Binghamton High’s Patriots will look to extend their football win streak to four games when they take on Ithaca beginning at 7 tonight at Alumni Stadium.
The Patriots (3-1) have had their way with the Little Red (1-3) of late, averaging 45½ points per outing in their last three in this series. Last season brought victories by 29 and 34 points over Ithaca on successive weekends, the latter in a Section 4 Class AA semifina l.
Binghamton cracked the Class AA state rankings at No. 22 after rolling over 21st-ranked Corning last weekend. The Patriots have outscored three opponents by an aggregate 128-17 since opening with a 12-point loss at Monroe-Woodbury, presently No. 11 in Class AA.
Elsewhere on the scene:
Greene (3-1) at Sidney (3-1): The Trojans can ill-afford a second consecutive Division V loss, and run into a Sidney squad that has posted shutouts two of the past three weekends — most recently against Walton.
(0-4) at Owego (0-4): For Owego, this could be the first of two games against winless opponents with Oneonta next on the schedule. SV plays three of its last four on the road, and in the middle comes a visit from Maine-Endwell.
Candor (0-4) at Tioga (3-1): Opponents of the Tigers, ranked third in Class D, have mustered 7.75 points per game. Tioga rushed for 300-plus first-half yards last week, and Tyler Spires finished with 287 on 15 carries.
(3-1) at Oneonta (0-4): The Purple Tornado rides a three-game win streak into this rivalry renewal, and next week plays host to Maine-Endwell. Oneonta has yet to hold an opponent short of 40 points. In a 34-16 defeat of the Yellowjackets last year, Norwich fullback Grant Brightman rushed for 152 yards.
(2-2) at Unatego (3-1): That season-opening 35-6 loss to Chenango Forks seems a distant memory for Unatego, ranked 12th in Class D. Since that game the Spartans have rung up 48 points per game.
Deposit/Hancock (1-3) at Bainbridge-Guilford (3-1): The Bobcats close their home schedule on the heels of a 39-point humbling from Unatego. Deposit/Hancock has been blanked each of the past two weekends.
Waverly (4-0) at Lansing (3-1): The Wolverines return to the field after a forfeit win to oppose a Lansing squad riding a three-game win streak.
(1-3) at Maine-Endwell (4-0), 1:30: “They’re killin’ me with that offense,” Spartans coach Matt Gallagher said of Elmira. “That double-wing stuff is tough to stop because you don’t see it very often, coach Johnston runs it fantastically so we’ll have to prepare for that. And we’ll have to tidy up the penalties.”
(3-1) vs. Johnson City (1-3), 1:30 at Alumni Stadium: Each side is looking to spring back after surrendering 55 points in Week 4.
(2-2) at Walton (1-3), 1:30: And who can pinpoint a year these two bumped into one another with neither sporting a win record? A win would leave Delhi a 2-0 record in Division VIII.
(2-2) at Horseheads (1-3), 1:30: The Blue Raiders halted a 15-game win streak with last week’s victory over Ithaca.
Point (1-3) at Newark Valley (3-1), 1:30: Throw out that loss to Tioga and the Cardinals have taken care of the other three foes by a combined 89-10. Whitney Point has dropped three in a row.
Harpursville (3-1) at Unadilla Valley (2-2), 1:30: Unadilla Valley defenders run into a rushing attack that has generated 279 yards per game during the Hornets’ present three-game win streak.
(3-1) at Seton Catholic Central (0-4), 7 p.m.: Groton absorbed its first loss last week, 28-20 against Oxford. The Saints have been limited to six points in three of four games.