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Ken West, Cleveland Hill shut out football rivals

Kenmore West made it six wins in a row over rival Kenmore East in a 42-0 victory before a nice crowd at Crosby Field.

West leads the series that began in 1959, 37-16-2.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Blue Devils erupted for 22 points in the second.

“We moved the ball in the first quarter but we just sputtered in the red zone a little,” said coach Rich Harris. “We moved the ball all day and we dominated at the line of scrimmage.”

Alex Price ran for 134 yards including two touchdowns in the second quarter. Trent White had four catches for 96 yards and Adam Fron threw for 97 yards.

The West defense held East to 83 yards. West punted only twice in the game. Linebacker Jason Taylor seven tackles and two sacks, and had an interception.

Class AA

Lockport 30, West Seneca West 0: Junior Nick Hamilton rushed for 149 yards and two scores as the Lions jumped to a 24-0 lead after one. Quarterback Tyler Fraas connected with Charlie Sobieraski for Lockport’s first two scores on passes of 30 and 10 yards. Moziah Townsend had 11 tackles and Andrew Bronson added nine.

Class B

Eden 28, Pioneer 14: The Raiders clinched the No. 4 spot in Class B South with the win over No. 9 small school Pioneer. Eden jumped to a 21-0 halftime lead. Senior Alex Smythe had 228 yards and three TDs rushing and another receiving and six tackles. Linebacker Garrett Cistefano had 12 tackles.

Bennett 44, Barker-Roy-Hart 21: The Tigers totaled 442 yards on the ground led by Robert Humphrey had 91 and Paul Dixon with 90. Calvin Driscoll had seven tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception. Joel Dean had nine tackles and Isaiah McDuffie had eight tackles.

Class C

Cleveland Hill 26, JFK 0: Brandon Thomas, out for the last two weeks with a sprained ankle, rushed for 71 yards and a TD in a shutout of the rival Bears. Jared Watkins had four catches for 60 yards while Josh White led the defense with 14 tackles.

Cleveland Hill leads a series that started in in 1965, 31-12-1 Defensive end Steven McIllwain had 12 tackles. Cleveland Hill (7-0, 5-0 Class C North) went undefeated in the regular season for the first time since 2008.

Class DD

Sherman 20, Panama 7: Devin Moorhead rushed for 130 yards and Andrew Graham added 86 with two touchdowns as Sherman earned the top seed in the DD playoffs. Chris Greiner had 12 tackles while John Spacht added seven.

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St. Joe’s 14, St. Mary’s 9: Nigel Davis returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown to spark St. Joe’s. The Marauders defense held the host Lancers to 33 yards led by Anthony Castellani with 10 tackles, two for loss. Connor McKenna had nine tackles, two for loss. Tyler Hill added seven tackles.

Justin Hersey had 89 yards passing and scored St. Mary’s TD on a 1 yard run. St. Joe’s improved to 5-2 and hosts Timon next week.


Williamsville East 21, Niagara-Wheatfield 14: Greg Cook recorded a sack at East’s 25-yard line with 1:15 left to help preserve the win. East scored two touchdowns in the second to take a 13-7 halftime lead. Isiah Perrin, Patrick Kelly and Rae’Kwon Green scored for the Flames. Matt Zygaj had nine tackles.

Grand Island 30, Williamsville North 15: Sophomore Jared Brandon rushed for 165 yards and a score and Paul Sukmanowski had a rushing and receiving score in addition to eight tackles as the Vikings won a battle of Class A playoff teams.

Starpoint 20, Iroquois 0: The Spartans held Iroquois to 75 yards and limited them to eight plays in the second half. Evan Majewski, playing in just his second game after being injured, broke out for 127 yards on 23 carries. Brandon Bratek and Mike Chase also scored. Julian Mott had six tackles.

Maple Grove 54, Clymer 0: Jed Micek rushed for 137 yards and two TDs and Ryan Miller added 115 yards with two rushing and one receiving TD.

Burgard 46, East 0: The Bulldogs ran for 298 yards led by Marcus Hampton with 82. Amir Dennis had two TDs on the ground. The Bulldogs forced four turnovers highlighted by Raymond Harris’ 46-yard interception return.

Ellicottville 22, Nichols 7: Phalla Musall ran for 205 yards and the game’s first two TDs. Cam Wilson had 10 carries for 73 yards and a TD. The Eagles amassed 340 yards rushing. Nichols plays at Franklinville at 7 p.m. Friday.

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