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BIG FIRST HALF HELPS ORCHARD PARK LAND PLAYOFF BERTH

The 21 points Orchard Park scored in the first half turned out to be enough Saturday as the Quakers beat Clarence, 21-14, to advance to the Class AA playoffs.

The Red Devils (5-2, 4-2) must beat Jamestown (5-2, 4-2) next week to reach the postseason.

Rich Sherry caught TD passes of 12 and 19 yards from Nick O'Hara as the Quakers led, 14-0, after one quarter. Cody Williams' 36-yard run completed the scoring for OP.

"We outplayed them in the second half, but by then the damage was done," said Clarence coach Tom Goddard. With 799 yards, Clarence QB Justin Bingel broke the single-season passing record of 753 held by Mark Dalfonso (1986).

Jamestown 35, West Seneca West 6: Jared Pollino and Josh Singletary each scored two TDs as the Raiders stayed in the playoff hunt. After leading, 7-0, after one quarter, Jamestown erupted for 21 points in the second. Andy Sturzenbecker had nine tackles.

Lancaster 31, Frontier 21: Eric Rupp had 16 tackles and Justin Laurienzo 15 as the top-ranked Redskins (7-0, 7-0) beat the Falcons for the fourth year in a row. Junior Derek Ziders tied a school record with a 42-yard field goal. Kirk Durkin had a pair of rushing TDs, while Nick Galante and Jason Myszka also scored on the ground.

Mark Morlock threw a pair of TD passes to Dan Quinn for the Falcons (2-5, 1-5), who amassed 322 yards of offense. Mike Schweizer finished with 101 yards rushing.

Kenmore East 8, Lockport 7: Paul DeSantis scored on a 22-yard run and Aaron Robinson added the two-point run as the Bulldogs survived the Lions. The Bulldogs need to beat rival Kenmore West next week to stay in contention for the playoffs. Ron Schmidt's 35-yard pass to Jamal Fluellen accounted for Lockport's score.

Class A

Sweet Home 17, West Seneca East 0: The Panthers defense recovered three fumbles and blocked a punt to stay in the playoff hunt. Sweet Home (5-2, 5-1) scored all its points in the first quarter as Mike Christman kicked a 34-yard field goal, William Fernandez caught an 8-yard pass from Sean McMahon and Cory Harge returned a fumble 20 yards for a score.

Iroquois 14, Williamsville East 12: The Chiefs edged the Flames to earn their first playoff berth since 1989. With five minutes left, Jon Jarnot caught a 58-yard pass from John Jimenez to tie it at 12-12, and Steve Szczetanski's two-point conversion run won it. It was the second TD pass of the afternoon for Jimenez, who finished 17 of 29 for 295 yards. The defense forced two turnovers and had six sacks.

Class B

Olean 38, Southwestern 7: Wade Gayton scored three TDs as the Huskies handed the fourth-ranked Trojans their first loss. QB Brandon Kiffer threw for 166 yards and two scores. Bobby Bell caught four pass for 95 yards, including a 29-yard TD. Olean broke the game open with 21 points in the second quarter.

Alden 25, Lackawanna 8: Sean Guyett had 184 yards on 24 carries and three rushing TDs as the Bulldogs kept their playoff hopes alive. Joe Blahowicz added a 55-yard interception return. The Steelers scored on Grant Easley's 32-yard run in the second quarter.

Albion 41, Maryvale 7: Kellen Cooper (169 yards, 15 carries) and LeAaron Newsome (138 yards on 9 carries) scored two TDs each as undefeated and second-ranked small school Albion rolled. The Purple Eagles (7-0, 6-0) totaled 374 yards offense.

Class C South

Salamanca 50, Falconer 6: Dustin Ross scored five TDs, giving him 21 for the season, and finished with 211 yards for the No. 1 small school Warriors (7-0). The win boosted Salamanca's unbeaten streak in the regular season to 30 games. Mike Liberatore had 16 tackles.

Fredonia 20, East Aurora 10: The Hillbillies rallied for 14 points in the fourth quarter on a pair of Matt Marshall TDs to earn their first win (1-6, 1-5). The Blue Devils led, 7-0, at the half on a Mike Paradise to Dan Tarantino 25-yard TD pass and got a 27-yard field goal from Matt Librock.

Class C

Cleveland Hill 42, JFK 21: The Eagles clinched a playoff berth with a win over the rival Bears. Cleveland Hill rushed for 425 yards, led by Robert Johnson (173 on 10 carries), Chris Ficile (112 on 18 carries) and Darren Raspberry (101 on 18 carries). Matt Kapanek scored twice for the Bears. Cleveland Hill (5-2, 5-0) travels to Eden (7-0, 5-0) next week to decide the North Division championship.

Class D

Franklinville 34, West Valley 7: Guy Travis scored a pair of rushing TDs and Dan Koch threw for one score and ran for another for the Panthers. West Valley averted a shutout when Kurtis Ras broke free on a 69-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Clymer 30, Maple Grove 0: The Pirates turned the rematch between last year's Section VI Class D finalists into a rout. Clymer, the state's top-ranked team in Class D, improved to 7-0, 6-0. Jehuu Caulcrick scored three times and finished with 141 yards on 24 carries. Eli Chadsey caught an 87-yard pass from Josh Chadsey for Clymer's other score.

Frewsburg 28, Panama 8: Brad Beckstrom caught a TD pass, rushed for another and had 11 tackles for the Bears (4-3). QB Ryan Lundgren completed only four passes, but three went for TDs. Adam Johnson caught a TD to open the scoring and also led the Bears with 12 tackles.

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