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Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017: Troy edges New Rochelle; Yorktown advances

   Leading off today: Michael Fazio kicked a 24-yard field goal with four seconds left to push Troy past New Rochelle 17-14 in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA football quarterfinals Friday at Columbia High School.

   A short New Rochelle punt with 3:00 to go put the Flying Horses at midfield, and a 27-yard pass from Joe Casale to Isaiah Burdette put Troy at the 13-yard line. Casale ran the ball for six more yards and then threw a pair of completions to put the game on Fazio's shoulders with :10 left from the right hash mark.

   "I don't think in practice 'Faz' has ever kicked from the hash, when we came out to the hash I said, 'Jeez, we've never practiced this before. I wonder what's going to happen here,'" Casale said. "I put it down, right off his foot I knew it was good."

   Class A quarterfinals: Brett Makar was a star on both sides of the ball in second-ranked Yorktown's 38-14 win vs. No. 3 Cornwall. He rushed 34 times for 212 yards, scored three touchdowns, recovered a fumble and made an interception.

   "Brett is special. He's a man among boys. He's determined not to get tackled," said quarterback Tommy Weaver.

    • Zach Hoage ran 24 times for 157 yards, three touchdowns and a 2-point conversion in Whitesboro's 28-7 win over Union-Endicott. Phil Gilberti added 18 carries for 118 yards, a TD and a 2-point conversion.

    • Senior quarterback Matt Myers finished with 425 all-purpose yards and had a hand in five touchdowns as West Seneca West defeated Rochester Wilson 40-22.

   Myers scored on runs of 76 and 11 yards as part of a 203-yard rushing performance. He also passed for 222 yards and three touchdowns, including a 74-yarder to Kyle Haettich.

   Myers' first play was a 34-yard run on a drive capped by his 28-yard screen pass to Bryan Ball for a TD. He carried 18 yards for a first down out of punt formation on the next drive, which culminated in a 13-yard pass TD pass to Juston Johnson.

   Class B quarterfinals: Defending champion Glens Falls successfully defended a 2-point conversion attempt with :48 to go and fought off Gouverneur 28-26.

   David Barclay and Dakota Trombley stopped Connor Fenlong short of the end zone after Fenlong's second touchdown run in the final 2:15 of regulation. After that stop, Kyle Vachon recovered the onside kick for the second time in two minutes, and the Indians kneeled out the victory.


   Aaron Sampson rushed 26 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the win. His 46-yard TD carry with 1:55 remaining answered Fenlong's touchdown that had pulled the Wildcats within 21-20.

   Fenlong (6 of 18, 238 yards), who rushed 29 times for 137 yards, had thrown TD passes of 80 and 85 yards to Peyton Schmitt for a 12-0 first-half lead.

   "Gouverneur came out and got us on our heels early, but we came back," Sampson said. "It's not the first time we've been down this year, nobody was panicking -- it's not our first rodeo."

    • Pleasantville pitched a second-half shutout to defeat Marlboro 32-22. Jack Howe threw four touchdown passes, including two to Jack Minerva, to lead the Panthers. Pleasantville took the second-half kickoff and Howe put his team ahead to stay on a 28-yard TD throw to Declan McDermott.


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  •    Class D quarterfinals: Maple Grove's starters scored touchdowns on eight of nine possessions and the No. 5 Red Dragons ran for 462 yards in a 61-28 victory over top-ranked Clyde-Savannah.

       Nash Nelson finished with 18 carries for 175 yards and three touchdowns, including one receiving; Easton Tanner ran 13 times for 139 yards and a touchdown; and Nick Fabrizio finished with 25 carries for 136 yards and four touchdowns to go with three 2-point conversions.

       "Against the No. 1 team in the state, I didn't have a clue," coach Curt Fischer said. "I thought we'd be able to score some points from the film that we watched, but I had no idea that we'd execute that well."

        • Tommy English, Colton Dean and Tyler Linendoll each rushed for two touchdowns to lead Cambridge from a two-point deficit at the half to a 54-20 win against Moriah.

       Jonas Butz scored on a 32-yard run to give Cambridge a 24-20 lead midway through the third quarter, followed by an English TD on a 7-yard run following a Hunter Day interception.

        • Tioga will return to the semifinals for the sixth time in seven years after a 46-16 rout of Dolgeville.

       Senior Trey Floyd gained 104 of the team's 315 rushing yards and scored five touchdowns.

        • Erik Manfredi, who also scored on runs of 48 and 63 yards, returned the second-half kickoff 61 yards for a touchdown to spark Millbrook to a 42-20 win over Tuckahoe.

       More football: St. Anthony's recovered three kickoffs that Iona Prep failed to field cleanly, paving the way to a 35-7 win and a trip to the CHSFL Class AAA finals.

       Junior quarterback Greg Campisi's 66-yard carry set up a Sean Bryan TD for a 7-0 lead. The Friars caught the Gaels off guard with their first onside kick, and a 42-yard run from Kyle Angus set up a 1-yard TD run from Campisi.

        • Trevor Yeboah-Kodie rushed 17 times for 226 yards and four touchdowns as Garden City downed Calhoun 35-14 in the Section 8 playoffs for the Trojans' 22nd straight win. The defending Long Island Class II champions forced Calhoun to punt late in the second quarter and Yeboah-Kodie took advantage of a short field with a 20-yard TD run for a 14-7 halftime lead.

        • Westhampton, ranked seventh in Class A, rolled past West Babylon 61-21 in Suffolk Division III semifinals to advance to its first county championship game since 2012.

       Dylan Laube rushed for 201 yards and four touchdowns on 18 carries, and junior Tyler Nolan scored twice and finished with 120 rushing yards.

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