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High school football: Indian River defeats Watertown

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PHILADELPHIA — Elijah Franklin caught only two passes, but both were for touchdowns, as Indian River rolled past Watertown 43-6 on Friday night in Section 3 Class A National Division football game. Franklin also returned a punt for a touchdown.

His scoring receptions of 37 and 51 yards came from quarterback Denzel Barnes, who completed 4 of 8 passes for 145 yards and also rushed for 33 yards on four carries for the Warriors (4-1 overall, 3-0 division).

Franklin also scored a touchdown on a 52-yard punt return, while Connor Brown and Dustin Sharritt also added rushing touchdowns.

Jakese Crockett led Indian River on the ground with 71 yards on eight carries and Deondre Grier ran the ball five times for 52 yards.

Jorden Saylers scored on a 12-yard fumble recovery for the Cyclones (1-4, 0-3).

IHC 51, BISHOP GRIMES 0

Three of Michael Marra’s six carries went for touchdowns and the unbeaten Cavaliers cruised to an interclass shutout of the Cobras (0-5) at Immaculate Heart Central.

Marra ran for 106 yards on six carries, including touchdown runs of 50, 21 and 6 yards for IHC (5-0).

Cole Carpenter completed 6 of 7 passes for 62 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He threw a 12-yard score to Miles Sexton and a 3-yard touchdown toss to Nick Koelmel.

Jordan Trudeau contributed 93 rushing yards and scored on a 46-yard run, while Haden Baker added 62 yards and a 45-yard scoring run for the Cavaliers.

GENERAL BROWN 40, ADIRONDACK 0

Sophomore quarterback Evan Will went 5 of 8 for 115 yards passing, threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, as the Lions blanked the Wildcats (0-5, 0-3) in a Class C North game in Dexter.

Will threw a 24-yard strike to Dylan Daughen and a 40-yard TD pass to Matt Haley. Will also scored on a 36-yard run for General Brown (5-0, 3-0). Jared Christopher added scoring runs of 4 and 23 yards, while Zech Pitre registered a 14-yard touchdown run.

Dylan Heath made two interceptions for the Lions.

SANDY CREEK 60, ORISKANY 0

Nine players scored at least a touchdown, including Grace Wallace, as the unbeaten Comets rolled past the Redskins (0-5) in a Class D Central game at Sandy Creek.

Cameron Hall carried eight times for 77 yards and two touchdowns for Sandy Creek (5-0, 4-0).

John Shirley totaled 77 yards on three carries and scored a touchdown for the Comets and Tyler Brown compiled 63 yards on 11 rushes.

Wallace’s touchdown was the first by a female player in Section 3 since a Phoenix girl scored against Homer in 2010.

Quarterback Tyler Swarthout hauled in a 66-yard TD pass from Kyle Fayette for Sandy Creek, while Fayette, Jared Baird, Bobby Cornell, Zach Brown and Luke Elliott each scored on TD runs for the Comets.

Defensively, Fayette recorded six tackles, one sack and a safety, Jake Benedict recorded three tackles and three sacks, and Brett Wolfe totaled seven tackles for Sandy Creek.

WESTMORELAND 66, SOUTH LEWIS 20

Tim Harrison ran for two scores and returned a punt for a third touchdown as the Bulldogs routed the Falcons in a Class D Central game in Turin.

Tyler Deveans and Robert Heitzmann also ran for two touchdowns each for Westmoreland (4-1, 3-0).

Lucas Kelly (18-90) scored on a 14-yard run and returned a fumble 51 yards for a score for South Lewis (1-4, 1-3). Justin Smith passed to Matt Mooney for a 20-yard score for the Falcons.

MASSENA 28, CANTON 8

Rory Corcoran threw two touchdown passes and ran for another to lead the Red Raiders (4-1) past the Golden Bears in Massena.

Corcoran scored on a 14-yard run and threw a 38-yard pass to Josh Manley and an 18-yard pass to Xavier Viskovich for Red Raider touchdowns. J.P. Reagan finished with 95 yards rushing, including a 52-yard touchdown.

Hunter Yerdon scored on a 10-yard run for Canton (1-4).

MALONE 25, TUPPER LAKE 24

A missed extra-point kick with 1 minute, 34 seconds left, kept the host Lumberjacks from sending their game with Malone to overtime.

Malone (2-3) overcame a 12-7 halftime deficit by scoring the first 18 points of the second half to go ahead 25-12. Tupper Lake (2-3) rallied with two touchdowns in the final 3:33 to come within a point.

Morgan Stevens threw two touchdown passes for the Lumberjacks in the late rally, the first a 43-yarder to Cody LaPierre and the second a 35-yard pass to Mitch Keniston.

Malone took the lead for good when Abe Gravell returned a punt 70 yards for a touchdown with 3:58 left in the third quarter.

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