Two big plays in the fourth quarter were the difference for West Seneca East in a 36-29 win over Iroquois in a Class A South contest.
Joe Korczyski's 49-yard touchdown run in the fourth and Josh Weiss' interception in the final minute carried the Trojans to their first win on Friday night.
The previously undefeated Chiefs (2-1), are ranked ninth in the state in Class A and eighth among WNY large schools.
Korczyski carried 10 times for 100 yards, while Chris Dusza had 11 attempts for 56 yards and touchdown runs of 1 and 11 yards, and sophomore Adamm Hyde had 10 rushes for 40 yards and scores of 3 and 4 yards. Weiss finished with 16 tackles. Iroquois senior quarterback John Jimenez completed 14 of 20 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns.
Hamburg 19, Lake Shore 0: The Bulldogs broke open a close game with a 12-point fourth quarter in a win over the Eagles. Steve Stamer threw TD passes to Adam Grech and Shay Nelson. Dave Fregelette completed the Bulldogs' scoring with a 10-yard run. For Lake Shore, Mike Reed and Anthony Norton split 18 tackles.
Class AA South
Lancaster 17, Orchard Park 14: Junior Derek Ziders kicked a 27-yard field goal with six seconds left as Lancaster, the No. 1-ranked Class AA team in the state, survived the Quakers. Chris Williams nearly won it for OP on the ensuing kickoff when he returned it to Lancaster's 18-yard line as time expired. Nick Galante had the game-saving tackle. Williams also had a 92-yard interception return to set up Nick O'Hara's 1-yard run, which tied the game at 7-7. Lancaster's TDs came on a pass from Jason Myszka to Eric Rupp and a 13-yard run by Kirk Durkin. Greg Evans tied the score in the fourth quarter for OP on a 1-yard run.
Clarence 19, West Seneca West 16: Justin Bingel threw a TD pass to Blake Williams and rushed for a 71-yard score to pace the Red Devils. Bingel finished with 169 yards through the air and 79 on the ground. Clarence (3-0) is ranked No. 19 in the state and shares the No. 3 spot in WNY. Josh Jablonski scored on runs of 5 and 2 yards for the Indians.
Class AA North
Williamsville North 28, Kenmore West 25: Chris McDuffie ran for 222 yards on 29 carries, including touchdowns of 41 and 9 yards, and caught three passes for 58 yards as the Spartans earned their first win of the season. Dan Gronkowski's 9-yard run in the third quarter was the final scoring play in a game that had just one punt (by Williamsville North). North racked up 426 yards of offense (302 rushing) while Kenmore West had 356 (331 rushing). Mike Dunn ran for three touchdowns (9, 7 and 6 yards) for Kenmore West (1-2).
Class A North
Lew-Port 35, Williamsville South 12: Matt Morinello had a 62-yard fumble recovery and a 14-yard interception return for the Lancers. Derek Tracy threw TD passes to Andrew Myers and Adam Collister. Nick Martone scored for South on runs of 5 and 63 yards.
Class B South
Southwestern 37, East Aurora 7: Scoring 12 touchdowns in a season would be an impressive total for most running backs. Southwestern's Dustin Bowser has done it in his first three games. He added six to his total in a win over East Aurora. He finished with 322 of his team's 458 yards on the ground. Bowser rushed for five TDs in the season opener against Falconer and added one vs. Fredonia. Southwestern jumped out to a 20-0 lead after the first quarter and added 13 more in the second. Southwestern is ranked No. 9 in the state in Class B and No. 7 in WNY. For the Blue Devils, Peter Decker caught nine passes for 123 yards.
Alden 35, Dunkirk 21: Sean Guyett had four rushing TDs, giving him 10 for the season, to lead the Bulldogs. Guyett, who went over the 2,000-yard career mark last week, finished with 188 yards on 27 carries. Joe Blahowicz had eight tackles and an interception, one of four turnovers forced by the defense.
Springville 33, Fredonia 6: Ryan Feltz rushed for 140 yards and four TDs for the Griffins, who are ranked No. 5 in the state in Class B and No. 3 in WNY. Mike Kumrow had two interceptions for the Springville defense, which has only given up six points this season. Springville is off to a 3-0 start after wins over Pioneer and Lackawanna.
