Leading off today:
Oh, brother. Can you think of anyone more appropriate to break the Section 9 record for touchdown catches in a game?
Joe White set the record for Cornwall with four in a game in 2010. On Saturday, his brother Mike White threw five scoring strikes to senior classmate Chris Bauer to break the TD receptions mark. The scores covering 7, 8, 15, 53 and 45 yards all took place in the first half of a 49-0 win over Saugerties.
"I’m still in shock,” Bauer told the Times Herald-Record after finishing with six catches for 128 yards. “I don’t know if I can make sense of it. Down the road, I definitely think it will be a cool accomplishment.”
Cornwall is ranked fifth in the state in Class A.
Strong Island: Even putting aside a feat that I'll highlight in a separate blog later Sunday, it was a very notable day of football in Sections 8 and 11 on Saturday. A few examples:
• Islip, ranked 14th in Class A, outlasted Sayville 59-58 in triple overtime.
Wynell Michaud's 20-yard run and the ensuing extra point to open the third OT staked islip to a 59-52 lead. Matt Seitz, who opened the game with a 99-yard kickoff return and a 21-yard rush for a 14-0 lead, answered with a 9-yard touchdown run, but Sayville's attempt at a 2-point conversion pass failed.
Islip QB Kieran Mullins finished 13-for-16 for 315 yards and five TDS. He also ran 16 times for 97 yards and another score.
• Also in Class A, No. 7 Lawrence beat Lynbrook 47-28 as Joe Capobianco completed 16 of 19 attempts for 339 yards and three touchdowns and became Long Island's career leader for passing yardage.
• Class A No. 18 Garden City topped Wantagh 21-13 behind Brett Stewart's three TD passes and 191 yards. The third-year starter extended his season total to 2,460 yards, breaking Mike Gluck's 1991 school record.
• Class A No. 10 Miller Place running back Brett Osman ran 37 times for 331 yards and four touchdowns to beat Huntington 42-28.
• Deer Park's Jashawn Thompson broke 300 rushing yards for the second time this fall, carrying 26 times for 311 yards and three TDs to help top Amityville 24-0.
And none of that even includes ...
Suffolk County Class AA upsets: Northport bested No. 20 Patchogue-Medford 38-31 as Connor Quinn went 17-of-27 for 274 yards and two touchdowns, including a game winning 20-yarder to Ken Radigan in the second OT. Quinn hit Cole Quoltrup for a 30-yard TD with 1:30 to play, capping a 21-point fourth quarter.
William Floyd dominated No. 17 Sachem North 42-14 on the strength of three TDs in the third quarter. QB Eric Brust ran for a 4-yard TD to cap the opening possession and Vinny LaBate scored again on a 2-yard run midway through the first quarter.
Coming on strong: Smarting from a 24-17 loss to Hilton the week before, Rush-Henrietta recovered with a 14-13 upset of Class AA No. 16 Pittsford. The Royal Comets' JoJo Ortiz caused and recovered a Pittsford fumble on the Panthers’ 37-yard line with less than a minute left to wrap up the win.