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Hang around long enough and you'll eventually see everything, right?
Cazenovia defeated Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 4-0 on Friday in Section 3 football action, with a pair of fourth-quarter safeties accounting for all of the scoring.
A Cazenovia drive beginning late in the third quarter stalled out at the V-V-S 1-yard-line but recorded a safety on the next play.
The Lakers could not take advantage of the free kick, but pinned the Red Devils deep in their own end and registered their second safety with 6:15 to play.
Indian River keeps rolling: Sophomore Gabe Lynch scored on a 55-yard run and senior Guillermo Rosario-Acosta from 65 yards out in the first 2:22 to start Indian River on its way to a 53-20 victory over Auburn in a matchup of undefeated teams.
Indian River is ranked fourth and Auburn 14th this week in Class A in the New York State Sportswriters Association ratings.
Lynch finished with five TDs.
The Warriors, averaging 57 points a game at the midpoint of the regular season, led 32-0 at the half and rushed for all seven of their touchdowns.
Backup QB comes through: With Ethan Reed injured, Jack Beattie took over at quarterback for Windsor in the second half and helped engineer a 29-15 victory over Harpursville/Afton.
Beattie, normally a receiver, scored on two runs and threw a touchdown pass for Windsor, ranked 17th in the state in Class C.
Beattie finished with 91 rushing yards and completed three passes for 38 more as the Black Knights improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2006.
J.J. Latimer, subbing for Reed at outside linebacker, registered a fumble recovery at the H/A 6-yard-line to set up a score extending Windsor
s 5-7 lead.
Class D showdown: Mac Baker threw TD passes to Jesse Griffin and Dylan Winchell, and Winchell added scores on two long runs to power ninth-ranked Warrensburg/North Warren to a 30-13 win over No. 14 Whitehall.
Griffin added 161 yards on 19 rushes.
Baker found Griffin wide open down the middle for a 59-yard touchdown strike and a 14-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
"We talked about it as a heavyweight fight, there would be punches and counterpunches and big plays on both sides," Burghers coach Mike Perrone said. "The touchdown pass to Jesse in the first half was a big one down the seam."
Winchell rushed for 173 yards on 13 carries, including TD runs of 45 and 65 yards. He also turned a swing pass into a 30-yard touchdown to start the fourth quarter.
Spa springs surprise: Keegan Zoller connected with Tyler Beverly on a 31-yard TD pass with 4:48 to go as Ballston Spa edged eighth-ranked Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 9-7 in Section 2 Class A action.
"We've had our struggles the first three weeks, but he is one of my favorite targets," Zoller said. "To finally get it done with four minutes left was just awesome -- a really great feeling."
Ballston Spa improved to 3-1, having lost its opener to Queensbury.
Burnt Hills lost QB Ryan Salisbury to a leg injury on the opening possession of the game.
Petrides stays perfect: Tom Bruns scored on a 3-yard run three plays after a fumble recovery, lifting No. 9 Petrides to a 14-8 victory vs. No. 19 Mott Haven in PSAL action between ranked Class B squads.
Quarterback Mike Diforte's 20-yard TD run in the first half had put Petrides ahead for good.
Class B shakeup: In a rematch of the 2018 Section 6 final, Cheektowaga toppled No. 11 Pioneer 14-7 as sophomore Jacorey Haynes caught six passes for 124 yards, including