Leading off today:
MeSean Johnson threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Troiano and the Ogdensburg Free Academy
defense put forth a stellar effort to score a 16-6 victory over Cambridge/Salem in a state Class C football quarterfinal game Friday.
Cambridge/Salem had been the season-long No. 1 team in the state according to the New York State Sportswriters Association. OFA entered the game ranked sixth in Class C.
Steven Morley scored on a 3-yard run on Ogdensburg's first possession, a nine-play drive covering 59 yards.
Cambridge/Salem was hampered by three first-half fumbles. Ogdensburg would also make two fourth-down stops in the red zone and block a field goal before Johnson's TD throw with 1:37 to go in the first half.
Reichert era ends: Cardinal Hayes edges St. Anthony's 26-25 in the CHSFL Class AAA semifinals, ending the career of Friars coach Rich Reichert. Reichert, who announced his impending retirement before the season, finished 266-66-3 in 32 seasons.
St. Anthony's had defeated Hayes 56-32 during the regular season but the Cardinals led throughout the first half, fell behind 25-14 and regained the lead by closing out the scoring on Sofian Massoud's 4-yard TD pass to Michael Escobar with 9:19 remaining.
Following a Friars punt, Hayes ran off the final 5:18 on the clock.
A third-quarter interception by Makhi Murphy returned to the Cardinals' 3-yard line had set up QB Greg Campisi for a Friars TD run on the following play, but Massoud responded with a 4-yard touchdown run to make it a one-score game again.
Big night for Woods: Amin Woods rushed for 281 yards and three long touchdowns as the Cornwall downed John Jay Cross River 35-14 in the NYSPHSAA Class A quarterfinals.
Woods scored on gallops of 81, 85 and 65 yards. Freshman quarterback Aidan Semo threw a 20-yard swing pass for a score to Zach Suarez who also returned a fumble 80 yards for a score after JJCR threatened to tie the score at 14-14.
More Class A: Guillermo Rosario-Acosta rushed for 169 yards and a trio of TDs as Indian River overwhelmed Vestal 48-7 to set up a semifinal against West Seneca East.
Kwazsi Gaddis tacked on 221 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown as Indian River rushed for 440 yards in steady rain.
• West Seneca East advanced with a 15-8 win over Irondequoit. Senior QB Shaun Dolac (137 rushing yards) ran 11 yards for a TD to tie the game early in the second quarter and set up the decisive score with a third-quarter strip sack in the third quarter.
Class B: Joe Girard III threw for 286 yards and th Glens Falls defense surrendered just 140 yards of offense in a 21-7 victory over Beekmantown in the quarterfinals.
Girard was 21-for-35 with two TD passes and an interception. Aalijah Sampson added 102 yards and a touchdown on 12 rushes as the Indians rolled up 494 tot al yards.
More Class C: Cleveland Hill swamped Letch- worth/Warsaw 54-6 as Aaron Wahler ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries for the Golden Eagles.
Wahler scored midway through the first quarter on a 45-yard run, then helped the Golden Eagles take a 22-6 lead less than two minutes into the second half a 39-yard run.
The Cleveland Hill ground attack churned out 467 yards on 48 carries but lost linemen Taylor Durkin (a two-way starter) and Alfred Walker to ejections that will require them to sit