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SOUTHWESTERN IS UNBEATEN, UNSCORED UPON

Four games, four shutouts.

Southwestern continued its impressive string Saturday night with a 27-0 victory over Olean in a Federation Division V game. Halfway through the regular season, the Trojans also have blanked Iroquois, 21-0, Allegany/Limestone, 32-0, and East Aurora, 27-0.

Junior running back Cody Rapp scored on runs of 8 and 7 yards and finished with 162 yards on 25 carries. The closest Olean came to scoring was Southwestern's 20-yard line before fumbling.

The Trojans entered the game ranked No. 3 among small schools in The Buffalo News poll.

Division I

Orchard Park 22, West Seneca West 16: The Quakers (3-1, 3-0) took the lead in the division race as they built a 22-0 lead then withstood a late rally by the previously unbeaten Indians (3-1, 3-1).

Aaron Sawyer rushed for 199 yards on 25 carries and Brian Zelasko had 11 attempts for 121 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Sal Palermo, a 247-pound fullback, added 62 yards and two TDs.

Shane Moonan returned an interception 83 yards for a touchdown to ignite West's comeback. Duke-bound linebacker Kurt Miller added 12 tackles in a losing effort.

The game was a matchup of state-ranked team. The Indians are ranked No. 16 in Class AA while the Quakers are No. 18.

North Tonawanda 32, Kenmore West 15: Junior Geoff Gane had 205 yards on 21 carries and sophomore Erik Zorich ran for two scores to lead the Lumberjacks (2-2, 2-2). Peter Cimino had 143 yards rushing for West (0-4, 0-4).

Division II

Clarence 48, Lew-Port 0: The Red Devils kept pace with Sweet Home atop the division standings by throttling the Lancers with the help of four first-half touchdown runs by senior Kevin Clive. This was the third shutout in a row for Clarence (4-0), the fourth-ranked large school in Western New York.

Sweet Home 25, Kenmore East 8: Jon Gibson, who was sidelined last week with a concussion, gave the Bulldogs headaches with a 167-yard, three-touchdown performance. Defensive back Jared Vogler had two of the four interceptions by the Panthers (4-0, 3-0). Sweet Home is ranked No. 4 in the state in Class A.

Division III

West Seneca East 48, Wmsv. North 40: Mike Vastola's 70-yard interception return for a touchdown with four minutes left helped the Trojans (2-2) hold off the winless Spartans in a wild shootout. Vastola also threw a 62-yard TD pass to John Mills while Peter Giardina scored on a pair of runs for the winners. The Spartans got three touchdown passes and a scoring run from Justin Wright.

Lake Shore 23, Wmsv. East 0: Matt Michalski rushed for 103 yards and three touchdowns, raising his season total to 588 yards and eight scores, as the Eagles (3-1, 2-1) doused the Flames (2-2, 1-2).

Division VI

Eden 21, JFK 0: Jason Blasz scored twice and had 101 yards on 13 carries to lead the undefeated Raiders. Defensively, Mike Lober had eight tackles and an 85-yard fumble recovery.

Division VII

Salamanca 32, Allegany-Limestone 0: The Warriors erupted for 20 points in the second quarter on their way to beating the Blue Devils. Adam Weitzel scored on runs of 3, 3, and 9 yards. Jason Siafakas added a 40-yard scoring run and Chad Bartoszek caught a 74-yard bomb from Dan Early.

Division VIII

Randolph 54, Franklinville 0: The Cardinals cruised thanks in part to two touchdowns each from Chet Troutman, Kevin Lang and Mark Wellington.

Troutman scored on a 1-yard fumble recovery and a 6-yard run. Lang's contribution was touchdown receptions of 13 yards and 10 yards from quarterback Aaron Emley. Wellington scored the last two touchdowns of the game on runs of 13 and 4 yards. Eric Brown added a 56-yard scoring run giving him 112 yards on four carries. Troutman recovered two fumbles and was in on eight tackles. Shawn Parker had four tackles and four assists.

Division IX

Pine Valley 36, Frewsburg 0: Josh Ennis scored twice and rushed for 135 yards on 18 carries to lead the Panthers. Brian Lucas rushed for one touchdown and passed for another. The Panther defense held the Bears to 49 yards in total offense. Neither team scored in the second half.

Division X

Sherman 20, West Valley 14 (2OT): The Wildcats broke into the win column as James Fisher's 7-yard TD run was the difference. Fisher rushed for 116 yards and two scores. Josh Courtney's 8-yard scoring pass to Tracy Van Valkenburg and two-point conversion toss to Trevor Hayes in the fourth quarter forced OT.

Chautauqua Lake 14, Little Valley 0: Irik Johnson and Jason Wendell scored on runs of 30 and 4 yards for the Thunderbirds. Johnson, Stephan Parkhurst and Jeremy Stow had seven tackles each. Craig Learn had eight tackles for Little Valley.

Interdivision

Jamestown 45, LaSalle 7: Tailback Britton Battle continued to run wild with 169 yards (on 26 carries) and three touchdowns as the Red Raiders (3-1, 2-1) romped. Craig Swanson added a pair of touchdown passes.

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