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Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019: Ever seen a 4-0 football score? You have now

   Leading off today: 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.

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   "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

  
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the winning touchdown and a 2-point conversion.

   The Cheektowaga defense generated four turnovers. Dante Burnett Jr. made 11 tackles and recovered a fumble for the Warriors, who held Pioneer to 170 yards of offense.

    • Dante Burandt's 2-yard TD run with 8:26 left wrapped up previously winless Brockport's 21-7 win over Honeoye Falls-Lima, ranked 17th this week by the NYSSWA.

   Quarterback Ryan Judd gave Brockport a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard run with 2:32 remaining in the first half. Desmond McMillan made it 14-0 on a 5-yard run with 4:06 to go in the third quarter.

   Big finish: Curtis rallied from a 24-13 deficit and then stopped Midwood's final drive at the 5-yard line as time expired for a 25-24 victory in the PSAL City Conference.

   Sam Martin scored three touchdowns in the win.

   Midwood was leading by two scores until Martin (14 carries, 129 yards) scored on third-quarter runs of 38 and 18 yards.

   It's been awhile: Middletown is off to its first 4-0 start since 1986 after edging Monroe-Woodbury 18-14. Dalton Howell threw for 169 passing yards and two scored and ran in the winning 1-yard TD with :58 to play.

   Big numbers: Shoreham-Wading River's Xavier Arline was 11-for-16 for 217 passing yards and two TDs and also rushed 15 times for 136 yards and two more scores in a 34-7 win over John Glenn.

    • Sophomore James Musso threw for six TDs for the second week in a row as Skaneateles coasted past Hannibal 48-14.

    • Terez Smith had 276 yards on 22 carries with three touchdowns for Batavia in a 44-7 win over Geneva.

    • Jacob Houghtaling completed the only pass he threw for 38 yards, ran for a TD, brought a fumble back 25 yards for a score and taking on a 90-yard punt return for another six points as Canisteo-Greenwood beat Bolivar-Richburg 34-7.

    • Noah Foster had a 70-yard punt return to open the scoring and picked off two passes as Holy Trinity defeated Ichabod Crane 63-7 in Section 2.

    • Dave Romer of Columbia caught a 43-yard TD pass, returned a kickoff 85 yards for another score and made an interception on defense during a 34-8 victory over Schalmont.

    • Elmira put up 62 first-half points in a 68-13 victory over Ithaca. The Express scored three touchdowns in the first two minutes and recorded 435 yards of offense in the first half.

   Scoreboard: Here's the rundown of scores from Week 4 of the football season.


  
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