Leading off today:
Will Mahar was all arms and legs in a memorable football performance Friday. The McQuaid senior used his hands to make seven receptions for 183 yards, but it was his kicking that made the biggest impact.
Mahar's fifth field goal of the night, a 52-yard field goal as time expired, lifted the Knights over Rochester's Edison Tech 22-21.
Thomas Anderson had given Edison a 21-19 lead with 11 seconds left on a 3-yard run. McQuaid quarterback Mark Nozzi completed a 41-yard pass to Mahar, who was able to get out of bounds with 0.8 seconds left to stop the clock for the winning field goal.
Mahar, selected second-team all-state as a junior by the New York State Sportswriters Association, made five of his six field-goal attempts. His other successful kicks covered 37 and 41 yards in the first half and 33 and 21 yards in the second half.
More special work on special teams: Kyle Fayette returned three punts for touchdowns -- all on 60-yard plays -- as Sandy Creek routed South Lewis 57-6. A fourth return for a TD was negated by a penalty.
Cutting it close again: Alden, ranked third in the state in Class B, had its second straight close call, this time edging Hutch-Tech 29-22 as Austin Hopcia caught an 11-yard pass from Brian Stoldt with :19 left.
In Week 2, Alden edged Eden 22-15 thanks to Lyle Grant's 15-yard TD catch with :47 to play.
No. 2 knocked off: No. 23 Monroe-Woodbury downed No. 2 Newburgh 35-14 in a Section 9 Class AA showdown as junior Cole Gennett ran for 117 yards, scored three TDs and picked off a pass.
Quarterback Kevin Carr threw for 237 yards and two TDs in the triumph. The Crusaders broke to a 21-0 lead on a pair of 1-yard runs by Gennett and a 61-yard carry by Carr.
Key Section 5 clashes: Eighth-ranked Caledonia-Mumford defeated No. 6 Avon 35-13 in a Section 5 Class D contest between Livingston County League rivals.
Kurtis Haut produced a career-high 274 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 19 carries. He also threw for a touchdown for the Red Raiders.
In Class A, No. 21 Brockport earned a 13-7 win over No. 18 Churchville-Chili as Carlton Ekiyor ran a sweep off right tackle for 13 yards and a score in overtime after the Saints missed a field-goal attempt.
Fleet-footed QBs: Adarius France's first start as the Corning quarterback was an indisputable success. He posted touchdown runs of 38, 51, 50, 49 and 4 yards as the Hawks rolled past Ithaca 60-22.
France carried 14 times for 266 yards.
Meanwhile, Jamestown quarterback Jake Sisson ran for four long touchdowns in a 58-32 victory over Buffalo South Park. He ran for scores of 42, 29 and 42 yards to stake Jamestown to a 21-0 lead and finished with 10 carries for 164 yards as well as 292 yards through the air on 14-for-22 accuracy.
A week earlier, Sisson set a Section 6 record by throwing for 508 yards vs. Kenmore West.
Amherst senior QB Joe Nagy ran 21 times for 215 yards and five touchdowns to beat Barker/Royalton-Hartland 34-20.
Section 3 shootout: Angus Evans threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score to help Rome Free Academy rally from a 26-0 deficit and edge Utica Proctor 47-46 in overtime.
Evans was 14-for-28 for 340 yards, including second-half TDs to Eddie Campos, Joey Campbell and Josh Reed that finally gave RFA the lead and overcame a five-TD effort