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If you haven’t already, read my column on why this year’s Class A semifinals are both “Game of the Year” candidates, plus some analysis from rival coaches on each matchup.
Week 9 high schedule and scores —
Thursday, Oct. 27
Lakeland 19, Byram Hills 0
Harrison 35, Tappan Zee 34 (OT)
John Jay 7, Hen Hud 6
Friday, Oct. 28
Sleepy Hollow 25, Ossining 12
Port Chester 28, White Plains 14
Carmel 26, Spring Valley 6
Suffern 27, Nyack 0
Clarkstown North 20, Mamaroneck 0
Fox Lane 37, Ketcham 19
Section 1 Class A semifinals
Yorktown 66, Rye 42
Somers 42, Brewster 35
Section 1 Class B semifinals
Pleasantville 26, Ardsley 0
Game recaps —
Class A semifinals
Class B semifinals
Pleasantville 26, Ardsley 0: At Pace University in Pleasantville, the first-seeded Panthers forced four turnovers and pitched its fifth shutout of the season. Charlie McPhee returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown. Ian Esliker also had an interception and Nick Salzarulo had an interception, forced a fumble and recorded nine tackles. Jack Howe led the offense, completing 9 of 17 for 99 yards and two touchdowns. Both went to Brian Reda, who caught four passes for 84 yards.
Pleasantville (9-0) will play the winner between No. 2 Westlake and No. 6 Valhalla at 3:30 on Nov. 5 for the Class B title at Mahopac High School.
Sleepy Hollow 25, Ossining 12: At Ossining, Mike Lopez rushed 22 times for 130 yards and a touchdown. Kevin Borden added six catches for 135 yards for Sleepy. Sean McCarthy went 14 for 23 for 273 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Borden also had an interception and Zack Frank recorded two sacks to lead the Sleepy defense.
Clarkstown North 20, Mamaroneck 0: At North, the Rams rallied to score all 20 points in the second half. Eric Maurer rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown. Kyle O’Neill added 96 yards on the ground and Drew Rescinti scored on a 17-yard TD run.
Saturday, Oct. 29
Briarcliff/Hamilton 35, Lincoln 6
Mahopac 28, Mount Vernon 16
Saunders 27, Riverside 0
Pearl River 43, Yonkers Montessori 0
Hackley 41, Montclair Kimberley 40
Stepinac 41, Chaminade 17
Irvington 2, Croton-Harmon 0
Rye Country Day 37, St. Luke’s 6
Pawling 42, Yonkers 0
North Rockland 21, John Jay-East Fishkill 20
Panas 30, Eastchester 13
Section 1 Class AA semifinals
New Rochelle 27, Clarkstown South 0
Scarsdale 41, Arlington 7
Section 1 Class B semifinals
Westlake 35, Valhalla 3
Section 1 Class C semifinals
Woodlands 32, Rye Neck 0
Dobbs Ferry 42, Bronxville 28
Hudson River Football League
Yonkers Bowl at Saunders High School:
Gorton 39, Pelham 22
Class B bowls at Valhalla
Nanuet 36, Albertus Magnus 6
Putnam Valley 12, Blind Brook 0
Game recaps —
Class AA semifinals
Scarsdale 41, Arlington 7: At No. 1 Arlington, No. 5 Scarsdale earned the program’s first trip to a Section 1 championship game in the state-playoff era (1993-present) and handed the Admirals (8-1) their first loss. The Raiders ran for 448 yards on 44 carries and were led by quarterback Barry Klein, who rushed six times for 124 yards and a touchdown. Alex Miller added eight carries for 101 yards and Nick Leone had nine carries for 98 yards and a touchdown. Henry Zurkow also rushed for two scores. Klein also went 6 for 10 for 119 yards through the air and connected with Leone and Miller on touchdowns. Robert Keith had four catches for 82 yards. (Story by Poughkeepsie Journal.)
Class B semifinals
Class C semifinals
Dobbs Ferry 42, Bronxville 28: At No. 2 Dobbs Ferry, Najee Smith had 29 carries for 187 yards and four touchdowns. Jack Capuano added 18 carries for 94 yards and a score for the Eagles, who will play No. 1 Woodlands at 7 p.m. Friday for the Class C title at Mahopac High School. Arman Cherian-Ashe led the defense with 12 tackles. Hayden Carlton added 11 and Capuano 10.
Gorton 39, Pelham 22: In the Yonkers Bowl, No. 1 Gorton won its third straight Hudson River Football League championship. Malik Jones had 21 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown and Jayden Lambert rushed for 81 yards and two scores. Robbie Hamilton also had two rushing touchdowns for the Wolves, who finished 9-0.
Hackley 41, Montclair Kimberley 40: At Montclair Kimberley, Winston Britton returned interceptions 99 and 65 yards for touchdowns. The latter provided the winning touchdown as Hackley (7-0) clinched an undefeated season and won the Metropolitan Independent Football League title. Will Cotter rushed for two touchdowns and threw another for the Hornets.
Rye Country Day 37, St. Luke’s 6: At Rye Country Day, Evander Jackson threw a touchdown to Thomas Chai and had two sacks on defense. Hannes Boehning led the defense with 12 tackles and also scored two rushing touchdowns. Jared Jones contributed 165 all-purpose yards and scored a TD.
Pearl River 43, Yonkers Montessori 0: At YMA, James McKiernan scored three times for the Pirates.
Saunders 27, Riverside 20: In the Yonkers Coaches Bowl at Gorton, Joshua Chambers ran for a touchdown and threw for another. DJ Lestagez threw two touchdowns as well for the Blue Devils, who finished in third place in the Hudson River Football League with the victory.
Briarcliff/Hamilton 35, Lincoln 6: At Lincoln, Colin Hatcher had 123 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Dymitri Cafri had 104 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Nanuet 36, Albertus Magnus 6: In a Class B consolation bowl at Valhalla, Connor Breit had 150 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Jake Stein had three touchdowns. Umar Ajaz recorded five sacks and was named the game’s defensive MVP.
Stepinac 41, Chaminade 17: At Chaminade, Michael Nicosia went 12 for 24 for 184 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Brandon Gasparre. Antonio Giannico had 17 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown. Shawn Harris (78-yard punt) and Devonte Myles (35-yard fumble) each had a return touchdown for the Crusaders, who will host Chaminade again in next week’s CHSFL quarterfinals.
Sunday, Oct. 30
Iona Prep at St. Francis Prep, 1 p.m.
Section 1 championships, at Mahopac High School —
Friday, Nov. 4
Class D: No. 1 Tuckahoe vs. No. 2 Haldane, 4 p.m.
Class C: No. 1 Woodlands vs. No. 2 Dobbs Ferry, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 5
Class AA: No. 2 New Rochelle vs. No. 5 Scarsdale, 12 p.m.
Class B: No. 1 Pleasantville vs. No. 2 Westlake, 3:30 p.m.
Class A: No. 1 Yorktown vs. No. 3 Somers, 6:30 p.m.