Leading off today: Monsignor Farrell remained unbeaten
when a Cardinal Hayes throw to the end zone from the 11-yard line with three seconds to go fell incomplete Friday, finishing the Lions' 26-24 victory in CHSFL football.
Farrell, which is 4-0 for the first time since 1994, is ranked 12th in Class AA and Hayes 16th this week by the New York State Sportswriters Association. (Full rankings here.)
Farrell took the lead four minutes earlier when Vin Renna block a Cardinal punt and Chris Ortalano returned the ball 32 yards for a touchdown.
"I'm just really proud of the effort, these kids don't quit," Farrell coach Tony Garofalo said. "It was a gritty effort. We tell them everyday to work hard, don't quit, get after it and that's what they did. It was on their shoulders and they willed it."
• In other key CHSFL action, No. 5 St. Anthony's held on for a 45-42 win as a late field goal attempt by No. 17 Archbishop Stepinac hit an upright.
McQuaid survives: McQuaid drove 68 yards to a 5-yard touchdown run by Mark Passero (19 carries, 161 yards, 2 TDs) with :25.3 remaining to defeat Rochester Wilson 38-34.
The rally by the Knights, ranked 13th in Class AA, overshadowed the work of Wildcats senior Desi Floyd, who rushed 30 times for 348 yards and a pair of scores for the state's No. 16 Class A team.
McQuaid QB Hunter Walsh was 17-for-30 for 242 yards and three touchdowns.
• IN other interclass action, Jalen Leonard-Osbourne scored all the TDs in the first meeting between the teams in 30 years as Ardsley downed Dobbs Ferry 21-0.
Ardsley is ranked fifth in Class B and Dobbs Ferry ninth in Class C.
More Class A: Niam Booner's 4-yard TD run midway through the second quarter put No. 20 West Seneca East ahead for good in a 20-15 upset of Buffalo South Park in Class A action between state-ranked squads.
QB Shaun Dolac (27 carries, 105 yards) rushed for a touchdown and a 2-point conversion on offense and made 16 tackles on defense.
• Eleventh-ranked Our Lady of Lourdes improved to 5-0 by surviving a late rally and squeaking past Yorktown 35-33.
Lourdes' Kyle Strack Strack rushed for 74 yards on four carries, including touchdowns of 51 and 12 yards, and made 10 receptions for 148 yards.
Glenn tripped up: Xavier Arline rushed for 144 yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns to lead Class A Shoreham-Wading River to a 40-6 rout of John Glenn, ranked 11th in Class B.
Arline also went 7-for-13 for 127 yards and two touchdowns through the air.
Section 3 surprise: Two interception returns for scores wrapped around a 70-yard TD pass play from Kaden Gabler to Tyler Parent sparked Camden (2-3) to a 31-20 upset of Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, ranked 20th in Class B.
OFA wins showdown: Stephen Morley's 7-yard touchdown run was the tie-breaking score as No. 14 Ogdensburg Free Academy knocked off No. 5 General Brown in a Class C confrontation.
Third-string quarterback MeSean Johnson engineered the winning drive after an injury knocked starter Jackson Jones out of the contest in the second quarter.
Overtime ... again: Bring a blanket and pillow if you're going to a Binghamton game, because chances are you're going to be there awhile.
Elmira, ranked 18th in Class AA, rallied to a 42-40 win in Binghamton's third overtime contest of the season.
Nate Latshaw cashed in the 2-point conversion to break the night's final tie and complete the win.
Binghamton was up 40-34 when the Express responded with a 2-yard scoring pass from Zack Middaugh to Max Temple.
Binghamton QB Zane Olmstead shook off a 1-for-7 start to
complete 12 of 21 attempts for 236 yards and six touchdowns.
More OT action: Joey Miller tied the game with a 52-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and won it with an 11-yarder in