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Newfane's Hank Spoon broke up a two-point conversion pass attempt as the Panthers held off Albion, 34-33, in a wild finish at Albion.

After Albion quarterback Pat Fitzsimmons threw a 15-yard scoring strike to Joe Allport to pull the Purple Eagles within one with 53 seconds left, Albion (3-1) decided to go for two and the win. Spoon deflected the pass in the end zone.

The two teams played to a 21-21 tie at halftime, but Newfane took the lead in the third quarter on a pair of touchdown runs by running back Brian Wise from 12 yards and 1 yard out. Wise finished with 218 yards on 30 carries and four touchdowns, including an 83-yard kick return.

Albion (1-3) got three touchdowns of 70, 18 and 6 yards from junior Brandon Munson.

Elsewhere in Division IV, running back Ryan Smith opened and closed the scoring with a pair of TD runs as No. 2 small school Tonawanda moved to 4-0 with a 35-14 win over Maryvale. Smith scored on a 50-yard run in the first quarter and added a 38-yarder in the fourth as the Warriors jumped out to an early 28-6 lead. Smith finished with 165 yards on 19 carries while J.R. Bailing added 51 yards and 14 tackles on defense. Maryvale (1-3) got a 65-yard fumble return by Jesse Schmigiel.

Medina's tough defense blanked Cheektowaga, 16-0. The Mustangs (4-0), ranked No. 4 in the small schools poll, got a pair of touchdown runs in the second quarter to beat Cheektowaga (1-3). Junior quarterback James Kingley scored on a 27-yard run, followed by running back Mike Rhim's 27-yard score.

Division I, North

Lancaster 20, Niagara Falls 0: No. 1 large school Lancaster got two field goals by kicker Derek Ziders in a shutout victory over Niagara Falls. Running back Ty Godinho added 107 yards on the ground for Lancaster (4-0). Kevin Durkin caught a 38-yard TD pass from Robert Hoffman in the first quarter.

Division I, South

Orchard Park 28, Frontier 0: Orchard Park intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble while blanking Frontier (2-2). Senior fullback Sal Palermo scored three TDs as the No. 2 (large schools) Quakers moved to 4-0. Brian Myers returned one of OP's picks 29 yards for a score in the first quarter.

Interdivision I

West Seneca West 20, North Tonawanda 14 (OT): West's Brian Keller returned a fumble nine yards for a TD as the Indians came back from a 14-point deficit to defeat North Tonawanda. North Tonawanda (2-2) took an early lead on Geoff Gain's 10-yard TD run and Mike Miranto's 38-yard score with a minute left in the first half. Kale McNanney broke a 57-yard run for a score right before the half to pull West (2-2) close.

Division II

Sweet Home 21, LaSalle 3: J.J. Gibson finished with 122 yards on 20 carries and scored twice as the Panthers (2-2) held LaSalle (1-3) to a field goal. Gibson, a senior, scored on runs of 21 and 19 yards and added an interception on defense. Reggie Burgin threw a 13-yard TD pass to Corey Cannizzo.

Division III

Lake Shore 19, Williamsville East 15: A fourth-quarter touchdown from running back Will Ramsey lifted the Eagles (1-3) to their first win of the season over Williamsville East (1-3). After the Flames had taken a 15-12 lead late in the third quarter on a 7-yard TD pass from Brian Donnelly to Jeff Wolf, Lake Shore capped a long drive in the final stanza with a 1-yard plunge by Ramsey. Ramsey, a sophomore, finished with 105 yards rushing and nine tackles on defense.

West Seneca East 22, Wmsv. North 14: No. 8 large school West Seneca East (4-0) held off Williamsville North, helped by Donald Starr's 50-yard punt return. Eric Boismenu caught a 30-yard TD pass from Sean Nowadly in the second quarter and Raymond Kwasniewski scored on a 5-yard run. North's (2-2) Andy Heim caught a 26-yard TD pass from Adam Fatzinger in the fourth quarter.

Division V

East Aurora 26, Dunkirk 20 (OT): Jim Moshier scored on a 1-yard plunge to lift the Blue Devils (2-2) over Dunkirk. Derek Sadowski scored a pair of TDs for East Aurora, while Dunkirk's Adam Nixon finished with 165 yards and two scores for the Marauders (0-4).

Southwestern 28, Fredonia 14: Jason Burch finished with 220 yards rushing on 29 carries and scored three times as No. 3 small school Southwestern moved to 4-0. Burch caught a 66-yard pass from Tyler Durnell and scored on runs of 7 and 51 yards. Burch has 990 yards and 15 TDs in four games.

Olean 14, Alden 6: A fourth-quarter scoring run from 12 yards by Wade Gayton moved Olean (2-2) past Alden (1-3). Brandon Ashraf added a 1-yard plunge in the first.

Division VI

Akron 20, Cleveland Hill 0: Akron finished with 275 yards on the ground, led by Mike Dean's 71 yards on six carries. Clint Stafford scored on a 2-yard run, while Adam Maloney and Pat Hennessey added scoring runs of 7 and 40 yards.

Eden 22, Roy-Hart 0: Eden blanked Roy-Hart (2-1) on a pair of Matt Bulger to Todd Skinner TD passes and a 5-yard TD run by Nick Sam. Bulger caught a 57-yard TD in the first and added a 24-yarder in the fourth for Eden (3-1).

Division VII

Allegany-Limestone 22, Cassadaga Valley 6: Anthony Jeffries ran for 109 yards on 21 carries and added TD runs of 13 and 21 yards as the Gators (3-1) handled Cassadaga Valley (1-3).

Division VIII

Ellicottville 28, Cattaraugus 6: Harry Ginnery ran for 172 yards on 16 carries and scored twice as the Eagles (1-3) cruised past Cattaraugus (2-2).

Randolph 23, Franklinville 0: Mark Wellington rushed for 114 yards on 12 carries and scored on a 14-yard run to ignite Randolph (3-1) to a shutout win over Franklinville.

Msgr. Martin Association

Canisius 27, Turner/Carroll 0: Junior running back Howard Brackett scored three TDs on runs of 10, 1 and 12 yards as the Crusaders (3-1) defeated Turner/Carroll (0-3). Brackett finished with 133 yards.

Harvard Cup

McKinley 28, Grover Cleveland 0: Michael Moore gained 169 yards on 14 carries, including a 51-yard touchdown run to lead No. 10 large school McKinley (3-0) over Grover Cleveland. Justin Morrison completed 5 of 10 passes for 86 yards and opened the scoring with a 42-yard TD pass to tight end Trivell Maxwell.


Gowanda 29, St. Mary's 23: Brian Denea scored three TDs and finished with 123 yards on 16 carries for the victorious Panthers. St. Mary's running back Kevin Burns had three TDs on 102 yards rushing.

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