Williamsville North, a member of Division III last year, is adjusting to Division I competition just fine.
The Spartans knocked off their second giant in a row Friday night, beating North Tonawanda, 35-20. North was coming off last week's 27-20 double-overtime win over defending Class AA champion Lancaster.
Chris McDuffie's four touchdowns, including one on a 99-yard punt return, helped the unbeaten Spartans open a 35-6 halftime lead and improve to 4-0. Jason Moore caught a TD pass from Adam Fatzinger for the winners' other score.
The Lumberjacks, 2-2, got touchdowns from Brandon Decheine, Mike Miranto and Adam Thompson.
Lancaster 14, West Seneca West 7: Senior running back Ty Godinho scored on a 1-run with 2:11 left as the Redskins handed the Indians their first loss of the season. Godinho finished with 133 yards on 29 carries as Lancaster snapped a two-game losing streak. Defensive end Josh Harman was in on 20 tackles.
West jumped out to a 7-0 lead at halftime when Nick Carrow caught an 11-yard pass from Jim Lamarca. Lancaster took the lead for good at 8-7 in the third quarter when Jason Myszka scored on a 22-yard run.
West entered the game ranked No. 20 in the state among Class AA schools and No. 4 among WNY large schools. Lancaster is 6-0-1 in its last seven games against West and takes a 24-9-1 lead in the all-time series.
Kenmore East 18, Lew-Port 0: The Bulldogs continue to string the wins together, blanking the winless Lancers. The East defense hasn't given up a TD in 11 quarters. Kenmore East won the battle of field position as kicker/punter Marc Menchetti averaged 38 yards for four punts, including two inside the 5-yard line. He kicked field goals of 42 and 22 yards, giving him his second 40-plus yarder. Paul DeSantis scored twice on the ground, finishing with 119 yards. Kenmore East is ranked No. 17 in the state in Class A and No. 5 in WNY.
Williamsville East 26, Lake Shore 0: Jeff Wolf scored three touchdowns, including one on a 66-yard run, to lead the No. 10 large school Flames. QB Brian Donnelly completed 6 of 8 passes for 79 yards. Rob DiPirro made 18 tackles and scored on a 29-yard run.
Albion 46, Depew 0: Brandon Munson ran for five touchdowns for the Purple Eagles on runs of 10, 16, 46, 63 and 99 yards. Munson, who was coming off a four-touchdown game last week against Newfane, gained 355 yards on 20 carries. Albion (4-0) entered the game ranked No. 6 in Class B in the state and No. 4 among local small schools. Depew (2-2) had won its last two games, beating Medina, 36-30, and Maryvale, 34-0.
Tonawanda 27, Cheektowaga 0: Ryan Smith gained 205 yards on 23 carries and ran for three touchdowns as the Warriors, the No. 2 ranked among small schools, ran their record to 4-0. Bill Measel returned a punt 85 yards for the game's first TD and made 10 tackles. Tonawanda's Dan Ross led all tacklers with 12.
Medina 20, Newfane 8: Greg Hodgins, Mike Rhim and James Kingsley each scored rushing TDs as the Mustangs collected their first league win. Medina's Bill Forder rushed for 72 yards on 12 carries and finished with 11 tackles. The Panthers scored in the fourth quarter when John Otto threw a 5-yard pass to his brother, Aaron.
Alden 35, Dunkirk 12: The Bulldogs earned their first win in the league as Sean Guyett scored three times and rushed for 246 yards on 20 carries. Brett Swiatek was credited with 10 tackles. Jared Porpiglia scored both of Dunkirk's TDs as he opened the scoring with a 36-yard interception return and caught a 52-yard TD pass from Tim Gornikiewicz.
Olean 12, Springville 6: The Huskies opened a 12-0 halftime lead on a 6-yard run by Wade Gayton and a 13-yard pass to Chad Gordon from Ben Gilroy. Springville got on the board on Ryan Feltz's 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.
Cleveland Hill 64, Wilson 22: Eric Everett had a school-record 363 yards and six touchdowns as the Eagles romped. Cleveland Hill finished with 532 yards rushing on 30 carries. The game pitted two teams going in different directions. Cleveland Hill, ranked No. 8 in the state in Class C and No. 5 among local small schools, improves to 4-0 while Wilson slips to 0-4.
