Defending Section 1 Class B champ Westlake wasted little time announcing itself as a contender again. The Wildcats beat visiting Putnam Valley 41-8 on Saturday in their season opener and scored on their first three offensive plays of the game.
Junior Rob DiNota, the new starting quarterback, had nine carries for 257 yards, including a 90-yard touchdown. Joe Ferri added 105 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Westlake graduated 17 seniors from last year’s team — including nine starters on defense.
“It’s a work in progress, but I was happy with how they responded,” coach John Castellano said. “It was a nice win to get started with a group of young kids.”
Nanuet 20, Ardsley 14 (OT): At Nanuet, Tom Fay scored the winning touchdown on a 17-yard run. Connor Breit rushed for 68 yards and two scores. Julian McGarvey rushed for 120 yards and a TD and threw for another.
Fox Lane 19, Port Chester 12: At Port Chester, Tanner More had 29 carries for 126 yards and Jacob Payson threw touchdowns to Nathan Lee and Kevin Downes.
Edgemont 14, Briarcliff/Hamilton 7: At Briarcliff, Edgemont had five interceptions, including two apiece by Ahmad Allen and Meshack Ngowi. Lucas Bayuelo scored both Panther touchdowns.
Scarsdale 28, Mount Vernon 26: At Mount Vernon, Barry Klein threw for 82 yards and hit Robert Keith with a touchdown. Ezekiah Bacchus rushed for 77 yards and a pair of scores.
Pleasantville 13, Albertus Magnus 7: At Parkway Field in Pleasantville, Ian Esliker rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers. Jack Howe added 12-for-20 passing for 103 yards and threw a TD to Jack Minerva.
Irvington 22, Croton-Harmon 8: At Irvington, Tim Mezaros rushed for two touchdowns and Liam Toolan threw a 25-yard TD to Sydney Thybulle.
Sleepy Hollow 48, Long Island Lutheran 20: At Long Island Lutheran, Sleepy’s Sean McCarthy threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns. Mike Lopez rushed 14 times for 96 yards and three scores and had an interception.
Friday’s highlights:Lorenzo Henderson had 15 carries for 163 yards and two touchdowns in Ramapo’s 24-20 win at Suffern. He also returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown and had a hand in 17 tackles. … Tyreke Smith had 16 carries for 153 yards and scored four touchdowns in Spring Valley’s 38-0 defeat of Greeley at Torne Valley Field. … Messiah Horne had 13 carries for 168 yards and two touchdowns in Somers’ 41-12 win at Lakeland. … Jack Guida had 135 yard rushing and a touchdown and returned an interception for a score as Brewster won 20-7 over visiting Lourdes, the defending Class A champion. … Kevin Colman rushed for 156 yards and three scores in Pelham’s 38-0 win over Palisade Prep at Glover Field. Artie Viggiano, a Pelham alum, won his head coaching debut. … Mike Ferrara rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns and Eric Pasqalone caught two scores from Ralph Gonzalez in Valhalla’s 48-8 win over visiting Hastings.