Here’s a look back at our coverage from Week 4:
– In one of the best games of the year, Somers beat undefeated John Jay 26-21 thanks to a 60-yard touchdown by Tyler DeVito. What made the DeVito TD so special, however, were the circumstances. With a little less than four minutes left and two timeouts in his pocket, Tony DeMatteo took a huge risk, going for it on fourth-and-17 at his own 40. DeVito made him look like a genius, turning a reverse into a long touchdown run that was the turning point in the game.
John Jay drove it down inside the Somers 20, but the drive ended when Matt Morgante intercepted Ryan Lee on fourth down.
Here’s my story on the game. Expect to see both teams involved in big games next month — and maybe beyond.
– Mamaroneck proved it deserves to be considered among Class AA’s best on Saturday. The Tigers beat Mahopac 35-22 at home behind another 196 yards and career-high four touchdown runs from senior Marquez Jackson-Allen.
– New Rochelle hoped to earn some revenge after losing in OT to North Rockland and last year’s playoffs. It also expected a 48-minute war. Only the first proved true in a thorough, 35-7 victory over the Red Raiders on Saturday.
First-year starting QB Greg Powell was sharp, completing 13-of-15 passes for 164 yards and a score.
– With a new scheme, Nyack’s defense has started to resemble its “D” of old. The Indians were stout again on Friday in their 41-7 victory over Tappan Zee.
Find out why Nyack switched, what the changes are, and who shined against TZ in my story. Adonis Alcime, the central figure in that defense, had a pretty nice night on the ground, too, rushing for four touchdowns.
– On a team in search of some offensive consistency, Brandon Castro provided that, rushing for the bulk of his 120 yards and scoring two touchdowns in the second half of Pleasantville’s 19-6 victory over Putnam Valley.
– Like just about every team, Yorktown had a few adjustments to make entering the new season. None have made them better than the Huskers, who won their fourth straight game by two touchdowns or more on Saturday night. They rolled over Brewster 42-22 in a game they led 42-8 before turning to the second string.
Yorktown is “thrilled” with the start, said coach Mike Rescigno in my story from the game.
As I tweeted on Saturday night, I have now seen all the top Class A teams. To me, I think Yorktown is the best, bar none.