The defending Section VI Class AA and Class B champions are off to winning starts.
Orchard Park scored all the points it would need in the first half of an 18-0 win over West Seneca West in Class AA.
The Quakers scored 12 points in the first quarter, following drives of 54 and 70 yards. The Quakers were held scoreless in the second half, only accounting for 68 yards.
Desean Walker opened the scoring with a 9-yard run. Later in the quarter, Austin Goltz added a 16-yard score. Walker scored the last points of the game in the second quarter on a 3-yard run.
Walker had 23 carries for 136 yards. Goltz finished 9 of 14 for 118 yards, and he rushed nine times for 48 yards.
“We went up against one of the best teams in the state and played very physical and did a lot of growing up tonight,” said West coach Joe Cantafio. “When you have a young team, you don’t know how its going to react. They played for 48 minutes,” against “one of the best teams in the state, they hit hard, we have a lot of things build on. We’re going to give it a go with a lot of the teams this year. “
West had two golden opportunities to score in the second half. West reached the Orchard Park 4-yard line and had another drive reach the 21. West gave up the ball on downs both times. Indians linebacker Devan Leo had 14 tackles and a blocked kick.
Frontier 38, Clarence 12: Frontier rushed for a team total of 378 yards in a 38-12 win over visiting Clarence. Running back Cameron Coon finished with 178 yards and three touchdowns, including a kickoff return for 91 yards.
Coon, who’s also a cornerback, and A.J. Licata, both had 10 tackles. Paul Brinkel had an interception from the strong safety position.
“Every good offense starts with the line, and our line was firing off the ball, blocking downfield and worked really well together,” said Frontier coach Tim Mylinski.
“They’ve been working really hard as a unit and it really showed on the field. The offensive line is a very special group. It’s a selfless job playing on that offensive line, and to block the way they blocked, was really spectacular.”
Jamestown 52, Niagara Falls 14: Jake Sisson completed 12 passes for 136 yards and three scores. He added two rushing TDs. DaQuon Hollingsworth also scored twice on the ground while rushing for 114 yards. Steven Carlson had a TD among his 67 yards receiving. Erik Tingue and Joe Mistretta had six tackles each.
Class A Wmsv. South 16, East 8: The Billies used a 14-0 run in the second quarter to fuel their victory. QB Sam Castronova went 15 for 26 for 144 yards and a TD. WR/RB Ben Clement added 107 all-purpose yards. Tony Zendano added seven tack
Alden 37, Dunkirk 7: The Bulldogs took the first step toward winning their fourth straight Section VI Class B title. Senior quarterback Brian Stoldt was 10 of 12 for 167 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers. Stoldt threw TD passes to Ryan Richards, Shawn Cooper, Austin Hopcia and Dyan Dussault. The pass to Cooper covered 60 yards.
The outcome also made a winner of first-year coach Rob Currin, who had been an assistant varsity coach last year to Dick Diminuco. The Bulldogs had a 19-point second quarter. Running back Lyle Grant made his variety debut scoring after recovering a muffed punt in the end zone.
Burgard 14, Bennett 0: The Bulldogs forced five turnovers in a shutout win. Kevon Perry led the ‘D’ with 11 tackles, a forced fumble and two sacks. Raymond Harris helped decide it with a 73-yard interception return. Offensively, Rayshawn Jones was 8 of 16 for 114 yards and had a 5-yard TD run.
Albion 32, Barker/Roy-Hart 0: Ed Wolfe had 206 yards on 18 carries to cap a 319-yard night for the Purple Eagles’ ground game.
After a scoreless first quarter, Albion grabbed the momentum for good with a 12-point second quarter.
Trey Hart caught TD passes of 26 and 45 yards from Kyle Smith, both in the second quarter. Kollin Reynolds found the end zone twice in the third quarter.
Medina/Lyndonville 48, Amherst 6: Dan Brown had three fumble recoveries, including one for an 80-yard TD for the Mustangs. Kyle Barna had three rushing TDs and one through the air. QB Jason Hellwig was 9 of 11 for 135 yards and three TDs.
Lackawanna 38, Newfane 18: The Steelers fell behind 12-6 after one quarter, but battled back.
Quarterback Keith Gregoire passed for 187 yards and added three TDs to three different receivers – Angelo Miranda, Cam Smith and Brandon Sireika. Smith rushed for 136 yards on 17 carries and two TDs. Sireika added 12 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
Akron 45, Wilson 6: Peter Szlapek scored three TDs on receptions of 81 and 75 yards and had an 80-yard run to lead the Tigers. Austen Lauricella added 95 yards rushing and kicked a field goal. Akron built a 28-6 halftime lead.
Randolph 44, Westfield/Brocton 7
Chris Doubek rushed for 119 yards, and four TDs on 13 attempts for the defending state champion. Lucas Brown added 80 yards on seven carries.
Grand Island 17, Hamburg 6: The Vikings’ defense only gave up one first down in the first half and six for the game. RB Paul Sukmanowski had 23 carries for 155 yard. Ben Goc had nine tackles and an interception.
Kenmore East 17, East Aurora 7: Connor McMahon threw for 111 yards and two scores while Preston Smith rushed for 127 yards for the Bulldogs.
North Tonawanda 46, Lake Shore 28: Chris Woodard was 10 for 12 for 204 passing, rushed for 110 yards and had three scores on the ground. Jake Ferry had five catches for 120 yards. Alex Molik and Ryan Osborne combined for 20 tackles.
St. Mary’s 70, Smethport (Pa.) 7: Nick Vallone rushed for 161 yards and scored three times as the Lancers rolled. Dailon Jones had nine tackles while Paul Bargnesi added seven.