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Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019: Cornwall fights off Marlboro in Section 9 battle

   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. football site

   The outburst gave the Spartans a 40-13 advan- tage to begin the final quarter. Mancini finished with six carries for 163 yards and three TDs on the ground.

   Maine-Endwell is rank- ed 15th and Waverly 17th in the state in Class B.

   Waverly eighth-grade QB completed 16 of 28 passes for 160 yards.

    • Receiver/defensive back Joe Carlson set a school record by scoring five TDs against the defending Section 6 Class A champions and No. 21 Starpoint domin- ated No. 6 West Seneca East 41-15.

   Carlson put up a 90-yard pick six just 4:45 into the game and caught scoring passes of 2, 20, 47 and 25 yards among his seven receptions for 133 yards. Sophomore QB Carson Marcus threw for five TDs.

    • Farmingdale senior safety Rob Manetta wrapped up a 43-26 victory over Oceanside with the clinching interception in the end zone with :31 to go.

   Farmingdale, which trailed 22-9 at halftime, took the lead on Dominic Ciaccio's 84-yard run with 3:01 left. Manetta's interception came moments after Charlie McKee connected with Thomas Schmitt for a 15-yard completion to the Farmingdale the 26-yard line.

   Oceanside is ranked 16th and Farmingdale 24th in Class A.

    • Middletown is 3-0 for the first time since 1996 following a 19-7 victory over previously unbeaten Pine Bush in Section 9 Class AA action.

   Twenty-fifth-ranked Middletown turned back a 15-play drive late in the fourth quarter. Arthur Harris stopped Chauncey Smith of o. 21 Pine Bush on a fourth-down reverse at Middletown's 10 with 3:10 left.

   William Floyd rolls: Tyshawn Lopez finished with 186 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries as Class AA No. 4 William Floyd beat Ward Melville 45-6. Jezayd Hall had 123 yards and two scores on 12 carries for the Colonials, who scored on all six first-half possessions.

   Long night of work: Buffalo Bennett edges Jamestown 28-26 in two overtimes as D'Jae Perry and Cameron Heflin shut down a 2-point conversion run to end the contest.

   After freshman Rashad Perry recovered a goal-line Jamestown fumble in the first overtime, Bennett went up 28-20 with the help of D'Jae Perry's 3-yard run. He carried 19 times for 256 yards and a pair of scores.

    • Hudson outlasted Watervliet 50-44 on Zyonn Clanton's 3-yard TD run in overtime. Watervliet had tied with a rushing TD and 2-point conversion with 1:11 remaining in regulation.

   More big efforts: Ben Good went 24 of 30 for 286 yards and five touchdowns for Sleepy Hollow in a 38-33 win over Pelham. Dylan Nelson made 10 catches for 129 yards and three scores.

   Zach Strzelec finished with 17 carries for 213 rushing yards and three TDs as Attica dominated Penn Yan 48-0.

   Scoreboard: Here's the rundown of scores from Week 3 of the season.

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