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Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013: Unbeaten Commack tops No. 4 Sachem North

   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

  
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   In Section 1, No. 10 Rye dominated No. 23 Sleepy Hollow 43-18 as Andrew Livingston went 8-for-15 for 282 yards and six touchdowns two apiece to Tim DeGraw, Chris Santangelo and Jay Little.

   Sleepy Hollow QB Devin Lopez (left shoulder) did not play and his availability for next week’s rivalry game with Ossining is in jeopardy, The Journal News reported.

   Fifteenth-ranked Harrison fell 28-7 at the hands of Yorktown, which was sparked by Kris Alvarado's 44-yard interception return for a score.

   Cambridge rallies: No. 10 Cambridge scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 46-27 victory over No. 5 Rensselaer in Class D action.

   Chris Warnke rushed for 139 yards and four touchdowns, and Caleb Rowland totaled 169 yards in the win. Austin Dean answered a first-quarter Rensselaer TD with an 85-yard kickoff return for a score.

   Also noteworthy: Scotia junior Daniel Zeglen completed 18 of 20 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns and was the leading ground-gainer for the Tartans with 76 yards to beat Cobleskill 48-21.

   Tyler Anderson ran for a school-record 367 yards and three touchdowns to lead Shoreham-Wading River past Hampton Bays 45-14, Anderson broke his own record of 323 yards set in 2012.


  
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