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Sandy Creek blanks Pulaski, takes Class D Central Division title

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SANDY CREEK — Mason McNitt scored two touchdowns, on runs of 4 and 6 yards, and finished with 28 carries for 134 yards to help the Sandy Creek football team capture the Section 3 Class D Central Division with a 24-0 victory over Pulaski on Friday.

John Shirley recorded 12 carries for 68 yards and scored the final touchdown on a 2-yard run for the Comets (7-0, 5-0).

Sandy Creek coach Mike Stevens credited his team’s defensive efforts. Jake Benedict made 14 tackles, while McNitt finished with five tackles and four sacks.

Pulaski fell to 4-3, 3-2.

LOWVILLE 24, WATERVILLE 19

Kyle Malik scored four touchdown, three on the ground as the No. 7 Red Raiders beat the second-seeded Indians in a Section 3 Class C-2 first round game in Waterville.

Malik scored on rushes of two, four and 25 yards and caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Widrick for Lowville (5-2), which will face Tully in the quarterfinals.

Jon Piersma scored on a nine-yard run and threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Luke Barnes for Waterville (3-4).

CANASTOTA 29, IHC 6

Anthony Mason threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as the top-seeded Red Raiders scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to beat the No. 8 Cavaliers in the Section 3 Class C-1 first round game at Canastota.

Mason threw for scores of 10 and 16 yards and had a one-yard touchdown plunge for Canastota (6-1).

Spencer Sharlow scored on a two-yard touchdown run for Immaculate Heart Central (4-3).

BISHOP LUDDEN 43, APW 14

Corey Wilkinson ran for 204 and scored four rushing touchdowns on 17 attempts as the fourth-seeded Gaelic Knights rolled to a Section 3 Class C-1 win over the No. 5 Rebels in Syracuse.

Wilkinson scored on runs of one, 14, 22 and 71 for Bishop Ludden (6-1), which scored 29 points in the first quarter.

Joe Carusone scored from five yards out for Altmar-Parish-Williamstown (3-4).

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT 47, WATERTOWN 12

Taumeras Howard scored on three touchdowns, two on long returns, as the Red Rams routed the Cyclones in a Class A matchup at Watertown.

Howard returned a kickoff 60 yards, a punt 62 yards and added a 67-yard touchdown catch from Ryan Wright for Jamesville-DeWitt (7-0, 6-0), which will host Watertown in the first round of the Section 3 Class A playoffs at 7 p.m. Thursday. The game will be broadcast on Time Warner Cable Sports. Wright also threw for scores of 4 and 69 yards.

Anton Gadson ran for a 39-yard touchdown and totaled 155 yards on 13 carries for the Cyclones (3-4, 2-4). Diamond Williams returned an interception 56 yards for a touchdown.

HANNIBAL 38, THOUSAND ISLANDS 28

Brandon Burnett ran 25 times for 168 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors beat the Vikings in crossover play at Clayton.

Burnett’s runs were for 15 and 25 yards for Hannibal (1-6). Tim Webber ran for scores of 2 and 12 yards.

Austin Bach ran for one touchdown and found Morgan Earp for a 15-yard touchdown pass for Thousand Islands (0-7).

POTSDAM 30, OFA 28

David Adams intercepted a pass from Nate Angel in the back of the end zone as time expired to help the Sandstoners produce a perfect regular season with a Northern Athletic Conference win over Ogdensburg Free Academy in Potsdam.

OFA (4-3) had rallied from a 24-12 second-quarter deficit to take a 28-24 lead with 1 minute, 9 seconds left in the third quarter.

Potsdam (7-0) answered with a 9-yard touchdown pass from Will Coleman to Garrett Kilgore with 4:11 left in the game to take the 30-28 lead.

The Blue Devils had drivento Potsdam’s 24-yard line before the interception that preserved the win.

OFA’s Angel finished with 209 yards passing, including three touchdowns.

MASSENA 48, CANTON 14

The Red Raiders (3-4) jumped on the Golden Bears with 20 points in the first quarter and built a 34-6 lead by halftime, cruising to a win in Massena.

Justin Bestor rushed for 116 yards on just three carries. He scored on runs of 84 and 25 yards and also caught a 19-yard pass for a touchdown.

J.P. Reagan gained 73 yards and scored on a 26-yard run, and Jeremy Malone rushed for 74 yards for Massena.

Canton (0-7) was led by Hunter Yerdon, who rushed for 131 yards, including a touchdown, and caught a 63-yard touchdown pass.

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