Section V Football Week 3 Look Ahead: Four undefeated teams meet in Class A; Livonia, Victor aim to continue fast starts

Top (l-r): Victor’s Rushawn Baker, Athena’s Jayden Rapp and East High’s Seven McGee. Bottom (l-r): Eastridge’s Michael Adams, LeRoy’s Alex Panepento and Brighton’s Tahj Jackson. (Photo contributions: CHRIS CECERE, JENNIFER LAEMLEIN and @LeRoy_Knights)

By JOHN LIKANJE

As recently as two months ago, it was unclear as to whether or not high school football would be played in New York State. Now, it’s already the halfway point of a shortened season which consists of five regular season games and the top four teams from each classification qualifying for sectionals. Through the first nine days of contests, 18 teams have come out on top in both of their matches. Here are a few upcoming matchups featuring four undefeated clashes:

GAME OF THE WEEK: BRIGHTON VS. SPENCERPORT

This game features two of the six unbeaten teams left in Class A, the most of any of the five classifications. Both of these squads have displayed high-powered offenses and stingy defenses so far.

Brighton took down its opponents, Wilson Magnet and Webster Thomas, by a combined score of 70-8. This included a 38-0 shutout by the Barons over the Titans. Tahj Jackson leads the offense with 221 rushing yards. The junior tailback has scored a pair of touchdowns in both games so far – three on the ground and the other on defense.

Spencerport defeated its opponents, Penfield and Churchville-Chili, by a combined score of 64-6. The Rangers blanked the Patriots, 30-0, in the season opener and took down the Saints, 34-6, Friday evening. Senior running back Connor Mesh scrambled for 135 yards against the Patriots.

Spencerport defeated Brighton, 38-24, in the first game of the season, last year, on September 7, 2019. Kickoff is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spencerport High School.

VIEW MORE CHRIS CECERE PHOTOS HERE. 

OTHER MATCHUPS TO LOOK OUT FOR…..

Hilton at Victor – These are two of the three undefeated squads left in Class AA (McQuaid). Despite moving up from Class A, Victor has dominated and looked like the team which ended last year’s regular season with five consecutive victories. The Blue Devils took down Edison Tech and Fairport by a combined score of 73-7. Hilton produced 39 points through its first two games, but it was enough to get past Pittsford and Rush-Henrietta. The Blue Devils and Cadets both rely on a senior power back to carry their offense. Jason Bedford (Hilton) has accumulated 319 rushing yards and one touchdown. Bucknell University commit Rushawn Baker (Victor) has already scored six rushing touchdowns in two games. Kickoff is set for Friday at 5 p.m. at Victor High School.

Irondequoit at Greece Athena – This game features another two of the six unbeaten teams remaining in Class A. One squad has blown out both of its opponents while the other has relied on its defense. Irondequoit exploded for 49 points in back-to-back victories over Gates-Chili and Greece Arcadia while its defense only allowed 13. However, the Eagles now face their first real test in Greece Athena. The Trojans held East High and Greece Olympia/Odyssey, two high-scoring offenses, to a combined 21 points. Kickoff is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Greece Athena High School.

VIEW MORE JENNIFER LAEMLEIN PHOTOS HERE. 

Canisteo-Greenwood at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba – Oakfield-Alabama/Elba looks poised to be one of the top scoring teams in Section V. The Aggies lead the Rochester area with 101 points scored thanks to the duo of freshman quarterback Bodie Hyde and senior running back Ty Mott. Not only has Mott compiled 456 yards, he split 10 rushing touchdowns in wins over Cuba-Rushford and Geneseo/Mount Morris. Hyde has thrown for 131 passing yards and run for a touchdown. Canisteo-Greenwood is capable of putting up points as well, netting 50 in its season-opening victory over York/Pavilion. Senior quarterback Roque Santiago hurled 185 passing yards and four touchdowns. Kickoff between these two undefeated Class D squads is set for Friday at 3 p.m. at Batavia High School.

