Aquinas 17, Hilton 10
Trent Buttles’ 42-yard touchdown pass to Alexis Rosado with 38 seconds remaining proved to be the game-winner in a heavyweight clash between the Class AA foes.
After trading a pair of field goals in the first half, Aquinas found the end zone first as Buttles connected with Noah Collins-Howard for a 30-yard score. The L’il Irish led 10-3 at the break.
Early in the 3rd quarter, Hilton star running back Robert Lowry threw a 22-yard pass to Luke Lockhart who maneuvered his way into the paydirt to tie the game at 10.
The game turned midway through the 4th quarter when Aquinas freshman defensive back Thomas Levans III picked off a Hilton pass to stifle their drive. After a few tough runs from Derrion Battle to move the ball down the field, Buttles launched a deep pass to Rosado for the game-winner with less than a minute to go.
Buttles, who is just a freshman, completed eight passes for 153 yards and two touchdowns while Battle had 110 rushing yards on 25 carries. On defense for Aquinas, Lucas Leone had ten tackles and Quante Gillians had five tackles to go along with two sacks.
Aquinas (5-2) will conclude their regular season against rival McQuaid on Saturday, October 21st at the University of Rochester’s Fauver Stadium. Hilton (5-2) will face a stiff test next week at home against UPrep on Friday, October 20th.
Irondequoit 36, Schroeder 27
The Eagles jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first quarter, then used strong defense in the second half to move to 6-1 on the season.
Cam Freeman opened the game with a rushing touchdown on the first drive of the game, his first of two on the night. Schroeder started the game off slow, fumbling the ensuing kickoff which led to an Irondequoit touchdown, then throwing an interception on the next drive which led to the 20-0 advantage for the Eagles.
Schroeder responded as Drew Hilfiker threw three of his four touchdowns in the first half to make it 28-21 at the break.
The Warriors marched down the field on the first drive of the third quarter, converting three fourth downs. The second went to left tackle William Bigham who reported as an eligible receiver, and the third went to Anthony DeRosa in the end zone. The extra point was no good, however, keeping Irondequoit in front 28-27.
Irondequoit used the remainder of the third quarter to ground and pound their way to Schroeder territory, with Freeman scoring at the start of the fourth quarter to push the lead to 36-27. Freeman also stopped any chance of a Schroeder comeback, recording his second interception of the game on the following drive.
Freeman finished with 13 carries for 55 yards, two rushing touchdowns, two interceptions, and ten tackles for Irondequoit. Jordan Nolan had 10 carries for 95 yards while Myles Wynn had 82 yards on 13 carries.
Irondequoit tight end Isaiah Ballard had two passing touchdowns as a Wildcat quarterback and also had a rushing touchdown. Steven Clinkscales got the start at quarterback for the injured Taiden Bakubire and caught both of Ballard’s touchdowns.
Hilfiker completed 28 passes on 43 attempts for 243 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. Horton finished with six receptions for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Tyler Washington had eleven receptions for 117 yards. Aydin Stephens and DeRosa also had receiving touchdowns. Justin Maier recorded an interception for the Warriors.
Irondequoit (6-1) is firmly in the Class A playoff picture and will host Brighton on Friday, October 20th at 6:30 p.m. Schroeder (3-4) currently holds the eighth and final playoff spot and will travel to Churchville-Chili on the same evening.
Pittsford 12, Fairport 6
The Panthers grinded out a win in a low-scoring affair on their home turf Friday night.
Pittsford’s Philip Noyes knocked down two field goals from 40 and 25 yards to give the Panthers a 6-0 lead after two quarters of play. Neither team would score again until midway through the 4th quarter when Douglas Denning scored a rushing touchdown to push the lead to 12.
Fairport answered on the next possession as Jackson Rucker threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Nobes to cut the deficit to six, but they could not find the equalizer as they turned the ball over on downs on their final possession.
Pittsford (3-4) will hit the road and take on Rush-Henrietta for their regular season finale on Saturday, October 21st. Fairport (2-5) will look to end their regular season with a win against Athena at home on Friday, October 20th.