Gowanda 27, Roy-Hart 6: Tom Palcic ran a kickoff back 75 yards for a touchdown and later scored on a 6-yard run as the Panthers took command with a 14-point third quarter. Keith Donnelly got Roy-Hart's score on a 3-yard run.
Salamanca 40, Silver Creek 0: Derrick Murphy had 133 yards on 15 carries and one TD as Salamanca remained undefeated. Dustin Ross added 76 yards and two TDs. The Salamanca defense, which has given up only 15 points in its first four games, was led by Cameron Haines who had two interceptions. Salamanca is ranked No. 5 in the state in Class C and No. 3 among local small schools.
Portville 13 Cattaraugus/Little Valley 6: QB Chet Holcomb threw a 15-yard TD strike to Jake Haught and ran 20 yards for another score for the Panthers. Cattaraugus/Little Valley's Tyler Bradley gained 95 yards on 12 carries and scored the Timberwolves' only TD on a 23-yard pass from Justin Tatlow in the fourth quarter.
Maple Grove 45, Sherman 0: Kyle Swanson had his fourth consecutive 100-yard game as the Red Dragons remained undefeated. Swanson finished with 106 yards on seven carries and two touchdowns. Jordan Rambacher kicked six extra points and nailed a 37-yard field goal.
The Red Dragons entered the game ranked No. 2 in the state in Class D and No. 8 among WNY small schools. Sherman hasn't scored in its first four games.
Westfield 21, Brocton 6: The Wolverines won for the first time as Nick Bertrando accounted for two scores. The junior quarterback scored on a 2-yard run and threw a 4-yard TD pass to Josh Wright. Nate Baideme added a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter.
Chardon 31, St. Joe's 7: The Marauders fell to 1-3 overall with a thumping at Chardon (Ohio). Zack Whiting scored all of St. Joe's points as he caught a 27-yard TD pass and kicked the extra point. He also punted 11 times, averaging 40 yards. Nick Masello had two interceptions for St. Joe's, which was blanked until the fourth quarter.
Walsh 13, Niagara Catholic 0: Tailback Kyle Driscoll gained 62 yards on 17 carries and scored the first touchdown on a 1-yard run. CB Brian Palumbo scored on a 22-yard fumble return in the second quarter.
Franklinville 40, Chautauqua Lake 16: Moe Kurowski was all over the field as the Panthers remained undefeated. He scored on a 49-yard punt return, had a 3-yard touchdown run and added an 80-yard kickoff return for another score.
South Park 28, Grover Cleveland 0: Junior running back Kasen Turner had four TDs as the Sparks remained unscored upon in two games. Turner scored on runs of 5, 14 and 6 yards and caught a 10-yard TD pass in a game played at War Memorial Stadium. South Park downed Bennett, 32-0, in its opener.
Sparks outside linebacker Hadid Askia became lethargic and unresponsive on the team bus and was taken to ECMC by ambulance. He was treated and released late Friday night, according to coach Ken Pope.
Eden volleyball invitational today
The 23rd annual Eden Pan-Am Invitational is today with a field of 16 teams vying for the title. The tournament begins at 8 a.m. with the finals scheduled for 7 p.m.
The field includes some of the best teams from Sections VI, III, V and XI.
The Participants are: Smithtown (Sec. XI), Central Square (Sec. III), McQuaid (Sec. V), Webster (Sec. V), Eden, Frontier, Orchard Park, Clarence, Kenmore East, Kenmore West, Lake Shore, St. Francis, Canisius, Lancaster, Sweet Home, Hamburg. Lancaster won last weekend's Clarence Tournament.
Among the tournament's top players are: Scott Funke (Eden), Brian Honsberger (Lancaster), Chris O'Neill (Kenmore West), Eric Hartman (Hamburg), Brian O'Dell (McQuaid), Scott Greene (St. Francis), Tim Short (Canisius), Eric Williams (Kenmore East) and Dave Schmidl (Webster).
The following football games were not reported to The News: Turner/Carroll at Canisius, St. Mary's at Timon/St. Jude.