Maryvale senior Dylan Casey came up with his second timely play in as many weeks to help the Flyers to a 27-13 win over Pioneer Friday night and a 2-0 start to the season.
In last week’s win over Cleveland Hill, Casey returned a kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to spark a fourth-quarter comeback. This week, the senior cornerback stepped in front of a Panthers receiver on a hitch route for an interception in the third quarter that he returned 70 yards to the house to give the Flyers a 27-0 advantage.
Running back Rashad Law ran the ball 11 times for 70 yards and the first two touchdowns of the game. Sophomore quarterback Connor Desiderio went 8 of 12 passing for 94 yards and ran for a 9-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
“We were doing very well offensively in that first half,” Maryvale coach Jeff Buccieri said. “We like our run game with a little mix in with some timely passes. We have three running backs that we spread the wealth to.”
Jay Henley led the ground game with 130 yards on 11 carries. Law also made eight tackles on defense.
Bennett 36, Frontier 14: The Tigers scored the last three touchdowns of the game to break away from a 14-14 tie at halftime.
Semaj Clemons ran for a pair of 15-yard touchdowns in the second half, and sophomore QB Aaron Smith found Christopher Pettiway for a 38-yard score. Smith threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns, two of which came in the first half to junior Jordan Fayson for 58 and 35 yards.
Sophomore Justin Campbell led the Tigers defense with 11 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery.
Clarence 26, Niagara Falls 0: Jack Putney completed 12 of his 18 passes for 145 yards including two touchdowns as Clarence improved to 1-1. Brendan Cimerman ran for two TDs while Jacob Reger had 14 carriers for 94 yards. Noah Corry paced the defense with two interceptions.
Orchard Park 46, Niagara-Wheatfield 30: A 22-point second quarter led Orchard Park to the win. David Perkins rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries with TD runs of 2, 1 and 16 yards. Nic Bruce scored on a 14-yard pass from Jack Sharp and turned a 30-yard fumble recovery into a TD. Sharp completed 12 of 15 passes for 141 yards.
Class A North
Grand Island 36, North Tonawanda 0: Cam Sionko completed 19 of 26 passes for 245 yards and three touchdowns as the Vikings improved to 2-0. Zane Johnson had eight catches for 115 yards while Jay Breeden caught seven passes for 82 yards including TD catches of 14 and 15 yards.
Williamsville South 44, Kenmore East 27: Josh Foster had 269 all-purpose yards to help the Billies improve to 2-0. Foster completed 9 of 16 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns while running for 86 yards and one TD. Cody Sanford caught two touchdown passes of 36 and 19 yards. Defensively, Joe Battaglia had seven tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Jim Manna had six tackles.
Class A South
Iroquois 30, Hamburg 13: Senior running back CJ Perillo ran for 207 yards on 29 carries and one touchdown, the second straight game he went over 200 yards on the ground. Quarterback Ethan Herbold was 9 of 19 passing for 174 yards and three touchdowns. Wide receiver Parker Valvo had 94 yards on four catches, two of which were for touchdowns. Valvo, a linebacker on defense, and defensive end Spencer Slachetka each had six tackles and two sacks.
West Seneca East 41, Lake Shore 0: Jacob Maurino scored five touchdowns, four by rushing, one by receiving, as West Seneca East blanked Lake Shore, 41-0.
Maurino scored TDs on rushes of 27, 1, 51 and 3 yards. He also caught the only pass of the game - an 82-yard throw from quarterback Christian Rodriguez in the second quarter. Maurino finished with 175 yards rushing while racking up two sacks on the defensive side of the ball.
West Seneca East ran 43 offensive plays. Forty-two were rushes, totaling 302 yards. The lone passing play was the 82-yard touchdown toss.
Dunkirk 31, Springville 8: Devaun Farnham-DeJesus had 112 yards receiving, including a 79-yard touchdown pass. He also kicked a 36-yard field goal. Tyrece Kristan-Johnson had 6.5 tackles and three interceptions.
