wantagh had been rising a 17-game winning streak.

   Elsewhere in Class A, top-ranked Garden City mowed down No. 20 Carey 38-0 to extend its winning streak to 18.

   Trevor Yeboah-Kodie ran 11 times for 101 yards and two TDs before being pulled at halftime with the score 31-0. The junior leads Section 8 with 15 rushing touchdowns.

   In Class B, No. 15 Locust Valley blanked No. 20 Seaford 14-0 as Thomas O'Brien ran for 177 yards on 15 carries.

   More Class AA: Defending CHSFL champion Cardinal Hayes burned Archbishop Stepinac for 542 yards of offense on the way to a 47-21 triumph.

   Stepinac is ranked ninth and Hayes 28th by the NYSSWA.

   Hayes sophomore Sofian Massoud went 14 of 25 for 340 yards and four touchdowns, including two apiece to Elijah Jones and Lucas Nunez. The Hayes offense converted seven third downs and four fourth downs.

   Big effort: Peyton Schmitt ran for first-half TDs of 90, 72, 78 and 70 yards on his way to a Section 10-record 433 yards in leading Gouverneur to a 56-24 victory over Canton.

   Schmitt finished with five TDs for the 18th-ranked Wildcats. He broke the record of 364 yards by Nate Slate of Gouverneur in 2005.

   More Class B: Second-ranked Chenango Forks posted a 21-0 win over No. 19 Susquehanna Valley as Jeremiah Allen rushed 37 times for 152 yards. His second TD came on a 3-yard carry just 3.7 seconds before halftime for a 14-0 lead.

   Scoreboard: Here are the results from around the state for Week 7 as well as the breakdown of how ranked teams fared.


  
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