McQuaid’s Xaye Collier (13) and Kendal Burno combine to tackle Aquinas running back Will Benjamin. (Photo: JOE TERRITO)
No. 2 AQUINAS (7-3) 14
No. 1 MCQUAID (9-1) 28
To hear Parris Smiley describe his role for the McQuaid Jesuit Knights, you’d think the senior wide receiver just played on third down or was targeted on passing routes only if others weren’t open.
“I say I’m pretty much a role player on the offense,” Smiley said.
Here’s what the role player did on Saturday night in McQuaid’s 28-14 victory over rival Aquinas Institute in the Section V Class AA championship showdown: READ MORE.
CLASS A1/A2 STATE QUALIFIER
UPREP (9-2) 14
CANANDAIGUA (11-0) 16
Eric Platten knew UPrep was going to attempt to “ice” him, to make him think about his go-ahead-or-go-home field goal a minute longer. Platten did “have it,” booting a 25-yard field goal through the uprights that likely possessed the distance for a 35-yard try. The Braves defense turned UPrep over on downs on the ensuing drive, sealing a 16-14 victory at Webster Schroeder High School. READ MORE.
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No. 2 BATAVIA (10-1) 22
No. 1 HONEOYE FALLS-LIMA (9-1) 14
Leading 14-7 early in the third quarter in the game played at Pittsford Sutherland High School, the Blue Devils were forced to punt from their own 33-yard line. The center snap to Jesse Reinhart, the team’s punter, sailed high over his head. He managed to corral it about 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage, avoided a tackle and lofted a pass to the left side of the field where Kaden Marucci was standing… READ MORE.
No. 3 BATH-HAVERLING (8-2) 12
No. 1 EAST ROCHESTER/GANANDA (11-0) 18 (OT)
No. 2 AVON (9-2) 21
No. 1 OAKFIELD-ALABAMA/ELBA (11-0) 26
Oakfield-Alabama/Elba scored 12 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to capture the Class D sectional title and remain unbeaten. Trailing 21-14, Gaige Armbrewster brought the Hornets within one with a 57-yard touchdown run. Quarterback Bodie Hyde connected with receiver Noah Currier from 39-yards for the game-winning touchdown with 4:39 remaining. Armbrewster finished the championship game with 167 yards on the ground and two scores. Hyde completed four-of-five passes for 72 yards and the one score. Currier had the one touchdown catch, and 121 rushing yards including a 65-yard score in the second quarter.
Oakfield-Alabama/Elba ended the game with a total of 396 yards on offense. Defensively, the Hornets forced four turnovers including three interceptions and held the Braves to 4.6 yards per play. Armbrewster, Currier, and Kameron Cusmano each recorded an interception. Kaden Cusmano paced the defense with a …….