Coming off an emotional high following last week’s big win against rival St. Joe’s at New Era Field, Canisius went through a lull during the middle quarters of its game at upset-minded Cardinal O’Hara before turning it on in the fourth quarter for a 35-14 Monsignor Martin Association win.
More than 100 yards in penalties and sloppy play by the Crusaders contributed to the Hawks taking a 14-7 lead into the final frame, where Canisius rattled off 28 unanswered points.
Canisius’ Joe Jamison scored the game’s first points on a 4-yard run in the opening quarter. O’Hara then scored twice in the second on a 26-yard pass from junior CJ Masters to senior Nasir Benton and a 72-yard toss from Masters to junior Jermaine Haynes.
After a scoreless third quarter, Jayce Johnson (10-16, 151 yards passing) found Paul Woods for back-to-back 25-yard TDs to regain the lead.
Keenan Ollison returned one of his two interceptions on the day 27 yards to the house, and Joel Nicholas rounded out the scoring with a 66-yard run.
Next up for the Crusaders (4-1, 3-0) is a road game against Massillon Washington (Ohio) on Friday at historic Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. The Hawks (0-4, 0-2) visit Bishop Timon-St. Jude the same night in a league game between winless teams.
Orchard Park 54, Lockport 9: Sophomore Jack Sharp had his best day as a Quaker, completing 12 of 13 passes for 195 yards and four TDs, two each to Nic Bruce (6 catches, 98 yards) and Ryne Deitz. Dylan Bieler ran 13 times for 116 yards and a 1-yard score, and David Perkins had 10 carries for 48 yards and a pair of short touchdown runs.
Kicker Brian Strybel made all seven extra points and a 37-yard field goal.
OP (2-3, 2-2) visits Hutch-Tech next Friday, while Lockport (0-5, 0-5) heads to Niagara Falls on Saturday.
Newfane 41, Alden 14: The trio of QB Brandon Gross, RB Julian Nixon and WR Reese Casinelli each accounted for more than 170 all purpose yards as the Panthers won their fourth game in a row.
Gross ran 10 times for 77 yards and scores of 25 and 5 yards. He was 6 of 8 passing for 109 yards and two TDs of 5 and 18 yards to Casinelli, who also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a score. Nixon had 14 carries for 131 yards, including a 40-yard scamper. He added eight tackles and a sack on defense.
Seniors Chad Dunbar (15 tackles, 2.5 sacks), Caleb Auernhamer (12 tackles) and Ryyan Haner (10 tackles, sack, fumble recovery) were also standouts defensively.
Newfane (4-1, 3-1) finishes its league schedule next Saturday at Roy-Hart/Barker. Alden (2-3, 2-2), losers of three straight, hosts Medina on Friday.
Maple Grove 28, Clymer/Sherman/Panama 14: The Red Dragons ran the ball 51 times for 207 yards and four touchdowns in handing the Wolfpack their first loss of the season.
Half of Nash Nelson’s rushing yards came on a 32-yard run to open the scoring. Easton Tanner only had 16 yards on 11 carries but ran for scores of 3 and 1 yard.
Senior running back Nick Fabrizio carried the ball 28 times for 129 yards and a 7-yard score that put Maple Grove up, 28-7, in the fourth quarter.
Zack Trim led the defense with 15 tackles and a fumble recovery. Truman Purslow added six tackles and two sacks.
CSP actually outgained Maple Grove by about 50 yards, but two lost fumbles halted drives offensively.
Senior Tanner Ramsey led the way with 10 carries for 136 yards, including a 76-yard score to put the Wolfpack up, 7-6, after one quarter of play. He also made five catches for 64 yards.
Sophomore QB Gerrit Hinsdale completed 13 of 22 passes for 174 yards and had a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Seniors Thomas Delahoy and Dalton Goldberg had 10 tackles on defense, while Mitch Hovey forced a pair of fumbles.
Maple Grove (4-1, 3-1) hosts Randolph/Frewsburg next Friday. CSP (4-1, 3-1) visits Salamanca the same night.
St. Mary’s of Lancaster 28, V-Honeoye Falls-Lima 23: Down 10-0 at halftime, the Lancers scored 14 in the third quarter and another 14 in the fourth to come away with a win on Senior Day.
St. Mary’s turned to its workhorse back in D’Jae Perry (19 carries, 142 yards) to get things rolling offensively. The sophomore scored twice in the third on runs of 16 and 85 yards.
Honeoye took the lead back on a 3-yard pass but it was brief, as senior James Miller returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards to the house. Classmate Derek Johnson then put the Lancers up, 28-16, with a 28-yard run.
“It was a great win,” St. Mary’s coach Chris Dickson said. “Our four seniors were emotional, but the boys hung in there. I’m very proud of them.”
Perry and Jaqwan Manuel each had seven tackles. CJ Ozolins recorded two sacks and two tackles for loss. Jake Lukasik made two pivotal pass deflections.
The Lancers (4-1) head to Catholic Central in Ohio next Saturday.