Churchville-Chili 21, Thomas 14
Ricky Lagares led the way for the Saints with a strong rushing attack to spoil the Titans’ homecoming game.
Lagares had 25 carries for 132 yards and two touchdowns. He scored the game’s first touchdown in the first quarter to give the Saints a 7-0 lead. Thomas answered on the first play of the second quarter, as Joseph Ferretti connected with Jagger Altieri on a 34-yard touchdown to make it 7-7 at the half.
After Churchville-Chili forced a sack-fumble on Thomas’ first drive of the third quarter, Jacob Szczepanski punched in an eight-yard touchdown run to give the Saints a 14-7 lead. Lagares had his second touchdown to make it 21-7, but the Titans did not go away.
They marched 80 yards, with Jonathan Schmitt finishing off the drive with a rushing touchdown to make it 21-14. The Titans got the ball back with just over three minutes to play, but the potential game-tying drive lasted just four plays as the Saints forced a turnover on downs to seal the game.
Chase Shepanski had 122 passing yards for the Saints. Josh Campbell had 47 receiving yards on three catches. Eli Burnley had an interception on defense for the Saints.
Churchville-Chili (5-2) is currently in sixth place in the Class A standings, which sees eight teams make the playoffs, and will host Schroeder on Friday, October 20th. Thomas (2-5) will travel to Gates Chili on the same evening. The Titans are in 12th in the Class A standings.
UPrep 34, Penfield 0
UPrep controlled the game from start to finish as the Griffins inched closer to an undefeated regular season.
Tavion Byrd led the way for UPrep completing 16 of his 25 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. Juelz Russell was the recipient of two of those scores to go along with six catches and 111 yards. Russell recorded an interception.
CJ Robinson did his part from the running back position with 106 yards and two trips to the end zone. Isaiah Moonschein finished with 38 yards and a touchdown.
Tyrell Simmons had another good game snagging seven catches for 132 yards while getting four tackles for loss and two sacks on defense. Kamari Miller ended up with 9.5 tackles.
UPrep (7-0) will put their undefeated record on the line against Hilton next Friday, October 20th. Penfield (1-6) will wrap up the regular season at home against Edison the same evening.
Victor 41, Gates Chili 21
The Blue Devils took down both schools from Chili just six days apart as they moved to 7-0 on the season.
Victor overwhelmed Gates Chili, leading 34-0 at the half before scoring the first touchdown of the third quarter to lead 41-0.
Victor’s Dre Yeomas was the star of the show with two rushing touchdowns and eight tackles on defense to go along with a blocked punt returned for a touchdown. Adam Ruffalo forced a fumble and took it the other way for a 64-yard score. The senior also added nine tackles.
Also for the Blue Devils, Jameson Ricigliano had a rushing touchdown from ten yards out and six tackles. Andrew Goodell ran in a 61-yard touchdown to go along with six tackles.
Victor (7-0) will look to finish the regular season unbeaten on the road at Spencerport next Friday, October 20th. Gates Chili (4-3) will look to keep their season alive against Thomas the same night. The Spartans are currently on the outside looking in of the Class A playoff picture, in 9th place with eight teams making the playoffs.
Spencerport 28, Eastridge 0
The Rangers collected their fourth straight win after shutting out the Lancers Friday evening.
Spencerport running back Jahyleen Quick handled the brunt of the workload with 24 carries for 128 yards and a score. Jon DiStasio did his part from the quarterback position with 88 rushing yards and a trip to the pay dirt. DiStasio also threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Jack Vickers.
Miron Gurman led Spencerport with 11 tackles with three of those going for a loss. Quick and DiStasio had ten and seven tackles respectively. Amari Marianetti-Smith had five stops and returned a fumble 80 yards to the house.
Spencerport (4-3) will look to extend their winning streak to five at home against Victor next Friday, October 20th. The Rangers are in 10th place in Class A, with eight teams making the playoffs. Eastridge (0-7) will face Canandaigua the same night.