I’ll update this thread throughout the day, although I’m not sure we’ll have much to update tonight. I’m sitting in the parking lot at Horace Greeley and it’s absolutely pouring outside. Apparently, there’s even been hail in the city today.
Of course, the big fear is lightning. A game must be delayed a minimum of a half hour after every flash of lightning, so that could be a factor today.
Here’s are the scores:
Thursday’s scores —
Poughkeepsie 63, Brewster 0
Horace Greeley 35, John Jay 14
Bronxville 47, Haldane 0
Tappan Zee 31, Peekskill 6
Rye 30, Saunders 0 (game called after halftime)
John Jay-East Fishkill 6, Carmel 3
White Plains 47, Lincoln 14
Fox Lane 35, Mamaroneck 18
Lakeland 28, Hen Hud 0
Yorktown 33, Gorton 20
Clarkstown North 14, North Rockland 6 (DETAILS BELOW)
Mahopac 15, Arlington 14 (DETAILS BELOW)
Lourdes 47, Irvington 24
Scarsdale at Ossining, ppd. until Sunday, 1 p.m.
Croton 14, Kennedy 6, susp., second quarter, resumed Sunday, 1 p.m.
Hastings 0, Dobbs Ferry 0, susp., second quarter, resumed Sunday, 12 p.m.
Lincoln Hall at Valhalla, ppd. until Sunday or Monday
Sleepy Hollow at Harrison, ppd. until Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Pawling 0, Pearl River 0, susp., first quarter, resumed TBD
Westlake 12, Edgemont 7, susp., second quarter, 4:57 left, resumed Friday, 3 p.m.
Roosevelt 12, Spring Valley 0, susp., halftime, resumed Friday, 4:30 p.m.
Tuckahoe 26, Rye Neck 8, susp., second quarter, resumed Friday, 4 p.m.
Albetus Magnus 7, Yonkers 0, susp., second quarter, resumed TBD
In the quest to meet the demand for fewer posts, here’s a few quick thoughts on Greeley-John Jay:
Horace Greeley 35, John Jay 14: The Quakers earned a very crucial League A-North win by playing a physical game the Indians couldn’t handle. Their offensive and defensive lines won this game, paving the way for 404 yards rushing. Justin Ciero (27 carries, 191 yards, 3 TD), Gus Larramendi (24 for 138, TD) and, in the second half, Aaron Warner (6 for 47) to run wild.
Greeley jumped ahead 14-0 on two touchdowns in the first quarter. Its defense sacked Hime Rraci four times on John Jay’s first four drives and overall held Rraci to zero passing yards in the first quarter. But John Jay outscored the Quakers 14-3 in the second quarter as Rraci hit on 9 of 11 for 94 yards and a score. He also added a rushing touchdown to make it 17-14 with 1:01 to play in the half, sending a serious scare into the Quakers.
John Jay carried a ton of momentum into halftime. Rraci had spread the ball to an incredible eight different receivers. He had been spot-on accurate. And even after the first drive of the second half, the Indians maintained their momentum after holding Greeley to a field goal.
The Indians received the ensuing kickoff down 20-14 with a chance to pull ahead. At the time, I thought they would, but suddenly the entire game changed. Greeley forced a three-and-out and went on to score TDs on two of its next three possessions. In the end, the game wasn’t really that close.
At halftime, it seemed exactly the opposite. So I asked Bill Tribou what changed. He noted an adjustment by defensive coordinator Stan Southerden, who actually decided to rush fewer defenders because Rraci — both as a runner and thrower — had adjusted.
Whatever the adjustment, something worked. The Quakers held a John Jay team that scored 61 points last week to zero in the second half. In fact, the Indians were held to zero yards in the second half and only ran nine plays. That’s very impressive.
Clarkstown North 14, North Rockland 6: I just talked to Jake. North beat North Rockland for the first time since 1979. And it took a goal line stand to do it.
With under two minutes to go, Clarkstown North lost possession on a bad punt snap. The Rams recovered but turned it over on downs at their own 35.
North Rockland moved the ball to the 2 where it had first and goal. The Red Raiders spiked it. They then threw three incomplete passes, giving Clarkstown North the historic win.
Christian Bouquet and Luke Sullivan scored the TDs for Clarkstown North. Tom O’Riordan made a pair of field goals for the Red Raiders but missed three others.
Mahopac 15, Arlington 14: Big last-minute home win for Mahopac. T.J. Foley hit Ryan Wagner for an eight-yard touchdown with 1:43 remaining. The Indians converted the two-point conversion on a fake for the win. According to our reporter who received the info, the holder flipped the ball to the kicker who completed the conversion pass.
Foley was 10 for 20 with 197 yards and two touchdowns for Mahopac. He also had 20 carries for 67 yards.
Ketcham 26, Ramapo 12: At Torne Valley, Aaron Morgenstern rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. Earl Snead had 81 yards and a score on 12 carries. Ketcham outrushed Ramapo by over 300 yards, according to Ketcham coach Pat Keevins.
Yorktown 33, Gorton 20: At Yorktown, Brandon Trager had 60 yards rushing and three touchdowns and an interception for the Cornhuskers. David Prindilus rushed for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Lakeland 28, Hen Hud 0: At Lakeland, Conor Prunty rushed for 125 yards and a 27-yard touchdown and had an interception. John Garbowski had nine tackles and a sack for the Hornets’ defense, which allowed just 32 total yards and one first down.
White Plains 47, Lincoln 14: At Lincoln, Mike Trapp threw completed six passes for 107 yards and one touchdown. Odane Franklin also threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Khasi Coachman. Teammate Terrell Eaton had 137 total yards (104 rushing) and rushed for two touchdowns. Jeremy Gonzalez scored on a 49-yard touchdown pass from Anthony Phynn for the Lancers.
Bronxville 47, Haldane 0: At Haldane, Christian Conway scored on touchdown runs of 22 and 16 yards. Dillon Mitchell scored on a 15-yard run and threw a 15-yard TD pass to Ryan Grunseich.
Tappan Zee 31, Peekskill 6: At Tappan Zee, quarterback, James McWilliams rushed for 111 yards and one touchdown. He also threw a 20-yard scoring pass to Kevin Dinnegan. Running backs Joe Letizia and Tahj Vines combined for 139 yards on the ground for the Dutchmen. Kevin Calabro scored a second-half touchdown for the Red Devils.
Marlboro 6, Byram Hills 3: At Marlboro, Nick Spacavento made a 33-yard field goal in the third quarter for the Bobcats only points.
Lourdes 47, Irvington 24: At Lourdes, Jimmy Ryan had 13 carries for 250 yards and five touchdowns for the Warriors, who led 40-7 at the half. They also intercepted Irvington four times.
Fox Lane 35, Mamaroneck 18: At Fox Lane, Karanja Elliot rushed for 102 yards and a TD and Spencer Chernus returned a punt 60 yards for a touchdown and scored on a 35-yard run. Mamaroneck outgained Fox Lane in the air 199-122 but allowed the Foxes 230 yards rushing.