Leading off today:
Three-time defending Section 6 Class AA champion Lancaster
kicked off its 100th season of football with a pre-game celebration and then a 51-6 victory over Hutch-Tech on Friday.
Senior Ethan Jurkowski returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and later added a 56-yard touchdown catch, and linebacker Conor Mahoney had a pick-six interception for the Legends.
The win improved Lancaster's record vs. Section 6 competition to 30-1 in fourth-year coach Eric Rupp's tenure.
"It's a big year for us," Rupp said. "To see some of the guys it was just a special evening. I'm just glad we were able to get the win for all of our alumni."
Cornwall extends streak: Defending NYSPHSAA Class A champion Cornwall notched its 13th consecutive victory with a 24-10 victory over Monroe-Woodbury.
All-state running back Amin Woods (23 carries, 143 yards, 2 touchdowns) capped the first possession of the second half with a 39-yard touchdown run to break a 3-3 tie and start a 21-point run.
Ryan Baldock, who coached Monroe-Woodbury last season, was making his debut with Cornwall.
A win to open new era: Gabe Allen rushed for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help give Corinth-Fort Edward its first win as a merged team, 20-12 vs. Hoosick Falls.
Trailing 12-8 entering the fourth quarter, Allen (18 carries, 108 yards) rushed for scores on carries of 2 and 20 yards.
Quarterback Brody Sullivan rushed 27 times for 100 yards.
S-WR opens impressively: Shoreham-Wading River kicked off its season with a 41-7 victory over Bayport-Blue Point hours after coach Aden Smith was removed from the job amid a school investigation.
Superintendent Gerard Poole released a statement earlier saying the district was investigating an incident during last week's scrimmage against Islip, Newsday reported.
Shoreham-Wading River, the defending Section 11 Division IV champion, got three-first half touchdowns from senior quarterback Xavier Arline, who finished with 20 carries for 204 yards and five scores.
"We were in a tough situation tonight," said S-WR assistant coach Virgil Romer. "We divided up the coaching responsibilities and worked together."
Vestal suffers blow: Vestal lost two-way starter Todd DeGroat to a knee injury in the first quarter of a 41-0 loss to Corning. DeGroat, who plays defensive end and offensive tackle, was on crutches as he watched from the sideline the rest of the night.