NEW ROCHELLE 27, SCARSDALE 0
In a matchup of 5-0 teams, New Rochelle started and finished in control, beating Scarsdale 27-0. The Huguenots earned a measure of revenge after losing to Scarsdale last year, but they also lost Jonathan Forrest to a knee injury. Freshman Jared Baron, a future star, earned some carries in the second half.
As for the Raiders, they played without five starters, including star James Nicholas, who missed his third straight game.
MAHOPAC 27, CARMEL 7
Mahopac beat rival Carmel for the fifth time in six tries, winning 27-7 on Saturday. Junior Christian Donahoe, the coach’s son, played a key role — a thrill for someone who once served as a water boy at Carmel-Mahopac games.
NORTH ROCKLAND 24, GREELEY 14
North Rockland needed to win on Saturday. Plain and simple. As QB Ryan Bakutes said, “No North Rockland team doesn’t make the playoffs.” The Red Raiders made sure of that, clinching a playoff berth by scoring late in the first half and playing strong in the second.
RYE 44, NYACK 22
Rye rushed for over 200 yards and Andrew Livingston and Tim DeGraw connected on three touchdowns as the Garnets won 44-22 over Nyack. They outscored the Indians 30-8 in the second half to break open a tie game. Livingston finished 17 for 20 for 228 yards and DeGraw caught seven passes for 142 yards and the three scores.
Nyack earned some traction behind another stellar day from Adonis Alcime, who had 21 carries for 167 yards and two TDs. Still, the early part of the third quarter proved to be their undoing. The Indians lost a fumble and had another one turn into a safety in a disastrous start to the second half.
IONA PREP 40, ST. ANTHONY’S 30
With St. Anthony’s star Jordan Gowins out, Iona Prep continued its mastery over the Friars in New Rochelle, winning for the third time in four meetings in New Rochelle. The Gaels bounced back from their loss to Stepinac the week before behind terrific efforts from Qaadir Sheppard, Robert Madison and the pass rush, which totaled eight sacks (three by Sheppard) in the victory.
Sheppard had 11 catches for 159 yards and three scores and hooked up with Madison eight times. The senior threw for 291 yards in the second half alone and totaled 396 and five scores for the game.
HARRISON 49, HEN HUD 13
Here comes Harrison? Well, the Huskies are alive at least. And that’s something. They won 49-13 over Hen Hud and now have a legitimate chance to make the playoffs despite a 2-4 record. Mike Salvatori was the key, rushing for 141 yards and three touchdowns after missing the previous week due to injury.