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Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016: Top-ranked Canisius blanked by Timon in mud, rain

   Leading off today: Victor, you're on the clock.

   Joe Harrison ran for 86 yards and the game's only touchdown Friday as Bishop Timon-St. Jude scored a 7-0 victory over Canisius, ranked No. 1 by the New York State Sportswriters Association in Class AA. The Crusaders' loss will in all likelihood result in No. 2 Victor ascending to the top spot when the next rankings are released Wednesday.

   Canisius turned the ball over six times on a field that had standing water before the opening kickoff and grew worse by the quarter.

   Timon began its season with three out-of-state losses but is 4-4 overall (including a double-forfeit loss vs. St. Joseph's).

   "We've been playing great football for a month, ever since we got back from Texas," coach Charlie Comerford told The Buffalo News.

   Milestone win: New Rochelle coach Lou DiRienzo notched career win No. 200 as junior Jared Baron scored on a short run just before halftime and the No. 3 Huguenots held off Carmel 6-0.

   "It's always great when our team can make a big play," Baron told The Journal News. "Every time I'm able to score it's big, but knowing that score was the one that won the game makes it more special."

   More Class AA: Austin Perri's desperation scramble for the 2-point conversion in overtime gave No. 25 Lindenhurst a 22-21 victory over No. 12 William Floyd in Suffolk County action.

   Floyd's 26-play, 77-yard drive in the fourth quarter consumed 11:12 but came up empty as junior Rick Conway partially blocked a 37-yard field-goal attempt.

   In OT, Floyd halfback Nick Silva scored his third touchdown of the game and Ray Cruz added the extra point to give the Colonials a 21-14 lead, but Lindenhurst's Andy Merkerson countered with a 1-yard TD run and the Bulldogs then opted to play for the win.

   Perri rolled left but receiver Jeremy Ruckert was caught in double coverage. So he scrambled back to his right, where prospects for throwing to the end zone were no better. So Perri retreated to the 20-yard line, charted a new course for the goal line and picked up a comeback block from receiver Steven Ramirez. Two tacklers converged on Perri at the goal line, but he leapt over them and into the end zone on the home sideline for the score and the win.

    • Down three TDs with 15 minutes to play, No. 20 St. Anthony's staged a furious rally and downed No. 22 Monsignor Farrell 29-23. All of the Friars' points came in a dizzying span of 6:15 bridging the third and fourth quarters.

   Gregg Campisi threw a 26-yard TD pass and linebacker Ryan Vahey intercepted a pass to set up Sean Bryan's 14-yard scoring run with 1:01 left in the third quarter. Three plays after a fumble recovery, Tyler Palmintieri plunged in from the 1 and St. Anthony's was within 23-21.

   Following a three-and-out, Campisi hit Heron Maurisseau-O'Neal in stride down the middle of the field for 49 yards and his second TD of the contest. A conversion run closed out the scoring with 8:23 to go.

   Class A: Greg Buck fielded a punt on one hop and returned it 61 yards for a TD with :45 to go as No. 14 East Syracuse Minoa stunned Watertown 35-28 in the Section 3 quarterfinals.

   "He took off like a rocket," ESM coach Kevin DeParde told Syracuse.com.

   Buck rushed 36 times for 236 yards.

   The Spartans had to score 28 points in the fourth quarter and make a pair of defensive stops to prevail. Watertown had tied the game with 2:00 to go on a 13-yard pass from Ryan Gallow to Mikeal Teamer, followed by Terrence Lemon's 2-point conversion run.

    • Kieran Kreider completed all eight of his throws for 207 yards and three touchdowns as Cornwall pounded No. 12 Saugerties 56-0 in the regular-season finale. Dom Marzigliano gave Cornwall all the points it needed with a 4-yard TD reception 4:31 into the game.

   Class B: The Section 6 playoffs opened with two ranked squads being eliminated. Medina/Lyndonville, ranked 22nd, fell to Lackawanna 16-8 and No. 18 Maryvale suffering a 59-

  
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0 whitewash at the hands of Dunkirk.

   London Smith had two touchdown catches, an interception and seven tackles for Lyndonville.

   In Dunkirk, Alton Ingram finished with 146 yards on 14 carries and scored three touchdowns.

    • Brandon Hawkins ran 32 times for 179 yards and a score as Palmyra-Macedon upset No. 21 Wayne 27-7 in the Section 5 postseason opener.

   Class C: Nineteenth-ranked Mechanicville scored a 22-14 win over No. 14 Stillwater to avenge a Week 6 overtime loss.

    • Cameron Cleveland kept his player of the year campaign intact by scoring the first six touchdowns and rushing for 260 yards as No. 6 East Rochester/Gananda routed LeRoy 70-0. Four of Cleveland's scoring rushes covered 44 or more yards.

    • Attica ended No. 11 Letchworth/Warsaw's unbeaten run with a 33-12 win behind Hunter McCulloch's 28 carries for 164 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

   Class D: Dawson Backus (23 carries, 159 yards) rushed for all four Sidney touchdowns as the Warriors upset No. 5 Greene 32-23 in a Section 4 quarterfinal.

   With Sidney down 17-16, Backus scored on a 3-yard run and caught a conversion pass from Nate Vibbard to give the Warriors a seven-point lead.

    • Eighth-ranked Frankfort-Schuyler escaped with a 26-20 overtime win vs. Watertown Immaculate Heart Central. The Maroon Knights won the coin toss and stopped the Cavaliers on their OT possession before Nick Manino hauled in the game-winning 18-yard touchdown pass from Ethan Irons. It was Manino's third TD of the game.

    • Sandy Creek, ranked 20th, knocked off ninth-ranked West Canada Valley 14-7 as junior running back Joe Benedict picked up 166 yards on 26 carries and scored both TDs.

   Scoreboard: Here's the rundown of scores from Week 8 of the season.


  
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