Leading off today:
Mike Tyson dispatched some opponents with savage first-round flurries at the peak of his career, but nothing the former world heavyweight boxing champion did three decades ago could match Livonia's opening salvo against Bath in football action on Saturday.
Jalen Marshall began the game with an 85-yard return for a touchdown and then just 61 seconds into the game scored the Bulldogs' fourth touchdown of the day on a 29-yard reception to start a 48-0 rout. In between, quarterback Ryan Lambert threw 41 and 31 yards for two more scores as part of the stunning opening.
Marshall also rushed for a pair of 2-point conversions in the huge starting sequence for Livonia, ranked 18th in Class B by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Lambert finished his day 12-for-12 for 159 yards and four touchdowns, all in the first quarter. Nate Genthner, who made two scoring catches in the 35-point first quarter, finished with eight catches for 113 yards.
Mistakes cost Aquinas: Aquinas, ranked fourth in the state in Class AA, gave back a two-touchdown halftime lead, surrendered four turnovers and lost in overtime 34-27 to visiting Friendship Collegiate from Washington D.C.
With the two teams tied at 27 in the fourth quarter, Aquinas fumbled the ball away on third-and-goal from the Friendship 1 with 3:19 remaining. Friendship opened overtime with a TD and ended the contest by stripping sophomore QB Tyler Szalkowski on first down and recovering the fumble.
"You want to win every game and play well in every game, but this is a great football team we played," Little Irish coach Derek Annechino said.
Compounding the loss, running back Ruben Torres did not return after suffering a first-half injury, the Democrat and Chronicle reported. He's been playing in place of dynamic back Caron Robinson, who was injured in Week 2 and might not be back until sectionals.
Big win for Marlboro: Junior linebacker Austin Laird returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown in the final minute to wrap up No. 10 Marlboro's 26-14 victory over No. 21 Burke Catholic in Class B action.
Laird finished with seven tackles on a muddy field.
"I firmly believe whoever is going to win Section 9 Class B is going to have to go through Marlboro," Burke coach Aaron Hasbrouck said. "They're a good team and we hope to have the opportunity to see them again down the road."
Thrilling finish of the day: Zach Silver caught a 3-yard pass from Luke Schartner and Logan Jones made the reception of