Leading off today:
Senior Billy Holscher kicked a 31-yard field goal in the third overtime to give Commack a 31-28 football upset of Sachem North
, ranked fourth in the state in Class AA.
Paccione and Jesse Kilmetis scored Commack touchdowns in the first two overtimes. Sachem North's Malik Pierre ran for three TDs, including a 1-yard score in the third quarter to tie the game at 14-14.
Unranked Commack is 5-0.
Cross-class knockout: Section 5 is a holdout in football alignments, sticking to traditional leagues rather than grouping and scheduling based upon state classifications.
That typically leads to a few games a week between teams one class apart. This week, it meant a Class B team taking on a Class D opponent -- with both state-ranked. And it led to a doozy of a result.
Bishop Kearney, ranked 16th in Class D, defeated Class B No. 14 Livonia 46-20. Quarterback Tyler Kirton was 17-for-31 for 370 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Kings.
Gary Castine of Buffalo St. Joseph's holds the New York record of eight TD passes in a game.
Jo Jo Gause had 194 yards and five touchdowns on seven catches. He also made 14½ tackles on defense.
Tightly bunched: The Section 2 Class AA tournament is going to be an interesting one, with little separating the top four teams.
On Friday, Albany CBA defeated unbeaten and 17th-ranked Guilderland 40-6, sacking quarterback Frank Gallo six times in the first half. CBA's Elliot Croskey rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown, caught two TD passes and was involved in four of the sacks.
"We can run the ball and pass the ball. We can do it all," Croskey told The Times Union.
Meanwhile, Saratoga inflicted a 33-6 beating on No. 23 Shenendehowa. Saratoga rushed 35 times for 310 yards and five TDs. Jake Eglintine paced the attack with 137 yards and two touchdowns.
Class A confrontations: Buffalo McKinley rallied in the second half to edge Williamsville South 20-14. Williamsville South ended McKinley's season with playoff wins in 2011 and 2012.
McKinley, which went to backup QB Mike Bentoon in the second half due to an injury to Jamar Rutledge, is tied for 25th and Williamsville South is ranked 24th this week by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
“It was basically sweet revenge,” McKinley senior linebacker Chris Smith, who had two sacks, told The Buffalo News. “It’s not pretty all the time, but we came out