Leading off today:
Middletown senior running back Jordan Bryan
, an all-state selection in two sports, was arrested Friday and charged with second-degree assault, a felony, The Times Herald-Record reported.
As his team was playing Pine Bush, Bryan, 19, sat in Orange County Jail in lieu of a $20,000 bond after he and three others ranging in age from 21 to 22, were taken into custody by Middletown police.
Bryan had rushed for a Section 9-best 764 yards and 11 touchdowns through three games this season. He is coming off a junior season in which he gained 1,675 yards with 18 touchdowns. Two seasons ago as he sophomore, he ran for 1,454 yards in just six games.
Bryan was a third-team all-state running back and 10th-team all-state basketball selection as a junior.
Abbreviated schedule: A pair of Section 9 football teams forfeited games scheduled for Friday night. Kingston did not play at Monroe-Woodbury and Fallsburg's game at Chester was also scrapped. Monroe-Woodbury and Chester both earned division wins via forfeit.
The Daily Freeman reported a rash of injuries coupled with suspensions led to Kingston forfeiting what would have been the homecoming weekend game for Monroe-Woodbury.
School officials declined to say how many players were suspended for an unspecified infraction of the school's code of conduct on Thursday.
Mourning at Carthage: With the memory of Kevin Cook weighing on them, Carthage's football players delivered a 62-18 win over Watertown on Friday as Jacob Lillie ran for 280 yards and four first-half touchdowns.
Cook, a longtime manager for the football and boys lacrosse teams who was born with Down syndrome, died at age 56.
"That was on all of us, in our hearts, and we came out and played with everything we had," Carthage senior Caleb Null told The Daily Times. "He was always there, every day, just happy and he made everybody feel good about anything. It didn't matter how practices were going or how games were going, just him being there would make you feel good."
Following the postgame talk from the coaches Friday, lacrosse coach Kirk Ventiquattro approached the team huddle and said a few words before raising his arms and yelling "Champions of the world," the phrase Cook often used following victories.
"Kevin is one of us," football coach Sam Millich said.
More football: We'll post our regular Saturday morning football recap -- including a 491-yard rushing performance in Section 5 -- a bit later today.
RCSS rolls: Alex McNicholas scored a pair of goals for Rockville Centre South Side against Garden City in the 3-0 win.
Garden City entered the contest ranked fourth and RCSS 10th in Class A according to the New York State Sportswriters Association.
RCSS has won nine of the last 11 Section 8 Class A titles until a loss to Garden City in the 2015 final.
"It's the biggest motivator because all three years I've played on the team so far, we've always met Garden City in counties and it's either them or us," midfielder Ally Diez told Newsday.
RCSS goalkeeper Kayla Klarides made nine saves.
Boys soccer: Jonathon Brown scored two goals and assisted on the third as No. 12 Canandaigua blanked No. 5 Greece Athena in a matchup of state-ranked Class A teams.
Sec. 3 coach dismissed: Former Major League Soccer player Perek Belleh was relieved of his coaching duties at Syracuse Corcoran High, his alma mater, this week according to Syracuse.com.
His teams were 13-65-3 in four-plus seasons, including an 0-8 start this year. A match Thursday against Nottingham was not played and will be rescheduled.
Set to retire: Mount Markham boys soccer coach Charlie Engle has confirmed that his 49th season will be his finale.
Engle, who owns more than 640 wins, has guided the school to 13 Section 3 titles and three trips to the NYSPHSAA final four.
Engle retired from teaching physical education 12 years ago and last year relinquished his role as the sectional coordinator for soccer.
Engle's Mustangs are off to a 6-0 start this fall.