Class B North
Albion 32, Depew 26 (OT): LaAaron Newsome scored on an 8-yard run in overtime, his fourth TD of the game, for the Purple Eagles. Albion's defense held after it won the toss and gave Depew the ball. Newsome finished with 185 yards on 14 carries. Brad Watkins had 16 tackles to lead the defense. Eric Ellis scored twice for the Wildcats (2-1). Albion (3-0) is ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 2 in WNY.
Cheektowaga 24, Tonawanda 6: Derrick Warburton rushed for 206 yards on 19 carries and scored three times to lead the Warriors (3-0). Ed Shanahan had 17 tackles to lead a defense which is only yielding six points per game.
Class C North
Akron 32, Roy-Hart 14: Matt Dean caught three touchdowns (for 60, 6 and 40 yards) from Mark Carrubba as the Bulldogs prevailed in a game between teams seeking their first win. Greg Walker and Ken Warren each had 10 tackles for Akron.
Cassadaga Valley 35, Wilson 0: Brandon Meacham scored twice and finished with 109 yards on 17 carries for the Cougars. Tom Thompson, Ralph Pratt and Kevin Rosplock added rushing TDs.
Silver Creek 22, Catt./Little Valley 6: Ben Peters ran for a 76-yard touchdown on the first play of the game, and brother Chris Peters bookended the Black Knights' night with a 65-yard rushing TD as Silver Creek earned its first win against the Timberwolves (1-2). Silver Creek racked up 296 yards to Cattaragus/Little Valley's 124.
Pine Valley 48, Sherman 6: Gary Reynolds scored five TDs and finished with 130 yards on nine carries for the Panthers (3-0). Linebacker Chad Chase had 10 tackles for Pine Valley, ranked No. 13 in the state in Class D. For Sherman, Rusty Maring scored on a 4-yard run and Daryle Damcott had four catches for 32 yards.
Class D East
Ellicottville 68, Forestville 0: Carl Althans scored a school record seven TDs and rushed for a school record 386 yards in 2 1/2 quarters. Althans has 804 yards in three games. Althans held the previous schools records of five TDs and 303 yards.
Franklinville 7, Frewsburg 6: Dan Koch's extra point was the difference for the 3-0 Panthers. Koch's kick came after Guy Travis scored on a 2-yard run. Frewsburg scored in the second quarter on a Josh Beckstrom's 69-yard run, but the kick failed.
Randolph 40, West Valley 0: Nick Emley carried six times for 70 yards, including touchdowns of 1 and 37 yards, as Randolph scored all of its points in the first half to improve to 3-0. Steve McElwain had a 54-yard punt return and Tony Coronado added a 21-yard scoring run.
Class D West
Maple Grove 28, Brocton 0: Maple Grove's 28-0 halftime lead stood as the final score after lightning forced the game to be called in the third quarter. Kyle Swanson ran for three double-digit touchdowns (20, 22 and 14 yards), totaling 91 yards on eight carries. Maple Grove (2-1), ranked No. 6 in the state in Class D, compiled 262 yards on Brocton (1-2).
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Timon/St. Jude 34, Turner/Carroll 8: Nick Parisi carried 21 times for 150 yards and three touchdowns at Tifft Farms as the Tigers handed the Chargers their first loss. Fran Snyder completed 7 of 14 passes for 101 yards, including a 35-yard strike to Ron Sokolowski. Frank Herlihy made 11 tackles for the Tigers, who took a 27-0 halftime lead. Both teams are 2-1.
Hutch-Tech 29, Riverside 12: Senior QB Aris Schultz ran for a 65-yard score and threw a 10-yard TD pass for the Engineers (2-0). Dan Vincent added a 90-yard kickoff return and Brian Courtney finished with seven tackles and five assists. The teams combined to score four TDs during a 54-second stretch between the second and third quarters.
The second annual Western New York Track and Cross Country Officials meet is today at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island. The first of eight races begins at 10 a.m.