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A relentless ground game helped visiting Frontier beat Clarence, 27-24, on Friday and become a player in the race for the Class AA South title.
Kenny Tayler had 110 yards, Cameron Coon added 100 and QB Ben Koch had 90 yards, including three TDs. Nick King and A.J. Licata had 11 tackles each.
Clarence, which jumped out to a 17-0 lead, was looking to rebound from last week's loss to Orchard Park.
Orchard Park 48, West Seneca West 8: Mitch Wilson had three rushing TDs and Ben Holmes rushed for two and passed for another as the No. 1 large school Quakers handed the Indians their first loss in a Class AA South contest.
Jamestown 29, Lancaster 22: Jake Sisson scored the only points of the fourth quarter on a 7-yard run as the Red Raiders won on the road in Class AA South. Josh Colwell had an interception on the 21-yard line with 1:43 to go and ran it back to midfield to preserve the win. Sisson rushed for 126 yards and scored twice. Daquan Hollingsworth rushed for 107 yards on 14 attempts and Mike Watson's five catches produced 78 yards and a score.
Niagara Falls 17, Riverside 14: The Wolverines rallied to score all their points in the second half. Shaoin McCray had a 7-yard run for the only points of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Kyle Deween kicked a 25-yard field goal and Jaylin Smith caught a 26-yard pass from Deween for a TD. Amani Davis had eight tackles and two interceptions.
Cleveland Hill 34, Akron 32 (OT): The Eagles broke up a two-point conversion in overtime to pull out the win. Brandon Thomas scored on a 7-yard run for the Eagles and then caught the crucial two-point pass from Jacob Radlich.
Akron scored in the extra session on an 8-yard pass from Cjay Longwell to Austen Lauricella, but they couldn't convert. Austin Mietz rushed for 141 yards on 12 carries and a TD.
Connor Ladd had nine tackles and a pair of sacks. Surgis Sundown added seven tackles.
Cheektowaga 28, Lackawanna 7: Marquel Jackson rushed for 172 yards and a score as the Warriors remained in first place in Class B West.
QB Tim Whelan had a TD rushing and one throwing. The defense held the Steelers to 123 yards of offense. Ken Dillenburg had a fumble recovery that led to a score in the first quarter and later caught a 47-yard TD pass.
Alden 36, Albion 14: Corey Barczykowski rushed for 230 yards and a pair of fourth-quarter TDs to make a winner of coach Dick Diminuco in his Albion homecoming. Jason Bunk returned an interception 20 yards for a score as the No. 1 small school Bulldogs moved to 3-0.
Hamburg 28, Lake Shore 7: QB Luke Kramer had two rushing TDs and threw for another as the Bulldogs picked up their first win in Class A South. Kramer rushed for 78 yards and threw for 72 more. Evan Smith had eight tackles while Kyle Violanti had an interception and caught a 28-yard TD pass.
Depew 33, Barker/Roy-Hart 14: Rodney Turner rushed for 145 yards and a score as the visiting Wildcats scored 19 unanswered points in second half to win its third straight. Barker/Roy-Hart scored the first two TDs of the game on short runs by Bradley Bobbitt.
Depew's Anthony Buono tied the game going into halftime with two rushing scores. LB Brandon Atlas had 11 tackles and forced a fumble.
Eden 48, Gowanda 0: Alex Smythe had 130 of the Raiders' 430 yards on the ground. Joe Tripi added 108 yards and scored twice. Garrett DiStefano and Jon Lyndsley had 10 tackles each. DiStefano and Connor Galvin each had fumble recoveries.
Medina/Lyndonville 50, Newfane 6: Jake Cotriss rushed for 218 yards on just nine carries and scored four TDs for the Mustangs. Lonnie Taylor rushed for 85 yards and helped the defense with an interception. Kyle Barna scored on a 49-yard run, had three sacks among his 11 tackles and rushed nine times and had a score.
Lew-Port 36, Amherst 32: Zack Nalbone scored on a 26-yard run on a counter with 1:15 left as the Lancers beat Amherst and the arm of Justin Twarog in Class B West.
Lew-Port safety Dylan Pryce ended Amherst's hopes of answering with an interception on his own 22-yard line with 32 seconds left. Amherst had taken a 32-29 lead with 4:32 left on a Twarog 43-yard pass to Tadriek Johnson.
Lew-Port's Bill Schiavitti had two catches, both for touchdowns, and finished with 111 yards. Josh Daul was 9 of 16 for 195 yards and two scores. Schiavitti added 16 tackles from his linebacker spot.
Twarog was 27 of 39 for 366 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson had 13 catches for 141 yards and a score. Maliik Holiday had 18 carries for 88 yards and a score.
Pioneer 16, East 14: Kyle Hoffman scoring all 16 of his team's points, including a 3-yard run with 2:12 left. He added the PAT run to break the tie as the Panthers moved to 3-0. Hoffman scored the first TD on a 5-yard run and added the two-point run. He finished with 110 yards on 25 carries.
"Our entire offensive line was fantastic, did a great job of eating clock and keeping the ball rolling," said coach Jim Durpey. "Connor Johnson was dominant and had some amazing blocks."
Junior Justin Bliss had two sacks and three tackles for a loss.
East scored the first time it touched the ball on Javane Glover's 4-yard run and scored on its first possession of the second half on Dajuan Quarrries 14-yard run.
Maryvale 28, Tonawanda 7: Mike Wawrzyniak rushed for 145 yards and scored three times as the Flyers broke open a close game with a 14-point fourth quarter. Tyler Graham had 84 yards on three catches. John DiPasquale carried the defense with 12 tackles and had two interceptions.
Maple Grove 27, Randolph 14: QB Aaron Jermaine was 8 of 11 for 142 yards with two TDs as the Red Dragons won a battle of Class D powers. Jermaine opened the game's scoring when he returned the opening kickoff 80 yards.
Portville 16, Frewsburg 12: Brandon Muniga caught a 7-yard pass from Brett Marcellin with 5 minutes left for the Panthers. The drive was set up by 52-yard pass caught by Zach Wood. Wood finished with 83 yards on 27 carries.
HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCED: The Harvard Cup Hall of Fame committee has announced its Class of 2012.
The following people will be inducted on Oct. 6 at a ceremony and celebratory dinner at Pettibone's Grille in Coca Cola Field: Craig Pryor (Bennett and South Park), Shelton Buress (Grover Cleveland), Tony Thornton (Grover Cleveland), Michael Valenti (Grover Cleveland), Al Thomas (Grover Cleveland coach), Keith Knoph (Hutch-Tech and South Park coach), Carl Wyles (Kensington), Karl Maggiore (Lafayette), Jack Caprow (Seneca), Timothy Connors (Seneca), Richard Hughs (Seneca), Eric Morris (South Park), Sam Paxson (South Park), Anthony Raimondo, Jr. (South Park) and Larry Sullivan (football official).
Tickets are $45 and available pre-sale only. For event information, or to purchase tickets, contact Dave Thomas at 533-6604.