Dylan Mosher rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Colin Fellows added 133 passing yards and a score as Trumansburg snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 42-22 defeat of Thomas A. Edison in Section 4 Division IV football action Friday night at Tarbell Field.
The victory was the first in Section 4 play for the Blue Raiders (1-6 overall, 1-3 Div. IV) since a 41-6 homecoming victory over Watkins Glen in Week 4 of last season. T-burg defeated Marcus Whitman, 39-36, two weeks later in an exhibition game.
Mosher scored on runs of 12, 25 and 32 yards and also returned a kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Fellows completed 6 of 9 passes and also rushed for 90 yards, including a 62-yard scoring burst in the second quarter.
After trailing 16-8 at halftime, Edison (1-6, 0-3) tied the game early in the third quarter on a 2-yard run by Joe Ducot, who also added the 2-point conversion run. But Mosher took the ensuing kickoff to the end zone to put the home team ahead, and T-burg scored three more touchdowns in a row to put the game out of reach.
Mike Gorton caught three passes for 115 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown catch from Fellows in the third quarter.
Ducot finished with 149 yards and a touchdown on 29 carries for Edison.
Elmira 59, Ithaca 0: On Friday at Ithaca, the unbeaten Express gained nearly 300 yards on 11 plays in the first half and cruised past the the Little Red.
Elmira improved to 7-0, 5-0 in Section 4 Division I, while the Little Red — loser of 13 consecutive games dating to Week 3 of last season — dipped to 0-7, 0-5.
Senior Eli Thomas rushed 156 yards and three scores on four carries, all in the first half. He also scored on a fumble recovery. Junior Jerry McPeak added 114 yards and a touchdown in the first half, including a 73-yard run.
Unlike Elmira, which gained all 432 of its yards on the ground, Ithaca got all of its yards through the air. Senior quarterback Julian Tino completed 17 of 33 passes for 171 yards, with classmate Emmitt Houston catching seven passes for 52 yards.
Lansing 34, Newark Valley 20: On Saturday at Newark Valley, The Bobcats (5-2, 3-0) ran for 312 yards in their victory over the Cardinals (5-2, 2-1).
Tyler Winslow had 154 yards on the ground, including seven carries of more than 10 yards. Elijah Burns had 131 yards rushing with four carries going for more than 20 yards.
Newark Valley cut the deficit to 13-6 at halftime after Trenton French scored from 1 yard out. But Winslow broke a 75-yard run on the first play of the second half and Austin Candea had a 1-yard touchdown run two plays later. Burns later scored his second touchdown of the day on a 21-yard run to make it 28-6.
Lansing will play Waverly at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, with the winner claiming the Division IV title.
Waverly 35, Dryden 14: At Dryden, the Wolverines (5-2, 4-0 Div. IV) wrapped up a berth in the Section 4 playoffs by topping the Purple Lions (4-3, 1-2).
Waverly hosts Lansing at 7 p.m. Saturday in a game that will determine the division champion. Both teams have already qualified for the Section 4 Class C semifinals.
S-VE 30, Groton 6: At Spencer-Van Etten, the Panthers (5-2, 3-2 Division VII) clinched a Section 4 Class D quarterfinal berth with the victory over Groton (4-2, 2-2).
Spencer-Van Etten finished tied with Moravia (4-3, 3-2) for second place in the division, but the Panthers earned the division’s second playoff berth based in its win over Moravia.
Groton was without star senior running back Zeke Wright, who was injured a week earlier in a 34-15 loss at Elmira Notre Dame.
Moravia 37, O-M 0: At Odessa-Montour, Kyle Henline ran for 215 yards and three touchdowns and Moravia led 28-0 at halftime on the way to a Division VII victory over the Indians (0-7, 0-5).
Two of Henline’s scoring runs came in the first quarter and his 23-yard touchdown capped the first-half scoring. He also ran in the two-point conversion on his second scoring run.
Moravia outgained O-M, 411-83, including 239-66 on the ground. The Blue Devils still have a shot at a wild-card berth to the Class D tournament.
Tioga 34, Sidney 8: On Friday at Tioga Center, Jesse Manuel rushed for 221 yards and three touchdowns and Brad Jump added 143 yards and a touchdown on the ground as Tioga stifled Sidney’s offense in a Division VI title-clinching victory.
It was the third consecutive division title for the Tigers (7-0, 5-0 Division VI), who locked up the No. 1 seed in the Section 4 Class D playoffs while damaging the playoffs hopes of the Warriors (4-3, 3-2).
Manuel ran for 202 of his yards in the first half in helping Tioga — the second-ranked Class D team in the state — to a 27-0 lead.
Seton Catholic Central 40, Candor 18: At Candor, the Saints (3-4, 2-3 Division VI) scored 34 consecutive points after falling behind 12-0 in the first quarter to Candor (1-6, 0-5).
SCC’s Robert Olsen completed 10 of 14 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns, including a pair of touchdown hook-ups with Nate Whitman, who had five catches for 135 yards. Whitman also scored on an 82-yard kickoff return. Sam Crowley ran for 74 yards, and Dan O’Brien ran for 47 yards and two touchdowns.
Dylan Bean ran for 82 yards on eight carries for Candor. He also had an 88-yard kickoff return for the first touchdown of the game.