Another Friday night is upon us, but it’s a little quieter. There are just 12 games tonight, which is six fewer than last week. But there should be some good ones.
We’ll have a host of updates on Twitter. Follow me @LoHudInsider for all scores, including updates from Nyack-Somers. You can also get LIVE updates from Lakeland-Hen Hud @LoHudBerger, from Harrison-Sleepy from @lohudcarp and from Clarkstown North-Ramapo from @hoopsmbd.
Here’s a look at all of tonight’s games:
Friday’s games —
Somers 41, Nyack 20
New Rochelle 14, Arlington 0
Poughkeepsie 48, Yorktown 29
Harrison 31, Sleepy Hollow 8
Hen Hud 23, Lakeland 19
Ramapo 19, Clarkstown North 17
Ketcham 36, Mamaroneck 21
Pleasantville 7, Putnam Valley 0
Carmel 20, Suffern 6
John Jay-East Fishkill 21, Mahopac 0
Panas 50, Riverside 6
Somers 41, Nyack 20: At Somers, Stefano Bicknese rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on just 12 carries. He also had an interception and a sack to help coach Tony DeMatteo earn his 295th career victory.
Bicknese scored all three touchdowns in the first half, including a 73-yard run on Somers’ first possession. It came after a defensive stand at the 16-yard line that was highlighted by Peter Mueller’s sack on fourth down. Nyack had opened the game with a 48-yard pass from Jordan Mews to Khalid Shabazz, who returned to the lineup after missing the first two games of the season.
The pass was one of five plays of 20-plus yards for Nyack, one of which was a fake punt on fourth and 16. But the Indians squandered two opportunities to score in the first half. They were stopped on fourth down at the Somers 5 just seconds before halftime. The Tuskers led 20-7 at the break and built on their lead in the second half thanks to touchdown runs by Connor Vlasaty and Mike Morgante.
Quarterback John Decker went 5 for 7 for 102 yards, including a 17-yard scoring toss to Vlasaty. Decker is now 16 for 22 for 300 yards in his first three varsity starts.
Outside of a late score, Nyack received the bulk of its offense on big plays. Adonis Alcime blew through the middle of the defense for a 48-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Trevor Gordon caught a screen and took it 54 yards for another score in the third. But Somers’ defense focused on slowing down fullback Derwhon Bartley, who finished with 13 rushes for 40 yards.
Harrison 31, Sleepy Hollow 8: At Harrison, Vin Nicita threw for 140 yards and three touchdowns and Mike Amicucci rushed for 132 yards and caught a touchdown.
Nicita opened the scoring on the first possession when he connected with Nick Pipitone on a 37-yard pass. The Huskies struck quickly on the second possession when a 57-yard run from Amicucci set up Kevin Nathanson’s 11-yard touchdown.
Harrison extended its lead just before halftime when Nicita connected with Cory Calcagni on a 35-yard touchdown with just 0.7 seconds remaining in the second quarter. Calcagni also had an acrobatic one-handed interception to cut short a Sleepy drive.
With the score 31-0, Sleepy QB Devin Lopez connected on a 34-yard TD with Dominic Onwe. But the Harrison defense had held the Headless Horsemen to just 3 for 17 through the air before the late touchdown.
Hen Hud 23, Lakeland 19: At Hen Hud, Joe Fraietta scored on a three-yard run with under a minute remaining for the final score in a back and forth game. The senior QB scored all three touchdowns for the Sailors on the ground.
Lakeland’s Jimmy Flahery scored two touchdowns, including a 57-yard run late in the third quarter to cut Hen Hud’s lead to 13-12. Carson Cole added to that lead in the fourth on a 30-yard field goal, but the Hornets responded. Flaherty capped a long drive with his second touchdown with just 4:29 to play.
Ramapo 19, Clarkstown North 17: At Clarkstown North, Rodney Etienne connected with Shaquille Muscadin on a nine-yard touchdown pass with just 54 seconds remaining to lift the Gryphons. Ramapo had trailed 17-7 late in the third quarter after a 22-yard field goal by North’s Andrew Seid, but Rojay McDonald returned the ensuing kickoff 85 yards.
Pleasantville 7, Putnam Valley 0: At Pleasantville, Nick Greto rushed for a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter. The Panthers made the score hold up thanks to a strong defensive effort that included sacks by Cam Burns and Charlie Montgomery and a half-sack by Greg Gautieri and a half-sack and a fumble recovery by Kevin Barile.
Greto finished with 89 yards on 15 carries and caught one pass for 21 yards from Anthony Godino. Nick Pedlow added 59 yards rushing.
Ketcham 36, Mamaroneck 21: At Mamaroneck, Kevin Duke threw for four touchdowns for the Indians.
New Rochelle 14, Arlington 0: At Arlington, Khalil Edney threw two touchdown passes and the New Rochelle defense recorded its second straight shutout. The Huguenots have now allowed just seven points this season and have not been scored upon in their last 10 quarters.