Two unbeaten and ranked teams squared off on Friday night in Lackawanna, as the Steelers tried to improve on a 3-0 record. However, Cleveland Hill had other plans.
The Golden Eagles improved to 4-0 with a 34-8 win. Cleveland Hill is currently rated fifth in The Buffalo News’ small school poll, while Lackawanna may drop from the No. 7 spot. The game was a Class C matchup.
Grayson Taylor ran the ball 18 times for 198 yards and a score.
“I think he felt it was a great personal challenge to play against such a tough defense,” coach Glen Graham said. “Our offensive line really came through.”
Graham has no complaints about September, but October figures to be an even bigger challenge.
“We’ve got a big monster in Bennett coming up – from the frying pan to the fire,” Graham said. “But this was big. Lackawanna has a really good team. It’s a big road win for us.”
Timon-St. Jude 30, Jamestown 13: Joe Harrison had 216 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns as the Tigers won convincingly.
“He played almost every snap on both sides of the ball,” Timon coach Charlie Comerford said. “He’s been playing better every week. This was his first week as the feature back.”
Quarterback Matt Myers was 6 for 11 through the air, and also ran for 144 yards.
“To be 4-0 and beat the defending state champions is something we can build on,” Comerford said.
Maryvale 49, Fredonia 30: The Flyers scored two touchdowns in three of the four quarters in a win over Fredonia. Kwaine Davis had a great night for Maryvale, earning 217 yards and three touchdowns in his 17 carries. Fellow running back Lloyd Remley added three touchdowns, as he ran 81 yards on only five carries.
Wilson 28, Newfane 14: Alex Fox caught two touchdown passes, one for 69 yards, for the Lakemen. Wilson’s Jacob Rice contributed 13 tackles and an interception.
Olean 35, Bradford (Pa.) 19: Dylan Vincent and Garrett Bolds both cracked the 100-yard rushing mark, as the Huskies picked up the win over a Pennsylvania rival.
Lancaster 53, Frontier 6: The Legends continued to pile up the points, blasting Frontier. Dan Speyer was 10 of 19 for 273 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Zach Samborski ran for 129 yards and two scores as Lancaster came up with 556 yards in total offense.
West Seneca East 49, McKinley 22: The Trojans rolled up 33 points in the second half in moving to 4-0. John Dolac III scored four touchdowns, going for 126 yards on the ground in the process. He added 11 tackles and an interception on defense.
Williamsville South 24, Grand Island 14: Senior quarterback Jack Holyoke threw for a pair of touchdowns, and caught a scoring pass as well for the Billies. He finished with 168 passing yards and 98 receiving yards, and kicked a 35-yard field goal. Luke Corona had eight tackles for Williamsville South.
Hamburg 18, Iroquois 7: Jason Jaskolka led the Bulldogs with 108 yards and two touchdowns. The statistical standout of the game, though was Iroquois’ Brandon Yax, who piled up 231 yards rushing on 44 carries.
Williamsville North 40, North Tonawanda 18: The Spartans piled up 314 rushing yards in the win. Andrew Hwang had 186 of them on only 15 carries, and he scored two touchdowns. Williamsville North scored the first 28 points of the game.
Cheektowaga 43, Tonawanda 0: The Warriors took over the top spot in the small school poll last week. Cheektowaga certainly put on an impressive show in trying to stay there. The team jumped out to the 43-0 lead at the half, and shut down the offense in the second half. Quarterback Erik Bartnik was 10 of 14 for 134 yards and two scores, while Tyree Billingslea ran nine times for 103 yards and two touchdowns.
East Aurora 14, Albion 12: Points were hard to find in Albion, but East Aurora came up with enough of them to earn a victory. Brady Tehan ran eight times for 77 yards. On defense, E.J. Staniszewski had 10 tackles – two for losses – for the eighth-ranked small school. A.J. Perlino added 17 tackles at his defensive end position.
Burgard 26, Lewiston-Porter 13: Dominick Prince had a nice game for the Bulldogs, running for 238 yards on 20 carries and scoring two touchdowns. He added nine tackles on defense, while teammate Dwayne Nelson had 10 tackles.
Medina 50, Barker/Roy-Hart 15: Jake Cotter ran for 244 yards and two scores on only eight carries for the Mustangs. Jalin Cooper added 141 all-purpose yards and added three touchdowns.
Bennett 60, JFK 0: The Tigers were coming off a loss last week to Orchard Park, and took out some frustrations against JFK. Isaiah McDuffie had his latest excellent game for Bennett. He finished with 180 yards rushing, and added a couple of sacks on 11 tackles while on defense. The Tigers ran up 498 yards on the ground – Nigel Robinson supplied 130 of them – and had 630 yards in total offense.
Silver Creek/Forestville 42, Akron 27: Noah Radack ran for 221 yards and three touchdowns as SC/F outscored the Tigers. Chris Williams added four catches for 119 yards and three scores.
Maple Grove/Chautauqua Lake 39, Falconer/CV 0: The Red Dragons only allowed 42 yards in improving to 3-1. Dalton Dubois ran for 114 yards on only three carries, including an 81-yard run. He also scored on a touchdown pass. Trevor Micek added a touchdown and chipped in with 10 tackles.
Allegany-Limestone 27, Gowanda 26: The Gators had the last score of the game and thus earned the victory. Jordan Keyes caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from Holden Farr, and that held up as the difference.
Randolph 37, Portville 6: The Panthers were happy to see Devyn Nelson back in the lineup. The running back had been injured in the season opener. He returned to pile up 114 yards and score three touchdowns on only 18 carries. Nelson had help. Mason Bosley had two catches for 40 yards and a score on offense, and made nine tackles on defense. Randolph scored the game’s first 37 points in cruising to the win.
Cattaraugus/Little Valley 20, Sherman/Clymer/Panama 13: C/LV quarterback Kyle O’Donnell kept things basic, passing the ball only four times. But he completed three of them, and he also ran four 89 yards and two touchdowns.