Leading off today: Chenango Forks
senior running back Jeremiah Allen rushed for 183 of his 215 yards in the firs half, sparking the No. 1 Blue Devils to a 24-14 victory over No. 3 Maine-Endwell as two of the state's best Class B teams closed out their regular season Saturday.
Allen, who missed the first half of the season due to illness after having rolled up 2,282 yards and 35 touchdowns as a junior, scored on a 77-yard run to break a 6-6 tie in the first half. Two plays later, junior Matt Paske recovered a fumbled Spartans handoff to set the table for an eight-play, 47-yard drive to another TD and an 18-6 lead.
• M-E played all but three downs without Colgate-bound lineman A.J. DeSantis (knee) and Forks lost top lineman Nick Mugglin (ankle) on the first play from scrimmage.
More Sec. 4: Vestal senior Matt Thrasher rushed 40 times for 206 yards to highlight a 30-28 upset of previously unbeaten Elmira, ranked 14th in Class AA.
Thrasher scored the game's final touchdown on a 50-yard burst with 1:05 to go in the third quarter. His final 29 carries of the day accounted for 202 of his yards.
Lots of overtime playoff action: Pittsford junior Kyle Hennessey split the uprights on his overtime extra-point kick, sending Pittsford into the Section 5 Class AA semifinals with a 28-27 win over Fairport.
After Dante Coccia (20 carries, 116 yards, three TDs) scored from five yards out on the Red Raiders' overtime possession, Pittsford was facing a fourth-and-four from the 14-yard line. The Panthers ran an end-around to Clyde Williams for the game-tying TD, setting up the winning kick.
Pittsford had forced OT with a TD wit 1:28 to play one snap after converting a fourth-and-12 situation.
• Senior Darnel Shillinford scored twice after the game ended scoreless in regulation and Putnam Valley earned a 14-8 win over Nanuet in the Section 1 Class B quarterfinals.
Shillinford caught a TD from Quinn Strang on the opening play of overtime, but Nanuet answered with a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to send the game to a second OT. Shillingford scored again and Joe Cioffi sealed the win with an interception.
• Evan Snow connected with Luis Perez for a 4-yard touchdown in overtime as AuSable Valleyedged Saranac Lake 12-6 in the Section 7 class C semifinals.
Saranac Lake had the first OT possession, but AuSable Valley ended the opportunity with a fourth-down interception.
Patriots coach Nick Moore won his debut as interim head coach after Ed McCallister was fired Monday.