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Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015: Garden City snaps Carey's winning streak

   Leading off today: Senior Brian Haeffner rushed for 260 yards and four TDs as Garden City scored a 38-7 victory to snap Carey's 25-game football winning streak Saturday.

   Carey is ranked third and Garden City 23rd in the New York State Sportswriters Association Class A ratings.

   "You can't disrespect Carey, but I think we had enough of being underrated," Haeffner, who broke away for a 75-yard TD on the day's first snap from scrimmage, told Newsday. "I've never seen our team work harder than we did for this week."

   Haeffner rolled up 211 yards and three TDs on just nine first-half carries.

   "I think I owe the offensive line all breakfast," he said. "They're an awesome bunch of kids. This win goes out to them. We were able to get the yards we needed because of them and the openings they made."

   Section 5 large-school developments: No. 9 Pittsford outlasted No. 11 Rush-Henrietta 36-33 in a battle of two Rochester-area Class AA heavyweights. The Panthers' Josh Mack (22 carries, 193 yards) ran for four touchdowns, including a 53-yard burst with 2:16 to play.

   While that game played according to form, two Class A contests that were upsets on paper may not have been upsets at all. Instead, it was confirmation that Section 5 has at least five -- and maybe seven -- teams capable of playing for a championship in early November.

   First, Canandaigua trampled No. 22 Greece Athena 41-14 as Mitchell Schafer (11-for-15, 139 yards) threw for three TDs and Coron Broomfield (18 carries, 197 yards) ran for two.

   And then there was Greece Arcadia's 35-3 dismantling of No. 8 Eastridge. Five Titans scored touchdowns and Xavier McGee compiled 95 yards of total offense for the winners.

   Mammoth FG proves decisive: Canisius junior kicker Blake Haubeil kicked a 61-yard field goal in the third quarter of the top-ranked Crusaders' game against South Park. The kick made it a two-TD margin, and it turned out to be crucial in a 23-20 win over Buffalo South Park, ranked ninth in Class A.

   "I had missed from 46 earlier, so I knew the next one would be important," Haubeil, an Ohio State commit, told The Buffalo News. "I told the holder to get the ball down, and I'd put it through. I was also a little nervous at the same time. You always want those kicks. You want to take advantage of your opportunities. I was a little lucky to get it."

   The wind-aided effort was a yard better than Michael Tarbutt's school record from last December and a yard short of the state record by Ward Melville's Todd Sauerbrun in 1990. (List of longest N.Y. field goals here.)

   "There's a reason he got that scholarship," said Canisius coach Rich Robbins. "I trust him to make the next kick. I just didn't know it would turn out to be the game-winner."

   In other Western New York interclass action, Class AA No. 4 Orchard Park edged Buffalo Bennett, the state's No. 2 Class C team. Ryan Paolini rushed for 107 yards, including the game-clinching 33-yard TD in the fourth quarter as the Quakers finished with 202 yards on the ground. He also rushed for a 3-yard score to cap the

  
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Quakers' first drive after halftime.

   More Long Island action: Ryan Klemm completed the six-play, 98-yard drive with a 45-yard TD to wide receiver Elijah Riley for a 13-7 lead with 11:45 left in the half, and Newfield went on to a 41-13 rout of Half Hollow Hills West, ranked 10th in Class AA. It was a highlight of the QB's near perfect day: 17 of 20 for 251 yards and three touchdowns.

   Jelani Greene made eight receptions for 118 yards and a score to go with a 90-yard punt return for a TD.

   Shoreham-Wading River, rated 13th in Class A, was a 37-14 winner over Babylon, 17th in Class B as Chris Rosati rambled for 246 yards and four touchdowns. Rosati's opening salvo was an 80-yard scoring run on the first play from scrimmage. Later in the quarter, he scored on a 28-yard carry.

   In a Class C matchup, No. 6 Seaford topped No. 20 Clarke 26-7 as Danny Roell rushed 28 times for 225 yards and one TD.

   Class C progress: Seventh-ranked Greenwich downed No. 20 Hoosic Valley 13-0 as Lukas Whitehouse ran for 131 yards and Mike Brandow for 119, but some other ranked teams stumbled in Week 3.

   No. 12 Corinth generated 414 rushing yards but lost 48-20 to Whitehall, ranked 14th in Class D. Daryl Hillman ran 24 times for 258 yards and four TDs in the victory.

   No. 16 Gouverneur dropped a 35-21 decision to Malone, which got 288 yards and three TDs out of Zach Raymonds' 29 carries.

   No. 24 Ogdensburg lost to Canton 28-16 as the Golden Bears scored their first win in the series since 1978. Louden Porter caught a 20-yard pass from Jake Fenlong early in the fourth quarter and Canton sealed the win with a 3-yard touchdown run by Fenlong to capitalize on Cooper Newman's fumble recovery on the OFA 15.

   Also noteworthy: Cameron Brooks scored six touchdowns in the first half and rushed for 196 yards on just seven attempts during Schalmont's 76-20 win over Cohoes.

   Josh Feyerabend broke the Section 4 record for career touchdown passes, but Walton beat Unatego 44-28. His 62nd TD in four seasons broke the mark of 61 by Kyle Morenus of Sidney a decade ago.

   In the CHSFL, Kennedy Catholic's 26-18 win vs. Nazareth snapped an 18-game losing streak.

   Week 3 scoreboard: The full set of New York scores this weekend has been posted.


  
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