Dansville at Livonia – Livonia, which won last season’s Class B sectional title and moved down to Class C this year, has thrived under new head coach Christopher Genthner. The Bulldogs combined for 83 points in victories over Hornell and Penn Yan/Dundee thanks to Alex Minnehan. The senior running back found paydirt four times while galloping 434 yards. Dansville is looking build momentum after taking down reigning Class C champion, Letchworth/Warsaw, on the strength of Billy Barrett’s four touchdowns. Kickoff is set for Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Livonia High School.

FULL SLATE

THURSDAY

4 p.m. – Fairport at Aquinas

4 p.m. – Hornell at Waterloo

4:30 p.m. – McQuaid at Edison Tech

6 p.m. – Churchville-Chili at Brockport

6 p.m. – Penfield at East High

6 p.m. – Wilson Magnet at Gates-Chili

6 p.m. – Mynderse at Penn Yan/Dundee

6 p.m. – Notre Dame Batavia at Avon

6:30 p.m. – Dansville at Livonia

7 p.m. – Webster Thomas at Canandaigua

7 p.m. – Greece Olympia/Odyssey at Eastridge

7 p.m. – Irondequoit at Greece Athena

7 p.m. – Brighton at Spencerport

7 p.m. – Marcus Whitman/Bloomfield at East Rochester/Gananda

7 p.m. – Wellsville at LeRoy

7 p.m. – Bath-Haverling at Wayland-Cohocton

7:30 p.m. – Attica at Letchworth/Warsaw

FRIDAY

3 p.m. – Canisteo-Greenwood at Oakfield-Alabama/Elba

5 p.m. – Hilton at Victor

5 p.m. – Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen at Clyde-Savannah

