Today is the busiest day of the 2013 season so far. There are 31 games on the schedule and they are staggered at different times because of standardized tests. (In fact, check this schedule in case a game or games you’re interested in has changed.) So if you like football, today’s your chance to watch as many as three games.
I’m heading out to St. Anthony’s and Stepinac to start, and will hopefully catch something tonight (although the forecast calls for rain). You can get updates from Stepinac and many, many other sites @lohudinsider. Dan DeFrancesco will cover a key game in Class B as 2-0 Pleasantville travels to Nanuet. You can find his updates @lohud_defran.
Check back later for scores, recaps and more.
Saturday’s games —
St. Anthony’s 31, Stepinac 14
Nyack 12, Port Chester 7
Lakeland 41, Peekskill 6
Fox Lane 21, Mount Vernon 12
Scarsdale 14, New Rochelle 7
Hastings 34, Yonkers Montessori 19
Rye 35, Lincoln 0
Westlake 21, Edgemont 7
Our Lady of Lourdes 22, Croton-Harmon 16
Bronxville 7, Woodlands 6
Rye Neck 42, Haldane 0
Nanuet 9, Pleasantville 6
Eastchester 33, Gorton 0
Sleepy Hollow 26, Byram Hills 7
Yorktown 35, Riverside 0
Pelham 40, Yonkers 0
Horace Greeley 40, Saunders 10
Yorktown 35, Riverside 0
Holy Cross 10, Iona Prep 8
Somers 40, Beacon 0
Blind Brook 20, Palisade Prep 0
Pawling 33, Roscoe 0
Putnam Valley 14, Ardsley 10
Ossining 38, Poughkeepsie 34
John Jay-East Fishkill 9, Arlington 7
Xaverian 36, Kennedy 0
Ketcham 34, Clarkstown North 0
Dobbs Ferry 49, Valhalla 6
Irvington 28, Briarcliff/Hamilton 14
John Jay 41, Brewster 13
Clarkstown South 28, Suffern 0
Dwight-Englewood 19, Harvey 6
St. Anthony’s 31, Stepinac 14: At Stepinac, Jordan Gowins rushed for 298 yards and three touchdowns, including a 94-yard go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter. The Friars added 10 points in the fourth quarter to extend their lead and outgained Stepinac 468-239.
Stepinac QB Brandon Coleman went 9 for 23 for 79 yards and a touchdown. He rushed 22 times for 26 yards and a score. Gavin Heslop caught the touchdown (42 yards) and he and Demarcus Miller each had an interception on defense. Malcolm Major led the Crusaders with 15 carries for 97 yards.
Nyack 12, Port Chester 7: At Port Chester, Kenny Diaz had 17 carries for 102 yards, including the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Jordan Mews went 10 for 15 for 125 yards, including 100 yards on eight catches by Jahnai Henry. The Nyack defense allowed its first points, but has now surrendered just seven points in three games. Junior star Adonis Alcime, a starting fullback and linebacker, missed the game after suffering a concussion last week against Byram Hills.
Lakeland 41, Peekskill 6: At Peekskill, Anthony Capozzi returned a kick 50 yards for a touchdown and rushed 60 yards for another score. Sean Chatman rushed for a pair of Lakeland touchdowns. The Hornets played without senior star Jimmy Flaherty, who suffered a separated shoulder in the first quarter of Monday’s loss to Eastchester and is expected to miss at least a month. Jarrett Gileo caught a 66-yard touchdown from Naim Mickens for Peekskill’s only score.
Fox Lane 21, Mount Vernon 12: At Mount Vernon, Chris Johnson rushed for 75 yards and all three Fox Lane touchdowns. Lucas Beni led the defense with 12 tackles.
Scarsdale 14, New Rochelle 7: At Scarsdale, the Raiders beat New Rochelle for the first time since a 3-0 win at Dean Field in 1989. Junior James Nicholas returned the game’s opening kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown and rushed for a 16-yard score in the third quarter. The Scarsdale defense held New Rochelle scoreless after Jonathan Forrest’s touchdown run in the second quarter. Quarterback Giancarlo Gugini went 4 for 4 for 109 yards and rushed for another 36, but he suffered a serious knee injury spinning for the game’s final first down.
Rye 35, Lincoln 0: At Lincoln, Andrew Livingston threw four touchdown passes for the Garnets.
Westlake 21, Edgemont 7: At Westlake, Mike Ragusa threw touchdowns of 5 and 20 yards to Dan Grieco and Jay Kalle added a two-yard touchdown run. Grieco also had nine tackles.
Our Lady of Lourdes 22, Croton-Harmon 16: At Croton, Dean Rotiger threw three touchdown passes to rally Lourdes from an early 9-0. Ben Gelfand threw a 23-yard touchdown to Robert Duffy and Trevor Wolstencroft scored on a 3-yard run to account for the Tigers’ touchdowns.
Bronxville 7, Woodlands 6: At Woodlands, Bronxville stopped the Falcons on a two-point conversion play with 8:37 remaining. Linebackers James McDermott (11 tackles) and Parker Lapnis (nine) led the way. Quarterback Will Duncan had 15 carries for 52 yards and the Broncos’ only touchdown and went 3 for 6 for 32 yards in the air.
Rye Neck 42, Haldane 0: At Rye Neck, the Panther defense had five sacks and Pedro J. Cueto and Matt Garcia each had an interception in the shutout. Jake Seavan scored three touchdowns, including one on a 90-yard kickoff return.
Eastchester 33, Gorton 0: At Eastchester, Anthony Gallucci returned a fumble 99 yards for a touchdown, threw touchdowns to Andrew Schultz and Fred Hoban rushed for another score.
Sleepy Hollow 26, Byram Hills 7: At Sleepy Hollow, Dante Ellis rushed for three touchdowns for the Headless Horsemen.
Yorktown 35, Riverside 0: At Gorton High School in Yonkers, Nick Bonitatibus rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on just three carries. The ‘Huskers rushed for 251 yards in the first half alone.
Holy Cross 10, Iona Prep 8: At Iona Prep, Holy Cross kicked a 27-yard field goal with less than four minutes remaining to take the lead. The go-ahead drive was aided by two personal foul penalties against the Gaels, who also threw three interceptions.
Blind Brook 20, Palisade Prep 0: At Saunders High School in Yonkers, Ryan Schaenman rushed for two touchdowns and Chris Artabane added 75 yards on the ground.
Putnam Valley 14, Ardsley 10: At Ardsley, Zack Nolan and Dean D’Alessio each rushed for touchdowns to lead the Tigers from an early 10-0 deficit. Nolan scored from 18 yards out on the last play before halftime. George DiFiore scored on a 37-yard for Ardsley.
Ossining 38, Poughkeepsie 34: At Poughkeepsie, Michael O’Connor caught a 10-yard touchdown from Justin Davidov for the winning score with 17 seconds to play. It capped a 65-yard drive in 58 seconds that answered Poughkeepsie’s go-ahead touchdown with 1:15 to play. Davidov finished 15 of 28 for 227 yards and a touchdown and rushed 22 carries for 91 yards and a TD. O’Connor caught four passes for 69 yards and threw a touchdown to Shea Holebrook. Solomon White also returned a kickoff 80 yards for a score with seven minutes remaining after Poughkeepsie scored to give Ossining a 31-28 lead.
John Jay 41, Brewster 13: At John Jay, Danny Skluth had 17 carries for 191 yards and three scores and Ryan Lee added 13 carries for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Lee also went 3 for 5 for 38 yards passing. The Indians racked up 464 total yards, outgaining Brewster 464-181.