Move over Dave Schmidli.
Cardinal O'Hara running back Major Cole became the Western New York all-time career rushing leader on Saturday during a 36-22 non-league victory over visiting Wilson.
Cole, who entered the game needing 101 yards, gained 192 yards, giving him 4,645 in his career. Schmidli, the former Wilson runner, now at UB, finished with 4,553.
Cole wasn't the only one providing offense for O'Hara. James Law had two rushing touchdowns and a 6-yard reception from Jim Yager for another score. Law had 164 yards on the ground while Yager was 6 of 8 passing with two touchdowns.
Leon Biro ran for 204 yards and Mike Thomas scored twice for the Lakemen.
Jamestown 30, Lockport 0: Corey Itson rushed for 177 yards on 25 carries, giving him 1,265 yards for the year in a battle of playoff-bound teams.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Red Raiders scored 24 points in the second quarter. Mike Garvin scored on a 1-yard run and he also caught a 26-yard pass from quarterback Chris Shaver. It was one of two TD passes for Shaver, who also connected with Jason Dale on an 8-yarder.
Frontier 32, Hamburg 12: Junior quarterback Dan Conrad was 14 of 17 passing for 245 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Falcons, now 3-5, over the rival Bulldogs, now 2-6. Conrad's TD tosses covered 38, 65 and 42 yards. Jason Florea caught six passes for 102 yards with a TD.
Clarence 31, Grand Island 21: Chris Bayer had 20 carries for 229 yards and two touchdowns as the Red Devils (5-3) downed the Vikings (5-3). For Grand Island, Jeff Sargent caught eight passes for 182 yards and three TDs. Quarterback Tom Winarski was 17 of 34 passing for 271 yards.
Amherst 14, Pioneer 0: The Tigers (4-4) upset the Panthers (6-2) with stingy defensive play and a 133-yard rushing performance from Eric Turner. Turner's 6-yard run in the first quarter was all the scoring Amherst needed. Pat Smith had 11 tackles and Adam Oppenheimer had nine tackles, a fumble recovery and an interception as Pioneer was held to 51 yards rushing.
Wmsv. South 22, Lake Shore 14: The Billies (3-5, 3-4) scored all their points in the third quarter to keep the Eagles winless. Ed Przylucki rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns for South while Will Ramsey ran for one score and threw for another for Lake Shore.
Newfane 23, Starpoint 14: The Panthers (2-6) rallied from a 14-0 deficit to beat the Spartans (1-7) with the help of 1-yard touchdown and a 3-yard TD pass by Eric Klummp. Brian Wise added 154 rushing yards and a 60-yard score while Matt Slate had seven tackles, a sack, and blocked a PAT.
Eden 30, Cleveland Hill 0: Mike Lobur tallied a pair of touchdowns for the Raiders (2-6) in their win over the Golden Eagles. Jason Blasz added 82 yards rushing and a 33-yard TD scamper, along with kicking four PATs.
Salamanca 14, Silver Creek 12: Senior Darren Ross rushed for 115 yards on nine carries and scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Warriors. Justin Gigantelli threw a pair of touchdowns for the Black Knights, who were hurt by a pair of missed PATs.
Pine Valley 30, Westfield 0: Andy Krenzer had 114 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown for the playoff-bound Panthers.
Frewsburg 46, Chautauqua Lake 0: Bill Prince rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns and added 10 tackles as the Bears (2-6) romped over the Thunderbirds.
Panama 27, Clymer 6: Adam Eggleston ran for 231 yards on only seven carries and scored on runs of 67 and 4 yards as the undefeated Panthers pillaged the Pirates.
Sherman 6, Little Valley 0: Josh Gratto's 7-yard run in the third quarter provided the only points in the Wildcats' (2-6) win over the Panthers (0-8).
Kenmore West 48, Kenmore East 25: The Blue Devils prevailed in a shootout, extending their winning streak against the Bulldogs to 13 games. Kenmore West had three 100-yard rushers as John Hassall (168), Mike Mikulski (124) and Ted Dunn (101) all surpassed the century mark with the team totaling 428 on the ground.
Shane Monto scored three touchdowns for the Devils and Mikulski added a pair.