Olean 28, Fredonia/Westfield/Brocton 13: Olean had big bookends to their game with Fredonia/WB, scoring 14 points in the first and fourth quarters en route to a 28-13 win.
Icar Simon and Dylan Vincent scored on TD rushes of 12 and 8 yards to give the Huskies a 14-0 lead.
Fredonia scored in the third quarter, an 8-yard run by Joell Lozano.
Vincent added two scores for Olean in the fourth, both from the defensive side of the ball. He had a 37-yard fumble recovery then an interception return for a touchdown.
Fredonia added another score, a 23-yard run by Ka’rim Levens, but couldn’t get any closer.
Vincent finished with 107 rushing yards as Olean improved to 2-0.
Medina 26, Tonawanda 15: Izaiah Rhim rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns as the Mustangs improved to 2-0. William Braswell ran for 104 yards, including a 13-yard TD run. Ian Joseph led the defense with 12 tackles while Brendan Luthart and Mason Lewis each had an interception.
Class C North
Cleveland Hill 48, Wilson 7: Aaron Wahler rushed for 148 yards on 15 carries with four touchdown runs as Cleveland Hill picked up its first win. Chris Diem blocked a punt, had a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
JFK 34, Akron 21: James Bailey threw for touchdowns of 23 and 43 yards for JFK. Justin Bohrer caught a 43-yard pass for one score then added a 50-yard interception return to close out the scoring. Zach Manzella had two interceptions.
Chautauqua Lake 30, Randolph 16: Devon Pope ran for a touchdown and threw for two, pacing Chautauqua Lake. Pope finished with 126 yards passing with TD tosses of 51 yards to Joshua Walsh and 46 yards to Bryce Rowe.
Clymer/Sherman/Panama 41, Cattaraugus/Little Valley 18: Tanner Ramsey rushed for 121 yards while Gerrit Hindsale threw for 160 yards and two touchdowns.
Allegany-Limestone 47, Portville 0: Sophomore Logan Klice rushed for 200 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown run which opened the game’s scoring. Sophomore Ben Giardini had two interceptions, running one back 30 yards for a TD. Quarterback Thomas Callen threw for two touchdowns while Brendon Stove rushed for two. Defensively for the Gators (1-1), Tom Moran and Pat Walsh each had 12 tackles.
Bishop McDevitt (Pa.) 28, Canisius 21: The Crusaders brought a 21-7 lead into the fourth quarter but three touchdown passes from McDevitt’s Chase Diehl to JuQuill Adams of 70, 10 and 34 yards sent Canisius home with a loss. McDevitt scored first but Canisius responded with a 13-yard run by Kenyatta Huston, a 44-yard pass from Jayce Johnson to John Minogue and a two-yard run by Johnson.
The Crusaders were unable to put up any more points on offense because of two turnovers and more than 100 yards negated offensively by flags. Junior linebacker Joe Jamison had 10 tackles, three forced fumbles, a sack and an interception. Huston finished with 113 yards on 14 carries.
St. Francis 32, V-University Prep 14: Junior quarterback Dawson Tyger accounted for three touchdowns for the Red Raiders, one passing and two rushing. His passing TD went for 10 yards to senior Retsen Daley to open the game. Daley also scored on a 26-yard run.
Williamsville North 35, Williamsville East 18: The Spartans used a balanced offense (199 rushing yards, 188 passing) to come away with a win over the crosstown rival Flames.
Quarterback Joe Nusall moved the ball well through the air but all five of North’s touchdowns came on the ground. Marquell Wells ran 20 times for 166 yards and two TDs. Ivan Ghemmegne had runs of four and two yards for scores. Nusall also ran for a one-yard TD.
Linebacker Scott Becht had nine tackles and two sacks on defense. Fellow linebackers Cam Walter and Dylan Kelly each added a sack.