There wasn't an official nickname attached to the final football day of Week Two, but if anyone were inclined to assign one based on results – perhaps "Blowout Saturday" fits the bill.
Of the seven afternoon games on the slate, five of them were in essence settled before the start of the fourth quarter.
That does not include, however, Jamestown's 23-0 triumph over host Hutch-Tech at All High Stadium.
In a rescheduled Class AA game due to lightning preventing the start of it last Thursday, the Red Raiders pulled away for good with a 10-point fourth quarter to improve to 2-0. The win total doubles Jamestown's total from the 2016 season.
Three field goals from Jayden Schults and a touchdown run by Fran Rodriguez and scoring catch by Tyler Eganski accounted for the scoring. Quarterback Drew Boggs completed 13 of 24 passes for 176 yards, while Eganski caught two of those balls for 44 yards – including a 34-yarder that enabled the Red Raiders to go into halftime with a 10-0 lead. Gavin Bowen had 73 yards on 11 rushes and caught four passes for 75, while Rodriguez rushed 12 times for 45 yards. Kanin Tanner and Noah Turzillo were among the leaders on the defense, with Tanner making 10 total tackles and Turzillo eight, including two for loss and had a sack. Savon VanSickle had eight total tackles and 1.5 sacks, while Jeff Seager blocked a punt, made an interception and defensed three passes.
The Red Raiders play their next four games at home, starting with Friday's contest against Clarence.
Lancaster 53, Lockport 0: The defending Class AA champions increased their per-game scoring average after putting up 49 in a season-opening win last week versus Bennett. On Saturday, quarterback Ryan Mansell completed 10-of-11 passes for 301 yards and had touchdown passes of 59, 8 and 78 yards. Brian Martin caught each of those TDs, finishing with three catches for 145 yards. Ben Damiani led the defense with 12 tackles.
Burgard 38, East Aurora/Holland 0: Tony Maple (7 of 10, 165 passing, three touchdowns) connected on two long scoring strikes in the first quarter and the Bulldogs cruised from there. Maple threw TD passes of 36 and 52 yards to Jovanni Pritchett, while Rakeem Williams caught a 27-yard TD before the end of the first half. Jerimiah Moss led the defense eight-total tackles with three for losses and Jihad Loynes had six tackles, a sack and tackle for a loss.
Class C South
Cassadaga Valley/Falconer 27, Gowanda/Pine Valley 26: Connor Crabtree's 2-yard run gave the CV/Falconer the lead for good after it had trailed 26-21 in a back-and-forth affair.
Caleb Maloney rushed 19 times for 183 yards and two touchdowns for Gowanda/PV, while teammate Jordan Bailey had 65 yards and two TDs on 15 carries.
Lackawanna 52, Eden/North Collins 14: Khalil Horton had a day for the victorious Steelers, finishing with four touchdowns. He opened the scoring with a 7-yard run and then returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown. He scored the first three TDs of the game, finishing with 187 yards on 13 rushes. Jakwon Ingram also rushed for a TD and made a team-high 10 tackles, including four for losses.
Noble Smith completed 5 of 7 passes for a 108 yards and two touchdowns for the winners.
St. Mary's 49, Nichols 6: St. Mary's put up 21 first-quarter points and earned its second win in as many weeks. James Miller and D'Jae Perry each scored twice on long runs with Perry leading the defense with eight tackles and two sacks. St. Mary's doubled its win total from last season with the victory.
Bishop Kearney 26, Bishop Timon-St. Jude 18: Tigers come close to securing first win in coach Joe Licata era but defending Section V Class C champions scored the final two touchdowns in a game played at Tifft Farm. Jordan Hill scored thrice, each time on 2-yard runs for Timon.
Newfane 48: Lew-Port 18: This time Newfane shines in prime-time, winning just the second ever night game played on its home field. Newfane last hosted a night game in 2015, dropping a close decision to Tonawanda.
Sweet Home 40, Cheektowaga 35: The Panthers put up some points again, this time doing so in a comeback win over top-ranked News small school Cheektowaga. Joe Torrillo's touchdown pass to Dylan McDuffie with 21 seconds left provided the winning points in this nonleague clash between Class A and B teams. Sweet Home (2-0) rallied from an early 15-0 deficit to take a one-point lead. The teams then exchanged scores with the Panthers taking a 34-29 lead late in the third quarter when Torrillo connected on a 79-yard pass play with Erik Johnson.