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Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016: Dunkirk outlasts Batavia 50-48 in overtime

   Leading off today: Alton Ingram's 16-yard run and 2-point conversion in overtime proved to be the difference Saturday as Dunkirk outslugged Batavia 50-48 at New Era Field to advance to the NYSPHSAA Class B football semifinals.

   After Ingram put Dunkirk on top 50-42, Batavia quarterback Jerry Reinhart scored on a 3-yard dive. But his pass on the conversion attempt fell incomplete to end the wild display of offensive firepower that began with six first-quarter TDs.

   Dunkirk outgained the Blue Devils 501-470.

   Ingram finished the night with 240 yards on 33 carries and scored four touchdowns. His first came on a 60-yard scamper that put the Marauders ahead 16-12 just 3:41 into the game.

   Another Ingram TD run, this time from 6 yards out, capped a 12-play, 69-yard drive to knot the score at 34-34 for 9:35 to play. Dunkirk retook the lead with 2:33 left on a 5-yard pass from QB Evon Hernandez (5-for-7, 119 yards and 2 TDs) to Dontrell Clemons on 4th-and-goal. Ingram added the conversion run.

   But Batavia drove 62 yards to tie the game as Reinhart (14 carries, 131 yards) found Ray Leach from 11 yards out on 4th-and-6. A halfback pass from Leach to Chandler Baker on the conversion squared the score again with :16 left on the clock.

   More Class B: Sophomore quarterback Joseph Girard III passed for 160 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 129 more yards and another score to lead Glens Falls past Peru 48-19. Glens Falls rolled to a 34-0 lead and advanced despite amassing 13 penalties for 120 yards.

    • Chenango Forks is into the NYSPHSAA semifinals for the 13th time in 24 seasons after a 35-13 win over defending champ Cazenovia.

   Forks, which won the past three Class C titles, scored twice late in the second quarter to take a 28-0 lead. L.J. Watson rushed 19 times for 140 yards and scored on an interception runback that covered 65 yards to cap the first-half scoring.

   Class AA: Mitch Spindler rushed for 223 yards in Victor's 33-27 win over Lancaster, which rang up more points than the Blue Devils five previous opponents combined (24).

   The Legends closed to within 27-20 on their second possession of the second half as Ryan Mansell found Max Giordano for a 35-yard TD. But Victor answered, cashing in Kordell Jackson's second interception of the game with a 4-yard TD run by Zack Estabrooks (19 carries, 63 yards, 3 TDs).

    • John Germinerio threw for two TDs, fan for two and scored another on the defensive side of the ball as Troy built a 29-point lead and downed Newburgh 50-27 to reach its first semifinal since 2010.

   Class C: Dahmir Pross scored touchdowns on an 81-yard kickoff return and five short rushes for Bishop Kearney to edge Cleveland Hill 40-38. Pross finished with 165 yards on 28 carries.

   The Kings trailed 38-28 with 7:00 left but used a 20-point fourth quarter to advance. Pross' 45-yard run set up his own 5-yard scoring carry with 6:38 left, and the Kings recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff.

   Kearney then drove 43 yards to another Pross TD and the lead.

   Long Island playoffs: Gerald Filardi completed 11 of 12 passes for 367 yards and five touchdowns to lead Half Hollow Hills West over North Babylon 55-34 in the Suffolk II semifinals. Cameron Jordan made four receptions for 172


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  • yards and two touchdowns to help set up a final vs. West Islip.

       Tim Mullane had 11 tackles and three sacks, and Kevin Kane made nine tackles and two sacks as West Islip edged Bellport 17-14.

        • Senior Tyler Demeo caught five passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yarder, in a 33-24 victory over Elmont in the Nassau Conference 2 semis.

    Chris Mixon rushed for 112 yards and two scores, caught a TD pass, ran for a conversation and made in interception in a 36-8 victory over Long Beach in the other semi.

       Rankings fodder: Of the 19 NYSPHSAA games this weekend, 14 of the higher-ranked teams according to the New York State Sportswriters Association won. Of the five that didn't win, two lost in overtime and the others lost by one, two and three points.

       Scoreboard: Here's the rundown of Week 11 football scores as well as the compilation of how the state's ranked teams fared.

       More reading material: We did a quick recap late last night of Saturday's cross country champion- ships, followed today by some highlights from Saturday's postseason soccer action and some volleyball news including a noteworthy retirement announcement.

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