West Seneca West 24, West Seneca East 0: The Indians (5-3) got the better of the Trojans (2-6) in their 28th cross-town showdown as Shane Moonan ran for a 26-yard touchdown and kicked a 22-yard field goal. Kurt Miller led the defense with 14 tackles.
JFK 34, Cassadaga Valley 29: Sophomore quarterback Chris Buczek hit Matt Tyx with a 9-yard touchdown pass on the final play of the game to beat the Cougars.
The Bears, trailing, 29-28, with 1:33 remaining, drove 76 yards for the winning score. Buczek completed 11 of 20 passes for 176 yards, giving him 1,105 yards for the season.
Tyx scored four touchdowns and finished with 87 yards on 22 carries. The Courgars' Jason Crowell added three touchdowns on runs of 54, 15 and 7 yards. Eric Banach had 95 yards for JFK.
Niagara Falls 23, LaSalle 6: The Power Cats (4-4) flexed their muscles at the expense of the Explorers (2-6) as Paul Everett picked up 155 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Niagara Falls ran for 260 yards as a team.
South Park 26, Seneca 0: The Sparks (6-1) clinched a playoff spot while handing the Indians (6-1) their first loss of the season.
Senior quarterback Keith Smoot was 11 for 20 for 134 yards. Greg Smith scored twice and had 85 yards on 10 carries. Tim Delaney had 101 yards on 12 carries.
Vincent "Butter" Burt caught a touchdown pass and had an interception that set up another score. Defensively, outside linebacker Ronald Peeler had four sacks and safety Richard Kittinger had an interception and six unassisted tackes. Dion Roberts added two sacks. The Indians passed midfield once.
Hutch-Tech 12, Kensington 8: The Engineers (6-1) qualified for the playoffs by beating the Knights (5-2) after falling behind by 8-0.
Hutch-Tech's scores came on runs of 6 yards by Kenon Jackson and 25 by Marcus Chislom. Antwain Barlow had two blocked punts for the winners.
Lafayette 34, Bennett 0: Jan Jackson ran for three touchdowns and Jamel Renford scored on a 4-yard run and a 35-yard punt return as the Violets (1-6) ran over the Tigers (1-6) for their first win of the season. P.J. Hall keyed the defense with 16 tackles and Jason Boyd added three sacks.
Grover Cleveland 18, McKinley 14: The Presidents got two fourth-quarter touchdown runs from Jermaile Brinson to rally past the Macks. Brinson had a 2-yard TD run and capped the scoring with a 48-yard effort to finish with 105 for the day.
Bryant Banks chipped in with 111 yards and a TD, while Clarence Thomas had 41- and 70-yard scoring runs for McKinley.
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Canisius 20, St. Francis 0: Chris Savage scored on runs of 11 and 20 yards to power the Crusaders (4-3) past the Red Raiders (5-3). Savage finished with 110 yards on 13 carries and James Gwan had 154 yards and scored on a 6-yard run. Defensively, Frank Fusco contributed 15 tackles and intercepted two passes.
Turner/Carroll 33, Nichols 7: Carlos Smith rushed for 269 yards and passed for 29 more, scoring on a 36-yard run, as the Chargers (3-4, 3-0) ripped the Vikings. Twin brother Carl Smith had five tackles, three sacks, forced a fumble and recovered one while scoring on a 1-yard run.
St. Mary's 25, Freedom 8: The Lancers had three rushers over 100 yards in a win over Freedom. Greg Burke scored on runs of 52 and 4 yards to finish with 135 yards for the Lancers. Jim Hittchen added 104 yards and Matt Schoomaker had 103 yards and a 54-yard touchdown. John O'Brien and Kevin Burns had 11 tackles each.
West Valley 18, Walsh 6: Ron Leazott returned a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown that proved to be the winning score as the Wildcats (2-6) grounded the Eagles (3-5). Nate Hodgson and Jarred Williams ran for the other West Valley scores while Walsh's TD came on a 22-yard Adam John run.
SECTION VI PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS
Class Division Winners Wild-Cards
AANorth Tonawanda Jamestown
A Nia.-Wheatfield Pioneer
Tonawanda Sweet Home
B Lackawanna Depew
C Gowanda Portville
D Randolph Pine Valley
Maple Grove Cattaraugus
Pairings for semifinals on Oct. 31-Nov. 1 will be announced today by the Section VI Federation Football Committee. Survivors meet Nov. 6-7 at Rich Stadium.