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Week Five High School Football Wrapup

How they fared


1. Canisius (5-0): beat Alden, 55-7. Next: Saturday at Cardinal Mooney (Ohio), 1 p.m.

2. Lancaster (5-0): beat Orchard Park, 42-35. Next: Friday vs. Hutch-Tech, 7:30 p.m.

3. Orchard Park (3-2): lost to Lancaster, 42-35. Next: Friday at Bennett, 7 p.m.

4. South Park (3-2): lost to West Seneca East, 17-14. Next: Saturday at Riverside, 1 p.m.

5. Starpoint (5-0): beat North Tonawanda, 18-17. Next: Friday at Williamsville South, 7 p.m.

6. Clarence (5-0): beat Williamsville North, 14-6. Next: Friday vs. Kenmore West, 7 p.m.

7. St. Joe’s (2-3): lost to Cathedral Prep (Pa.), 41-0. Next: Friday at Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 7 p.m.

8. Williamsville North (3-2): lost to Clarence, 14-6. Next: Friday vs. Niagara Falls, 7 p.m.

9. St. Francis (0-3): Saturday vs. V-Aquinas. Next: Saturday vs. Cardinal O’Hara, 1 p.m.

10. Bennett (4-1): beat West Seneca West, 62-0. Next: Friday vs. Orchard Park, 7 p.m.


1. Cheektowaga (5-0): beat Iroquois, 22-21. Next: Friday at Lew-Port, 7 p.m.

2. Medina (5-0): beat Depew, 50-15. Next: Saturday at Cleveland Hill, 2 p.m.

3. Maple Grove (5-0): beat Franklinville/Ellicottville, 43-12. Next: Friday vs. Silver Creek/Forestville, 7 p.m.

4. Maryvale (5-0): beat Burgard, 28-26. Next: Friday vs. Newfane, 7 p.m.

5. Olean (5-0): beat Pioneer, 35-34. Next: Friday at East Aurora/Holland, 7 p.m.

6. Cleveland Hill (4-1): beat Eden/North Collins, 52-6. Next: Saturday vs. Medina, 2 p.m.

7. Alden (3-2): lost to Canisius, 55-7. Next: Friday vs. Lackawanna, 7 p.m.

8. Franklinville/Ellicottville (4-1): lost to Maple Grove, 43-12. Next: Friday at Portville, 7 p.m.

9. Springville (3-2): beat Jamestown, 32-21. Next: Friday at Dunkirk, 7 p.m.

10. Burgard (2-3): lost to Maryvale, 28-26. Next: Friday vs. Tonawanda, 7 p.m.

Top performers

• Tajay Ahmed of Starpoint ran 15 yards for the winning touchdown with 1:20 left to give the Spartans a thrilling 18-17 win over North Tonawanda. Ahmed had 68 yards rushing and added 14 tackles.

• Ian Baker of Springville broke the school’s career rushing record in the Griffins’ 32-21 win over Jamestown. He finished with 318 yards on 32 carries, running 59 yards for a touchdown to break the record.

• Eric Bartnik finished with 320 yards passing and three touchdowns for Cheektowaga in helping the Warriors beat an inspired Iroquois team, 22-21.

• Bradley Benson of Maple Grove ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and also went the distance on a 95-yard kickoff return. The Red Dragons stayed unbeaten with a 43-12 win over Franklinville/Ellicottville.

• Garrett Boldt’s two-point conversion in the second overtime gave Olean an exciting 35-34 win over Pioneer. Boldt also ran for a touchdown, and also scored on a kick return and a punt return.

• Gerald Bratton caught four touchdown passes as part of a day that saw him catch eight balls for 250 yards in Riverside’s 60-28 win over Lake Shore. Bratton also added a touchdown run.

• Nolan Eggleston of Clymer/Sherman/Panama had a terrific day for the Wolfpack at quarterback. He was 12 of 19 for 271 yards passing and five touchdowns as C/S/P defeated Randolph, 41-6. Four of the passes and two of the touchdowns went to Kolby Parks.

• Kayier Fields only needed 19 carries to accumulate 231 yards and four touchdowns as McKinley knocked off Hamburg, 44-20.

• Sean Kloss of Clarence had three of the Red Devils’ six sacks, and played a strong two-way game on the line as the Red Devils beat Williamsville North, 14-6, in the debut of their new stadium.

• Isaiah McDuffie of Bennett scored four touchdowns for the Tigers in a 62-0 win over West Seneca West. He ran for three scores and added an interception return for TD.

• Cordell O’Brien of Frewsburg set what is believed to be a school record with six touchdowns, 258 yards rushing and 109 yards in receiving in a 51-28 win over Portville.


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