Niagara Falls learned the hard way on Saturday not to kick the ball deep to James Chambers. The senior running back scored seven touchdowns, three on returns, as Lockport defeated the Wolverines, 49-9, in Class AA North.
"Normally people don't kick it to him because that's what he does," said Lockport coach Greg Bronson. "We're used to getting the ball on the 40 because teams will try to squib it or onside kick."
Chambers had kickoff returns of 95 and 92 yards and a 75-yard punt return, to go with three rushing TDs and one receiving. He had 59 yards rushing on seven carries and three catches for 52 yards. The Western New York record for most TDs in a game is eight held by Homer Geoffrion of Lafayette since 1929.
"He touched the ball 13 times total so it wasn't like we were running him left and right," Bronson added. "The rest of the kids were tremendous. We had linemen blocking 40 yards down field. The kids go hard for one another."
Lew-Port 28, South Park 27: Zac Nalbone ran in the two-point conversion with 36 seconds left for the deciding points as the Lancers won at Riverside. The conversion came after Dan Reagan caught an 8-yard pass from Josh Daul to bring the Lancers within one point. South Park got the ball back, but Jacob Eoute had an interception with 18 second to seal it. Dan Hogan had 145 yards on 18 carries and two TDs. Dylan Pryce had an interception to set up a score.
Canisius 14, Walsh Jesuit (Ohio) 7: Ryan Richards helped the Crusaders pick up a rare win against an Ohio school as he had a 96-yard interception return, 10 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Qadree Ollison rushed for 134 yards and scored on a 1-yard run. Josh Hoffman batted down a fourth-down pass in what would be Walsh's last drive with 4 minutes left.
Timon-St. Jude 16, V-Wilson Magnet 0: Adam DiMillo made his season debut, rushing for 138 yards as the Tigers picked up a nice road win. DiMillo missed the first three games with complications from an arm injury.
"The guys were excited, he's a pretty good leader," said coach Charlie Comerford. "He didn't look like he missed a beat. He ran hard, it's good to have him back."
Wilson put eight men in the box to try and slow Timon's run game, but was unsuccessful. Jackson Brown added 98 rushing, a TD and 14 tackles. Damon Harris had eight tackles.
Kenmore West 30 Riverside 6: Alex Price had three rushing TDs and finished with 176 yards as the Blue Devils moved to 2-0 in Class AA North. Defensively, Jason Taylor and LaQuan Saltar had interceptions. Jerry Halt had six tackles and a safety.
St. Mary's 41, Ellicottville/West Valley 0: Nick Vallone rushed for 228 yards and two TDs on just eight carries as the Lancers dominated. Vallone has 667 yards in four games. Receiver Deone Strong and quarterback Justin Hersey connected on TD passes of 49 and 14 yards. Nate Keith had 11 tackles while Robert Desiderio and Dahlen Jones added 10 each.
Alden 31, East 6: Corey Barczykowski rushed for 154 on 19 attempts and scored twice as the No. 1 small school Bulldogs moved to 4-0. Jason Bunk had seven tackles and Bill Zobrest recovered a fumble in the end zone for a safety.
Cheektowaga 60, Amherst 23: Marquel Jackson scored four of his five TDs in the first half, including a 96-yard kickoff return, and rushed for 110 yards as the Warriors won big. Preston Summers had two rushing TDs and returned a third to the house on a 70-yard interception. All three of Tim Whelan's pass attempts went for TDs. Kenny Dillenburg had six tackles, Matt Barnick five.
Wmsv. East 21, Wmsv. North 19: The Flames ran out the final 5:40 to beat rival North. Cort Williams returned a punt 57 yards, Rick Runfola had a 1-yard run and Jaleel Battle caught a 9-yard pass from Alex Dibernardo for East's scores. Ryan Wayne had two sacks among his seven tackles.
St. Joe's 35, Cardinal O'Hara 0: The Marauders scored TDs on their first three possessions. Ilo Noble rushed 236 yards on eight carries and scored his team's first three TDs. Noble has 551 yards to date.
St. Joe's had a goal-line stand at the end of the first half to preserve the shutout. Defensively, junior Rod Payne with 10 tackles, junior Anthony Castellini added nine and senior Jack Bargnesi had eight.
Barker/Roy-Hart 30, Newfane 20: Brett Cole rushed for 139 yards and two scores and Jake Haight added 80 yards and a TD as the Rams picked up their first win as members of Class B East. Haight had an interception to go with eight tackles. Connors Sears had two TDs for Newfane.
Hamburg 28, Bennett 12: Luke Kramer completed 9 of 14 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown and ran for three TDs. Kyle Violanti had four catches for 160 yards and two interceptions.
"Luke is commanding the offense really well," said coach Mike McFadden. "It's more than putting up the stats, he being a leader. We feel we controlled the game in the first half. His persona is to let everyone feel we can do it with him there."
Starpoint 49, Niagara-Wheatfield 14: Evan Majewski rushed for 251 yards and four TDs. The Spartans broke the open with a 21-point second quarter. Matt Wetzel had 10 tackles.
Clymer 37, Forestville 6: Junior quarterback Matt DeStevens had two rushing TDs and a returned the opening kickoff 75 yards as the Pirates moved to 3-1. Junior Garrett McAfoose, filling in for injured starter Jake Wiggers, rushed for 131 yards on 26 carries. McAfoose and Austin Cramer had fumble recoveries.
Sherman/Ripley 38, Panama 27: The Wildcats scored the last 14 points of the game to seal the win and move to 3-0 in Class DD. Devon Morehead had 98 yards rushing and ran for two TDs rushing and caught a pass for another. Stephen Enlow led Panama with 86 yards, including a 57-yard TD.