North Tonawanda picked the perfect time to win its first overtime game in six years. The Jacks edged visiting Amherst, 15-13, in a Class A quarterfinal played on Friday.
NT scored on its possession in OT when Pat Angelhow took it over from the 1-yard line and Chris Woodard caught a two-point pass from Angelhow. Amherst answered with a 17-yard pass to Glenn Belton from Justin Twarog. Forced to go for two, the Tigers attempted a pass, but cornerback Jared Kostrewa jumped the slant route and batted it away.
"Amherst had so many weapons, they're tough to defend," said NT coach Rick Tomm. "We were in our goal line defense and there's not a lot of field to work with so you're able to man-up, and we're bringing some pressure on the quarterback. Jared was able to make a play on the ball."
Angelhow rushed for 148 yards on 27 carries and a score. Tyler Durham added 77 yards on 15 attempts. Jed Jastrzemski opened the scoring with a 2-yard run and had 10 tackles.
NT's last OT game was in 2005, a 35-34 victory over a Niagara-Wheatfield team featuring Byron Mulkey at QB.
*Orchard Park 55, Niagara-Wheatfield 0: Okoya Anderson needed just six carries to pile up 128 yards and the No. 1 large school Quakers (8-0) dominated. David Crowley accounted for four TDs, going 8 of 10 through the air for 137 yards and one score and rushing for three more. Orchard Park dominated throughout, opening a 34-0 halftime lead. Ben Holmes finished the scoring with a 71-yard TD run while Austin Reese booted seven extra points.
*Jamestown 10, Lockport 6: Spencer DeCinque rushed 30 times for 123 yards for the Red Raiders (7-1), who also got 13 tackles, a fumble recovery and a sack from Ben Whitney. DeCinque added a 35-yard field goal for some insurance points in the fourth quarter in a low-scoring contest.
*Wmsv. South 27, McKinley 14: Trent Ferguson, injured in last week's game, came back to throw for 158 yards and two TDs as the Billies moved to 8-0. Billy Jacobbi had five catches for 104 yards. Luke Falzone scored twice while rushing for 71 yards.
*Bennett 22, Starpoint 14: Javon Fogan carried 15 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns, Noah Jenkins added 101 ground yards on 17 carries and the Tigers (5-3) held on for the Class A win.
Starpoint closed to within eight on Cory Regnet's 3-yard run and ensuing two-point conversion with 45 seconds left, but the onside kick was recovered by Bennett lineman Marquel Foster (11 tackles). Joel Dean had 18 tackles in the win.
"Fogan and Jenkins just took the game in their hands in the second half," Bennett coach Steve McDuffie said. "This is a marquee win for our program."
*Pioneer 42, Eden 0: Cory Vail and Nate Woodruff scored three TD each and the Panthers won their fourth game in a row by shutout. Woodruff finished with 177 yards to reach 1,020 this season. Vail totaled 150 yards and had 11 tackles. Tony Lock added 10 tackles for a defense that forced three fumbles and had an interception.
*Alden 42, Olean 6: Sophomore quarterback Brian Stoldt rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another one to lead the top-ranked small school Bulldogs (8-0) to a Class B quarterfinal win. Ryan Sosnowski rushed for a pair of touchdowns and also had a sack defensively in the win.
*Cheektowaga 43, Albion 18: Corey DeWald completed 11 passes for 201 yards and two scores as the Warriors advances. Marquel Jackson rushed for 132 yards, including a 71-yard run to open the scoring. D.J. Floyd had two TDs among his three catches for 113 yards.
*Fredonia 42, Cassadaga Valley 6: Jude Gardner, Steve Myers and Zack Buckley had fumble recoveries for the Hillbillies, which jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead. Connor Farnham rushed for 131 yards on just 10 carries and scored twice.
*Akron 20, Salamanca 2: Brett Judasz gained 90 yards on 14 carries and the Tigers (5-3) moved on in Class C. Austin Mietz threw two touchdowns among his three completions in the win, while Chris Reinard made 11 tackles and one fumble recovery.
*Southwestern 41, JFK 14: Jake Swan rushed for 107 yards and picked off two passes for the Trojans, which led 20-0 after the first quarter. Swan and Andy Greenlee both returned interceptions for TDs. Chuck Leonard added eight tackles.
*Frewsburg 41, I-Prep 0: Thad Johnson and Devone Adelgren led a Bears (6-2) rushing attack that gained 334 yards on 24 carries. Adelgren scored every time he touched the ball, finishing with three touchdowns and 102 yards on three carries, while Johnson rushed 15 times for 139 yards and two scores.
*Portville 32, Silver Creek 6: Zack Pilger pillaged the Black Knights, gaining 188 yards on 30 carries and scoring three touchdowns for the Panthers (3-5) as they eliminated last year's Section VI champion.