on October 12, 2013 - 12:17 AM
, updated October 12, 2013 at 12:50 AM
The Crosstown Cup and the half-painted green and blue football helmet aren’t going anywhere. The mementos for the winning team will remain at West Seneca East after a 20-0 victory over rival West Seneca West. The Trojans beat their rivals for the fifth time in six starts in a game played before a big crowd at West. The shutout was East’s first since 1989.
East’s secondary had six interceptions, two each by Jalexis Santiago and Mike Waterman. Tyler Skretny opened the scoring on a 1-yard run and he also had an interception. Brandon Day led the ground game with 81 yards. Sam Crabtree had an interception and a fumble recovery.
St. Mary’s 20, Hutch-Tech 16: Anthony Stitt had 118 yards and one touchdown. It’s his second start since replacing the injured Nick Vallone. St. Mary’s led, 20-0, in the third quarter. Roman West scored both of the Engineers’ touchdowns in the second half. Nate Keith had nine tackles and opened the scoring, catching a 1-yard pass from Justin Hersey.
Cathedral Prep (Pa.) 56, St. Joe’s 7: The Marauders fell hard to Pennsylvania’s 2012 3-A state champions. The Ramblers put the game out of reach with a 28-point second quarter. According to the team’s website, Prep has four players who are weighing Division I offers. St. Joe’s Nigel Davis rushed for 111 yards on 20 carries. St. Joe’s points came in the fourth quarter when Connor McKenna caught a 1-yard pass from Tyler Hill.
Barker/Roy-Hart 44, Wilson 26: Jacob Haight had three rushing and two passing TDs, rushed for 203 yards and had 132 yards in receptions. His only two catches both went for TDs. On defense he had eight tackles and an interception. Andy Xapsos, Daron Woods and Dillon Mangon had 11 tackles each. Wilson countered with Tim Welch, who ran for 243 yards.
Jamestown 52, Clarence 8: The undefeated and No. 1-ranked Red Raiders scored more than 50 points for the sixth time this season.
QB Jake Sisson was 8 of 9 for 138 yards and three TDs passing and two rushing. Zach Panebianco had a 74-yard punt return – sprinting down his own sideline – and he also caught a TD pass. Scoring for the defense was Michael Parker, who returned a fumble 31 yards.
Clarence broke the shutout with 2:30 left.
Lake Shore 36, Iroquois 15: After a 15-15 halftime tie, the Eagles erupted for 21 second-half points led by the strong rushing of Collin Fiutko and Nick Miranda. Fiutko threw for a score, rushed for one and had a PAT run. The defense was led by Jovanni Klimowicz and Phil Wigdor, both in on 11 tackles. Parker Addison recorded 1.5 sacks and was perfect on four PAT kicks. Iroquois quarterback Kyle Siefert had two TD passes.
South Park 18, Hamburg 13: Tyler Mascio completed 13 of 18 for 211 yards with two passing touchdowns and one rushing score for the Sparks (5-1). The defense held the Bulldogs scoreless in the first half. Antonio Leonard and Robin Gilmore had interceptions and William Burgess recorded eight tackles.
Wmsv. East 34, East 6: Matt Zygaj had three fumble recoveries, including one in the end zone for a TD that opened the scoring. It was the first of five turnovers by the Panthers. Brian Morreale had nine tackles while Zygaj added seven. Jaleel Battle threw for a TD and scored another on the ground.
East Aurora 14, Dunkirk 7 (OT): The Blue Devils made the most of getting the first possession in overtime as Connor Allan scored on a 1-yard run. On defense in OT, it was Drew Horton who ended the game with an interception on fourth and 19. On the previous play Kenny Jones recorded a sack for a 3-yard loss. Horton finished with 10 tackles. Nick Potter had nine. EA finished with 270 yards rushing led by Joey Gugino with 94 yards.
Pioneer 29, Springville 0: Defensive end Justin Bliss had a 52-yard interception for a TD as the Panthers shut out their first opponent while moving to 4-1.
It was Bliss’ third of his career as he also had a pick-six as sophomore and one as a junior. Junior Tyler Mummery, nursing an ankle injury, had 142 yards on 16 attempts. Chris Riordan scored 16 points, with two TDs and two PATs. Sophomore tackle Foster Dell had seven tackles while Matt Haggerty had two interceptions.
Albion 14, Lew-Port 6: Manny Thompson’s 70-yard interception return for a TD in the fourth quarter helped decide this one. After a scoreless first quarter, Carmen Zorillo scored on a 1-yard run, spotting the Lancers a 6-0 lead. Ed Wolfe (125 yards) brought the Purple Eagles within a point by halftime, 7-6, scoring on a 10-yard run. Brett Zicari had 12 tackles and Steven Stauss 11 for Albion.
Amherst 14, Maryvale 0: Michael-Jordan Morris and Juwan Baker had second-half TDs as the Tigers won by shutout. Morris finished with 113 yards rushing. Christian Green had a fumble recovery and Bryon Fowler had two sacks among his eight tackles.
Cleveland Hill 48, Tonawanda 6: The Eagles clinched at least a share of the Class C North title with the win. Jared Watkins caught TD passes of 84 and 15 yards from Aaron Jackson and another one from Anthony Sullivan. Grayson Taylor also found the end zone three times on two rushing scores and a 17-yard interception return. Wayne Jones had 11 tackles for the winners.
Southwestern 18, Silver Creek 12: The Trojans’ secondary had four interceptions, led by linebacker Hunter Peterson with two. Jordan Bryerton had 13 tackles and his brother, Corey, had 11. QB Noah Weinstein passed for 117 yards and one touchdown. RB Sherman Williams had 155 yards for Silver Creek.
Akron 35, Lackawanna 24: Austin Lauricella rushed for 101 yards and had 133 yards in receptions. Garrett Schultz scored a touchdown, had a fumble recovery for a score and forced a fumble.
The Tigers built a 28-8 lead in the third quarter. Cam Smith had two rushing TDs for the Steelers.
Lackawanna inducts ’67 team
Lackawanna High School inducted its third athletic Wall of Fame class on Friday night at the school.
After two classes with six individuals each, the committee inducted its first team going with 1967 football team. The team was the first in the history of the school to go undefeated, finishing 8-0 as members of ECIC I.
Former football coach and 1969 graduate Bill Pukalo was also enshrined. A two-way end, he was team MVP and an ECIC all-star in 1968. As the Steelers football coach from 1978-1993 he went 88-48 with two Section VI Class B crowns and eight playoff appearances.
Lydia Fiore played four years of interscholastic softball and volleyball. In softball she was a four-time ECIC all-star and recorded 30 stolen bases each year before graduating in 1979.
Chuck Threeths, Class of 1977, was a two-time All-WNY selection in basketball as well as a member of The Buffalo News 50th anniversary All-Time All-WNY team. He played four years at Tennessee and professionally from 1980-1984 in Europe.
Individual honors and team success followed Dave May, Class of 1968. He led the ECIC in scoring at 23.0 ppg while leading the 1967-1969 Steelers to the Section VI Class AAA title. He was QB of the championship team in 1967. He played four years on the golf team.
Ray Rosinski was the 1956 Niagara Frontier League tennis champion and also played basketball and baseball.