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Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019: Eastridge outlasts Greece Arcadia 70-50

   Leading off today: Ruben Torres rushed for 204 yards and Eastridge scored 34 first-half points on just 14 offensive snaps en route to a 70-50 victory over Greece Arcadia on Friday to wrap up the Section 5 regular season.

   The Lancers, ranked eighth in the state in Class A, got 180 all-purpose yards from Sher'Ron Davis and finished with 509 yards from scrimmage. Torres ripped off a 74-yard run on Eastridge's second play of the game.

   "I think we have a lot of playmakers, and I think we proved that tonight," Eastridge coach Jasson Jobson said. "This was the first game where we were clicking offensively. Because the last three games, we haven't put up many points, but we haven't punted much. We've been driving and stalling out."

   Sophomore Amir Proctor, brought up from the junior varsity a week ago, returned am interception for a touchdown for the second consecutive game.

   "That's a good two-game start for your varsity career," Jobson said.

   Westhampton pulls upset: Seventeenth-ranked Westhampton knocked off No. 10 East Islip 31-21 in Suffolk County Class A action with the help on a pivotal interception by Paul Boutin.

   Boutin's 52-yard return in only his second varsity start, set up Christian Capuano's 18-yard TD pass to Jackson Hulse with 1:07 left in the third quarter. It was the third TD pass of the game for Capuano and opened an 18-point lead.

   Boutin sealed the win with his second interception with 1:59 left.

   More Class A: Our Lady of Lourdes pulled off a mild surprise in the first round of the Section 1 tournament, riding Branden Jorgensen's 3-yard touchdown to Angelo Salotto with :04.9 remaining to a 13-12 victory over Nyack.

   Nyack had scored a TD with 2:30 left to take the lead. but Lourdes' Kaleb Delventhal made the stop on the Indians' 2-point conversion attempt. Lourdes then drove 75 yards to the winning score.

    • Clarkstown North bounced back from a 7-0 loss when the team's met last week and defeated Clarkstown South 20-0 in another playoff opener. Tristan Lebson recovered a fumble for a TD and Chris Paul rushed for over 100 yards, including a 34-yard score.

    • Cornwall, in a tie for the No. 1 spot, ran its winning streak to 19 games with a 38-14 victory vs. Minisink Valley. All-state receiver Louie Francese threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns on 11 of 16 accuracy in his ongoing role as the replacement for injured QB Aidan Semo.

   "To be honest, we aren't worried about any winning streak," coach Ryan Baldock said. "All we're worried about is our next game."

   Batavia ND romps: Gabe Macdonald went 6 of 10 for 213 yards through the air as No. 5 Batavia Notre Dame won its Class D showdown with No. 3 Alexander 40-0. Macdonald threw for one score and rushed for two, finishing with 11 carries for 51 yards.

   Jed Reese added 118 yards and two TDs on 20 carries for Notre Dame, which finished with 393 yards of offense. The Fighting Irish limited Alexander to just 51 yards on 26 carries.

   Class B: No. 15 Oneida edged No. 14 New Hartford 13-6 in Section 3 Class B action to wrap up the regular season. Oneida got TDs from Zander Farr and Andrew Smith and never trailed while wrapping up its first division title since 2008.

   Senior running back Stephen Cafalone had 18 carries for 158 yards, which included carries of 45 and 46 yards.

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   Class C: Third-ranked Stillwater dominated No. 11 Fonda-Fultonville 45-7 behind four James Galarneau touchdown runs. Galarneau rushed for 250 yards and four touchdowns on 10 carries, while Mason Seymour turned 18 carries into 155 yards and two scores.

   Jamestown knocks off OP: Simeon Leeper's 44-yard TD catch on a third-and-long play with 7:40 to go completed No. 25 Jamestown's 16-12 win over No. 12 Orchard Park in Class AA.

   Jaylen Butera and Markell Carter made interceptions in the final five minutes to finish off the upset.

   Leeper caught three passes for 84 yards from freshman quarterback Trey Drake (8 for 17, 188 yards, two TDs, one interception).

   Brief scare for Freeport: Top-ranked Freeport found itself being dogged by Farmingdale in a Class AA contest before senior quarterback Terrance Edmond scored on an 11-yard run and then returned a punt 61 yards for another score to highlight a 35-6 victory.

  
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   "This is the best thing that could have happened to us, no doubt about it," Freeport coach Russ Cellan said. "Farmingdale was ready to play and those guys never lay down for anyone. It was good for us ... Every game isn't going to be a blowout. ... You have to be willing to win by one point if that's what it takes."

   More Class AA: Tyler Szalkowski threw for 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns as No. 13 Aquinas beat Webster Schroeder 58-26. The 13th-ranked Little Irish scored on their first five possessions, consisting of a total of 13 plays.

   Will Benjamin and Manny Russell accounted for 232 yards from scrimmage.

   Benjamin opened the scoring on a short run, then Russell tackled a Warriors ball carrier in the end zone for a safety and took the resulting free kick 68 yards for a 16-0 Aquinas lead 3:48 into the game.

   Aquinas stopped Schroeder on downs on the next possession and Szalkowski (15 of 18) and Benjamin then hooked up on a 51-yard TD pass.

   Wilson survives in OT: Wilson, ranked 10th in Class C, forced overtime on a Thomas Baia field goal and beat Newfane 16-13 on Drew Westmoreland's TD run from a yard out. Class B Newfane had opened the extra session with a 38-yard field goal by Garrett Srock.

   More interclass action: Nate Erickson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lift Greene past Windsor 28-26. Erickson rushed for 48 yards and threw for 231.

   Windsor and Greene were each ranked 13th in Classes C and D, respectively.

    • Billy Beach ran for 152 yards and three scores as Shenendehowa defeated Averill Park 33-6.

   hen is ranked 23rd in Class AA and Averill Park 19th in Class A.

   An end to the frustration: The longest dry spell in Western New York's oldest football rivalry ended when Tonawanda beat North Tonawanda 23-0 in the 110th T-NT Classic to break an 18-game losing streak in the series.

   "I had a feeling in my heart that we were going to win," Jason Frazer said after rushing for 182 yards and two touchdowns. "The team wanted it. I knew we were going to win. There was no question about it."

    • Lancaster celebrated the 100th anniversary of another rivalry game by beating Depew 42-3. Jason Mansell was 16-of-20 for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Shawn Davis caught six passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns.

   Also noteworthy: Carmel coach Todd Cayea recorded his 150th win with a 52-14 triumph against Mahopac. Senior James Cox ran 16 times for 159 yards and four touchdowns.

    • Quarterback Seven Terry (16 of 22, 233 yards) threw for four TDs and ran for three as Schenectady fought off Saratoga Springs 48-27.

    • Nick Gicewicz scored on runs of 3 and 10 yards in the second quarter and then 59, 49 and 90 in the third as Bethlehem downed Niskayuna 40-0.

   Scoreboard: You can check out all of the Week 7 scores here.


  
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