Class A produced some ridiculous offensive performances. Class AA teams relied much more on defense. The results in Classes B and C were somewhere in between, and the lists will reflect that.
Let’s get to it. Here’s a look who I’m handing a game ball to in each class:
CLASS AA QUARTERFINALS
1. Chris Jordan, White Plains (pictured right): The burly senior told our Brian Heyman that he believed the Tigers could win it all after rumbling for 192 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries in a 27-0 win over Ramapo.
2. Kevin Duke, Ketcham: The senior QB went 7 for 16 for 151 yards and a TD and rushed for another 65 and a TD to help beat stingy Clarkstown South, 27-0.
3. Mike Earlington, North Rockland: The senior lineman was part of a strong defensive effort that held New Rochelle to 191 total yards in a 13-10 OT win. He had a sack and blocked a punt.
Honorable mention: John Jay’s Joe Lisowski scored the winning TD on an 88-yard kickoff return as the Patriots beat Scarsdale 17-10. … Tajmir Anderson had an interception, recovered a fumble in the end zone and forced a fumble on a kickoff for New Rochelle.
CLASS A QUARTERFINALS
1. Justin Davidov, Ossining: The dual threat QB was at his best in a dramatic 62-59 win over John Jay. He threw for 236 yards and five touchdowns, including a 42-yard toss to Shea Holebrook with 1.1 seconds remaining. He also rushed for 172 yards and three more scores on 20 carries.
2. Giuseppe Maddalena, Tappan Zee: The bruising senior rushed for a whopping 281 yards and six touchdowns in a 50-14 defeat of Sleepy Hollow.
3. Ryan Lee, John Jay: Even in defeat, Lee produced one of the week’s best performance. He rushed for 351 yards and four touchdowns and threw for another in a 62-59 loss at Ossining.
Honorable mention: Rye’s Tim DeGraw caught six passes for 182 yards and a touchdown and had another 89-yard score called back in a 36-20 win over Yorktown. Shane O’Malley rushed for 139 yards and three TDs. … Shea Holebrook caught the game-winning touchdown with 1.1 seconds left in Ossining’s 62-59 win. … Danny Skluth had 248 yards rushing and three TDs for John Jay. … Tim Fazzinga (pictured left) had 151 yards and two touchdowns on just 11 carries in Somers’ 29-26 win at Panas.
CLASS B SEMIFINALS
1. The Pleasantville defense: The Panthers shut down and shut out Nanuet 28-0, holding the Golden Knights to just two first downs, one of which came on a penalty. They had two sacks and an interception.
2. Bryce Gioia, Lourdes: The senior rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Warriors back from a two-touchdown deficit. He scored two touchdowns as they outscored Ardsley 20-2 in the fourth quarter.
3. Enrico Ruotolo, Pleasantville: The big senior had 25 carries for 109 yards and a TD in Pleasantville’s win over Nanuet.
Honorable mention: Ardsley’s George DiFiore rushed for 82 yards and two scores on 17 carries in a 27-23 loss to Lourdes. … Christian Keenan had a game-clinching interception, caught a two-point conversion and had another catch to help set up a touchdown in the Lourdes win. … Anthony Godino rushed for 59 yards and a score and went 7 for 12 for 46 yards and a TD passing.
CLASS C SEMIFINALS
1. Tyrone Barber, Woodlands: He dominated again, rushing for another 304 yards and four touchdowns. He also made five tackles (including a sack) in a 39-14 victory at Dobbs Ferry.
2. Pedro M. Cueto, Rye Neck (pictured above): The senior rushed for 105 yards and three TDs on 14 carries. He also scored a pair of two-point conversions and made four tackles as Rye Neck rallied from an early deficit to beat Bronxville 28-10.
3. Jonathan Stewart, Woodlands: He returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown, forced a fumble and made seven tackles against Dobbs.
Honorable mention: Woodlands’ linebacker Kourtney Blanding had 15 tackles in the Falcons’ victory at Dobbs Ferry. … Dom Bresica rushed for 117 yards on 12 carries and had five tackles for Rye Neck. … Pat Bisconti rushed for 91 yards and a score for Bronxville.