Glen Graham was on the sidelines as an assistant when former Cleveland Hill head coach Dennis Mason secured his 100th win at the school.
The roles were reversed on Saturday.
In a 60-10 Eagles win over Allegany-Limestone in the Section VI Class C quarterfinals, Graham earned the 100th victory in his 14th year as head coach with Mason alongside as an assistant on the staff.
“It feels great,” Graham said. “With football being such a team sport, it’s not about just one guy. I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by a bunch of great people.
“I got a nice hat and some of the parents put up a nice placard with 100 wins. All the players signed a football.”
Cleve Hill’s signature ground attack accounted for seven of its eight touchdowns on the day.
Aaron Wahler ran 12 times for 201 yards and touchdowns of 3, 75 and 5 yards. Javon Thomas had eight carries for 137 yards, 83 of which came on a long TD run.
Michael Clark added two scoring runs, and D’Mario Grant had a rushing TD and an interception on defense. Brett Kochanski also threw an 8-yard TD to Mekai Jones.
Ryan Majerowski led the defensive effort with eight tackles.
The Eagles (7-1) host another playoff game next Saturday at 2 p.m. against Silver Creek/Forestville (6-2), which beat JFK Friday night, 41-14.
“We’ve seen them several times,” Graham said. “They’re in the middle of a six-game winning streak. They’ve got a good, physical fullback and are really active on defense.”
St. Joe’s 55, Bishop Timon-St. Jude 0: Jaden Lofton (seven carries, 230 yards, four TDs) opened the scoring with a 90-yard run in the first quarter and also went on to score on runs of 10, 68 and 40 yards. Dominic Pavone added 115 yards and a 60-yard touchdown on four carries. Nick Julian had six tackles and 2.5 sacks on defense.
St. Joe’s (4-4) hosts McDowell (Pa.) next Saturday at 1 p.m.
Clymer/Sherman/Panama 54, Cattaraugus/Little Valley 6: Derek Ecklund ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries, and Tanner Ramsey (84 rushing yards) and Michael Beatman (95 rushing yards) each added a pair of scores on the ground for the Wolfpack, who visit Maple Grove next week.
Niagara Wheatfield 41, Frontier 26: Junior QB Jordan Park had a day for the Falcons, running for 147 yards and four scores and also adding a passing touchdown to Zion Paige.
Junior RB Nick Stott ran the ball seven times for 115 yards and a 60-yard TD. He also had five tackles and an interception on defense.