We’re back at it today, albeit a couple hours later than normal. The games have been moved to 3 p.m. starts because of tests this morning, so there are a slew of mid-afternoon starts. We’ll have a couple extra games covered today because of some good matchups tonight.
I’ll start the day with two teams we haven’t seen yet in Pelham-Byram Hills. Afterward, I’m going to hit Rye-John Jay in what should be a fascinating game for both teams. You can get updates to those games @LoHudInsider.
Mike Dougherty will also have a doubleheader of four Class B teams in playoff contention. It will start with Nanuet-Westlake and finish with Edgemont-Pleasantville. You can find those updates @hoopsmbd.
Lastly, Adam Berger will cover White Plains-North Rockland in a rematch of the game that launched North Rockland’s championship run last season. Adam can be found @LoHudBerger.
There are several other good matchups today, including Spring Valley-Nyack, Sleepy Hollow-Hen Hud and Ardsley-Croton.
Saturday’s games —
John Jay 38, Rye 21
Nanuet 17, Westlake 14
St. Anthony’s 35, Stepinac 14
Pleasantville 25, Edgemont 12
Brewster 21, Eastchester 20
Byram Hills 33, Pelham 12
Port Chester 48, Lincoln 0
North Rockland 17, White Plains 7
Nyack 21, Spring Valley 6
John Jay-East Fishkill 38, Ketcham 0
Beacon 13, Horace Greeley 6
Palisade Prep 22, Yonkers Montessori 14
Woodlands 47, Blind Brook 0
Ardsley 39, Croton-Harmon 14
Sleepy Hollow 38, Hen Hud 3
Hackley 49, Riverdale 13
Gorton 43, Peekskill 14
Putnam Valley 44, Briarcliff 21
Tuckahoe 27, Haldane 27
Bronxville 31, Pawling 14
Saunders 28, Yonkers 0
Kennedy 44, Roosevelt 18
Fox Lane 38, Riverside 2
John Jay 38, Rye 21: At John Jay, Jack Lambert had 27 carries for 251 yards and three touchdowns to help the Indians overcome a 14-10 halftime deficit. Lambert played most of the snaps at quarterback in the second half. Tyler Keech sat out the third quarter with a left shoulder injury he suffered playing defense in the third quarter, although he did return in the fourth.
After Rye answered with a TD run by Danny Sullivan to cut its deficit to 24-21 and by forcing a three-and-out on the ensuing possession, John Jay regained momentum when Nick Kells forced a fumble that was recovered by Anthony Scapperotti. It led to a Lambert touchdown that gave the Indians a 31-21 lead with 8:09 remaining.
Andrew Livingston finished 10 for 16 for 142 yards, including a touchdown pass of 33 yards to Tim DeGraw. Shane O’Malley led the Garnets with 117 yards rushing.
Rye coach Dino Garr will try next week to surpass North Rockland’s Joe Casarella for second place on Section 1’s all-time wins’ list. He moved into a tie with Casarella last week when he earned win No. 256, 206 of which have come in 31 seasons at Rye. Somers coach Tony DeMatteo is first with 297 wins.
Palisade Prep 22, Yonkers Montessori 14: At Palisade Prep, Brandon Tate rushed 20 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns. Tate and Julio Ovalle each had a sack for the Phoenix.
Nanuet 17, Westlake 14: At Westlake, Dan Breit ran for two 1-yard touchdowns in the second quarter. Mike Young kicked a 22-yard field goal and was 2 for 2 on extra points. For Westlake, Daniel Bassi had a 2-yard touchdown run, and Robert Tocco caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Michael Ragusa.
Hackley 49, Riverdale 13: At Riverdale, Joe McDermott ran for two scores and threw for another. His touchdown pass was a 55-yarder to Luke Sweeney, who also had two rushing touchdowns.
Port Chester 48, Lincoln 0: Jason Ippolito rushed for two touchdowns—one a 70-yarder—and ran a kickoff back 90 yards for a score. Ippolito also ran in three two-point conversions. Odell Alexander also scored on a 40-yard run.
Sleepy Hollow 38, Hen Hud 3: At Sleepy Hollow, Devin Lopez completed 12 of 17 passes for 114 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 55 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries. Dionel Infante had three catches for 40 yards and two touchdowns. Edwin Jimenez had four catches for 55 yards and one touchdown. Ronny Munoz ran for 78 yards on four carries.
Brewster 21, Eastchester 20: At Eastchester, Fernando Solis has 138 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Brian Mcneil threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Riccardi. Eastchester lined up for the go-ahead 23-yard field goal with 9 seconds left, but the holder could not handle a high snap.
Haldane 27, Tuckahoe 27, 4 OT: At Haldane, Nick DiGregorio caught three passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns for the Blue Devils. Shyheim Nixon rushed for 196 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for the Tigers. In overtime, Haldane scored took the first lead in the second overtime, but had their extra-point kick blocked by Tuckahoe. The Blue Devils returned the favor by blocking Tuckahoe’s extra-point kick on the next possession. The game was called due to darkness and will not be continued at a later date.
Woodlands 47, Blind Brook 0: At Woodlands, Tyrone Barber and Ray Jackson each ran for two scores and Ron Richards ran for one and had one touchdown reception.
Putnam Valley 44, Briarcliff 21: At Putnam Valley, Mike Walsh ran for a 34-yard touchdown and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to John Meagle. Alex Bronzo had two touchdowns and an interception. Dean D’Alessio and Richard Goods each had a touchdown.
Gorton 43, Peekskill 14: At Peekskill, Jamall Whitaker ran for 191 yards and two scores and Jonathan Vasquez returned a punt 41 yards for a touchdown.
Saunders 28, Yonkers 0: At Gorton High School in Yonkers, Francisco Wilson-King rushed for 146 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries, including a 66-yard score. Kristian Prenga rushed for a touchdown and threw a 66-yard touchdown to Basel Abumallouh.
St. Anthony’s 35, Stepinac 14: At St. Anthony’s, Dan Hoffer went 14 for 31 for 170 yards and had 20 carries for 86 yards in a rematch of last year’s CHSFL AAA championship game. Hoffer threw a touchdown to Demarcus Miller, who also rushed for a touchdown and recovered a fumble. Narendra Itwaru had an interception for Stepinac.
Pleasantville 25, Edgemont 12: At Pleasantville, Nick Pedlow had 17 carries for 135 yards and Nick Greto rushed for 85 yards and a touchdown. Anthony Godino threw a pair of touchdown passes to Charlie Montomgery in the second half to break open a 7-6 game.
Greg Drillock had two interceptions for the Panthers, and returned one 25 yards for a touchdown to give Pleasantville a 25-6 lead in the fourth quarter. Patrick Bathon also had an interception. Edgemont’s Jason Park returned a fumble 68 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter.
Nyack 21, Spring Valley 6: At Spring Valley Saturday, Adonis Alcime ran the ball 14 times for 162 yards and scored twice. Khalid Shabazz ran the ball 10 times for 70 yards and scored on a 26-yard catch.