Qadree Ollison added his name to the Canisius record book, not once but twice, on Saturday during an impressive 14-0 win over Walsh Jesuit of Ohio.
The senior running back rushed for 157 yards giving him the school record for yards in a career with 3,129. The previous record of 3,080 had been held by Mercer Timmis since 2011. Ollison also scored both Crusaders touchdowns – giving him 41 in his career and eclipsing the previous record of 39, also held by Timmis.
The Canisius defense was just as productive allowing just 83 yards of offense, including a mere seven yards in the second half. Senior safety Ryan Richards had eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Linebacker Michael Sharp added five tackles.
Canisius scored on its first drive of the game, going 68 yards on 10 plays with Ollison finding the end zone after a 21-yard run. Canisius’ TD in the second quarter was set up by an interception by Keon Garrett, who gave his team a drive start on the Walsh 39-yard line. Three plays later, Ollison scored on a 34-yard run with 26 seconds left in the half.
St. Joe’s 53, Cardinal O’Hara 16: Sophomore quarterback Mike McCarthy threw for 257 yards, completing 7-of-9 passes and three TDs. His third TD of the game went to Tyler Hill, who raced 98 yards. St. Joe’s had just taken possession after a successful goal-line stand.
Senior Nigel Davis rushed for 94 yards on just five carries and two scores as the starters sat most of the second half. Just like he did last week, Davis scored the first time he touched the ball as he raced 66-yard to the end zone. Against Clarence in Week 2, he went 94 yards. Senior Cordell Owens had eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Sophomore Justin Jones had six tackles to go with a 62-yard TD catch.
St. Mary’s 21, Timon/St. Jude 6: Nick Vallone rushed for 225 yards and scored on the opening drive on a 42-yard run for the 3-0 Lancers. It’s the second week in a row he’s been over 200 yards. The Lancers’ defense has given up just 13 points in its first three games.
“The Timon defense was very prepared and tough, and they knew what we were doing, they sniffed him out, and the kid showed a lot of individual effort,” said coach Dave Hersey.
Quarterback Justin Hersey went 5 of 8 for 108 yards and had an 11-yard TD pass to Deone Strong. St. Mary’s is idle next week.
Lancaster 17, Niagara Falls 0: Matt Szymanski scored on a 4-yard run, Corey Helenbrook returned a punt 75 yards and Alex Juhasz kicked a 32-yard field goal for the Redskins.
Kenmore East 27, North Tonawanda 14: Preston Smith had his third 100-yard rushing game in a row as the Bulldogs’ 3-0 record reflects its best start since 2001. Smith also helped put the game away when with under three minutes left, he returned an interception 48 yards for a TD. Senior quarterback Connor McMahon had three TD passes, including a pair to Adam Geib, to finish with 124 yards throwing.
As Smith and McMahon have gone, so have the Bulldogs. East went 0-8 two years ago when they were sophomore starters and 5-5 last year as juniors.
“They are both three-year starters and their experience and leadership is carrying into this year,” said coach Matt Chimera, whose team won four of its last six games last year. “We had two good JV years in a row, we have that experience and some talent.”
Sweet Home 37, Starpoint 6: The Panthers got off to a quick start when Brandon Smiley returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a TD. Starpoint fumbled on the next possession and Sweet Home turned that into points when Jordan Evert broke loose for a 42-yard run. Kevin Torrillo was 11 of 15 for 165 yards passing and three TDs, two to Smiley.
Grand Island 13, Niagara-Wheatfield 7: Jack Gorman returned the opening kickoff 86 yards to highlight the Vikings’ home win. Paul Sukmanowski scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter to take a 13-0 lead into the locker room. A 25-yard pass to Gorman set up the score.
Wmsv. North 21, Wmsv. East 0: After a scoreless first quarter, North set the tone for the rest of the game when Kolbe Hughes returned a punt 65 yards for a TD. Later in the same quarter, Chad Steinwachs and Ryan Majewski connected on a 31-yard pass. George Attea had 10 tackles, recovered a fumble and scored. Derick Isler had 104 yards rushing and nine tackles.
Tonawanda 17, Newfane 7: The visiting Warriors held Newfane to six yards rushing in the first half and 68 for the game. The defense also caused four turnovers with Connor Pumm returning an interception 23 yards for a score. Linebacker Paul Palladino had nine tackles while Will Galley added seven with two sacks. Senior QB Chris Mara, making his first varsity start, was 7 of 10 for 91 yards and a TD. Tim Barnard added 106 yards on the ground.
Lackawanna 42, JFK 6: QB Dylan Gregoire had three TD passes giving him seven for the season, as the Steelers moved to 3-0. Gregoire threw for 120 yards in finding Brandon Sireika twice and Angelo Miranda once. RB Cam Smith finished with 168 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns. JV callup, freshman linebacker Marquez Lofton, had 10 tackles and a forced fumble.
Franklinville 25, Clymer 12: Jamie Greiner had 131 yards rushing, two TDs and 15.5 tackles at LB. Ben Ericson added 8.5 tackles at LB. QB Peter Copp had a pair of rushing TDs as the Panthers scored 12 fourth-quarter points to put the game away.
Clymer’s Jake Wiggers opened the game’s scoring with a 53-yard run and then left the game for good with a sprained ankle in the second quarter.
Sherman 34, Cattaraugus/Little Valley 8: QB Andrew Graham had a rushing and a passing TD for the Wildcats. Devin Morehead scored the only points of the second half on a pair of rushing TDs in the fourth quarter. Dylan Scoutan had eight tackles and a forced fumble.
Panama 34, Pine Valley 8: Stephen Enlow had three TDs and Kyle Saxton finished with 182 yards. Dylan Bergmann and Jacob Short had 12 tackles each.