Time to take a look at the best performances of Week 6. Sorry for the delay. Monday was filled with phone calls to coaches and players in my attempt to get a handle on this week’s big rivalry games. There will be plenty to come this week.
Anyway, last week’s No. 1 Game Ball went to the very deserving Tyrone Barber of Woodlands. The senior shredded Dobbs Ferry for 377 yards of offense. If you know someone who produced a big day like Barber, or have a candidate who produced in the clutch, tweet me @lohudinsider or shoot me an e-mail with that player’s credentials at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now, here’s a countdown from No. 10 to No. 1, but, remember: Gaudy stats are impossible to ignore, but the situation and the importance of the game are factored into the equation.
WEEK 6 GAME BALLS
(Recipients are from schools in the coverage area—Westchester, Rockland and Putnam Counties; they are selected from statistics reported to The Journal News/lohud.com)
Adonis Alcime had 33 carries for 188 yards and three TDs in Nyack’s 33-25 loss at Ossining. … Ryan Hanney had part in 16 tackles, including a sack, had an interception, and threw an 81-yard TD pass in Nanuet’s 22-17 loss at Lourdes. … Corey Jean-Charles rushed for 176 yards and three TDs on just nine carries in Albertus’ 44-8 win over Tri-Valley. … Gabe Ramos scored three TDs, added a two-point conversion and was a standout on defense as YMA beat Valhalla 28-22 in OT. … Mark Gualano rushed for both touchdowns in Carmel’s 14-6 upset victory of Arlington. … Justin Sapini scored three TDs—a kickoff return, a reception and one on the ground—as Spring Valley beat Lincoln 30-6. … Jimmy Linnane had 12 1/2 tackles in Pearl River’s 20-6 win over Gorton. … Pat Bisconti had 31 carries for 258 yards and three TDs in Bronxville’s 43-22 non-league win over visiting Riverdale.
10. Connor Morley, Byram Hills: The senior rushed for 104 yards and a TD, caught a TD, had eight tackles, recovered a fumble, blocked a punt for a safety and blocked and extra point in Byram’s 37-14 defeat of Hen Hud.
9. Justin Davidov, Ossining: The senior QB went 6 for 10 for 100 yards and a TD, rushed for 99 yards and a TD and converted a key fourth down late in Ossining’s 33-25, playoff-clinching win over visiting Nyack.
8. Eric Meyreles, Yorktown: The senior had 174 all-purpose yards—including 109 yards rushing and a touchdown—and made 10 tackles on defense to help the ‘Huskers clinch a playoff berth in their 28-7 win at Harrison.
7. Damarcus Miller, Stepinac: The junior produced the two biggest plays for Stepinac in a narrow loss to state-ranked Chaminade. With his team trailing 14-0, Miller’s interception and return helped set up the first Stepinac touchdown. He also forced a fumble with a bout a minute remaining in regulation that help set up Stepinac’s game-winning FG attempt, although the Crusaders fell 21-14 in OT.
6. Hackley defense: The Hornets forced five turnovers and recorded six sacks to help limit Peru’s high-scoring offense to just six points in their 42-6 win. Peru entered the game as the eighth-ranked Class B team in the state and had averaged 43 points per game.
5. Tyrone Barber, Woodlands: The electric senior was up to his old tricks. He rushed 24 times for 238 yards and four scores and threw a 38-yard TD pass that tied the Falcons’ game against Rye Neck late in the fourth quarter and sent it to overtime.
4. Rye Neck offensive line: As they have all year, the Black Hat big men paved the way to another balanced offensive effort in Rye Neck’s dramatic 41-40 OT victory at Woodlands in a rematch of last year’s Class C championship game. Against a strong Woodlands front 7, the Panther quintet of Jake Puccella, Tom Tripodi, Pedro J. Cueto, Jack Myers and Jacob Barach cleared the path for 187 yards rushing and 198 yards passing to help the team rally from an early two-touchdown deficit. (H/T)
3. Frank Golinello, Brewster: The stout senior had another big effort on defense. He had a part in 16 tackles and forced a pair of fumbles as Brewster beat Lakeland 20-12 in OT to win its third straight following an 0-3 start.
2. Ryan Lee, John Jay: With a playoff berth on the line, the junior QB helped the Indians put Horace Greeley away quickly. He rushed for three first-half TDs and threw another to Hunter Keech. Lee finished the 33-21 victory with 207 yards rushing and 68 yards passing to help John Jay lock up a playoff berth.
1. Andrew Livingston, Rye: With help from the receiving trio of Tim DeGraw, Jay Little and Chris Santangelo, the junior continued his terrific junior season by throwing for a personal-best six touchdowns—three on pinpoint passes downfield—in a 43-18 win over previously unbeaten Sleepy Hollow. Livingston completed 8-of-15 passes for 282 yards, good for an average of 35.3 yards per completion. He now has completed 60 percent of his passes for 1,680 yards, 25 touchdowns and just one interception through six games.