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Football roundup: Will North enjoys the spotlight, beats Niagara-Wheatfield

The Friday Night Lights apparently agreed with Williamsville North.

The Spartans debuted their new playing field on Friday, complete with lights. Niagara-Wheatfield couldn’t spoil the party, as Williamsville North came away with a 28-21 win.

Quarterback Jason Hwang started the scoring with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hwang. Then Andrew Hwang ran 2 yards for a score to make it a 14-0 game at the half. The Spartans held on the rest of the way to earn the victory.

Jarius Huggins had four catches for 96 yards and a score, while Anthony Maniscalco had his fifth interception of the year. Next week the Spartans play at Lancaster.

Class AA South

Orchard Park 41, Jamestown 8: Dillon Janca again was tough to stop for the Quakers. The talented quarterback was 14 for 25 for 215 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for a pair of TDs from a yard out. Josh Dahl scored two touchdowns on runs of 3 and 16 yards, and he finished with 90 yards.

Lancaster 56, Frontier 17: The Legends continued to pile up the points, jumping out to a 49-3 halftime lead in a win over Frontier.

Class A North

North Tonawanda 46, Sweet Home 14: The Lumberjacks finished with an impressive 579 yards in total offense in a win over the Panthers. Chris Labonte had 213 of those yards, while Zack Woodard threw for 245 yards and two scores.

Amherst 45, Kenmore East 14: Ja’kye Womack ran the triple option beautifully for the Tigers, running for 111 yards and throwing for 70 more. Amherst finished with 397 rushing yards.

Class A South

West Seneca East 43, Burgard 18: The Trojans had the last four scoring plays of the game to pull away from a pesky Burgard squad, 43-18. Austin Briedenstein ran for two scores in that burst, part of a four-TD night for the quarterback. He finished with 31 carries for 266 yards. Justin Kimble added a touchdown and 10 defensive tackles. For the Bulldogs, Dagean McCullough finished with 141 yards rushing and three touchdowns.

Bennett 56, Iroquois 28: The Tigers spotted the Chiefs a 12-6 lead after the first quarter, and then roared to victory in a battle of unbeatens. Isaiah McDuffie ran for three touchdowns and had 10 tackles. Derrick Bishop ran for two scores and threw for a third. Brandon Yax had three touchdowns for Iroquois.

Hamburg 57, Riverside 6: The Bulldogs set the tone right away, scoring 36 straight points in the first quarter alone, and added 13 in the second quarter. Jason Jaskolka ran for three touchdowns despite only playing the first half; he finished with 102 yards.

McKinley 36, Lake Shore 6: Taelon Hollman threw for 144 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for 78 yards in a score for the Macks. Tayone Martin had two TDs on receptions.

Class B East

Medina 42, Alden 28: The Mustangs beat Alden for the first time since 2007, scoring twice in the final four minutes for the win. Jake Cotter had 133 yards rushing for Medina, while Jalin Cooper scored two touchdowns.

Lackawanna 20, Depew 14: Noble Smith of the Steelers set a school record with 18 completions, which went for 219 yards. Khalil Horton ran for 113 yards and a score as Lackawanna won it in the fourth quarter.

Class B South

Springville 40, Pioneer 7: The Griffins dominated the contest, scoring 26 unanswered points in the first half. Ian Baker ran 20 times for 126 yards and four touchdowns; he also added a safety on defense and a pair of conversions for a 30-point game.

Olean 33, Fredonia/Westfield/Brocton 6: The unbeaten Huskies got ready for a big game next week against Springville with a one-sided win over the Hillbillies. They had 281 yards rushing overall.

Class B West

Maryvale 48, Lewiston-Porter 12: The Flyers moved to 3-0, 1-0 in their division, with a big win. Dylan Casey took full advantage of his nine carries, running for 110 yards and two scores. Backfield mate Austin Reamsnyder ran 12 times for 80 yards and a touchdown.

Class C South

Chautauqua Lake 23, Salamanca 12: The Thunderbirds scored 13 points in the opening quarter in earning its first win. Devin Pope was 10 of 17 for 161 yards and two TDs. The Warriors had five turnovers.

Class D

Randolph 56, Cattaragus/Little Valley 0: Sam Jacobi ran for a score from 18 yards out, and took a punt back 63 yards for a touchdown in an easy Cardinals’ win. Jacobi also had a sack on defense, while Devin Foster returned an interception 36 yards for a TD.

Silver Creek/Forestville 39, Portville 3: The Black Knights gave up an early field goal, and then slammed the door on the Panthers the rest of the way. Bill Seiders scored three different ways for Silver Creek – a 10-yard run, a 27-yard field goal, and an 89-yard fumble return.


Cleveland Hill 44, Southwestern 3: Mat Eldridge set the tone by running for two touchdowns in the first quarter, putting him at 96 yards on those carries alone. He finished with 146 yards, while Aaron Wahler added 170 yards.

Akron 28, V-Oakfield-Alabama 14: Jake Sarow of the Tigers ran 26 times for 193 yards, caught three passes, recovered a fumble, and went 74 yards with an interception for a score.

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