Tyler Winslow rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winning score with 1:47 to play, as Lansing kept pace with Waverly atop the Section 4 Division IV standings with a 28-22 defeat of Dryden on Friday night at Sobus Field.
The Bobcats (3-2 overall, 2-0 Division IV) remained tied for first in the division with the Wolverines, who shut out Trumansburg, 34-0, on Friday in Athens, Pa. Dryden dropped to 3-2, 0-1.
Max Jordan led the defensive effort with a tackle for a safety and two interceptions, including the game-sealing interception in the final minute near midfield. Defensive end Thomas Towner had a sack and a fumble recovery for a touchdown.
Dryden quarterback Alan Davis threw a pair of touchdown passes and Stuart Stahlman ran for another. The Purple Lions tied the game at 22 midway through the fourth quarter, then faked the point-after kick, but the pass for two fell incomplete. However, an official inadvertently blew the play dead, giving the Lions another try. The ensuing PAT kick was no good.
Lansing got the ball back on its own 35-yard line and drove 65 yards for the game-winning score, with Elijha Burns and Winslow alternating at quarterback.
Lansing hosts Edison (1-4, 0-1) on Senior Night this Friday, while Dryden welcomes Trumansburg for its Homecoming game.
Waverly 34, Trumansburg 0: On Friday at Athens, Pa., the host Wolverines (4-1, 2-0 Division IV) scored touchdowns on three short fourth-quarter drives to pull away from the Blue Raiders (0-4, 0-2), whose losing streak stretched to nine games.
Waverly converted on possessions that started on the T-burg 19-, 18- and 17-yard lines to turn a competitive game into a rout.
Waverly needed six plays to cash in on those opportunities, as Peyton Miller ran over from the 19 and then hit Alex Volpe with a 16-yard scoring pass to make it 27-0. Wolverines coach Jason Miller put in the second string the next time, and Jake Hogan plowed over from the 7 to close out the scoring.
Trumansburg was limited to 16 yards rushing and five first downs, four of them in the first half. The Blue Raiders punted seven times and lost a fumble.
Zack Saxon and Ryan McFarland each intercepted a pass for the Wolverines. Miller completed seven of 16 passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and he ran for 57 yards and two more scores on nine carries.
Groton 48, Watkins Glen 18: At Groton, senior back Zeke Wright rushed 13 times for 265 yards and four touchdowns on to lead the Indians (4-1, 2-1 Division VII) past the Senecas (2-3, 1-2).
Wright scored on runs of 65, 61, 40 and 8 yards as the Indians gained 456 yards rushing. His first two touchdown runs came in the first quarter as the home team raced to a 21-12 lead.
Tristan Cooper, Jeff Hatfield and Darren Ostrander also ran for touchdowns for Groton, which travels to Elmira Notre Dame (4-1, 3-0 Division VII) on Friday. The Crusaders — whose only loss was a season-opening forfeit due to a lack of eligible players — defeated Moravia on Saturday, 48-24.
Elmira Notre Dame 48, Moravia 24: On Saturday at Moravia, Hunter Thomas passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to help the Crusaders past the Blue Devils in a battle for first place in Division VII.
Thomas completed nine of 14 passes for 252 yards to lead Notre Dame (4-1, 3-0 Division VII). He added 51 yards on five carries, with touchdown runs of 20 and 11 yards.
Bryant Howell ran for 192 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries for Moravia (3-2, 2-1 Division VII).
Spencer-Van Etten 28, Odessa-Montour 0: At Odessa, freshman Jason Morse ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers (3-2, 1-2 Division VII) ended a two-game losing streak with the victory over the Indians (0-5, 0-3). Morse scored on runs of 34 and 55 yards in the first half to help the Panthers build a 22-0 halftime lead.
Tioga 50, Oxford 0: At Tioga, the defending Section 4 Class D champion Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Division VI) churned out 410 yards and six touchdowns on the ground in their rout of the visiting Blackhawks (1-3, 1-2).
Jesse Manuel led the way for Tioga, racking up 198 yards on nine carries, including touchdown runs of 62 and 45 yards. Brad Jump had three carries for 112 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown run.
Quarterback Ryan Vergason threw for a touchdown and ran for two more as the Tigers racked up all of their points in the first half, including 28 in the first quarter.
* In Division I play from Saturday, Oneonta scored its first victory of the season, defeating Ithaca, 33-28. The Little Red fell to 0-5 and saw its losing streak stretch to 11 games. No other details were available.