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Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017: Erasmus Hall keeps rolling in PSAL football

   Leading off today: Andrew Howell scored two rushing touchdowns in the second half as Erasmus Hall defeated Tottenville 41-20 on Saturday to remain the only unbeaten football team in the PSAL City Conference.

   Temple-bound receiver Sean Ryan had two touchdown catches for the Dutchmen.

   Erasmus Hall is ranked third in Class AA and Tottenville 15th by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   Tottenville had rallied from a two-TD deficit to tie before Keion Jones connected with Ryan for a 60-yard scoring play midway through the third quarter.

   More Class AA: Half Hollow Hills East scored a 13-7 upset of No. 21 West Islip with the help of Jared Trefney's 95-yard kickoff return in the first quarter and a pair of Brandon Peskin's two field goals.

   Trevor Catlin had three sacks and seven tackles.

   Elmont pulls upset in 'A': Michael Djalo followed his fourth-quarter interception with a 91-yard touchdown run to wrap up Elmont's 48-28 upset of 12th-ranked Mepham.

   Djalo finished with 175 yards on 15 carries to go along with three touchdowns, the interception and fumble recovery.

   Elmont's defense forced four turnovers and the offense was able to grind out 286 yards in 25 rushing attempts.

   Class B surprise: Dylan Carey and Jack Trvdik scored fourth-quarter touchdowns as Honeoye Falls-Lima (4-4) pulled away from No. 17 Geneva in the Section 5 quarterfinals.

   Monster stats for QB: Skaneateles QB Pat Hackler threw for seven touchdowns and 483 yards to beat Little Falls 48-6 in Section 3's Class C quarterfinals. Hackler was 14 of 23 and hit Nathan Wellington for scoring strikes of 70 and 71 yards.

   More Class C: Bath put up 413 rushing yards en route to a 36-14 win over No. 20 Marcus Whitman.

   Brandon Finch scored on a 50-yard carry on Bath's second offensive play and Connor DiDomineck (10 carries, 135 yards) tallied on a 71-yard run on the fourth play of the next possession.

   DiDomineck returned the second-half kickoff 80 yards for another score on his way to 250 all-purpose yards in the contest.

    • Bryce Yokel 139 yards rushing on 17 carries and Robert Stevens chipped in with 121 on 16 carries as Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen defeated No. 19 Penn Yan 27-18.

   Will Rogers 20-for-34 for 293 yards for Penn Yan.


   Class D: Three players from No. 6 Dolgeville surpassed 100 yards on the ground as the Blue Devils beat Sandy Creek 62-26.

   Dolgeville upped its two-score lead in the third quarter with Chase Doxtader's 57-yard TD and Devin Gorinshek's 73-yard scoring carry. football site

   Doxtader led the Blue Devils with 11 carries for 163 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Gorinshek finished with 153 yards and three scores, and Nic Bailey had 109 yards and two TDs.

   Sandy Creek's Joe Benedict tacked a final monster game onto his resume, rushing for 369 yards and four scores in the loss.

   Rising from the ruins: The second playoff football game in Holy Trinity program history was in stark contrast to its first, nearly a year ago to the day.

   Last fall, the Pride lost all of their equipment and uniforms in an arson fire that destroyed the team's fieldhouse at Bishop Gibbons. Wearing uniforms supplied by the University at Albany, Holy Trinity lost that Section 2 Class C quarterfinal game at Hoosic Valley.

   This time, the Pride took the lead on a fumble-return TD (his fifth defensive score of the season) by Nacier Hundley on the way to a 42-0 victory over Voorheesville. The offense held a 493-182 margin in yards and the defense registered four sacks, two interceptions and two touchdowns.

   Sophomore QB Joe Tortello completed 15 of 21 attempts for 258 yards and four touchdowns.

   "Last year was confused and cold," senior lineman Liam Maloney told The Times Union. "We all didn't know what to expect. Coming here (Saturday) morning felt like home. That is why I love playing on Saturday. You feel better, are more comfortable and ready to go. I think we play better when we're here."

   Also noteworthy: Kicker Hannah Martin hit all nine of her extra-point attempts in Patchogue-Medford's 68-19 win over Walt Whitman and is 30-for-31 this season. ... Anthony D'Onofrio ran for 101 yards and three touchdowns and caught four passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-13 win over Valley Stream North. ... Zach Silver of Bayport-Blue Point caught six passes for 182 yards and four touchdowns and also picked off a pass in a 41-6 win over Mercy.

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

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