Leading off today:
Sophomore quarterback Aidan Semo's 11-yard touchdown pass to senior Louis Francese midway through the fourth quarter lifted Cornwall
to a 28-21 football victory over Marlboro on Friday.
Cornwall, a defending NYSPHSAA champion, is tied for No. 1 in Class A according to the New York State Sportswriters Association and Marlboro is rated No. 10 in Class B.
Semo finished 12 of 24 for 208 yards and three touchdowns. Marlboro was forced to punt after Semo's go-ahead throw with 6:02 remaining and couldn't do anything after getting the ball back with just :18.2 left.
Top team tumbles: Junior Logan Frank threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in Section 6 action and Franklinville/Ellicottville, the state's sixth-ranked Class D team, earned a 24-8 victory over No. 1 Clymer/Sherman/Panama.
The loss snapped the Wolfpack's 15-game winning streak.
Frank was 4-for-6 for 50 yards through the air and had 142 yards on 24 carries.
"Our confidence is really high," Franklinville/Ellicottville coach Jason Marsh said. "I think there was a question mark what we were really made of, and this was a good test for both teams. We fared pretty well, but we know we have a long way to go yet and we still have some growth to do."
Section 5 stunner: Honeoye Falls-Lima is for real in Class B, but its 41-7 dismantling of Batavia, ranked seventh in the state but battling injuries, still rates as startling.
Mason Ferrara ran for 254 yards and four TDs on 20 carries. "We put the ball in his hands and he led us," coach John Russ said.
Sayville speaks up: Sayville rolled up almost 500 yards en route to beating Class B No. 10 Westhampton 34-27 in overtime.
Sayville blocked an extra point with about three minutes left to force overtime. Jack Cheshire's 10-yard touchdown pass and Michael Argenziano's extra point gave Sayville the lead, and Westhampton's bid to match ended when Jayson Gensch picked off Jeff McBurnie's tipped pass.
Cheshire threw for 245 of his 471 yards and three of his five touchdowns as Sayville built a 20-7 lead in the first half, but Westhampton intercepted him three times after the break to claw back into the game.
"We could have this attack all season," Cheshire said. "It's got the potential to be amazing."
Somers rallies: Jack Kaiser (192 rushing yards, three TDs) scored with :18.9 left to complete Somers' comeback from a 17-point second-half deficit to edge Rye 28-24.
Rye, ranked fifth in Class A, gained just 88 yards in the second half.
Somers was coming off a loss to Yorktown. "We had five guys out tonight," coach Tony DeMatteo said. "We got knocked around last week by Yorktown and everybody was down in the dumps."
Lancaster falls in OT: Playing for the win in overtime, Lancaster's rushing attempt for a 2-point conversion failed and Clarence earned a 27-26 win vs. the state's No. 6 large schools.
Zach Norton threw a 62-yard touchdown and also ran for a score for Clarence.
Class C showdown: Andrew Englerth scored two TDs, including a 60-yard romp in the fourth quarter, as LeRoy turned back Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen 20-6.
Englerth finished with 14 carries for 155 yards.
Cal-Mum/B-B entered the game ranked ninth and LeRoy 13th in Class C.
More ranked action: Sophomore Michael Mancini scored on a 7-yard reception and then runs of 58 and 77 yards during a four-minute stretch of the third quarter as Maine-Endwell pulled away to a 47-27 win over Waverly.