Talk about your ups and downs.
Last week, Lancaster traveled to Ohio and lost to Central Catholic, 76-7. The Legends made another road trip on Friday, and the outcome was much different. Lancaster ended Jamestown’s 11-game winning streak with a 46-41 thriller.
Coach Chris Dickson wasn’t worried about his team’s ability to rebound from last week.
“That was a novelty win, and the score gets people emotionally wrapped up,” he said. “But we knew what we had. Give credit to these guys. The offensive line played well tonight. They really opened up holes and played a whale of a game.”
The Legends finished with 638 total yards. Zack Samborski finished with 389 yards rushing to go with five touchdowns on the ground and one in the air. Dan Speyer was 13 of 22 with 222 yards and two touchdowns in the air.
Jamestown was ranked third among large schools in The Buffalo News poll. The ride home for Lancaster was a happy one.
“Taking the bus ride down there, being on the road is tough. It’s nice to win in Jamestown,” Dickson said. “The last time we came down two years ago, it definitely hurt.”
Class A North
Starpoint 38, Grand Island 13: A power failure struck the field at Grand Island on Friday night. Then visiting Starpoint turned on the juice in notching its third straight win - all against Class A North opponents. The Spartans earned their first win on the Vikings’ home field, earning a 38-13 decision.
Anthony Robinson went for 208 yards on only 13 carries, while Tajay Ahmed had 169 yards rushing and Terry Rutland put up 105 yards and three scores.
North Tonawanda 49, Williamsville South, 48 (overtime). Cody Sikora and Joe Dottereich both scored three touchdowns to power North Tonawanda to a thrilling win. The Lumberjacks tied the game on Sikora’s 4-yard run with about a minute left to take the game to overtime. He finished with 169 yards on 14 carries.
Class AA South
Hutch Tech 50, Frontier 13: The Engineers spotted Frontier an early touchdown, and then buried the Falcons the rest of the way for the victory. Jason Dowell threw four touchdown passes, including two to Duane Robertson.
Class AA North
Lockport 27, Clarence 25: Brandon Few kicked a 24-yard field goal with 13 seconds to go to lift the Lions to the win. This was a very good back-and-forth matchup. Lockport had a two-point lead at the half, and both sides scored 19 points in the second half.
Class A South
West Seneca West 36, Amherst 0: Senior running back Ryan Sherk had a big night with 121 yards on the ground and a score in the Indians’ win. Quarterback Dennis Broad ran for three touchdowns, and he was 5 for 10 for 150 yards through the air. Anthony Jaycox had six tackles, including two sacks.
Class B West
Burgard 39, Tonawanda 0: Dominic Prince set the tone for the Bulldogs by scoring two touchdowns in the early going, and his teammates took it from there for the victory. Prince finished with 138 yards on 19 carries.
Class B East
Alden 54, Barker/Roy-Hart 7: The Bulldogs moved to 3-0 on the season with a win over Barker/Roy-Hart. Lyle Grant had a very productive night for Alden. He gained 183 yards and scored four touchdowns.
Depew 28, Albion 13: The Wildcats used big plays in their win, including a 76-yard fumble return from Adam Bauer and a 64-yard punt return from DaKari Applewhite.
Class C North
Lackawanna 28, Wilson 12: The Steelers (3-0) never trailed. Khalil Horton had an 80-yard run and an 87-yard run for touchdowns. The sophomore finished with 250 yards on only nine carries and four touchdowns.
Cleveland Hill 38, Akron 14: Matt Eldridge had 12 tackles and Ammari Wooton added 11 as the Golden Eagles, ranked fifth among small schools, moved to 3-0. DeJour Bozeman caught a 69-yard touchdown pass.
Class C North
Silver Creek/Forestville 32, JFK 0: This game was up for grabs at halftime, as Silver Creek only led, 7-0, but that changed with a 25-point second half. Trevon Thompson scored on two touchdown catches.
Class C South
Allegany-Limestone 52, Falconer/CV 0: Zach Beerfeld (153 yards) provided all the points the Blue Devils needed early in this game. He scored the contest’s lone touchdown. The defense make sure that the touchdown held up.
Portville 28, Franklinville/Ellicottvile/West Valley 20: F/E/LV, the eighth-ranked small school, suffered its first loss of the season. Turnovers were the problem, as Portville collected five of them. Franklinville had a 400-150 edge in total yardage.
Randolph 28, Sherman/Clymer/Panama 14: Ben Hvizdzak was a one-man gang for the Cardinals. He ran the ball 11 times for 90 yards, caught two passes including one for a touchdown, and even caught a ball for a two-point conversation. Mason Bosley had four catches for 72 yards.
Walsh Jesuit (Ohio) 42, St. Francis 21: Brandon Metz had four catches for 146 yards and a TD for the Red Raiders.
Cheektowaga 63, Newfane 6: Tyron Lawson scored touchdowns on three of the eight plays he carried the ball. Lawson ran for 131 yards on five carries and two TDs, and he caught three passes for 46 yards.
Springville 53, Southwestern 20: The Griffins, ranked third among small schools, received an historic day from junior Ian Baker in the big win. Baker scored six touchdowns to set a school record. The old one was five, set in 1996 by Mark Rendell. Baker ran 23 times for 266 yards. Springville led, 34-6, at the half.
Gowanda 37, Cattaraugus/Little Valley 14: Alexander Kameron ran 18 times for 150 yards for the Panthers in their win. Kameron also scored on a 24-yard run.
Medina 28, Riverside 8: Jake Cotter of the Mustangs had a big night in his team’s win. Cotter ran for two touchdowns and scored a third on a touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Valley.