Just like last night, today is a day that will determine the playoff future for several teams. Chief among them are Mahopac and Scarsdale in Class AA’s League 1, and Clarkstown South, Ramapo and Arlington in League 2. Mahopac, South and Arlington can all determine their own destiny; Scarsdale and Ramapo need some help.
We’ll be out to chronicle it today. I’m heading out somewhere this afternoon and will hit John Jay-Greeley — a game that will determine both teams’ playoff future in Class A — at night. I’ll have updates all day @lohudinsider. Mike Dougherty (@hoopsmbd) will check out the rematch of last year’s Class C championship when unbeaten Rye Neck visits defending champ Woodlands. Nancy Haggerty (@haggertynancy) will attend Ardsley-Irvington, a game that will swing a lot in Class B’s playoff picture.
We’ll have updates from those games and more as the day unfolds. Enjoy the football and check back later for much, much more.
Saturday’s games —
Chaminade 21, Stepinac 14 (OT)
Iona Prep 29, Holy Trinity 14
Ketcham 28, Mahopac 6
Scarsdale 35, Clarkstown North 7
Haldane 59, Palisade Prep 6
Panas 41, Peekskill 0
Pearl River 20, Gorton 6
Tappan Zee 42, Riverside 0
Croton-Harmon 32, Westlake 14
Ardsley 14, Irvington 6
Rye Neck 41, Woodlands 40 (OT)
Dobbs Ferry 38, Hastings 7
Tuckahoe 42, Early College 6
Pawling 14, Blind Brook 6
Beacon 46, Yonkers 0
Bronxville 43, Riverdale 22
Hackley 42, Peru 6
Spring Valley 30, Lincoln 6
Eastchester 49, Saunders 0
John Jay 33, Horace Greeley 21
Chaminade 21, Stepinac 14 (OT): At Stepinac, the Crusaders rallied from a 14-0 deficit to tie the game with 2:22 remaining. After junior Damarcus Miller forced his second turnover of the game, Stepinac drove to the Chaminade 3. A penalty forced the Crusaders to attempt a 25-yard field goal to win with 10 seconds remaining, but a bad snap prevented them from attempting the kick and sending the game to OT.
On the first possession of overtime, Chaminade scored after recovering its own fumble in the end zone for the second time in the game. The defending CHSFL AAA champ then stopped Stepinac a yard short on fourth down to end the game.
Malcolm Major led Stepinac with 111 yards rushing on 12 carries. Brandon Coleman had 81 yards on 22 carries, including both Stepinac touchdowns. He went 10 for 19 passing for 53 yards and threw a pair of interceptions. Miller forced the late fumble and also had an interception.
Chaminade QB Sean Cerrone rushed for 117 yards and went 9 for 16 for 63 yards and an interception, but he suffered a rib injury in the fourth quarter and did not return. Teammate Robert Speranza Jr. rushed for 98 yards on 20 carries. The Flyers scored a pair of touchdowns on his fumbles that were recovered in the end zone.
Iona Prep 29, Holy Trinity 14: At Holy Trinity, Stephen Smith rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Brian Thompson caught another from Nick Kryza. Christian Kapp kicked three field goals as well for the Gaels.
Ketcham 28, Mahopac 6: At Ketcham, Kevin Duke went 20 for 29 passing for 201 yards and two touchdowns and had another 112 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries. He completed six passes to J.J. Mulvey, including a TD, and found Roddy Tierney five times, one for a TD. Matt Krumholtz rushed for 55 yards and a score. Mahopac’s Ethan Ryan hit Andrew Neilis on Mahopac’s touchdown. The loss knocked Mahopac out of the Class AA playoffs and earned Ketcham the No. 1 seed out of its league.
Scarsdale 35, Clarkstown North 7: At Scarsdale, James Nicholas returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to help the Raiders qualify for the Class AA playoffs.
