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.