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TONAWANDA MOVES TO 5-0 WITH WIN OVER AMHERST

Tonawanda used its stingy defense to hold off Amherst during a 7-2 victory Friday night in a Federation Division III game.

Tonawanda (5-0) is ranked 10th in the state in Class A and No. 3 among large schools in The Buffalo News poll. Star Handley and Joe Bart had nine tackles each to lead the defense while Joe Kusmierski scored the Tonawanda touchdown on a 7-yard run.

Wmsv. North 24, Lake Shore 14: Senior tailback Sly Fryar scored on an 11-yard run and a 50-yard punt return as the Spartans knocked off the winless Eagles. Fryar finished with 31 carries for 154 yards while quarterback Justin Wright was 6 of 9 passing for 88 yards and a touchdown. North had 283 yards of total offense. Lake Shore scored on a 27-yard run by Matt Michalski and a 1-yard run from Dominic Calandra.

Division II

Clarence 24, LaSalle 8: Chris Bayer and Matt Zielinski each ran for a pair of touchdowns as the Red Devils dropped the Explorers. Bayer had 138 yards and scored on runs of 5 and 12 yards while Zielinski's scores came on 8- and 2-yard efforts and he totaled 114 on the ground. LaSalle's score came on a 100-yard return of a fumble by Garrett Mang in the third quarter.

Division IV

Medina 33, Cheektowaga 13: The Mustangs, who haven't won the Division title since 1988, improved to 5-0 overall with a victory over the Warriors. Medina is ranked No. 6 in the state in Class B and No. 2 among WNY small schools.

Senior wingback Lionel Rhim scored four touchdowns on his way to 141 yards rushing on 12 carries. He scored on runs of 53, 3, 16 and 5 yards, leading Medina's 323 yards on the ground.

Albion 15, Starpoint 14 (OT): Kyle Johnson's PAT kick in overtime was the difference as the Purple Eagles rebounded from last week's first loss of the season.

Johnson also caught six passes for 93 yards with a 35-yard touchdown catch. Starpoint's Steve Wright scored first in OT on a 1-yard run, but the Spartans' two-point conversion try failed on an incomplete pass. On Albion's ensuing possession, Brian Stefaniak scored on a 4-yard run to set the stage for Johnson. Each team scored in the last 1:22 of regulation to force overtime.

Alden 28, Newfane 7: Sophomore running back Jason Meyers rushed for 229 yards on 29 carries and scored twice to lead the Bulldogs.

Alden's defense held Newfane to six first downs in the game. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-0 lead at halftime. Burke Wills scored for the Panthers on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Division VI

Wilson 13, Eden 9: Brandon Biro rushed for 200 yards for the third consecutive game to lead the Lakemen.

Biro scored on a 56-yard fumble return, a 25-yard run and had 19 tackles. Eden scored on a 1-yard run by Don Genco and a 25-yard field goal by Jason Blasz.

Roy-Hart 24, Cleveland Hill 6: Senior tailback Ricky Kimber scored three touchdowns and had 182 yards rushing on 29 carries to lead the Rams. Quarterback Tom Brigham had five completions for 116 yards. Junior free safety Matt Corser had two interceptions.

Gowanda 21, John F. Kennedy 8: Chris Jimerson hit Brandon Seneca with touchdown passes of 30 and 13 yards as the Panthers beat the Bears. Jimerson had 112 yards passing for Gowanda, ranked 10th among area small schools.

Division VII

Allegany/Limestone 7, Cass. Valley 6: Middle linebacker Jim Stady recovered a fumble on his own 22-yard line with 4:40 left in the game and returned it 75 yards as Allegany/Limestone survived. The Gators (5-0) are ranked No. 14 in the state Class C poll and No. 8 among area small schools.

Division VIII

Randolph 32, Cattaraugus 6: The Cardinals controlled the line of scrimmage and jumped out to a quick lead to knock off previously undefeated Cattaraugus, 32-6. The Big Red (4-1) is ranked No. 2 in the New York State Sportswriters poll in Class D.

Hinsdale 22, Ellicottville 0: The Bobcats improved to 5-0 with their third shutout victory of the season.

Division IX

Brocton 30, Frewsburg 8: John Trombetta scored three touchdowns and rushed for 187 yards on 25 attempts to power the Bulldogs past the winless Bears.

Westfield 21, Chautauqua Lake 0: Junior tailback Tim Auffhammer became the Wolverines' first rusher in three seasons to gain over 100 yards as Westfield blanked Chautauqua Lake. Auffhammer finished with 118 yards on 16 carries and touchdown runs of of 3 and 21 yards.

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Timon/St. Jude 28, Turner/Carroll 18: Adam Vogel passed for three touchdowns to help the Tigers (3-2) hold off the Chargers (1-3) at Tifft Farm. Chris Scanlon caught one of those TD passes and came up with three sacks on defense, while John Labelle added 17 tackles and three sacks. Turner/Carroll got a pair of touchdowns from Clyde Wofford.

Interdivision

Akron 12, Silver Creek 7: Joe Caprio's 70-yard run in the third quarter was the difference as the Tigers, ranked seventh among area small schools and 13th in the state in Class C, improved to 5-0. Akron had allowed just eight points in its previous four games.

Non-League

Walsh 40, Little Valley 6: Junior tailback Adam John rushed for 229 yards on 18 carries and two touchdowns in a rout of the winless Panthers. David Leone keyed the defense with 14 tackles.

Portville 23, Bolivar 0: Tony Hammond ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns and John Debarbieri had a 68-yard touchdown run among his 121 yards as the Panthers (5-0) blanked Bolivar.

Canisius 24, Niagara Falls 6: Frank Fusco carried 20 times for 160 yards and two touchdowns as the Crusaders knocked off the Power Cats at the Demske Sports Complex. Fusco's touchdowns came on runs of 1 and 28 yards. Paul Casey threw for one score and ran for another for Canisius. James Gwan had 12 tackles and caught a 15-yard scoring toss.

Harvard Cup

Hutch-Tech 32, Lafayette 0: Senior Kenon Jackson rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a fumble recovery to power the Engineers past the winless Violets.

In four games, Jackson has 600 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Juan Jenkins scored on a 2-yard run for Lafayette in the third quarter.

The following games were not reported to The Buffalo News: Iroquois at Dunkirk, Springville at Fredonia.

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