5:30 p.m. – Pittsford at Monroe

7 p.m. – Geneva at Batavia

7 p.m. – Wayne at Bishop Kearney/Rochester Prep/Rochester Academy

7 p.m. – Honeoye Falls-Lima at Midlakes

7 p.m. – Alexander at Lyons

7 p.m. – Perry at Lyndonville/Barker/Roy-Hart

8:30 p.m. – Greece Arcadia at UPrep

SATURDAY

12 p.m. – Newark at Palmyra-Macedon

12 p.m. – Charles G. Finney/Northstar Christian at South Seneca

1 p.m. -Webster Schroeder at Rush-Henrietta

1 p.m. – Cuba-Rushford at Geneseo/Mount Morris

1 p.m. – Pembroke at Red Jacket

CURRENT TEAM RECORDS

Class AA
School Record Streak Sectional Points PPG PA Total Points Scored
Total Points Allowed
Hilton 2-0 W2 10 19.5 10 39 20
McQuaid 2-0 W2 10 35 13 70 26
Victor 2-0 W2 8 36.5 3.5 73 7
Monroe 1-1 L1 6 9 24 18 48
Rush-Henrietta 1-1 L1 6 20 25 40 50
Pittsford 1-1 W1 6 24 13.5 48 27
Aquinas 1-1 W1 6 27.5 17 55 34
Edison Tech 0-2 L2 3 3 40 6 80
Fairport 0-2 L2 3 15.5 27.5 31 55
Webster Schroeder 0-2 L2 2 10 26.5 20 53
Class A
School Record Streak Sectional Points PPG PA Total Points Scored
Total Points Allowed
Brighton 2-0 W2 9 35 4 70 8
Greece Athena 2-0 W2 9 20 10.5 40 21
Spencerport 2-0 W2 8 32 3 64 6
Irondequoit 2-0 W2 8 49 6.5 98 13
Canandaigua 2-0 W2 8 35 3.5 70 7
UPrep 2-0 W2 8 36 0 72 0
East 1-1 W1 7 19.5 13.5 39 27
Webster Thomas 1-1 L1 6 18.5 25 37 50
Eastridge 1-1 L1 6 21.5 26 43 52
Brockport 1-1 W1 5 28 21.5 56 43
Wilson Magnet 0-2 L2 4 4 36 8 72
Greece Arcadia 0-2 L2 4 3 42 6 84
Penfield 0-2 L2 4 3.5 32.5 7 65
Churchville-Chili 0-2 L2 4 3 33 6 66
Greece Olympia/Odyssey 0-2 L2 3 13 32 26 64
Gates-Chili 0-2 L2 3 10.5 42.5 21 85
Class B
School Record Streak Sectional Points PPG PA Total Points Scored
Total Points Allowed
Honeoye Falls-Lima 2-0 W2 9 38 3 76 6
Batavia 2-0 W2 9 42 21 84 42
Wayne 1-1 L1 7 27 27.5 54 55
Newark 1-1 W1 6 7 17 14 34
Palmyra-Macedon 1-1 W1 6 18.5 21 37 42
Geneva 1-1 L1 5 16 18 32 36
Bishop Kearney/Rochester Prep/Rochester Academy 0-2 L2 4 9 39 18 78
Midlakes 0-2 L2 2 3 14 6 28
Class C
School Record Streak Sectional Points PPG PA Total Points Scored
Total Points Allowed
LeRoy 2-0 W2 10 19.5 0 39 0
Livonia 2-0 W2 9 41.5 12 83 24
Bath-Haverling 2-0 W2 9 26 3 52 6
Waterloo 2-0 W2 8 34.5 10.5 69 21
Hornell 1-1 L1 6 24 42.5 48 85
Attica 1-1 L1 6 24.5 13 49 26
Dansville 1-1 W1 6 14 16.5 28 33
Marcus Whitman/Bloomfield 1-1 W1 6 16.5 17 33 34
Wayland-Cohocton 0-1 L1 2 0 33 0 33
Penn Yan/Dundee 0-2 L2 4 19.5 36 39 72
East Rochester/Gananda 0-2 L2 2 10 36 20 72
Letchworth/Warsaw 0-2 L2 2 26 35 52 70
Wellsville 0-2 L2 2 9 41 18 82
Mynderse
Class D
School Record Streak Sectional Points PPG PA Total Points Scored
Total Points Allowed
Avon 2-0 W2 10 17.5 6 35 12
Oakfield-Alabama/Elba 2-0 W2 9 50.5 12 101 24
Canisteo-Greenwood 2-0 W2 8 39 3.5 78 7
Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen 1-1 W1 7 14 11 28 22
Alexander 1-1 L1 7 15 16.5 30 33
Geneseo/Mount Morris 1-1 L1 6 13 21 26 42
Notre Dame Batavia 1-1 L1 5 27 8 54 16
Clyde-Savannah 1-1 W1 5 25 21.5 50 43
York/Pavilion 0-1 L1 2 0 50 0 50
Cuba-Rushford 0-1 L1 2 6 59 6 59
Bolivar-Richburg 0-2 L2 3 3.5 18 7 36
Lyons 0-2 L2 2 6 42 12 84
8-Man
School Record Streak Sectional Points PPG PA Total Points Scored
Total Points Allowed
Red Jacket 2-0 W2 10 59 17 118 34
Pembroke 2-0 W2 8 41 3 82 6
Holley 1-1 W1 6 25 39 50 78
Perry 1-1 L1 6 42.5 34 85 68
Charles G. Finney/Northstar Christian 0-1 L1 2 0 46 0 46
South Seneca 0-2 L2 3 3 43.5 6 87
Lyndonville/Barker/Roy-Hart 0-1 L1 1 28 50 28 50

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY LEADERS

*Individual statistics based upon those reported by schools

Class AA
Passing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Szalkowski, T. Aquinas Sr. 627
Johnson, J. R-H So. 140
Consaul, B. Fairport Jr. 106
Receiving
Player School Yr. Yds.
Russell, U. Aquinas Sr. 243
Smith, A. Fairport Jr. 94
Wright, G. R-H Sr. 75
Benjamin, W. Aquinas Jr. 69
Powell, Z. R-H Sr. 26
Rushing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Bedford, J. Hilton Sr. 319
Baker, R. Victor Sr. 231
Scott, J. R-H Jr. 209
Cronin, D. Fairport Jr. 152
Valion, D. Hilton Sr. 73
Tackles
Player School Yr. No.
Johnson, J. Aquinas Jr. 8
Leone, L. Aquinas 8th 7
Passing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Szalkowski, T. Aquinas Sr. 4
Ciliberto, L. Hilton Sr. 1
Knapp, J. Victor Sr. 1
Receiving Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Russell, U. Aquinas Sr. 3
Calion, D. Hilton Sr. 2
4 players tied with 1 touchdowns
Rushing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Baker, R. Victor Sr. 6
Scott, J. R-H Jr. 4
Benjamin, W. Aquinas Jr. 2
Giddens, E. Aquinas So. 2
2 players tied with 1 touchdown
Defense/Special Teams Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Leonard, N. Victor Fr. 1
Soricone, J. Hilton Sr. 1
Total Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Baker, R. Victor Sr. 6
Scott, J. R-H Jr. 4
Szalkowski, T. Aquinas Sr. 4
Giddens, E. Aquinas So. 3
Russell, U. Aquinas Sr. 3

