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And the winner of Division III of the Section VI Federation is . . . Williamsville North.

The Spartans defeated the No. 1-ranked Class A team in the state Friday night with a 20-12 victory over previously undefeated Lake Shore.

Williamsville North, meanwhile, extends its winning streak to nine games.

The North defense forced eight turnovers, the most costly of which for Lake Shore was at midfield late in the game.

Joe Llaneza scored on a 24-yard run and John Engler added a 16-yarder to spot the Spartans a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Lake Shore got within 14-12 on a Dennis Martin 10-yard run and a Christian DelPrince 1-yarder.

North's final touchdown in the third quarter was on a 14-yard pass from Wes Phillips to Ryan Maefs.

Lake Shore is also the No. 1-ranked team in The Buffalo News large schools poll. North is ranked No. 10 in the state and No. 4 among WNY large schools.

Division I

Orchard Park 29, Lockport 0: The Quakers made it seven wins in a row with a shutout of the Lions. Andy Fried (14-yard run) and Mike Kasza (9-yard run) had rushing touchdowns. Eric Huber caught a 37-yard TD pass from Brian Ayrault and Steven Bailey returned a kickoff 81 yards for OP's other scores. On defense, middle linebacker Joe Pannullo had 10 tackles while Andy O'Hara and Brian Gast split 12.

The Quakers are ranked No. 2 in the state in Class A and No. 2 among large schools in The Buffalo News poll.

Division III

Wmsv. South 28, Pioneer 12: The Billies broke open a close game with a 15-point fourth quarter to win their first game. Senior tailback Alex Drylewski scored both of the fourth-quarter TDs on runs of 4 and 24 yards. He finished with 123 yards on 17 carries.

Senior defensive end Scott Littlewood had eight solo tackles.

Division IV

Alden 32, Tonawanda 9: When talking about the best Class B teams in Western New York, you better include the Bulldogs. Senior Whitey Siska scored three touchdowns and intercepted two passes as Alden knocked off the state's No. 18 ranked team.

Siska scored on runs of 6, 60 and 3 yards and finished with 125 yards on nine carries. Aaron Zyglis added two touchdown runs of 8 and 1 yards.

The Warriors are ranked No. 4 in The Buffalo News small schools poll. The Bulldogs were given honorable mention in the Class B and own the No. 8 spot among small schools in the News poll.

Albion 27, Newfane 0: The Purple Eagles improved to 6-1 with a lopsided win over the Panthers (1-6). Junior tailback Demetrius Gardner had touchdown runs of 1 and 38 yards among 164 yards on 11 carries. Shawn Callicutt caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Peter Smith and Demetrius Bennett had a 35-yard run for Albion's other scores. Senior linebacker Greg Goforth had six tackles.

The Purple Eagles are ranked No. 12 in the state's Class B poll and No. 3 in The Buffalo News small schools poll.

Medina 8, Depew 0: The Mustangs made a first-quarter touchdown hold up in a victory over the Wildcats. With 1:30 remaining, Depew marched from its own 16-yard line to Medina's 30, but ran out of time. Medina junior running back Lionel Rhim had 101 yards on 21 carries. Medina had 148 total yards to Depew's 84.

It was the third game for the Wildcats without leading ground gainer, senior Matt Mendola. Mendola was lost for the season on the third play against Alden when he took a helmet in the back. Mendola had gained 550 yards in four games.

Division V

Cheektowaga 32, Maryvale 0: Derek Eich gained 184 yards on 20 carries and scored on runs of 2 and 62 yards to lead the Warriors over the Flyers. Jason Bogacz opened the scoring with a 22-yard TD dash.

East Aurora 34, Fredonia 16: Andy Nuernberger scored four touchdowns, gained 187 yards on 20 carries and caught two passes for 86 yards to lead the Blue Devils over the Hillbillies. Todd Zajdrowicz completed 6 of 16 passes for 167 yards for East Aurora. Fredonia's Josh Pehelka gained 18 yards on 16 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Division VII

Portville 22, Silver Creek 6: Adam Babcock scored on runs of 2, 4 and 10 yards to lead the Panthers.

Division VI

Gowanda 22, Akron 8: Senior running back Jeff Fort scored on a 50-yard punt return and a 1-yard run to help the Panthers defeat the Tigers.

Division VII

Salamanca 32, Southwestern 14: Senior running back Darren Ross scored four touchdowns and rushed for 242 yards on 27 carries to lead the Warriors.

Division VIII

Maple Grove 33, Pine Valley 8: Senior Ryan Rambacher kicked field goals of 31 and 21 yards to break the Western New York career field goal record in a 33-8 Division VIII victory over Pine Valley.

The kicks give Rambacher 13 in his career, breaking the previous record of 12 shared by Ed Mahoney of North Tonawanda (1988-1990) and Gerald Carlson of Randolph (1988-1991).

Mike Wilson and Brad Verbosky each scored twice to lead the undefeated Red Dragons (7-0). Verbosky had 132 yards rushing. Verbosky had TD runs of 52 and 3 yards while Wilson caught touchdown passes of 22 and 49 yards from Randall Secky.

Division IX

Hinsdale 20, Cattaraugus 0: The Bobcats scored all of their points in the first half to win a battle between teams ranked in the state poll.

Quarterback Chad Luzier scored on a 2-yard run and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass. Jesse Fanton added a 1-yard run.

The Big Red didn't have a first down until 4:28 of the fourth quarter. The Hinsdale defense forced seven fumbles, recovering three.

Hinsdale is ranked No. 4 in the state Class D poll and No. 9 in The Buffalo News small schools poll. Cattaraugus is ranked No. 12 in Class D.

Brocton 20, Little Valley 6: Quarterback Pat Bell completed just three passes, but they all went for touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs.


JFK 26, Allegany/Limestone 6: Junior halfback Matt Tyx scored three first-quarter touchdowns and reached the 1,000-yard milestone (1,007) with a 259-yard game (19 carries) to lead the Bears.

Jim Nowaczewski scored for the Bears on a 15-yard run and linebacker Gary Gonzales made 15 tackles.

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St. Joe's 17, Timon/St. Jude 15: Place-kicker Sean Ryan's 22-yard field goal with 5:58 lifted the Marauders. St. Joe's Steve Tripi had two game-saving interceptions deep in his own territory.

Kenny Harris rushed for 226 yards on 29 carries and scored on runs of 2 and 23 yards. Defensively, Keith Murphy had 11 tackles. Defensive end Mark Campanella had eight tackles and a key fumble recovery on his own 15-yard line.

The Marauders are ranked No. 11 in the state Class A poll and are tied for No. 5 with Niagara-Wheatfield in the News large schools poll.

St. Francis 27, Canisius 8: Josh Haas scored on runs of 18 and 2 yards, both in the second quarter, to lead the Red Raiders. Pete Talty had nine tackles and a sack. Canisius scored first on a 9-yard run from James Gwan before St. Francis scored 27 unanswered points.


St. Mary's 23, Olean Walsh 0: Senior John O'Brien had touchdown runs of 34 and 37 yards and Paco O'Connor ran 20 yards with a fumble to lead the Lancers.

O'Brien gained 110 yards on 22 carries. Linebacker Jake Lubera had 14 tackles. Tackle Craig Lewis added an interception, a fumble recovery and was in on 11 tackles.

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