Cheektowaga has met every challenge it has faced this season. That’s one of the reasons the Warriors are the top-ranked team in The News’ poll of small-school football teams.
Cheektowaga probably won’t slip this week either. The Warriors rolled to a 39-6 win over Newfane Saturday in a Class B West matchup.
Eric Bartnik threw three touchdown passes in going 9 for 16 for 136 yards. Seven Turpin ran for 153 yards, including a 41-yard scamper for one of his two scores. Michael Gray ran for 95 yards, including a 32-yard TD run.
On defense, Cheektowaga held Newfane to 61 yards in total offense.
Class AA North
Clarence 38, Lockport 22: The Red Devils piled up the rushing yardage, finishing with 357. Niko Mullen had 95 of them, including two touchdowns, and made an interception on defense. Clarence moved to 3-0 with the win. The Red Devils have a chance to match their victory total from all of 2015 when they play at Niagara Falls next week.
Niagara Falls 41, Kenmore West 15: Jhamir Isom hit Che’Kore Moore with a touchdown pass to put the Wolverines ahead for good, and Niagara Falls had few bumps in the road after that. Delazjhajuan Hunt had for two scores, with one coming on a 75-yard gallop. Cortese Myles returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown.
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St. Joe’s 50, O’Hara 24: The Marauders posted a 29-0 lead at halftime. Quarterback Casey Kelley was 12 of 21 with four touchdowns through the air for St. Joe’s. Naseer Jackson had 104 yards rushing and two scores. The Marauders’ defense had nine sacks; Mike Motely recorded three of them.
Class A North
Williamsville South 28, Williamsville East 6: Antwanne Jones had nine tackles and a sack while Adam Braniecki finished with six tackles and a sack for the Billies, who had a touchdown in every quarter. Mark Worthy had two of the scores and finished the game with exactly 100 yards rushing.
Chris Nelson needed only two catches to pile up 114 receiving yards, including a 49-yard touchdown reception.
Hutch-Tech 36, East Aurora/Holland 20: The Engineers made a fine comeback in their win. Hutch-Tech spotted the Blue Devils a 20-6 lead in the first half, and then scored the game’s final 30 points. Quarterback Waulik Jeader was 12 of 20 for 210 yards with three TD passes, and he ran for a fourth score. Duane Robertson caught five passes and had a 49-yard punt return.
JFK 44, Tonawanda 16: The Bears moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2007. James Bailey threw three TD passes, and also ran for a couple of scores. Brandon Kohn caught six passes for 89 yards. Jordan Snyder returned a pick for a TD and Josh Brenner had seven tackles for JFK, which faces Lackawanna next week.