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Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016: A-P-W back runs for 491 yards, seven touchdowns

   Leading off today: Jordan Mull scored all his team's points and ran for nearly 500 yards to lead Altmar-Parish-Williamstown to a 49-20 football victory over Jordan-Elbridge on Friday.

   Mull finished with 491 yards on 22 attempts and had scoring runs of 65, 14, 57, 60, 92, 56 and 43 yards. He kicked all seven extra points. For the season, Mull has rushed for 1,244 yards and scored 16 touchdowns.

   Mull tied the No. 3 rushing performance in state history. Alton Jones of Spencerport ran for 491 yards a week earlier in a 63-39 win over Irondequoit.

   Clarity in Class D? We might have insight into what the Western Region quarterfinal matchup for Class D in the NYSPHSAA playoffs will look like in November courtesy of two contests featuring the state's four top-ranked squads.

   Top-ranked Maple Grove defeated No. 3 Franklinville/Ellicottville 43-12 as Bradley Benson ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns and scored for a third time on a 95-yard kickoff return. Maple Grove plays No. 17 Silver Creek/Forestville next week in another significant Section 6 contest.

   Meanwhile, No. 4 Clyde-Savannah galloped past No. 2 Red Jacket 47-14 in a Section 5 matchup.

   More Class D: Junior Joe Benedict rushed for 406 yards and six touchdowns but No. 20 Sandy Creek fell to Bishop Ludden 55-49. QB Shi'kem Lee threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Keandre Sanders with :22 remaining to lift the Gaelic Knights to the win.

   Letchworth/Warsaw, ranked 14th in Class C, blanked Class D No. 9 Cuba-Rushford 17-0 with the help of Vicente Arriagada field goals of 35, 27 and 43 yards.

   Brewster pulls upset: Brewster cobbled together an 11-7 win over Rye with a short Jack Guida TD run and a pair of safeties.

   Rye is ranked second in Class A and Brewster 16th by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

   The safeties came on a fumbled handoff exchange in the end zone and a fumbled snap. With his team trailing 7-4, Guida helped march the Bears 51 yards on seven plays and scored on a 2-yard run with 10:07 remaining.

   More Class A: Greece Athena senior Tavon Granison threw three TD passes and scored the deciding touchdown on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter as No. 18 Greece Athena edged No. 7 Brighton 28-21.

   A 1-yard run by Brighton QB Shea McDonald with :24.3 remaining in the third quarter and Jonathan Vaysman's extra point moved the Barons ahead 21-20. The Trojans than answered with a 67-yard drive to go ahead with 9:22 to play.

   West Seneca East knocked off No. 24 Buffalo South Park 17-14 on a Richard Wagner field goal with 3:14 left in a rematch of the 2015 Section 6 championship game. West Seneca East forced five turnovers, including three interceptions.

   Farmingdale wins: Jordan McLune rushed for 238 yards and four TDs, but his suggestion to let someone else carry the ball helped clinch Farmingdale's 31-20 win over Freeport.

   Farmingdale is ranked sixth and Freeport 22nd in Class AA.

   With Farmingdale facing a crucial fourth-and-4 play at the Freeport 6-yard line late in the contest, McLune told quarterback Tommy Donovan to keep the ball. "At the timeout, I told the coaches to run a backside sweep. They were stacking the box. Either give it to Kevin (Eversley) or keep it," McLune told Newsday. "The coaches agreed. First time I ever called a play."

   Donovan ran 5 yards for a huge first down and McLune then plunged in from the 1 for his fourth touchdown in the matchup of undefeated Nassau Division I teams.

   More Class AA: Marquis Carter ran 24 times for 210 yards and a touchdown as No. 8 Pittsford defeated No. 15 Hilton 37-20. Michael DeLucia added 126 yards on the ground and a pair of TDs.

   Details were sparse as of late Saturday morning, but Connetquot went two overtimes to edge No. 5 Longwood 36-34.

   Running back Romeo Holden ran for 75 yards on nine carries, caught three passes for 87 yards and scored four TDs for No. 4 New Rochelle in a 39-18 win over No. 24 Clarkstown South.

   New Ro overcame six turnovers.

  
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   Class C shootout: Eighth-ranked Spencer-Van Etten/Candor edged Lansing 50-44 behind Garrett Swayze's four touchdowns.

   More ranked-team action: Greg Davis scored the decisive touchdown on a 26-yard fumble recovery return in the fourth quarter to lead Maine-Endwell, ranked fourth in Class B, past Waverly 22-14.

   Bishop Kearney, 12th in Class C, earned a 32-28 win over University Prep, ranked 24th in Class B. Dahmir Pross ran for 208 yards and three TDs, and JaKarri Buckner returned a fumble 74 yards for another score.

   Braeden Zenelovic was 15-for-21 for 143 yards and a TD as Wayne edged Class B No. 25 Geneva 14-12.

   Albany CBA steps up: Playing its first game since the death of assistant coach Joe Grasso, Albany CBA edged Shenendehowa 19-7. Senior Nick DeNicola broke a 47-yard run on the first drive of the game and finished with 158 yards and three touchdowns for the Brothers.

   "It has been a crazy week for us. (Coach Grasso) was a huge inspiration for us. We had a lot of emotion tonight," DeNicola told The Times Union.

   More big efforts: Dylan Stape ran 34 times for 322 yards and four scores in Penn Yan's 31-26 loss to Palmyra-Macedon.

   Dan McMullen recorded two sacks, an interception return for a score, two fumble recoveries and a blocked punt for Ravena in its 50-14 rout of Albany Academy.

   Zachary Flaitz rushed 12 times for 317 yards and four TDs as Canisteo/Greenwood downed Geneseo 49-30.

   Irondequoit QB Frederick June ran for 334 yards, threw for 134 and figured in all the Eagles' TDs in a 53-49 loss to Eastridge.

   Also noteworthy: Devin Brown returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown 11 seconds into the game and Vestal recovered three of Johnson City's 10 fumbles en route to a 35-0 victory.

   Ian Baker broke the school mark for career rushing yards during Springville's 32-21 win over Jamestown. His 32 carries for 318 yards gave him 2,355 to pass the mark of 2,311 by Mark Rendell in 1996.

   Scoreboard: Here's the rundown of scores from Week 5 of the season.


  
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