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ECC captures title Buffalo State bows in season finale

Erie Community College won its third Region III football championship Saturday night with a 35-21 win over Hudson Valley at Union College.

The Kats racked up a season-high 477 yards of total offense -- 324 of it on the ground. Brian Fowler led the ground attack with 27 carries for 206 yards and one touchdown. Aaron Valentin had three receptions for 71 yards, including his 10th touchdown of the year.

Quarterback Ammar Dyson threw for 153 yards and two TDs as the third-stringer who was thrown into the lineup due to injuries finally came into his own.

"The last three games he has improved so much," ECC coach Dennis Greene said. "He's played well. He's learning the game and it's coming easier to him. . . . We didn't make a lot of stupid mistakes. I can't put it into words. We were just clicking and when [Hudson Valley] made a couple of mistakes we scored on them."

Carmon Wolfe (Niagara-Wheatfield) had 13 tackles to pace the defense while Cortez Robinson's two sacks gave him the school's single-season record with 18.

ECC ends the year at 7-3.

Meanwhile, Buffalo State ended its season with a 55-13 loss to Brockport in the annual I-90 Bowl rivalry game at Coyer Field Saturday afternoon.

The Bengals (2-8) managed 236 yards of total offense, scoring twice in the second quarter, while Brockport rolled for 519 total yards.

Matt McCormick rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for 96 yards and another score to pace Brockport (5-5).

For the Bengals, Dan Aquilio (Depew) was 12 of 33 for 153 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions.

Brockport outscored the Bengals, 34-0, in the second half.

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