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Saturday, Oct. 3, 2014: Webster Schroeder upsets No. 3 Rush-Henrietta

   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.

  
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   Pham has converted 179 extra points, eclipsing the record of 177 by Anthony McDonald-Caporiccio of Elmira Notre Dame from 1994-98. Pham started during the final five games of the 2011 season as a freshman and has handled the kicking duties since. He is also a second-year starter at center.

   Class B mismatch: Schalmont, ranked No. 2 in Class B and seeking a fifth Section 2 title in six years, took a 39-0 halftime lead and breezed past No. 14 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 59-0.

   The Sabres rolled up 393 yards on offense as Nick Gallo ran for 118 yards and passed for 100 before leaving the game in the third quarter. Hunter Gac added 105 yards rushing.

   More Section 2 action: Hudson Falls' Geno Brancati ran for 333 yards on 46 carries and scored four touchdowns to help the Tigers edge Glens Falls 43-35. Brancati scored in the fourth quarter on runs of 2 and 15 yards.

   Hudson Falls won the Jug Game for the first time since 1997.

   "To see your players happy is one of the greatest rewards as a coach," Tigers coach Bill Strong told The Post-Star. "To see everything they do pay off, not that winning is everything, but it certainly is nice to see your kids rewarded after a tough year last year and a lot of work in the offseason."

    • Chase DeLossantros scored touchdowns from 53 and 65 yards on Mechanicville's first two plays from scrimmage and ended with 168 yards rushing and three touchdowns in two quarters of action during a 61-0 over Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne.

   Showdown intact: LeRoy and Bishop Kearney rolled to big wins ahead of their scheduled Week 6, interclass contest.

   LeRoy, NO. 2 in Class C, opened up a 32-0 lead on the way to a 53-13 win vs. Canisteo-Greenwood. Jon Pierce (eight carries, 79 yards) and Tom Kelso ran for two TDs apiece and Nick Egeling led the ground game with 156 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.

   Quarterback Mike McMullen was 10-for-16 for 219 yards and three touchdowns.

   Kearney, the state's sixth-ranked Class D team, beat Perry 64-10 as QB Todd LaRocca went 15-for-21 for 321 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran for a score.

   Ardell Brown made six receptions for 170 yards and three scores, and Jalen Long finished with 104 yards and two touchdowns on five catches.

   More big numbers: Binghamton Seton Catholic beat Sidney 60-26 as Dan O'Brien logged 356 yards of offense. O'Brien scored his team's first three TDs on 58- and 61-yard receptions and a 35-yard run.


  
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