Leading off today:
Austin Ocwieja carried 30 times for 107 yards and two touchdowns Friday as Webster Schroeder
defeated Rush-Henrietta, ranked third in the state in Class AA, 42-35.
Schroeder receiver Will Blake matched the NYSPHSAA record for catches in a game with 17 for 168 yards and a TD. Rome Free Academy's Anthony Morat had 17 receptions in a 2001 game, and the overall state mark of 18 was set by Khalif Staten of the PSAL's Abraham Lincoln in 2006.
Schroeder QB Brett Segala was 29-for-41 for 279 yards and two TDs. He also rushed seven times for 95 yards and two TDS. His 24-yard scoring run made the lead 42-28 before Steven Clark of R-H brought back the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a TD with under four minutes to go.
Shaking things up: The next set of New York State Sportswriters Association rankings on Wednesday will show a number of changes in classes B and C, where the upset bug was not kind.
Most notable was the Section 6 Class B action, where No. 4 Depew fell to unranked Cheektowaga 28-21 and No. 12 Buffalo Bennett downed No. 6 Burgard 20-12.
Cheektowaga stopped Depew on fourth-and-goal in the final seconds to wrap up its win when QB Dylan Sekuterski's pass from the 7 was knocked down by Cheektowaga junior Justin Williams. Cheektowaga ran out the clock to improve to 4-1.
Cheektowaga scored the eventual winning points early in the third quarter when Zak Ciezki threw over the middle to senior Hakiem Black for a 19-yard touchdown and a 28-21 lead.
In the matchup of Harvard Cup rivals, Bennett consumed 8:58 on a 64-yard drive to open the game with an 8-0 lead. Isaiah McDuffie recovered a fumble on the subsequent Burgard possession and then scored on a 23-yard run late in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead.
Andrew White carried 22 times for 148 yards and McDuffie ran 13 times for 101 yards in the win.
Among the other ranked Class B losers were No. 20 Geneva and No. 23 Marcellus.
Batavia edged Geneva 8-7 as Dominick Mogavero (23 carries, 110 yards) ran in the 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter.
Westhill improved to 5-0 with its 27-12 win at Marcellus as Richie Easterly ran for two touchdowns and Mike Burton kicked two field goals. Marcellus committed three turnovers and had a punt blocked.
Tenth-ranked Herkimer made noise in Class C with its 28-24 win over No. 7 Utica Notre Dame. Mitchell Scherer ran for one touchdown and threw to Antonio Aceto for another in the first quarter to build a 14-0 lead, then the quarterback ran for two scores after halftime.
After ND quarterback Kevin Warmack ran 21 yards for his third touchdown midway through the fourth quarter for a 24-20 lead, Scherer raced 40 yards up the middle of the field for what proven to be the winning points on the next possession.
Also, Pioneer worked two overtimes to beat No. 14 Southwestern 18-12.
Class B Pioneer scored in the second OT on an 8-yard pass from Austin Kossow to Brad Chislett on fourth-and-goal. From there, freshman linebacker Caleb Riordan, appearing in his first varsity game, made back-to-back stops of Southwestern ball carriers on third and fourth downs.
Kicker sets state mark: Stephen Pham broke the state career record for extra points kicked by going 4-for-6 during Maine-Endwell's 40-7 win over Chenango Valley.
It was the 43rd consecutive win for the Spartans, top-ranked in Class B. M-E plays Class C No. 1 Chenango Forks next Friday.