Class A
Passing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Calarco, N. Irondequoit Sr. 242
Rapp, J. Greece Athena Fr. 215
Adams, E. Webster Thomas Jr. 200
Adams, M. Eastridge Sr. 172
Gilbert, A. East Sr. 168
Receiving
Player School Yr. Yds.
Strong, L. GO/O Sr. 124
McDonald, A. Greece Athena Sr. 116
Bennett, S. Canandaigua Sr. 100
Gillam, T. East Jr. 86
Grant, J. Canandaigua Jr. 86
Rushing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Chenier, R. UPrep 292
Jackson, T. Brighton Jr. 221
Judd, R. Brockport Sr. 182
Mesh, C. Spencerport Sr. 135
Mesh, C. Spencerport So. 134
Tackles
Player School Yr. No.
Watkins, S. UPrep Jr. 19.5
Lucas, Jr., B. UPrep Sr. 17.5
Jones, X. GO/O Jr. 14
Corbin, M. East Sr. 13
Dorsey, J. Greece Athena Jr. 11
Passing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Calarco, N. Irondequoit Sr. 5
Adams, M. Eastridge Sr. 4
Gilbert, A. East Sr. 4
Adams, E. Webster Thomas Jr. 2
Davis, Jr., C. UPrep Jr. 2
Receiving Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Gillam, T. East Jr. 2
Gray, M. Eastridge Sr. 2
Strong, L. GO/O Sr. 2
Turner, D. Irondequoit Sr. 2
7 players tied with 1 touchdown
Rushing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Chenier, R. UPrep 4
Jackson, T. Brighton Jr. 3
Judd, R. Brockport Sr. 3
Mesh, C. Spencerport So. 3
3 players tied with 2 touchdowns
Defense/Special Teams Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Bennett, S. Canandaigua Sr. 2
7 players tied with 1 touchdown
Total Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Calarco, N. Irondequoit Sr. 6
Bennett, S. Canandaigua Sr. 5
Gilbert, A. East Sr. 5
3 players tied with 4 touchdowns

Class B
Passing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Joint, R. HF-L Sr. 361
Reinhart, J. Batavia Jr. 357
Sides, J. Newark So. 154
Nolan, Q. P-M Jr. 125
Blakenberg, M. Wayne Jr. 94
Receiving
Player School Yr. Yds.
Budziniack, T. Batavia Sr. 149
Wazenried, M. HF-L Sr. 135
Hunter, S. P-M So. 104
Hale, A. Batavia Sr. 96
Lustyk, P. HF-L Sr. 94
Rushing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Smith, T. Batavia Sr. 280
Derby, J. HF-L Sr. 144
Murray, T. Newark Sr. 131
Vance, D. Wayne So. 84
2 players tied with 79 yards
Tackles
Player School Yr. No.
Belanger, R. P-M Sr. 21
Reynolds-Diaz, I. P-M Jr. 15
Clark, T. Newark Sr. 14
Hernandez, D. Newark Sr. 13
Loaeza, E. Batavia Jr. 13
Passing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Joint, R. HF-L Sr. 5
Reinhart, J. Batavia Jr. 5
Young, B. HF-L Jr. 1
Ross, A. BK/RP/RACS So. 1
Receiving Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Budziniack, T. Batavia Sr. 2
Green, C. HF-L Sr. 2
Wanzenreid, M. HF-L Sr. 2
Childs, A. HF-L Sr. 1
Derby, J. HF-L Sr. 1
Rushing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Smith, T. Batavia Sr. 5
Derby, J. HF-L Sr. 4
Blakenberg, M. Wayne Jr. 2
Nolan, Q. P-M Jr. 2
Ross, A. BK/RP/RACS So. 2
Defense/Special Teams Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Smith, T. Batavia Sr. 1
Total Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Smith, T. Batavia Sr. 6
Derby, J. HF-L Sr. 5
Joint, R. HF-L Sr. 5
Reinhart, J. Batavia Jr. 5
5 players tied with 2 touchdowns

