Chenango Valley stormed to a three-touchdown lead in the second quarter, but couldn’t hold on in a 22-21 nonleague football loss at Lansing on Friday night.
The Warriors took a 21-0 lead on rushing touchdowns by Reed Grunder, Anthony Miller and Aaron Trumino.
The momentum turned for Lansing when Elijha Burns pinned the Warriors inside their own 5-yard line with a 76-yard punt. The Bobcats defense held the Warriors to a three-and-out, and returned the punt to the Warriors’ 17. Burns scored on a 2-yard run five plays later to make it 21-6 in the second quarter.
Burns scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter, and followed it up with a 41-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Winslow to bring the Bobcats to within 21-20 with 1:46 remaining in the game. Jared Strait, Lansing’s holder, executed a perfect fake PAT, completing a 2-yard pass to Ben Rourke to give the Bobcats the decisive points.
Groton 36, Bainbridge Guilford 6: Running back Zeke Wright rushed for 160 yards, including three first-quarter touchdowns, as Groton improved to 2-0. Tristin Cooper also rushed for 90 yards and one touchdown for Groton, which scored the game’s first 36 points.
Groton quarterback Jeff Hatfield threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Gunn in the second quarter.
Pedro Aparicio scored Bainbridge Guildford’s only touchdown on a 4-yard scamper in the third quarter. Aparicio ran for 79 yards on 14 carries.
Watkins Glen 28, Deposit/Hancock 22: John Brown ran for 84 yards on 19 carries, caught a 20-yard touchdown pass and returned a kickoff 73 yards for a score to carry Watkins Glen at Hancock.
D/H took the opening kickoff down field and opened the scoring on Ron Ballard’s 2-yard run. Glen responded to tie the game at 6 on Ian Chezdoy’s 6-yard TD run. On the next possession, Brandon MacCumber caught a 40-yard scoring pass from Matt Mills. An Ian Chezdoy 2-yard run and Brown’s 2-point scamper made it 14-14 at halftime.
Brown returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a score and Glen stopped the Eagles on four downs and orchestrated a nine-and-a-half minute drive that ended with Keith Rekczis’ 3-yard TD run.
Spencer-Van Etten 38, Candor 22: At Spencer-Van Etten, Jorden Tyson’s second rushing touchdown of the game gave S-VE a 22-0 lead early in the third quarter.
Dylan Bean returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown to put Candor on the board, but Jorden Tyson answered with a 60-yard touchdown pass to Zach Tyson.
Later in the third quarter, Candor’s James Thompkins caught a 76-yard TD pass from Josh Wilcox, and then ran in the two-point conversion to pull the Indians within 30-14.
S-VE capped its scoring in the third quarter when Jason Morse ran it in from 2 yards out.
Candor scored in the fourth on Scottie Hills’s 3-yard run.
Norwich 44, Oneonta 6: At Norwich, Michael Oralls had 161 rushing yards and two touchdowns as the Purple Tornado scored four first-half touchdowns and evened its record at 1-1.
Norwich quarterback Michael Sutton had three completions — all for touchdowns — two to Jaden Macrabie and one to Matt Burke. He also had a 47-yard TD run in the first quarter, and intercepted a pass.
Linebackers John Marvin, Michael Stone and the Norwich defense proved to be too much as they held Oneonta to 134 yards of offense and forced two fumbles. Austin Scheer rushed for 49 yards and a touchdown for the Yellow Jackets.
Greene 16, Delhi 14: At Greene, the Trojans recovered a Delhi fumble and two plays later Shawn Brigham caught a 29-yard TD pass from Joe Beckwith for the decisive points.
Tyler Dickman had a 27-yard touchdown run in the first quarter for Greene and Wyatt Johns made a 22-yard field goal. Brian Ingram ran for 91 yards on 22 carries and had both touchdowns for Delhi.
Horseheads 22, Ithaca 6: At Ithaca, the Blue Raiders limited Ithaca to 2 yards rushing and four first downs. They also patiently ran for 214 yards and three touchdowns, two of them by Evan Stiles.
Ithaca quarterback Naeem Clark completed all 16 passes he attempted for 157 yards and one TD.
Horseheads took control by outscoring Ithaca 16-0 in the second quarter, going into intermission with a 22-6 lead.
Stiles had touchdown runs of 18 and 3 yards in the period to cap drives that started in Ithaca territory.