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Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016: Eight ranked Class D teams stumble to open Week 7

   Leading off today: You might as well take a close look at the most recent NYSSWA Class D football rankings now. Because by the time the new rankings are released Wednesday morning, the landscape in the class will have changed dramatically.

   On Friday night, No. 8 Greene blanked No. 4 Harpursville/Afton 23-0 and No. 18 Alexander dominated No. 15 C.G. Finney/Northstar 48-7. And that was just for starters, because No. 9 Franklinville/Ellicottville, No. 13 Unatego/Franklin, No. 16 Bolivar-Richburg, No. 19 Elmira Notre Dame and No. 20 Lyons all fell to unranked squads.

   And none of that includes what was probably the state's game of the night -- second-ranked Clyde-Savannah taking Batavia, ranked seventh in Class B to triple OT before falling.

   And that's where we'll start the recap of Friday action.

   Batavia still unblemished: Ray Leach scored from 15 yards out in the third overtime as the Batavia stayed perfect with a 40-34 win over Clyde-Savannah.

   Andrew Mruczek intercepted a Clyde-Savannah pass to start the third OT, setting up Leach's fourth TD of the night to cap off a game that was scoreless at the intermission.

   Leach ran for 167 yards, and QB Jerry Reinhart finished 18-for-26 for 321 yards and a touchdown but was intercepted four times.

   More Section 5 Class D: Clyde-Savannah remains best of breed in the Rochester area, but the depth of Class D remains impressive.

   Alexander won its ninth straight game with its impressive win over Finney/Northstar. Quarterback P.J. Brennan went 6-for-7 for 141 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Derrick Busch.

   Dane Heberlein had 11 carries for 141 yards in the win.

   Bolivar-Richburg's loss was a 41-8 setback at the hands of Avon to leave both teams 5-2. The Braves forced eight turnovers.

   More Class D: Austin Carr scored two of his three rushing TDs in the second half to lift Bainbridge-Guilford over previously undefeated Unatego/Franklin 25-7. Carr finished with 34 carries for 191 yards.

   Silver Creek/Forestville trailed by two TDs in the third quarter before rallying to a 27-26 triumph against Franklinville/Ellicottville.

   Brock Blecha threw a 54-yard touchdown pass to Sam Erickson to give F/E 26-21 advantage with 2:44 to play. SC/F responded in nine plays covering 80 yards, capped by Noah Radack's 55-yard pass to Chris Williams with :32 remaining.

   Class AA: No. 25 Monroe-Woodbury kept No. 17 Washingtonville out of the end zone and QB Richie Martucci had a 60-yard touchdown run in the third quarter in a 7-0 victory.

   Washingtonville ran nine plays inside the M-W 20-yard line, but the Crusaders forced four punts and three turnovers on downs. Washingtonville had a field goal attempt blocked, another missed and failed to convert on a fake field goal play.

  
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   No. 16 Arlington downed Mount Vernon 35-6 but paid a price for improving to 7-0. QB Austin Heck was taken off in an ambulance after suffering a leg injury after running for 102 yards and a score and throwing a 36-yard touchdown pass.

   Class A: Zyrese Lloyd scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:30 remaining to spark Eastridge past 12th-ranked Canandaigua 18-14. Lloyd rushed for 86 yards on five carries for the Lancers.

   Class B: Third-ranked Cheektowaga went to overtime to edge No. 15 Maryvale 34-26 to complete a rally from 12 points down in the third quarter.

   QB Eric Bartnik's two short scoring runs tied the score and then Cheektowaga scored on a 5-yard run from Bartnik and his 2-point conversion to open the OT. The Warriors' defense closed out the contest with a fourth-down interception from Alex Bryant.

   Class C: Schuylerville ran away from No. 5 Greenwich 34-6 by piling up a 332-135 advantage in yardage.

   Pioneer beat No. 16 Gowanda/Pine Valley 28-0 as Todd Thompson (21 carries, 189 yards) went over 1,000 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns.

   Scoreboard: Here's the rundown of scores from Week 7 of the season.


  
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