Class C
Passing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Oddi, B. Waterloo Sr. 424
Mather, D. ER/G Jr. 290
Williams, A. L/W Sr. 281
Yehl, J. B-H So. 176
Earl, C. PY/D So. 160
Receiving
Player School Yr. Yds.
Felber, D. Waterloo Sr. 146
Elliott, H. L/W Sr. 96
Letta, A. ER/G Jr. 96
Sepulveda, M. ER/G So. 92
2 players tied with 89 yards
Rushing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Minnehan, A. Livonia Sr. 434
Mahan, M. PY/D Sr. 331
Smith, J. Livonia Sr. 194
Strzelec, Z. Attica Sr. 189
McRae, K. B-H Jr. 176
Tackles
Player School Yr. No.
Mahan, M. PY/D Sr. 23
Johnson, L. Attica Sr. 19
Donohue, J. Attica Jr. 18
Slavick, N. PY/D So. 16
Barrett, B. Dansville Sr. 13
Passing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Oddi, B. Waterloo Sr. 7
Williams, A. L/W Sr. 4
Panepento, A. LeRoy Sr. 3
Barrett, B. Dansville Sr. 2
Rowland, A. Avon Jr. 2
Receiving Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Felber, D. Waterloo Sr. 3
Slywka, K. Waterloo Sr. 3
Lytle, C. LeRoy Sr. 2
Goll, A. Attica Sr. 1
Rushing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Mahan, M. PY/D Sr. 5
Strzelec, Z. Attica Sr. 5
Minnehan, A. Livonia Sr. 4
4 players tied with 2 touchdowns
Defense/Special Teams Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Felber, D. Waterloo Sr. 1
Letta, A. ER/G Jr. 1
Slywka, K. Waterloo Sr. 1
Total Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Oddi, B. Waterloo Sr. 7
Mahan, M. PY/D Sr. 5
Slywka, K. Waterloo Sr. 5
Strzelec, Z. Attica Sr. 5
3 players tied with 4 touchdowns

Class D
Passing
Player School Yr. Yds.
McCulley, C. NDB Jr. 197
Santiago, R. C-G Sr. 185
Wade, K. CM/BB Jr. 164
Hyde, B. O-A/E Fr. 131
Dunn, S. C-S Sr. 119
Receiving
Player School Yr. Yds.
Cappotelli, J. CM/BB Jr. 104
Poles-Harrison, M. CM/BB Jr. 101
Zambito, A. NDB Sr. 58
Morling, A. C-G Sr. 55
McCaffrey, H. C-G Jr. 52
Rushing
Player School Yr. Yds.
Mott, T. O-A/E Sr. 456
Chance, C. C-S Sr. 213
Warner, D. NDB Sr. 173
Woods, B. Alexander Jr. 154
Kramer, N. Alexander Jr. 146
Tackles
Player School Yr. No.
Dean, D. Alexander Sr. 20
Henry, C. NDB Jr. 18
Reed, C. CM/BB Jr. 14
Yasses, P. O-A/E Sr. 14
2 players tied with 12 tackles
Passing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Santiago, R. C-G Sr. 4
Wade, K. CM/BB Jr. 2
4 players tied with 1 touchdown
Receiving Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
McCaffrey, H. C-G Jr. 2
6 players tied with 1 touchdown
Rushing Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Mott, T. O-A/E Sr. 10
Chance, C. C-S Sr. 5
Warner, D. NDB Sr. 3
Hughes, J. O-A/E Sr. 2
Wade, K. CM/BB Jr. 2
Defense/Special Teams Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
McWilliams, C. NDB Jr. 1
Total Touchdowns
Player School Yr. No.
Mott, T. O-A/E Sr. 10
Chance, C. C-S Sr. 5
Santiago, R. C-G Sr. 4
Wade, K. CM/BB Jr. 4
Warner, D. NDB Sr. 3

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