Leading off today:
Brendan Scott rushed for two touchdowns and Nate Angell passed for two Friday as Queensbury
rolled past Averill Park 42-20 and into the Section 2 Class A football championship game.
The Spartans avenged an Oct. 7 loss to Averill Park, ranked 11th in the state by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Queensbury jumped out to a 14-0 lead on first-quarter TD runs by Scott (10 carries, 107 yards) and Patrick Conway. The lead grew to 28-0 at the half as Liam O’Mara scored on a 32-yard pass from Angell, and Scott added a 31-yard TD run.
Big Section 1 clashes: Four ranked teams put their seasons on the line in Section 1, where No. 2 Yorktown edged No. 17 Rye 23-19 and No. 15 Somers took down No. 12. Our Lady of Lourdes.
When the semifinal winners met in the 2016 Section 1 title game, Somers rolled past Yorktown 42-6.
Maryland lacrosse recruit Brett Makar carried 33 times for 189 yards and touchdown to pave the way for Yorktown.
Cameron Pepe scored a touchdown on a 40-yard carry and booted the winning field goal from 35 yards out midway through the fourth quarter as Somers advanced.
"I approach every kick with the belief that I'm gonna make it," Pepe told The Journal News. "This one was no different. I had kind of a rocky start to the season kicking, but I've been pretty good since."
More Class A: Junior QB Freddy June Jr. threw two touchdown passes and ran for two TDs as sixth-ranked Irondequoit defeated Canandaigua 40-34. The Eagles scored the first 27 points of the game but had to hold off a big Canandaigua rally in the second half.
Irondequoit will play 19th-ranked Wilson, a 40-14 winner over No. 18 Brockport. Wildcats senior Rickey Gamble (six receptions, 170 yards) scored three touchdowns and Wilson brought two of the four Blue Devils turnovers back for touchdowns.
Arlington eliminated: Clarkstown South ousted 25th-ranked Arlington in the Section 1 Class AA tournament with a 23-9 win. Trailing 9-7 in the third quarter, Sam Franco took a third-down handoff down the left side for 31 yards and the go-ahead score, followed by his 2-point conversion run.
More Class AA: Sixth-ranked Cicero-North Syracuse dominated No. 28 Syracuse Corcoran 41-7, but the bigger story was the altercation that broke out after the game.
Erik Pride rushed for four touchdowns for the Northstars.
After the final whistle, the teams lined up for handshakes. According to Syracuse.com, pushing broke out, punches were thrown and the players had to be separated. Some C-NS players were injured and taken to the team's training room to be treated.