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Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017: A surprisingly upsetting Friday in football

   Leading off today: Considering it was only the quarterfinal round of sectionals for most of the NYSPHSAA, we had an inexplicable number of ranked teams suffering defeats on Friday as Week 8 of the football season commenced.

   The lead to today's roundup wasn't one of those games but it was undoubtedly one of the more exciting contests played in Section 6 in a long time.

   Jamestown goes for 2: Coach Tom Langworthy played for the win in the second overtime and was rewarded quarterback Drew Boggs and wide receiver Andrew Pumford pulled off the 2-point conversion in the second overtime and gave Jamestown a 53-52 win over Clarence in the Section 6 Class AA quarterfinals.

   Boggs and Pumford had just connected on a 9-yard TD pass to close within 52-51 when Langworthy made his decision.

   "You have to have the courage to do what you think is right," he told The Buffalo News.

   Jamestown needed a 32-yard field goal from Jayden Schultz with six seconds to play to get to overtime.

   Freshman Savon VanSickle paced the winners with 31 carries for 252 yards and four touchdowns despite leaving early in the fourth with a knee strain.

   More Class AA: McQuaid picked off four passes, recovered a fumble and held No. 23 Webster Schroeder to 45 rushing yards en route to a 20-7 win over the Warriors.

   McQuaid quarterback Hunter Walsh completed 25 of 51 passes for 241 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, and senior Alex McNulty kicked a pair of 31-yard field goals.

    • A touchdown by Jacob Vacco with 2:34 left lifted seventh-seeded Liverpool to a 26-22 upset of No. 2 seed Central Square in a Section 3 quarterfinal.

   Also in Section 3, sixth-ranked Cicero-North Syracuse routed Syracuse CBA 63-7 as Erik Pride (207 yards) ran for three TDs and QB Conner Hayes found Shy'rel Broadwater for two long scoring passes.

    • Clarkstown South knocked off No. 29 Carmel 34-13, sparked by Michael Iodice's 43-yard interception return for a TD 1:12 before halftime. The Rams committed five turnovers.

   Several Class D surprises: Senior running back Zach von Kramer was overpowering with 30 carries for 379 yards and a total of six touchdowns as Pembroke beat 14th-ranked Canisteo-Greenwood 54-28 in the Section 5 quarterfinals.

   Von Kramer also led the defense with 10 tackles.

    • Section 4 had a pair of playoff upsets as Harpursville/Afton defeated No. 16 Unatego/Franklin 19-13 and Greene edged Deposit/Hancock 21-14.

   Nate Erikson of Greene ran 26 times for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

    • Sauquoit Valley downed No. 18 Mount Markham 12-6 on Anthony Delmedico's touchdown reception with :47 to go.

   Whitesboro advances: Quarterback David Camerota ran for five TDs to lead Whitesboro to a 41-20 win over Indian River, ranked seventh in Class A.

   With the win, Tom Schoen became the winningest coach in Section 3 with 272 victories.

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   More Class A: Two ranked Section 6 teams saw their title hopes dashed as West Seneca East beat No. 14 Grand Island 28-14 and Iroquois defeated No. 19 Starpoint 34-21.

   Senior running back Jacob Maurino paced West Seneca East with 13 carries for 275 yards and three touchdown scampers, including carries of 77 and 65 yards in the third quarter.

   C.J. Perillo's sixth 200-yard rushing game of the season carried Iroquois to its win. Perillo rushed 48 times for 246 yards and three touchdowns as Iroquois finished with 464 yards of total offense.

   Cody Collins intercepted two passes and recovered a fumbled kickoff near midfield.

  
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    • No. 23 Somers avenged a Week 5 loss by downing No. 11 John Jay Cross River 21-3 to keep hopes of a second straight NYSPHSAA title alive.

   John Jay had not trailed in a game all season.

   "Listen, we didn't win this game tonight. We won this game all week," two-way lineman Gargiulo told The Journal News. "If you came to one of our practices, you'd be astonished. The way we practiced, the way we worked, you'd have known we were going to win. The confidence level is high. We're going to win this whole section."

   Senior quarterback Kevin Olifiers rushed for a team-best 81 yards and a touchdown.

   Class B: In regular-season action in Section 8, Luke Caliendo capped off a 17-play, 87-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter of Carle Place/Wheatley's 14-7 win over No. 13 Locust Valley.

    • Dunkirk changed up its lineup and knocked off No. 22 Albion 25-7.

   Devaun Farnham-DeJesus moved from receiver to QB, finishing 5-for-7 for 69 yards and also rushing for 45 yards. Jazzy Rivera, who moved from behind center to running back, finished with 109 yards on eight carries.

   Farnham-DeJesus booted a 45-yard field goal with :10 left in the first half to put Dunkirk ahead for good.

   "Jazzy was all for it," coach Mike Sarratori said of the switches. "He said, 'Hey, coach, I'll go anywhere else, just let me know.' And he did. He played a lot of positions. He played fullback, tight end, four-back, and flanker. We need our athletes on the field this time of year, so we're going to put them on the field.'

   Dunkirk out-gained Albion 389-71.

    • Liberty's Roy Penn-Cosentino rushed 18 times for 330 yards and six touchdowns to highlight a 57-31 victory over James I. O'Neill. His final scoring carry covered 80 yards with 4:00 to play.

    • Jimmy Verney ran for a career-high 298 yards and two touchdowns, also completing 6 of 10 passes for 168 yards and three scores to lead New Paltz over Rondout Valley 55-27. Mike Pisciotta rushed for 182 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries for the Huguenots, who outscored Rondout Valley 28-0 in the second half.

   Class C: Ben Marshall and Andrew Marshall ran for second-quarter TDs for third-ranked Canastota in a 14-7 win over No. 16 Thousand Islands.

    • Junior QB Kaleb Taylor was 6-for-6 for 146 yards and three touchdowns to go with 92 rushing yards and another TD as Chatham rolled past No. 13 Mechanicville.

   Also noteworthy: Elijah Hewitt rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns and had two interceptions at safety to lead Roosevelt past Saugerties 28-14. ... Airihk Ashley ran 30 times for 323 yards and three TDs as Elmira edged Vestal 34-28. Charlie Mahon's 2-yard scoring rush broke a 28-28 tie with :33 to play, and Nate Latshaw preserved the win with an interception deep in Express territory.

   Schuylerville quarterback Stratton Sherman threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns, and ran for three more TDs to beat Cobleskill-Richmondville 49-21. Sherman was 7-for-7 in the first half for 178 yards. On defense, Justin Carte had three interceptions for the Horses. ... Darren Smith threw for five first-half TDs as Sidney edged Bainbridge-Guilford 40-32. He finished 10-for-19 for 368 yards.

   Scoreboard: Here are the results from around the state for Week 8 as well as the breakdown of how ranked teams fared.

   More tomorrow: Friday's schedule featured an unusual matchup with an outcome that may or may not have been expected. I'm still trying to dig up some background on it, and I'll dish it up Sunday morning.


  
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