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Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018: Ogdensburg knocks off top-ranked Cambridge/Salem

   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.

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   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

  

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  • out next weekend's semifinal.

       Class D: Tioga reached its seventh semifinal in eight years by riding a pair of 100-yard rushers to a 56-6 rout of Onondaga.

       Owen Wanck ran 12 times for 125 yards and John Worthing 16 times for 124. Wanck ran for four scores and Worthing finished with two TDs and a first-quarter interception -- one of his two on the night -- that set up the winners' second score.

       Eight-man regionals: Steve Schmidt's fourth-down interception with 1:40 to play wrapped up Elmira Notre Dame's 38-36 win over Tri-Valley in a regional semifinal pairing the champions from Sections 4 and 9.

       Isaiah McKay returned an interception 62 yards for a touchdown on the final snap of the first half to send the Crusaders into the locker room with a 26-14 lead.

       Junior quarterback Erik Charnetski finished with 142 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. He also completed three of seven passes for 60 yards and a TD.

       Long Island playoffs: Westhampton won its 22nd consecutive game by beating Kings Park 33-9 in a Suffolk III semifinal played in driving rain.

       "It's definitely fun sliding around out there with your teammates and just kicking butt," running back Tyler Nolan (13 carries, 110 yards) said after the Hurricanes recovered from a 9-7 halftime deficit.

       Liam McIntyre rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries and had 11 tackles and an interception at linebacker.

        • Ward Melville advanced to the Suffolk I final with a 28-7 win against Longwood as Nick Troy rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries.

       After punting on their first drive, the Patriots recovered a Longwood fumble, and Troy's 33-yard run set up a 29-yard touchdown pass from Trey Berry to J.J. Laap midway through the first quarter. After Ward Melville forced a punt, the Patriots put together a five-play drive capped by Troy's 21-yard touchdown run with 1:53 left.

        • Logan Masters twice hit Nick Sylvester for long scoring passes and also ran for a score as Seaford broke a scoreless tie late in the first half and pulled away for a 28-0 victory over West Hempstead in the Nassau IV semifinals.

       Scoreboard: You can check out all of the Week 11 scores on our Road to Syracuse website and also view the weekend schedule for ranked teams.


      
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