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OLEAN STOPS STEELERS; FALCONS FIGHT OFF FLAMES

Olean became the latest team to topple Lackawanna, scoring a 20-8 victory over the Steelers on Saturday in Section VI Class B South football action.

Bobby Bell started the Huskies (2-1, 2-0) off with a 56-yard TD catch from Brandon Kiffer in the first quarter, and Wade Gayton (nine tackles) added a 3-yard TD run in the second quarter.

Dave Marshall reeled in a 25-yard pass from Kevin Ingram to draw Lackawanna within 14-8, but Kiffer's 13-yard run in the third quarter kept Olean ahead.

The Steelers (1-2), who have made four straight trips to the state championship game, are 0-2 in league play. Lackawanna had a 40-game win streak against Western New York opponents stopped last week with a 20-0 loss at Springville.

Class A North

Niagara-Wheatfield 21, Williamsville East 14: Josh Perkins rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns, including a 5-yard score with 22.9 seconds left. Among Perkins' 22 rushes was a 67-yard scoring run in the second quarter; he also caught two balls for 17 yards, including a 3-yard TD from Mark Evans (9-16, 73 yards), and kicked two extra points. Until Masser Sutherland kicked the extra point on the final touchdown, Perkins had been responsible for all of Niagara-Wheatfield's 55 points this season.

The Falcons' winning drive began at their 22 with 3:44 remaining. Evans hit Scott Mueller with two passes for 26 yards, while Perkins had runs of 9, 8 and 8 yards before his 5-yard game-winner.

Both teams are 1-1 in the league and 2-1 overall. Jeff Wolf led the Flames with 156 yards on 24 carries, including a 2-yard TD.

Grand Island 7, Sweet Home 6: Mike Feathers' extra point after Jim Blocho's 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter was the difference for the Vikings (2-1). After a scoreless first half, Sweet Home (1-2) broke through when quarterback Sean McMahon scored on a 10-yard run in the third quarter but the extra-point kick failed. Blocho ran 24 times for 92 yards for Grand Island.

Class AA North

North Tonawanda 28, Lockport 14: David Celeste scored on runs of 5 and 1 yards to lead a 262-yard rushing attack. Brandon Decheine (82 yards) and Dominic Montante each had 3-yard scoring runs. Chris Reimer had seven tackles to lead the Jacks (3-0), the co-No. 3 large school with Clarence. Jhamal Fluellen returned a kickoff 91 yards and Josh DeNardo threw a TD pass to Daren Stone for the Lions (0-3).

Kenmore East 19, Niagara Falls 8: Mark Bly returned an interception 102 yards and scored on a 21-yard run to lift the Bulldogs (3-0). The WNY record for longest interception return is 105. Paul DeSantis got East (3-0) started with a 3-yard TD run.

Class AA South

Jamestown 20, Frontier 7: James Dickey's 2-yard run gave the Red Raiders a 14-7 halftime lead, and Josh Singletary's 18-yard scoring run in the third quarter was enough to turn back the Falcons (1-2). Andy Sturzenbecker caught a 20-yard touchdown from Kris Olsen to begin the scoring for defending Class AA state champ Jamestown (2-1).

Class A South

Pioneer 17, Amherst 14: The Panthers (2-1) led, 17-0, after three quarters before the Tigers scored on consecutive drives in the fourth quarter. Pioneer scored on a 29-yard field goal and 4-yard TD run by Martin Slanovich and a 5-yard run by Mike Muth.

Class B North

Maryvale 34, Starpoint 27: Chris Kensy ran for three touchdowns and 195 yards on 29 carries and John Mendofix scored the winning TD with a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter as the Flyers earned their first win.

Medina 21, Newfane 0: Greg Hodgins had two TD runs, rushed for 177 yards and had 10 tackles for the Mustangs (2-1). Class C North

Eden 32, JFK 0: Sophomore Keien Williams scored four TDs and had 192 yards on 25 carries to keep the Raiders (3-0) unbeaten and hand the Bears their first loss. Mike Calderon had 10 carries for 73 yards and caught a 24-yard TD pass from Phil Gonser.

Cleveland Hill 45, Gowanda 7: Gowanda scored the first touchdown, but it was all Golden Eagles (2-1) after that as Chris Fucile ran for three touchdowns and Cleveland Hill forced six turnovers.

Class C South

Salamanca 19, Portville 18: Behind by 10 with five minutes left, the No. 1 small school pulled off a first-class comeback. Portville had an 18-8 lead before Cameron Haines hit Dustin Ross for a 35-yard TD, the Warriors stopped the Panthers on a fourth-and-5 with 45 seconds left and Andy McMillen kicked a 22-yard, game-winning field goal.

Class D West

Panama 28, Chautauqua Lake 16: Ray Durline had seven catches for 163 yards and two touchdowns for Panama (2-1).

Clymer 46, Westfield 0: Jehuu Caulcrick rushed for two touchdowns and 93 yards on 10 carries while the Pirates (3-0) limited Westfield (0-3) to minus-25 yards of offense.

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