Leading off today:
Alton Jones could have run all night. In fact, the Spencerport running back did.
The 5-foot-11 junior set a Section 5 record by rushing for 491 yards on 26 carries Friday as the Rangers defeated Irondequoit 63-39 in Monroe County League football action. He rushed for seven TDs and scored an eighth on a short pass reception.
Jones was already at an unofficial 299 yards at halftime as the teams combined for 81 points in 24 minutes.
"Before the half I told him to keep breaking runs and if you break the record we'll win," Spencerport coach John Dowd told the Democrat and Chronicle.
The previous Section 5 single-game record was held by Canandaigua's Kaheem Gist with 449 yards in 2007. The state record of 569 was set by Dale Ross of Westhill in 2007.
"I was super proud of him. He's a hard-working kid with a great attitude," Dowd said. "He knows he's good ... he's down to earth."
Jones' TD runs covered 65, 80, 50, 45, 60, 2 and 55 yards.
East Islip stumbles: Junior Dylan Laube carried 22 times for 292 yards, including touchdown runs of 62, 69 and 40 yards and he caught a 33-yard touchdown pass as Westhampton knocked off Class AA No. 12 East Islip 32-17.
"Westhampton Beach is on the map," Laube proclaimed to Newsday after the Hurricanes improved to 3-0.
East Islip quarterback Kyle Fleitman gave the Redmen their only lead at 7-6 on a 15-yard touchdown run midway through the first quarter, but a 40-yard run by Laube set up a 3-yard TD run by Liam McIntyre. The Westhampton defense stopped Fleitman at the Hurricanes' 12, and Laube roared up the middle three plays later for 69 yards and a 19-7 lead in the second quarter.
Western NY showdown: No. 9 Lancaster forced five turnovers and rolled past No. 14 Williamsville North in a matchup of Class AA powers from Section 6.
Zach Samborski led the offense that finished with 434 yards by putting up 104 rushing and two touchdowns in the first half. Junior quarterback Ryan Mansell completed touchdown passes of 57 and 42 yards as the Legends improved to 4-0.
Victor survives: Coming off a win over previously top-ranked Pittsford, Class A No. 3 Victor held off Webster Schroeder 14-7 in a surprising tough Section 5 contest.
"We're four and oh," coach Geoff Mandile told The Daily Messenger. "We're down here and the kids are acting like it's a loss. I had to remind them that we won. They are not all going to be pretty."
Skaneateles rallies: Freshman Nick Wamp kicked a 24-yard field goal with five seconds to play to help Skaneateles to a 19-16 victory over Chittenango, ranked 17th in the state in Class B.
Skaneateles battled back from a 16-0 halftime deficit, drove 90 yards to tie on a trick play with under a minute to play and then set up the winning score by recovering an onside kick.