When they met on Sept. 11, New Rochelle withstood valiant-yet-undermanned Mamaroneck to win by a touchdown. The Huguenots’ circumstances have improved so much since, but so had those of their opponent on Saturday.
The eighth-seeded Tigers against hung close with New Rochelle until an interception by Romeo Holden with 49 seconds left preserved the No. 1 seed’s 28-20 victory in the Class AA quarterfinals.
The Huguenots (8-0) will host No. 4 Scarsdale on Saturday afternoon in the semifinals.
Jared Baron rushed for two touchdowns and Jayson Prince and Keelan Thomas added touchdowns on the ground.
Bill Flatow finished 15 for 28 for 260 yards and a touchdown for Mamaroneck (1-7). He also caught a 55-yard halfback pass from Julian Haughton with 9:23 remaining in the fourth quarter to cut the Tiger deficit to 28-20. They drove to the New Rochelle 40 in the final minute when Holden’s interception ended the threat.
Class A quarterfinals
Rye 35, Hen Hud 16: At No. 1 Rye Friday, Jamie Clark had 14 carries for 96 yards and Chase Pratt, Billy Chabot Mat Bruno and Brett Egan each had rushing touchdowns. T.J. Lavelle finished 5 for 10 for 87 yards and threw a 46-yard touchdown to Egan. Rye will host No. 5 Yorktown at 7 Friday night.
Lourdes 37, Somers 22: At No. 3 Lourdes Friday, Dean Rotger threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Spencer Brande scored two touchdowns for No. 6 Somers, including one on an 82-yard kickoff return. Lourdes will travel to No. 2 Eastchester on Saturday afternoon.
Class B quarterfinals
Albertus Magnus 10, Ardsley 3: At No. 2 Ardsley, the seventh-seeded Falcons had four interceptions and recorded six sacks. Dalton Newbury had two interceptions and Kyle Teneyck had two of the sacks. Sophomore Benny Storms went 3 for 4 for 145 yards, including an 85-harder to Aidan Condon that set up Albie Argenio’s touchdown run in the first quarter. Albertus will visit No. 3 Westlake at a time to be determined.
Nanuet 35, Irvington 0: At No. 1 Nanuet, Rob Klebetz (43 yards) and Brian McGreevy (53) returned punts for touchdowns. Connor Breit rushed for 54 yards and two touchdowns. The game was called after three quarters. The Golden Knights will host No. 5 Putnam Valley on Saturday afternoon.
Putnam Valley 20, Pleasantville 3: At Parkway Field in Pleasantville Friday, Joe Spinola returned a strip-sack 30 yards for a touchdown. He also caught a 12-yard touchdown from Zack Girvalo for the fifth-seeded Tigers. Mike Dellabate also rushed for a touchdown.
Class C semifinal
Woodlands 14, Rye Neck 6: At No. 2 Woodlands, Amari Bilal had 31 carries for 175 yards and a touchdown and went 4 for 9 for 79 yards and a score. All four of his completions went to Kwame Maxwell. Bilal also recorded 10 tackles. The Falcons will play No. 1 Dobbs Ferry for the championship on Saturday at Pace University. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m., but is subject to change.
Hudson River Football League semifinals
Gorton 44, Lincoln 0: At Saunders, Ian Ricketts Jr. had 19 carries for 207 yards and three touchdowns for No. 1 Gorton. The Wolves will play in the championship at No. 2 Saunders at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Sleepy Hollow 35, Ossining 14: At Sleepy on Friday, Paul Bloshuk Jr. went 8 for 16 for 162 yards and four touchdowns. Mike Lopez had 21 carries for 162 yards and a touchdown and also caught a touchdown. Jordan Dorn and Justin Torres each also had receiving touchdowns. Shamar Holebrook had 16 carries for 72 yards and a score to lead Ossining. Sleepy now leads the all-time series 22-18-2 and has won four straight.