Duane Robertson had an impressive opening day for Hutch-Tech, leading the team to a 28-6 win over Lake Shore in a non-league game. The junior had three touchdown passes to pace the Engineers, finishing with 211 yards on five catches. He had TD receptions of 60, 50 and 52 yards.
“The last touchdown pass was on a 3rd-and-15,” coach Chris Gelsomino said. “He was double covered and split two defenders. Once he caught the ball, no one was going to catch him.”
He added six tackles on defense.
“He’s the best athlete we’ve had in about eight years,” Gelsomino said. “He makes great adjustments on the ball and no matter where the ball is, it’s in his catch radius. He also has great speed at outside linebacker.”
Jason Dowell threw those three TD passes, completing 13 of his 20 throws for 271 yards.
Franklinville/Ellicottville 32, Randolph 12: The three-time defending state champs lost their season opener. Franklinville/Ellicottville jumped out to a 32-0 lead and held on to defeat Randolph, the reigning Class D champ.
The game was a rematch of last year’s Section VI Class D title game which Randolph won, 28-0. The Cardinals lost their season opener in 2014, 24-12, to Maple Grove, but won their next 12.
The Titans took a 16-0 lead in the first quarter on 14 and 24 yard passes from Tom Easton. They added to their lead in the second quarter on TD runs of 14 and 17 yards for Caleb Rink.
Randolph scored twice in the fourth on a 6 yard run from Ben Hvizdzak and a 9-yard run from Tyler Stahley.
Cattaraugus/Little Valley 12, Portville 6: Anthony Bernardi had 142 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries. The game was scoreless after the first half. Mitchell Yehl had seven catches for 152 yards for Portville.
Medina 46, Lew-Port 40: Medina built a comfortable lead but had to hold off Lew-Port, which scored 20 fourth-quarter points. Jake Cotter ran for 237 yards with a TD while Eric Neace rushed for four touchdowns and 110 yards. Izaiah Rhim threw for 124 yards and one TD.
“Lew-Port had a lot of big plays,” Mustangs coach Eric Valley said. “They had a kickoff return for a touchdown, a fumble return for a touchdown, they recovered an onsides kick. They made huge plays to keep the game alive. Our kids continued to grind. It was a great team victory.”
Timon/St. Jude 26, Riverside 0: In his first career varsity start, sophomore Matt Myers had a breakout game. He threw for three touchdowns, completing 16 of his 28 passes for 303 yards. When the passing game broke down, he rushed the ball himself, gaining 50 yards and scoring once on seven carries.
“He got us positive yards on almost every play,” Bishop Timon/St. Jude coach Charlie Comerford said. “He has a great arm and can run. We have a lot of options outside and good running backs. He really has command of the offense and does very well.”
East Aurora 20, Olean 7: E.J. Staniszewski had 74 rushing yards on 16 carries, including a 3-yard touchdown in East Aurora’s win. East Aurora scored the game’s first three touchdowns, the other two on a 14-yard run by Brigham Rogers and a 6-yard run by Nolan O’Connor. A.J. Perlino had three tackles and a forced and recovered fumble.
West Seneca East 41, Frontier 0: John Dolac scored touchdowns on runs 4 and 12 yards for West Seneca East. Austin Breidenstein, Jacob Maurino and Justin Kimble all scored rushing touchdowns while Rayray Johnson scored on a 99-yard fumble return.
Alden 35, Pioneer 0: Lyle Grant ran for three touchdowns with 202 yards on 20 carries. Brandon Weierheiser added three catches for 35 yards.
Class AA South
Hamburg 40, Amherst 0: Jason Jaskolka had three touchdowns via a 10-yard run, 14-yard run and 26-yard reception to lead Hamburg to a victory after three quarters against Amherst. Brennan English had three sacks. The game was stopped after three quarters due to lightning.
Class A South
South Park 28, McKinley 0: Tyree Brown dominated the game with his arm and legs in South Park’s win. Brown went 7 of 12 for 206 yards and a touchdown in the air and added 81 yards and three rushing touchdowns – highlighted by his 56-yard run. Brown and Tony Robinson connected on a 31-yard score in the second quarter. Daryl Moore had 114 yards on four receptions.
Iroquois 31, West Seneca West 19: Iroquois’ 21-point fourth quarter erased a nine-point deficit. Brandon Yax had all three fourth-quarter touchdowns on runs of 3, 4 and 14 yards. All three scores came in the game’s final seven minutes. Yax finished with 117 yards on 28 carries and four touchdowns. Henry Gunner had a blocked punt, sack, and 6.5 tackles for loss, including three tackles for loss.
Class C North
Lackawanna 28, Silver Creek/Forestville 10: Jamel Lofton had three rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter with runs of 46, 5 and 38 yards. Lofton finished with 155 yards on eight carries and had 11 tackles. Khalil Horton had Lackwanna’s first touchdown and finished with 53 yards.