Football Frenzy: October 8, 2021

Football Frenzy

Three highly-anticipated matchups live up to the hype in Week 6

Canandaigua 31, Spencerport 13

The Rangers kept things interesting late into the third quarter, but the Braves had too much firepower topping Spencerport in a battle of unbeatens.

After each team opened with field goals on their first possession of the game, Jaxon Grant took a pass from Bryan Boldrin to the four-yard line to set up the Braves in scoring position. On third down, they would go into their bag of tricks for a “Philly Philly-esque” touchdown as Grant tossed it to Boldrin for a score.

The Rangers answered as Cameron Mesh flicked it over to Brenten Sheffield for a 12-yard score to make it 10-10 at the half.

After a long 71-yard punt return by Elliot Morgan, Boldrin kept it himself for a 2-yard touchdown for a 17-10 lead.

Spencerport could only muster up a field goal on their next drive, and Canandaigua put it away on a 65-yard score by Eric Platten from Boldrin early in the 4th quarter. Ryan Gavette added the exclamation point for a final score of 31-13.

The two teams are likely to meet in the Class A2 sectional championship later this year.

Honeoye Falls-Lima 27, Batavia 26

Honeoye-Falls-Lima came from behind to knock off Batavia in a rematch of last season’s Class B championship.

Early in the first quarter, HFL quarterback Brody Young found Nolan Smith in the back of the end zone to put the Cougars up 7-0.

Later in the quarter, Batavia quarterback Jesse Reinhart found a wipe open Javin Mcfollins for a touchdown as the Blue Devils evened the score up at 7.

Midway through the second quarter, Aidan Anderson found a crease up the middle and took it all the way for a 55-yard touchdown to put the Blue Devils up 20-7.

Zachary Meacham scored late in the second to make it a 20-13 game going into halftime.

Ben Carson caught a touchdown pass in the third quarter, knotting the game up at 20.

After a 71-yard run by Anderson put Batavia on the doorstep, Reinhart snuck it in for a 26-20 lead after a missed PAT.

Young would find Meacham on a swing pass as he walked into the end zone to put the Cougars up 27-26 early in the fourth quarter. HF-L’s defense got the stops it needed to secure the win and stay undefeated.

HFL moved to 6-0 on the year while Batavia drops to 5-1.

Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 24, Avon 7

While both teams entered Friday’s matchup undefeated, Avon was ranked second in the state while O-A/E was merely receiving votes. That will change after the Aggies came into Avon and upset the Braves.

Gaige Armbrewster completed a 65-yard drive to give the Aggies a 7-0 lead. That lead would be extended to 14-0 when Bodie Hyde hit Noah Currier for a touchdown.

Late in the second quarter, Avon found the endzone on an Andrew Rowland QB-keeper to make it 14-7. However, Currier would return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown, the final touchdown of the game.

The Aggies mustered up a field goal in the second half and played stellar defense to hold off Avon and complete the upset.

Brighton 30, Irondequoit 15

Brennan Clasgens led the way with 172 total yards and three touchdowns to help the Bruins remain undefeated.

On the first drive of the game, Clasgens connected with Jackson Cypher for a 24-yard touchdown to get the ball rolling. Clasgens ran in another score in the first to make it 13-0.

Later in the first, Irondequoit quarterback Erik Barr executed a quarterback sneak from the one-yard line to make the score 13-7.

Brighton’s Tahj Jackson added 108 yards on the ground. Shane Strazdins led the Bruins with 8.5 tackles.

Barr had a combined 311 total yards to go along with two touchdowns. Receiver Corey Freeman had 12 catches for 109 yards. Sumo Harris led the team with 15 tackles.

Brighton moves to 6-0 on the year and will take on Gates Chili next week at home.

McQuaid 34, Hilton 6

John Mahar threw three touchdown passes for 223 yards as McQuaid rolled over Hilton. Xaye Collier notched two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown.

The Knights moved to 6-0 with the win and will take on Aquinas next week.

Aquinas 36, Victor 14

Quarterback Mykel White had a great day throwing four touchdown passes to help Aquinas defeat Victor for a second time this season.

Midway through the first quarter, White lobbed a pass up for Terrell Richards who came down with it and ran it in for the first points of the game.

At the top of the second quarter, Victor quarterback Matthew Brady ran it in from one yard out to tie the game at 7-7.

Later in the quarter, White threw a dart to Jahlil Johnson for a touchdown as Aquinas took the lead again at 13-7.

Richards ended the game with 75 yards and two touchdown receptions. Eimaj Giddens ran for 101 yards while Will Benjamin added 86 yards on the day. Lucas Leone led the Li’l Irish with 14 tackles.

Aquinas advances to 6-0 setting up a showdown with McQuaid next week.

East/WOIS 40, Athena 12

East toppled Athena thanks to some big plays by their big-time playmakers.

The Eagles opened the scoring with a double pass from Dion Mather tossing it back to Kenneth Edwards who went up top to Anthony Diaz for a 53-yard score.

Athena tied things up with a pick-six from Jayden Rapp, but the Eagles took over from there.

Mather connected with Kelvin Shepard and Camryn Higgins ran in a 41-yard touchdown score for a 20-6 halftime lead.

Keyon Concepcion had a 65-yard punt return touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the second half. Marcus Robertson led the way on the ground with 121 yards on 13 carries for the Eagles.

East, 5-1, will take on Canandaigua next week while Athena closes their regular season with Eastridge.

Eastridge 18, Brockport 0

The Lancers picked up their second win of the season with a shoutout victory over Brockport.

A’mir Proctor rushed for a touchdown and caught another, totaling 108 receiving yards and 93 rushing yards.

Caquan Wester went 7-for-8 through the air for 122 yards and a touchdown. Jayden Gamble ran for 89 yards and a touchdown.

It was a sloppy defensive battle in the first half, with both teams combining for 7 turnovers. Justin Diaz of the Lancers ended with two forced fumbles and an interception.

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