Leading off today:
Justin Davidov threw a 42-yard touchdown to Shea Holebrook with 1.1 seconds to play Friday night, lifting Ossining to a wild 62-59 football victory
over John Jay Cross River in a Section 1 Class A quarterfinal.
The winning TD came just 34 seconds after John Jay had scored on Danny Skluth’s 22-yard touchdown run to take the lead.
Davidov (172 passing yards, 188 rushing yards) threw five touchdowns, including three to Holebrook, to offset a combined 599 yards by John Jay running backs Skluth (248 yards, three TDs) and Ryan Lee (351 yards, four TDs).
Ossining led 34-25 at the half courtesy of three scores in the final 3:52 of the second quarter -- including James Johnson’s juggling 47-yard TC catch with 0.6 seconds left.
CHSFL showdown: Junior back Jordan Gowins (14 carries, 185 yards) scored on runs of 67 and 39 yards to lead No. 6 St. Anthony's past No. 5 Chaminade 38-10 in front of an estimated 6,000 fans in South Huntington.
"They came to see a show and we gave them one," Gowins told Newsday after extending his season total to 1,349 rushing yards. "Our line just blew them off the ball."
Friars QB Greg Galligan completed 12 of 14 passes for 138 yards and added an 8-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown run to cap the scoring.
"If we don't turn it over we are scary," St. Anthony's coach Rich Reichert said. "This is a dynamic offense and our defense can play, too."
Section 5 surprise: I can't remember the last time someone asked me for a list of the top football coaches in Section 5 and I didn't have Rich Lipani in the top three. Lipani has shown time and time again he'll twist his offense into whatever shape he needs it to be to make the most of his talent.
This time, it required handing the ball to sophomore Dillon Philmon, who responded with 308 yards and four touchdowns in a 30-20 upset of No. 17 Webster Schroeder in the Section 5 Class AA quarterfinals.
“He’s a tough kid and he’s been carrying the ball a lot all year,” Lipani told the Democrat and Chronicle. “Not quite 47 times in a game but he’s had a great year and had a lot of tough yards tonight.”
The Cadets finished with 329 yards rushing and 39 yards passing, and they held Schroeder star Bam Akinniyi to 68 yards on 19 carries.
More Class AA: Kevin Hamilton's interception return for a TD early in the fourth quarter helped set up overtime, and Paul Brinkel picked off a pass in the overtime as Frontier edged Lockport 27-21.
Frontier drove six players to a Cameron Coon 5-yard TD run in overtime to win. Coon had with 121 yards on 17 carries.
In Section 2, No. 23 Shaker edged Shenendehowa 23-21 on junior Will Halpin's 37-yard field goal with 1:37 remaining. Shen took the ensuing kickoff and marched down to the Blue Bison's 10-yard line to set up a potential winning kick, but Shaker defensive end Patrick Hoey broke through the line to make the block.
"I saw an open gap," Hoey told The Times Union. "I went nuts. Their linemen were shifting positions. I saw the hole and ran through it."
Class D clashes: Dolgeville scored on a fumble as time ran out to complete a 27-20 victory over No. 6 Weedsport in a Section 3 playoff opener.
Weedsport turned the ball over on downs with under 2:00 to go to surrender its last real chance After getting the ball back with :09 to go, Weedsport tried several laterals to move the ball up the field, but a fumble was