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Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018: Aquinas soph throws for 484 yards, 7 TDs

   Leading off today: Aquinas sophomore quarterback Tyler Szalkowski threw for 484 yards and seven touchdowns Saturday as the Little Irish won their season home debut by beating St. Joseph's 49-21.

   Szalkowski was 23-for-28 in coming up three yards short of the Section 5 mark by Penn Yan;s Tanner Irwin in 2015.

   Sophomore Ulysees Russell made five catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns for Aquinas, ranked fifth in Class AA by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   Iona Prep beats Hayes: A relatively modest 16-6 halftime lead turned into a 51-48 victory for No. 9 Iona Prep over No. 16 Cardinal Hayes.

   Derek Robertson threw four touchdowns, including passes of 65, 14 and 13 yards to Matt Panker. A pair of third-quarter TDs by Panker in a 3:30 span increased the lead to 37-20, and Camari Glasgow extended the margin on an 81-yard scoring run with :31.8 remaining in the quarter.

   More Class AA: Senior wingback Jarrid Lewis carried 25 times for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns as No. 20 Elmira downed No. 23 Syracuse Corcoran 30-8.

   Junior Ethan Simpson chipped in with 21 carries for 134 yards as the Express rolled p 417 yards on the ground.

   Elmira limited Corcoran to 91 yards of total offense.

    • Farmingdale upset No. 13 Massapequa 41-27 behind junior running back Kevin Wilson, who rushed 23 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Wilson went 64 yards over the left side for a score and a 34-13 lead on the first possession of the second half.

   Massapequa QB Kenny Galvin finished 20-for-30 passing for 241 yards and also ran 22 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns.

   Q'bury gets the early jump: Brendan Scott scored two second-quarter touchdowns as Queensbury jumped to a four-score lead and went on to defeated Glens Falls 48-34.

   David Rodriguez put up a 35-yard interception return touchdown to give Queensbury a 35-7 lead in the third quarter. Spartans running back Liam O'Mara ran 18 times for 251 yards and a TD to help offset Joe Girard III's 413 passing yards and five touchdowns.

   Queensbury is ranked 15th in Class A and Glens Falls, which suffered its first home loss since 2014, is second in Class B.


   A defensive battle: Nick Teresky scored the game's only TD with a 15-yard run and then contributed a pair of interceptions in the fourth quarter as No. 30 Wantagh edged No. 12 Roosevelt 7-0.

   Teresky had 12 carries for 92 yards.

   More Class A: Noah Smith's 23-yard TD reception early in the second quarter started unbeaten Minisink Valley on its way to a 34-19 win over No. 23 Goshen.

   John Mack made nine catches for 117 yards and Smith football site

finished with seven receptions for 92 yards. QB Ryan Johanson threw for 291 yards and three TDs.

   Class D chaos: The state's smallest class is also its least predictable, with three more top-10 squads suffering losses Saturday on the heels of two other losses Friday.

   Chief among them was No. 5 Beaver River's 36-6 loss at the hands of Dolgeville.

   Dolgeville quarterback Zach Smith passed for two touchdowns and ran for another. He picked up 143 yards on 19 carries.

    • Also in Section 3, Frankfort-Schuyler edged No. 9 Herkimer 25-19 as junior tailback Tyler Rosati rushed for a career-high 203 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries.

    • Trent Youngs carried 42 times for 213 yards an a TD as Mynderse edged No. 10 Clyde-Savannah 20-14. Thomas Santana added 17 carries for 67 yards and the other two TDs.

   A long day: Willie McDougald scored the winning TD for Niagara Falls with a 10-yard run in the fourth overtime as Niagara Falls edged Hutch-Tech 20-14 after the teams went scoreless in regulation.

   Anthony Whitfield of Hutch-Tech and JoJo Dixon traded touchdowns on 6-yard runs in the third overtime, with both teams missing extra points. The Niagara Falls defense then stepped up on the fourth OT, stopping the Engineers four times from the 1-yard line to set up the winning score.

   More big numbers: Trevor Yeboah-Kodie had 10 carries for 256 yards and five touchdowns to lead Garden City past Bellmore JFK 42-0. Yeboah-Kodie scored on first-half runs of 34, 23, 1, 67 and 86 yards. ... Sophomore quarterback Jacob Ritts threw for 337 yards and five TDs and ran for another score as St. Francis outgunned Cardinal O'Hara 48-34.

   Scoreboard: You can view the Week 4 scoreboard on our Road To Syracuse website. In addition, the NYSSWA's Steve Grandin has compiled the rundown of how ranked teams fared.

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