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Western New York has a new career rushing leader.

Wilson running back Dave Schmidli broke the record Saturday following his performance at Eden. Schmidli finished the game with a career total of 4,390 yards to surpass former Grover Cleveland standout Ted McDuffie's record of 4,358.

But the game scenario didn't go according to plan for Wilson.

Eden's Pete Koestler (125 yards, 25 carries) scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter to beat the Lakemen, 6-0 in a Federation Division VI game.

Schmidli finished with a season-low 37 yards, giving him 1,493 for the season.

The cold, rainy, sloppy conditions contributed to six turnovers by Wilson (5-2) and five by Eden (3-4).

Wilson threatened in the fourth quarter, reaching the Eden 20-yard line, but turned it over on downs.

Division I

Jamestown 28, Kenmore West 7: The Red Raiders, who slipped from the Class AA New York State sportswriters poll this week, may find themselves right back in it.

Jamestown (5-2) will receive its share of consideration after beating the Blue Devils, who are ranked 17th. The Red Raiders received an honorable mention in the poll.

Joe Michishima and Corey Itson combined for four rushing touchdowns as the Red Raiders rebounded from last week's loss to Orchard Park.

Leonard Roboski set up two touchdowns with two interceptions and forced one of West's three fumbles. Kenmore West scored in the first quarter on a 1-yard run by Mark Piwko.

Lancaster 15, Frontier 0: The visiting Redskins scored a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter while the footing was still decent and beat the Falcons.

Senior running back Kevin Tanski scored on a 6-yard run and Tom Lawniczak caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Tim Salvatore to lead Lancaster (3-4). Senior safety Kevin Moscrip had two interceptions.

North Tonawanda 46, West Seneca East 0: The Lumberjacks recorded their second shutout in a row with a win over the Trojans. NT beat Lancaster, 42-0, last week.

North Tonawanda jumped out to a 38-0 lead at the half before summoning the second team. Fullback Pete Grinnell scored on runs of 54 and 2 yards. Mark Nachreiner threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Day and also ran for a 36-yard score.

NT outrushed East, 322-36, and forced four turnovers. Defensive end Dan Wichalacz had eight tackles and two sacks.

Division II

Sweet Home 14, Kenmore East 0: The Panthers, ranked No. 3 in the New York State Class A poll, blanked the Bulldogs for their seventh straight win. Dating back to last season, Sweet Home has won 13 straight.

Brian Hanselman had a 20-yard run in the second quarter and Durrell Hatch added a 4-yard run in the fourth. Linemen Byron McKinney and Marcus Holloway had seven tackles each. The Panthers' defense held East's leading rusher, Reggie Whatley, to 5 yards on 19 carries.

Niagara-Wheatfield 24, LaSalle 6: Sophomore quarterback Jason Herman scored on a pair of 1-yard runs to lead the Falcons over the winless Explorers.

Jerry Mahl scored on a 6-yard run and finished with 103 yards, giving him 954 yards this season. Nick LeBay had 82 yards on eight carries off the bench. Junior defensive end Frank Pavicich had 10 tackles and three sacks.

The Falcons are ranked No. 13 in the state in Class A and are tied for No. 5 with St. Joe's in The News large schools poll.

Lew-Port 3, Clarence 0: Senior Joe Johnson kicked a 30-yard field goal in the second quarter to lead the Lancers. The Red Devils drove to Lew-Port's 19-yard line with 8 minutes remaining in the game, but missed a 26-yard field goal.

Senior Jason Johnson had 15 tackles for Lew-Port (3-4).

For Clarence (4-3), Corey Clive finished with 147 yards on 26 carries.

Grand Island 22, Niagara Falls 6: Jason Sokody and Andy Weselak each scored on 1-yard runs and Jeff Criddle caught a 30-yard pass from Tom Winarske to lead the Vikings. Winarske was 9 for 14 passing for 120 yards.

For the Power Cats, Cleve Spencer caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Pellow.

Division III

Hamburg 25, Amherst 12: Antoine Jenkins had 241 yards on 26 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs.

Jenkins scored on runs of 37, 62 and 15 yards. Nick Selig added a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Amherst senior Dan Tryon, who had a 90-yard run called back, finished with 127 yards on 16 carries. He scored on runs of 22 and 64 yards.

West Sen. West 13, Wmsv. East 0: Ben Kelcey and Jeff Donaldson both scored and both went over 100 yards to lead the Indians. Kelcey scored on a 68-yard run in the and finished with 149 yards.

Donaldson finished with 107 yards on 21 carries and scored on a 6-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Donaldson's score was the highlight to an 83-yard drive which took 25 plays and consumed 8 minutes.

Linebacker Eric Ardenski had 10 tackles and Kurt Miller added eight. The defense forced four fumbles and had an interception.

Division IV

Starpoint 7, Iroquois 0: A 6-yard pass from Dave Reinhart to Dan Schmidt was enough to give the Spartans their first win.

Running back Shawn Latini had 129 yards rushing on 36 carries. Starpoint sophomore Nick Colombo had an interception against the Chiefs' offense, which struggled to move the ball past midfield.

Division V

Olean 48, Dunkirk 26: Andrew Langdon scored five touchdowns while rushing for 210 yards on 18 carries to lead the Huskies. Langdon caught a 77-yard touchdown pass from Sean App and scored on runs of 27, 11, 11, 60 and 6 yards. For Dunkirk, Travis Maxwell turned in a big game as well with 353 yards on 24 carries and four touchdowns.

Division VI

Roy-Hart 18, Cleveland Hill 6: A pair of second-half touchdowns helped the Rams (1-6) win their first game.

Tom Brigham scored on a 1-yard run in the third quarter and Roger Kimber added a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Junior Jeff Budziszewski had two fumble recoveries and an interception for Roy-Hart.

Bruce Brandle spotted Cleveland Hill a 6-0 lead on a 1-yard run in the first quarter.

Division VIII

Frewsburg 36, Franklinville 7: Chris Gray, a second-team all-state player last year, scored four touchdowns and rushed for 100 yards to lead the Bears. Gray scored three of the four TDs in the first quarter on runs of 13, 2 and 15 yards. He added a 2-yarder in the second quarter.

Matt Dove (14-yard run) and Ryan Waid (6-yard run) also scored for Frewsburg. Gray, Brian Johnessee and Jim Spencer each had 10 tackles.

Franklinville's Jason Luther broke loose for an 87-yard run in the second quarter.

Division IX

Ellicottville 15, Sherman 10: Senior Nick Brogcinski returned a fumble for a touchdown and Dana Smith caught a 6-yard scoring pass from Adam Chudy to lift the Eagles.

Junior Darrell Hurlburt had 102 yards on 26 carries for Ellicottville (5-2).

For Sherman, Nathan Harvey scored on a 6-yard run in the second quarter and finished with 138 yards on 30 carries.

Forestville 32, Clymer 13: Larry Croft scored four touchdowns and rushed for 233 yards on 18 carries to propel the Hornets.

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