OK, I have to run out to my game, so let’s make this quick:
There is a good slate tonight, with plenty of games that involve teams fighting for playoff positioning. I’ll be out at one of the few where it’s only pride on the line – Clarkstown South at Clarkstown North. You can find updates for that game @LoHudInsider.
Rick Carpineillo will be out at New Rochelle-Mahopac, a rematch of the 2010 Class AA final. You can find those updates @LoHudCarp.
Lastly, Mike Dougherty will have the story on Somers-Ossining. You can read Mike’s tweets @hoopsmbd.
Other games of note tonight: Carmel and Mamaroneck fight to stay alive in the Class AA playoff race; Rye Neck looks to remain unbeaten at Albertus; and Panas will try to remain unbeaten against Tappan Zee. There are also a couple nice rivalry games in Poughkeepsie-Arlington, Ketcham-John Jay and Yorktown-Lakeland.
Check back later for final scores and recaps from all of tonight’s games.
Friday’s games —
Mamaroneck 27, Carmel 7
Dobbs Ferry 43, Hastings 19
Rye Neck 8, Albertus Magnus 0
Our Lady of Lourdes 43, Irvington 7
New Rochelle 6, Mahopac 0
Ramapo 28, Mount Vernon 6
Clarkstown South 14, Clarkstown North 7
Somers 33, Ossining 22
Tappan Zee 13, Panas 7
Yorktown 29, Lakeland 28
Harrison 42, Pearl River 7
Poughkeepsie 30, Arlington 20
Suffern 35, Scarsdale 28
Mamaroneck 27, Carmel 7: At Mamaroneck, Marquez Jackson-Allen rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown, and had three sacks. Robby Nigro rushed 11 times for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Mat Marino had an interception and caught a touchdown pass from Danny McCarthy.
Tappan Zee 13, Panas 7: At Panas, Joe Letizia rushed 36 times for 181
yards, scoring in the first and fourth quarter on two-yard runs.
Yorktown 29, Lakeland 28: At Lakeland, Yorktown stopped Lakeland’s Brian Prunty on a two-point conversion run with just over a minute left in the fourth quarter for the win. Nick Mariano rushed for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass with just over four minutes to play to take a 29-22 lead. Eric Meyreles had one rushing touchdown.
Prunty went 10-18 for 162 yards and three touchdowns. Ryan Bonifati caught all three scores and had five catches for 129 yards and three touchdowns.
Harrison 42, Pearl River 7: At Harrison, Jake Marino rushed for 59 yards and two touchdowns and Robert Waldman had an 80-yard touchdown on his only carry. Mike Amicucci and Kevin Nathanson each added rushing touchdowns to help the Huskies build a 42-7 halftime lead. Vin Nicita went 3 for 7 for 116 yards, including a 61-yard score to Mike Rossi.
New Rochelle 6, Mahopac 0: At Mahopac, Jason Ceneus returned the opening kickoff of the second half 90 yards for the game’s only touchdown. Ceneus also intercepted an Ethan Ryan pass in the end zone on Mahopac’s final drive of the game after the Indians drove into New Rochelle territory with under a minute to play.
“We’ve got to really like the way our defense is playing,” Ceneus said. “But our offense has got to pick it up. It’s annoying when we’re like this. We’ve got to get going.”
Mahopac got a 54-yard punt return from Nick Russo in the first quarter, setting up the Indians at the Huguenots 17. But three plays later, Frankie DellaCamera’s 33-yard field goal attempt sailed wide. New Rochelle’s Joe Clarke intercepted a Chris Rhue pass that was batted at the line of scrimmage, but three plays later, Christian Riefenhauser picked off a Khalil Edney pass that was also tipped. Edney’s next pass was also intercepted by Rhue, but nothing came of any of those chances.
Somers 33, Ossining 22: At Ossining, Stefano Bicknese finished with 167 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries, including touchdown runs of 37 and 76 yards. Joe Lombardo added two touchdown runs, including a 20-yarder to cap a seven-play, 85-yard drive to open the third quarter.
Michael O’Connor hit Noah Morton with a halfback option pass for a 20-yard Ossining touchdown after Somers had opened an early 19-0 lead. Ossining came up with a defensive stop and Justin Davidov followed with a 26-yard touchdown pass to Morton with 1:26 to go before the intermission, cutting the deficit to 19-16.
Clarkstown South 14, Clarkstown North 7: At North, Zach Johnson returned a punt 44 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter to help tie the game 7-7. After Thomas Lent recovered a North fumble midway through the third quarter, Ryan McManus scored the winning touchdown on fourth down inside the 1.
The Vikings held the Rams to just 38 yards and two first downs in the second half. North’s Noah Freiden intercepted McManus on a tipped ball on just the third play of the game. The Rams drove for a touchdown, which came on an 18-yard pass from Frankie Regalbuto to Ricky Straniere, but they struggled offensively the remainder of the night.
Straniere caught five passes, but missed the fourth quarter after suffering an injury on the play prior to McManus’ go-ahead touchdown.
South had a chance to take the lead after Christian Katt’s second quarter interception of a tipped pass by Regalbuto was returned to the 23. But Johnson was stopped inches short on fourth and goal from inside the 1. Still, South coach Mike Scarpelli opted to go for it on fourth down in the third quarter rather than kick the go-ahead field goal with Shane Cronin, who had a strong game on punts and kickoffs. The decision helped the Vikings win their third straight over South in the 40th meeting between rivals and retain the Supervisor’s Cup.
“Even if you walk away with points there, you’re defeated because you didn’t get the touchdown,” Scarpelli said. “That’s why it was important to go for that again.”
Dobbs Ferry 43, Hastings 19: At Hastings, Tim Soave had 190 yards and four touchdowns and Jibril Kapadia had 102 yards and a touchdown. Brian Gardner made eight tackles and had two sacks for the Eagles. Chris Addorisio had nine tackles.