Leading off today:
At first glance, it looks as though Friday was a terrible night for ranked teams in New York high school football.
All told, 15 ranked squads lost. But once you look inside the numbers (as the NYSSWA's Steve Grandin did), the math isn't so awful. Twelve of the losses came to ranked teams, two others (Vestal and Babylon) came to opponents from larger classes and the 15th (Broadalbin-Perth) got taken down by an unbeaten honorable mention.
All in all, no reason to panic.
Wild ending: After allowing a touchdown and 2-point conversion on the final play of regulation, No. 7 New Rochelle edged No. 24 John Jay East Fishkill 21-14 in a very strange overtime on a 2-yard run by senior Jonathan Forrest (29 carries, 166 yards, 3 TDs).
The Huguenots' winning drive in OT started at the 10-yard line rather than the 20, which is supposed to be the line of scrimmage in extra time, The Journal News reported. John Jay was then given the same starting spot, but New Ro stopped the Patriots on fourth-and-goal at the 7.
Another injury: Maine-Endwell beat Norwich 42-7 for its 41st win in a row, but the three-time defending state champs may have lost another quarterback.
Kevin Barrett was 2-for-4 for 43 yards and a touchdown in the first half before an unspecified injury kept him on the sidelines in the second half, the Press & Sun-Bulletin reported.
He was replaced by Drew Gallagher, who went 2-for-2 for 75 yards and a TD. Gallagher ran for a 75-yard touchdown in the first quarter and intercepted two passes on defense.
Maine-Endwell played last week without Week 1 quarterback Kyle Balmer, who was sidelined with a hand injury.
Streak over: The state's second-longest active win streak ended when Class A Shoreham-Wading River edged Class B No. 7 Babylon 9-7. Babylon had won 25 consecutive games.
S-WR forced three turnovers, and running back Chris Rosati carried 20 times for 111 yards and his team's touchdown.
More Class B: Schuylerville knocked off No. 9 Broadalbin-Perth 36-20 on the strength of Josh Thomas' 143 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Junior quarterback Will Griffen added 128 yards and one rushing score.
Potent L.I. offense: Junior Jack Cassidy threw for two TDs and ran for another on No. 20 Connetquot's first three possessions of a 47-21 win over No. 12 Sachem North in Class AA action.
Connetquot opened a 28-0 lead on Cassidy's 7-yard scoring strike to Bryan Ramirez early in the second quarter.
"We lost a heartbreaker to them last year in the playoffs," center Josh Gutierrez told Newsday. "It stayed with us through the wrestling season and into our spring and summer workouts. ... Our energy was unbelievable before the game and my brothers came to play. This was an enormous win against a great program."
Cassidy finished with 141 all-purpose yards, and Jack Richardson ran 16 times for 133 yards and a trio of TDs.
Indian River rolls: Indian River rode five takeaways and senior QB Densel Barnes's 182 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns to roll past Carthage 42-20 to avenge a loss in the 2013 Section 3 finals.
Carthage is ranked sixth and Indian River 14th in Class A.
"The loss in the Dome was definitely a big one, and basically, our whole season revolves around that loss," Indian River senior Connor Brown told the Watertown Daily Times.
Barnes came up with an interception on Carthage's first possession, and two plays later Brown busted through the middle for 43 yards for a touchdown. Later in the quarter, Anthony DeMarco picked off a pass and ran it back 45 yards for a touchdown to increase lead to 21-7.
In other Class A action: