Leading off today:
If their presumed playoff rematch is half as good as their Week 7 clash, sign me up for tickets to Jamestown vs. Orchard Park, chapter 2.
Jamestown, ranked 10th in the state in Class AA, stopped Orchard Park’s two-point conversion with 27.8 seconds left to earn a 42-41 victory. Orchard Park defeated Jamestown in the last two Section 6 title games at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
With the teams already locked into their playoff seedings, OP played for the win after th 2-yard TD run by senior Desean Walker (28 carries, 121 yards). Orchard Park QB Kevin Goltz ran the ball to the left side on the conversion, but was swarmed by defenders on the decisive play.
“Going for two, we didn’t even think twice about it,” OP coach Gene Tundo told The Buffalo News. “We could have won it right there. Playoff-wise we were set, so we said we might as well win it.
Led by QB Jake Sisson (26 of 39, 423 yards and three TDs) and receiver Stephen Carlson (11 catches, 202 yards, one TD), Jamestown took leads of 19-7 and then 26-14 after the third quarter. The Quakers took their first lead at 35-34 with 3:33 to play on a 65-yard pass play from Goltz (243 passing yards with two TDs, 152 rushing yards with two TDs) to Christopher Murphy.
Jamestown then converted a pair of third downs en route to the go-ahead score, a 6-yard run by Sisson and his conversion pass to Brian Park with 2:55 left.
Milestone: Class A No. 13 Somers beat Brewster 38-19, giving Tony DeMatteo his 100th victory with the Tuskers. DeMatteo previously went 208-65-4 at Yonkers Roosevelt, giving his triple-digit win totals at two Section 1 schools.
PSAL battle: Third-ranked Erasmus Hall's string of five shutouts came crashing to a halt with a 38-23 loss to No. 11 Abraham LIncoln in a PSAL Class AA showdown in Coney Island.
Erasmus Hall quarterback Elijah Davis was injured in the first half after being tackled and did not return.
“It took the rhythm out completely and changed the dynamic of the game,” Dutchmen coach Danny Landberg told The New York Daily News.
Lincoln QB Javon Moore threw for 181 yards and four touchdowns. Malik Andrews caught two TD throws, including a 79-yarder in the third quarter that gave Lincoln a 20-7 lead.
Luis Rodriguez made it 28-7 when he caught a 43-yard touchdown pass from Moore at the end of the third quarter.
Good Class C clash: Cole Carpenter drove No. 16 Watertown Immaculate Heart 67 yards in eight plays midway through the fourth quarter for the winning score, capping it off with a 6-yard TD that beat No. 12 General Brown 28-26.
The IHC defense then forced a turnover and Carpenter engineered a clock-draining drive to wrap up the win. Carpenter threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns.
“I still can’t really believe it happened,’’ Carpenter said afterward. “My line gave me great protection, and my receivers made some great catches. All I did was do my job.”
Pleasantville, Newark pull 'B' upsets: No. 16 Pleasantville surrendered a TD on the first possession of the game but recovered for a 15-7 win over No. 14 Our Lady of Lourdes.
Pleasantville pulled off a fake punt on which James Leyden ran for a 38-yard touchdown to tie the game, then recovered a muffed punt at the Lourdes 18, setting up Leyden's 32-yard field goal for the go-ahead points.
Leyden also registered three QB sacks.
In Section 5, Phil Tack ran for 123 yards and threw for 142 to lead No. 15 Newark past No. 8 Geneva 20-7.
Small schools, big rivalry: Class D No. 18 Caledonia-Mumford edged Class C No. 3 LeRoy 34-29 in one of Section 5's big traditional rivalry games. Joe Cappotelli broke up the middle for a 46-yard TD with 6:27 left for a 34-26 lead.