Anthony McCarley of Amherst scored three different ways Saturday and had four touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a 42-30 upset over Albion in their Section VI Federation nonleague game at Dimp Wagner field in Snyder.
Although it was not a league game, the loss could damage Albion’s standing in the next Small Schools Poll. Ranked No. 2 last week, the Purple Eagles were the only team in the small schools top 10 to lose in Week Six of the season.
It was Albion’s first loss, while Amherst evened its overall record to 3-3.
McCarley, a senior transfer from St. Joe’s, scored on runs of 31 and 3 yards, but his 81-yard kickoff return for a score and 96 interception return for another touchdown really hurt Albion.
McCarley’s long kickoff return and Nick O’Neil’s run for the two-point conversion tied the game at 20 in the third quarter.
O’Neil ran 19 yards for the go-ahead touchdown and added the extra points on a run to make it 28-20. Then McCarley broke the backs of the Purple Eagles when he picked off a pass to took it 96 yards the other way. His 3-yard run and two-point conversion run put the Tigers up 42-22, before Tyray White ran 40 yards for Albion.
O’Neil had 22 carries for 147 yards. McCarley ran nine times for 105 yards and had two pass receptions for 19 yards.
The Tigers’ Isia Okoro had 11 tackles and Angelo Bibbs had 10.
Jamestown 49, Niagara Falls 26: Two Justin Goldsmith touchdown passes gave Niagara Falls an early lead before Trey Drake and Savon Vansickle led the Red Raiders back to victory that sets up next week’s division showdown against undefeated Orchard Park at Strider Field in Jamestown on Friday night.
Drake’s 34-yard TD pass to Elijah Rojas and the extra point kick by Anddrew Dix tied the game at 14. Vansickle then sent the Red Raiders into the lead for good with a 2-yard run, Dix’s 32-yard field goal made it 24-14 at the half.
Drake completed 8 of 13 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Vansickle carried 24 times for 133 yards and three short touchdown runs while Josh Tonkin led the Jamestown defense with 10 stops.
Goldsmith of the Wolverines completed 7 of 16 for 175 yards and three of the four Falls’ touchdowns.
South Park 40, Hutch-Tech 0: Mykell Hepburn was involved in almost all of the scoring in the No. 1-ranked Sparks’ sixth straight win.
Hepburn ran 8 yards for a touchdown passed to Dre Augustiniak and Keith Jackson for two others and pass for four two-point conversions. The Sparks have allowed only 47 points this season.
Cathedral Prep (Pa.) 21, Canisius 12: The Crusaders hung with the three-time defending Pennsylvania Class 4A champion Ramblers for a half, but Cathedral broke it open with a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter by Tamar Sample. It was a 7-6 game at halftime at the Stransky Complex in West Seneca.
Quarterback Tyler Baker ran 2 yards for the first Canisius touchdown then hit Max Dowling from 5 yards out for the game’s final TD after Cathedral (6-2) had taken a 20-6 lead.
St. Joe’s 45, Erie, Pa. 28: Micah Brown ran for three touchdowns, passed for three and helped set up two with his runs and passes as St. Joe’s scored an impressive victory in Erie, Pa.
Brown’s 31-yard run set up a 2-yard touchdown run by Jimmy Scott in the opening quarter. His pass to Sam Kline set up another Scott TD run to make it 12-0.
Brown ran 24 yards for a score before halftime and connected with Kline twice for TDs in the second half.
C/S/P 34, Cleveland Hill 24: Cleveland Hill lost despite big plays from Chris Diem, Caron Marshall and Christian Lewis. Diem ran 67 and 60 yards for touchdowns, Lewis had an 80-yard scoring run and Marshall returned an interception for 70 yards, but C/S/P’s well-balanced attack carried the day outscoring Cleve Hill 21-6 in the second half. Zavon Overton scored on a 40-yard run and John Swabik returned a kickoff 70 yards for Wolfpack scores.
Class C North
JFK 60, Roy-Hart 0: Jax Lighten passed for three scores and ran for another as the Bears evened their record at 3-3 with a win over the winless Rams, who have scored only 12 points in their six losses.
Robert Witnauer scored twice for JFK. Santino Aramini began the rout with a 56-yard run.