Leading off today:
Plan B seems to be working just fine for Union-Endicott
as it begins life on the football field without Sammy Davis, who suffered a season-ending leg injury last week.
Part-timer-turned-starter Michael Cheslock rushed for 222 yards in the first half and 263 in the game Saturday as the Tigers, ranked seventh in Class A by the NYSSWA, defeated Class AA No. 18 Binghamton 43-21.
Cheslock carried 22 times in the first half alone as U-E rallied after allowing the first score to post a 29-15 lead.
“You think about it, you’re going into halftime and you just put 29 on them," coach Shane Hurd told The Press & Sun-Bulletin. "That’s a pretty good defense, that’s not the Sisters of the Poor out there. We went to work on offense because we thought we needed two scores.”
U-E got what it needed and improved to 6-0.
“Michael Cheslock was fantastic,” Hurd said. “He was exactly what we thought he was going to be. We have all the confidence in the world in 'Ches.'"
North's unbeaten season goes south: John Trainer, who missed last season while recovering from a shoulder injury suffered as a sophomore lacrosse player, rushed for 145 yards and three TDs to power Northport to a 33-10 victory over Sachem North, ranked fourth in Class AA.
“When I was told I wouldn’t be able to play I was heartbroken,” Trainer told Patch.com. “During the offseason I really got after it in the weight room. That’s where it started. I was looking forward to this football season.”
Northport, which started 0-2 and is now riding a three-game winning streak scored on all four of its first-half possessions and ran for 200 yards. Tigers senior Sean Gilroy completed 10 of 16 passes for 152 yards to help control the pace against a team that had been averaging 44 points a game.
If not for a Tom Capone 6-yard TD run with under a minute to go, No. 3 Oceanside would have been the day's biggest upset victim on Long Island.
Capone threw for 233 yards and ran for 159 as Oceanside edged Massapequa 28-24. Anthony Pintabona posted a career high with 12 catches for 192 yards and two touchdowns covering 23 and 43 yards.
Canisius now 6-0: No. 13 Aquinas, which had been on a 25-game winning streak against Monsignor Martin Association opponents, lost to a Buffalo-area Catholic school for the second time in eight days.
Tyler Mascio went 10-for-12 for 209 yards and three touchdowns as No. 12 Canisius remained unbeaten with a 35-7 victory against the Little Irish.
Three Canisius scoring drivers started at the Crusaders' own 1-yard line.
Seaford squeaks by: Highlights: Nicky Fischetti carried the ball 17 times for 70 yards in the second half and keyed an 88-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter to lift Seaford over Long Island Roosevelt 13-12.
Austin Quiroz (15 carries, 85 yards) scored the winning TD on a 3-yard run.
Roosevelt is ranked fifth in Class B and Seaford 17th in