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Football roundup: West Seneca West earns another blowout victory

West Seneca West put up another blowout performance a week after earning a shockingly lopsided 48-0 victory against Sweet Home.

This time it was a 42-8 win against fellow Class A-1 member Kenmore West. The Indians were close to earning a second shutout, too, only giving up a touchdown and two-point conversion with 1:28 left in the fourth quarter.

Wide receiver Kyle Haettich had three catches for 83 yards and two touchdowns, including a 56-yard connection with quarterback Liam Scheuer.

Scheuer, who threw 84 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, wasn’t the only quarterback who got action for the Indians. Maurice Robertson, a transfer from Sweet Home, suited up for the team for the first time after being forced to sit out the opener against his former squad due to lack of practice time.

Robertson showed his athleticism with a 56-yard rushing touchdown. He finished with 73 yards on the ground and 53 yards passing and a touchdown in each fashion.

Class A

Starpoint 54, Amherst 21: Spartans quarterback Aaron Chase set single-game school records for yards (472, breaking the record of 419 he set last week) and touchdowns (seven) in the dominant Starpoint victory.

West Seneca East 36, Williamsville South 26: West Seneca East needed a bit of a halftime break. The Trojans were trailing Williamsville South, 20-12, and weren’t playing their best football.

“We felt we didn’t play well in the first half,” coach Jim Maurino said. “We were making a lot of mistakes and missing assignments. We rallied together at halftime and came out well in the third.”

West Seneca East scored 16 points in the third quarter en route to a 36-28 win.

Shaun Dolac scored on a 1-yard run and Devare Mathis had a 22-yard TD reception with two-point conversions after each score.

Dolac finished with 170 yards rushing on 16 carries with two touchdowns. Playing linebacker he had 16 tackles and one sack.

“We got back to the game plan and to score on defense really helped us out,” Maurino said. “Shaun really started to run. He’s a late-game kind of back and a grinder.”

Class B

Albion 43, Lackawanna 8: The Purple Eagles earned a statement win against a B-2 foe, turning over the Steelers seven times to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Steelers quarterback Jeremiah Caviness was stellar in his varsity debut last week, setting single-game program records for yards, touchdowns and completions.

This week was a much different story. The Purple Eagle defense forced him into five interceptions and knocked him out for a drive late in the game with a stiff hit.

It’s only week two, but Albion already has a pair of league wins.

Medina 28, Springville 24: The Mustangs are making a habit out of comebacks.

For a second straight week, Medina got a late rushing score from Izaiah Rhim to take the lead. Rickie Pitts sealed the victory with an interception.

Cheektowaga 31, East Aurora 0: The Warriors’ offense was all about that bass, as Cheektowaga wideout Tamell Bass racked up 200 yards and three touchdowns on eight catches.

His signal-caller, Keshone Beal, threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns on 14 for 22 passing.

The stout Cheektowaga defense didn’t just shut out East Aurora. They held the Blue Devils to minus-2 yards. Linebackers Paul Portorreal and Taivaughn Roach each had 10 tackles and three for loss.

Fredonia 51, Alden 14: Owen Nicosia didn’t have to throw often, only tossing three passes, but still totaled 104 yards in the Hillbillies’ dominant performance.

Joell Colon accounted for 129 of Fredonia’s 324 yards on the ground in addition to three touchdowns.

Nonleague

McDowell 24 (Pa.), St. Joe’s 21 (OT): St. Joe’s went up 21-14 in the fourth quarter after a strip sack gave them a short field, but McDowell stormed back for 10 straight, including a game-winning 21-yard field goal from Lenny McLaughlin in overtime.

Anthony McCarley ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on nine carries for St. Joe’s.

McQuaid 42, Canisius 37: The Crusaders couldn’t take advantage of four Knights turnovers in the first half, falling to the fifth-ranked large school in the Section V poll.

Canisius was up 14-0 early after a pick six by Joe Jamison and, despite a McQuaid push, went into the locker room up 24-21. The teams traded touchdowns before McQuaid pushed the lead to 11.

Catt./Little Valley 20, Roy-Hart 7: The Rams scored the first touchdown of the game in the first, but Catt./Little Valley responded with a rushing touchdown in each of the ensuing three quarters to earn its first victory of the season.

Jason Miller, Jake Harris and Sam Grey each made it to the end zone once for Catt./Little Valley.

Dunkirk 24, Tonawanda 22: Quantavis Kleckley saved his biggest run for the end of the game. The senior ran 94 yards with 32 seconds left then ran in the two-point conversion to give Dunkirk the win over Tonawanda.

Tonawanda had tied the game early in the fourth quarter as a 1-yard from Justin Mangold followed by the extra-point kick by Alex Taylor made it 16-16.

The Warriors then recovered a fumble and 49 seconds later Caden Herman ran for a 7-yard touchdown. The conversion failed and Tonawanda had a 22-16 lead.

Kleckley finished with 136 yards on 24 carries and two touchdowns.

Erie (Pa.) 34, St. Francis 21: Sophomore quarterback Jake Ritts threw for 192 yards and three touchdowns, but Erie pulled away in the second half by outscoring the Red Raiders 16-7.

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