Alex Price threw a halfback option for a TD and ran for two more scores as Kenmore West handed No. 4 large school Frontier its first loss, 26-21, in a Class AA game on Saturday.
Price finished with 112 yards rushing. Junior cornerback Trent White had 16 tackles, 12 unassisted, as Kenmore West was successful in taking Frontier out of its option game.
Clarence 31, Lockport 21: Senior RB/DB Emaure Williams had 313 all purpose yards as the Red Devils picked up their first win. Williams had 116 yards rushing, 120 yards in kickoff and punt returns and 77 yards in receptions. He scored three rushing TDs and had an interception. The Lions jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but Clarence answered, scoring 21 unanswered points. Sophomore RB Steve Marzano had 105 yards and one TD. CLASS A
Wmsv. South 28, Wmsv. East 7: South won a game that’s bound to be talked about for a while.
The Billies beat rival Williamsville East for the fifth year in a row in a Class A Central game at East. The win over Williamsville North in Week 2 gives South a season sweep of its rival Williamsville schools. All three are in the same division this year.
“I call these bar stool games,” said South coach Kraig Kurzanski. “The seniors will have this to talk about for the rest of their lives.”
Quarterback Sam Castronova completed 20 of 40 for 303 yards and three TDs and an for another score. Kevin Mason had five catches for 137 yards. Linebacker Tony Zendano had eight tackles.
Kenmore East 27, Niagara-Wheatfield 0: Senior back Preston Smith proved a triple threat for the visiting Bulldogs as he threw a halfback option for a TD, caught a TD pass and returned an interception for a TD.
Quarterback Connor McMahon was 10 of 12 for 162 yards and two TDs. Don Christy had nine tackles as the Bulldogs recorded their second shutout of the season.
East was nursing a 13-0 lead late in the third quarter, but grabbed the momentum with Smith’s interception return. The Falcons reached the East red zone only once. CLASS B
Eden 20, Olean 14: The Huskies were driving with 1 minute remaining when they turned the ball over on downs. Alex Smythe scored the first three TDs of the game and had 179 of Eden’s 309 yards on the ground. Jesse Vondell led the defense with seven tackles. Olean QB Chance Anzivine had 172 yards passing and Wil Bathurst had 127 of those year receiving. CLASS C
Cleveland Hill 40, Newfane 12: The Eagles jumped out to a 34-0 halftime lead on their way to improving to 5-0. Sophomore tailback Grayson Taylor had 102 yards on seven carries in his first varsity start.
The passing game was on target all day. Aaron Jackson threw a pair of TD passes to Aaron Wesley. Another passing combo, Anthony Sullivan to Jared Watkins, also hooked up twice. Wayne Jones returned a kickoff 57 yards for the Eagles.
Akron 42, JFK 0: Sophomore quarterback Brendan Weierheiser ran for three TDs and threw for two as the Tigers moved to 3-2.
Austin Lauricella had two TD catches and started the second half with a 75-yard kickoff return. He had five receptions for 101 yards. Tommy James had 12 tackles. Larson Sundown and C. Jay Longwell had interceptions. MONSIGNOR MARTIN
Canisius 51, St. Mary’s 0: Quarterback Zach Liberatore completed all eight of his passes for 189 yards and three TDs, all in the first half, as the No. 2 large school Crusaders moved to 4-1. De’Anthony Simpson had two catches for 131 yards and two TDs. Junior TJ Wheatley had two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception return for a TD.
The loss was the first of the season for St. Mary’s, which played without standout running back Nick Vallone, who had surgery on his broken thumb this week. CLASS D
Panama 39, Cassadaga Valley 6: Kyle Saxton had three TDs and 112 yards for the Panthers (4-1). Jacob Short, who had 17 tackles last week against Frewsburg, had 19 this week.
Clymer 29, Pine Valley 12: Mitch Einink recovered a fumble in the end zone for a TD and had an interception as the Pirates picked up their first win. NONLEAGUE
Williamsville North 41, Lackawanna 12: Ryan Majewski threw for 144 yards and had two rushing TDs as North jumped to a 41-0 lead in the second quarter.
Both of Majewski’s scores were set up by long passes to Kolbe Hughes, who also returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a TD. The Spartans erupted for 27 points in the second quarter. After dropping its first two games, North has won three in a row.
Nichols 30, V-Finney 8: Nose tackle Chris Miner and linebacker Ken Williams had 12 tackles each as the Vikings evened their record at 2-2. Mike Geiger had 131 yards rushing on just five carries and a TD. Mercy Cox-Hicks added 72 yards and accounted for Nichols’ two TDs in the second half.