Haldane 59, Palisade Prep 6: At Roosevelt High School in Yonkers, Will Moss rushed for 140 yards and four touchdowns. Six different Haldane players scored as the Blue Devils rushed for 461 yards.
Pearl River 20, Gorton 6: At Gorton, Chris Van Houten went 12 for 24 for 216 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Aidan Wier caught five passes for 108 yards and a TD. For the Pearl River defense, Ryan Mullahy had 10 tackles and forced a fumble, Jimmy Linnane had 12 1/2 tackles and Pat Metcalfe had an interception.
Croton-Harmon 32, Westlake 14: At Westlake, Paul Banta caught a pair of touchdowns and Ben Gelfand rushed for a pair of scores to help Croton earn its first win. Jay Kalle scored both touchdowns for Westlake. He rushed for a 27-yard score and caught a 60-yarder from Mike Ragusa.
Ardsley 14, Irvington 6: At Irvington, Ardsley took a big step toward securing a Class B playoff berth. Joe DeGuardia and Jorge Ayala each rushed for a touchdown as the Panthers built a 14-0 lead. The defense kept Irvington at bay after the Bulldogs scored on Andrew Brennan’s 2-yard keeper with 10:21 remaining.
Rye Neck 41, Woodlands 40 (OT): At Woodlands, Thomas Pipolo went 6 for 11 for 192 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He threw a 20-yard touchdown to Ryan Morningstar to answer Woodlands’ touchdown to start the first overtime. Jakob Calvini converted the kick to keep the Panthers unbeaten.
Tyrone Barber led Woodlands with 24 carries for 238 yards and four touchdowns. He threw a 38-yard touchdown to Jonathan Stewart with one minute remaining on a halfback pass to tie the game 34-34, but the Falcons were stopped on the two-point conversion. They were also stopped on a two-point try after Barber scored on the first possession of overtime.
Rye Neck led 34-20 after Pedro Cueto’s touchdown with 4:01 remaining. A 1-yard keeper by Woodlands’ Myles Thigpen helped cut it to 34-28 with 1:42 to play and the Falcons recovered the subsequent onside kick.
Tuckahoe 42, Early College 6: At Tuckahoe, Enoch Penney-Laryea had 135 yards rushing and two touchdowns on just six carries. Chris Corrado had an interception and recovered a fumble. Michael Castracucco threw touchdowns to Daryl Taylor and Rami Higgins.
Bronxville 43, Riverdale 22: At Bronxville, Pat Bisconti had 31 carries for 258 yards and three touchdowns.
Hackley 42, Peru 6: At SUNY Albany, backup QB Ryan Walker went 18 for 31 for 322 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. Mustafaa Dais caught six passes for 200 yards and a touchdown. Peru, a Class B team from Section 7, entered the game unbeaten.
Spring Valley 30, Lincoln 6: At Lincoln, Justin Sapini rushed for a TD, caught a TD and returned a kick for another score. Marquise Macharie also rushed for a pair of touchdowns for Spring Valley.
Eastchester 49, Saunders 0: At Haindl Field in Eastchester, Rob Lalli, Anthony Gallucci, and Matt Pantal each rushed for two touchdowns. John Marcin also rushed for his first varsity touchdown.
John Jay 33, Horace Greeley 21: At John Jay, the Indians raced out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter, scoring three touchdowns and picking up six first downs on their first seven plays from scrimmage. The win allowed John Jay to clinch a playoff berth in Class A.
They were powered by Ryan Lee, who rushed for 207 yards and three first-half touchdowns and who threw for 68 yards, including a touchdown to Hunter Keech. Danny Skluth rushed for 163 yards and a score on 10 carries. They helped John Jay compile 448 yards of offense, including 359 yards rushing.
Cameron Ciero led Greeley with 126 yards and a touchdown rushing. He also went 17 for 24 for 92 yards and a touchdown. Brandon Okun rushed for 89 yards and a score.