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Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013: Cal-Mum beats Bishop Kearney on last play

   Leading off today: Quarterback Kurtis Haut scored from four yards out on a fourth-yard snap as time expired, carrying Caledonia-Mumford to a 15-12 victory over Bishop Kearney in the Section 5 Class DD football semifinals on Saturday.

   “As it’s snapped, the clock hits zero,” Haut recounted to the Democrat and Chronicle. “Originally, I was going to hit (receiver Chris) Wilson on the fade (pattern), but Ardell Brown did a great job of coverage. Then, it was just me and the pylon. I just dove for it. I guess I got lucky."

   Haut's 51-yard carry to open the final drive helped set up the winning touchdown.

   Bishop Kearney is ranked 10th and Cal-Mum 12th by the New York State Sportswriters Association. Bishop Kearney won the teams' regular-season contest 48-46.

   Kearney's Tyler Kirton threw his 33rd touchdown pass of the season, a 10-yarder to Jo Jo Gause, with 3:25 left to put the Kings up 12-9.

   More Class D: Alexander avenged a 41-12 loss during the regular season by downing No. 16 Batavia Notre Dame 28-0. Dylan Scharlau ran for 161 yards and a touchdown, while the defense held the Fighting Irish -- who lost quarterback Tim McCulley to an apparent head injury late in the second quarter -- to just two first downs.

   In Section 4, Chris Dhuy ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns as Spencer-Van Etten defeated No. 11 Harpursville 32-14.

   Elliot Deppe (9-for-15, 157 yards, two TDs) hit Zack Tyson with a 63-yard TD pass and followed with a conversion pass to Garrett Swaze to put the Panthers in front less than two minutes into the contest. Harpursville tied midway through the quarter, but Dhuy’s 10-yard run gave S-VE the lead for good with 2:05 left in the first quarter.

   Defending champs out: New Rochelle, the 2012 NYSPHSAA Class AA champion, forced six turnovers but still saw its season end with a 13-10 loss to North Rockland in overtime in the Section 1 quarterfinals.

   Nick Imperato answered No. 18 New Rochelle’s field goal to open OT by throwing an 8-yard touchdown pass to Samuel Pierre-Louis.

   “For the two years I’ve been on varsity, we’ve played them four times and lost three of them,” said Imperato, who also threw an 82-yard touchdown pass. “It leaves that knot in the pit of your stomach. You want to come back and beat them.”

   The day's other Class AA minor upset came when Riverhead downed No. 21 West Islip 33-21 on Jeremiah Cheatom's 38 carries for 228 yards and three touchdowns.

   More Section 1 progress: Woodlands and Rye Neck returned to the sectional Class C final by defeating ranked teams. Woodlands eliminated No. 15 Dobbs Ferry 39-14 as Tyrone Barber piled up 38 carried for 301 yards and four TDs.

   Dobbs Ferry opened the second half with a score to close within 19-14, but a subsequent onside kick failed and Barber scored just three plays later.

   No. 8 Rye Neck defeated No, 12 Bronxville 28-10. Ryan Morningstar responded to a Bronxville field goal with a 41-yard kickoff return to set up the go-ahead TD and a 22-point run in the win.

   Woodlands beat Rye Neck 35-0 in the 2012 final, but Rye Neck topped the Falcons 41-40 in overtime on Oct. 12.

   “We believe that we beat ourselves that game," Woodlands linebacker Cowan Jones told The Journal News. "This is going to be a great opportunity. We’re ready to show everyone that we’re the better team and

  
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   Class B mismatch: Johnnie Akins ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns and Rob Hansen returned a fumble 86 yards for a touchdown as No. 6 Roosevelt swamped No. 15 West Hempstead 53-0. Roosevelt forced six turnovers.

   Big upstate rally: Deandre Swain’s 17-yard TD reception from Jared Gerbino (12-for-20, 175 yards) capped a 20-point comeback as Rush-Henrietta rallied from 20 points down and beat Fairport 33-30 in overtime.

   Fairport had kicked a 41-yard field goal to start the OT.

   R-H trailed 27-7 with 6:28 remaining. Following a punt, Todd LaRocca caught the first of his two touchdowns, R-H's defense held and LaRocca made a 20-yard scoring catch with 2:50 left. Following another Fairport punt, the Royal Comets drove six plays and 47 yards to Gerbino’s 5-yard TD run with 1:03 left.

   Also noteworthy: Mike Martin had 32 carries for 301 yards and five touchdowns as Pine Bush dominated Washingtonville 43-7.

   Craig Berge made six catches for 186 yards and three TDs to spark Massapequa past Plainview JFK 41-6. Berge also chipped in with an interception on defense, and QB Matt Caracappa went 9-for-10 for 301 yards and four touchdowns.

   Connor Coughlin caught 10 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns to lead Patchogue-Medford past Half hollow Hills 53-18 and move up to No. 2 in Suffolk County career receptions at 115. Anthony Lee completed 14 of 23 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns.

   Left over from Friday: Warwick sophomore wide receiver Chris Morgese caught his first career touchdown on a 35-yard desperation pass from Brad Garcia as time expired, completing a 26-20 rally over Valley Central in a Section 9 regular-season game.

   With no timeouts left, Warwick drove 48 yards in 27 seconds. A completion to Brendan Corneby gave Warwick a final snap from the 35 with :08 left.

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   Here's the summary of how ranked teams fared this weekend.


  
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