WATERLOO — It was a tightly contested affair on Friday night, but the Waterloo varsity football team clawed out a victory over Wayne-Finger Lakes East league opponent Palmyra-Macedon by a score of 22-14.
The Indians (3-3) used a run-heavy attack to bring their record to .500. Seniors Derek Slywka and JaiQuon Lewis were instrumental parts of the offense on Friday night at Tom Coughlin Stadium.
Slywka’s dominant night on the ground began quickly. He scored two touchdowns as he rushed the ball eight times for 82 yards. Lewis added a touchdown himself, finishing with an impressive 223 yards on 16 carries.
For the Red Raiders, Jaden McCollum was a powerful force as he help keep the team within reach until late in the fourth quater.
The Red Raiders held a 7-6 advantage at the half before the Indians tied the score at 14-14 in the third quarter.
ROCHESTER — Improving to 5-1 on the season was the East Rochester/Gananda football squad with its dominating victory over league opponent Midlakes (0-6) on Friday at home.
Marcus Whitman 54, Holley 6
GORHAM — With 480 yards of total offense the Marcus Whitman Wildcats varsity footbal squad earned a decisive victory in the Section V Independent Eight-Man football league over Holley on senior night.
Senior Dylan Howell was a major factor for the Wildcats on Friday night as he racked up 216 rushing yards on 17 carries and added a 44 yard reception to his efforts.
Junior Austin Smith followed with a strong rushing attack by gaining 155 yards on 14 carries with three touchdowns.
The play from the quarterback position was strong as junior Seth Benedict went 2-of-3 from the pocket for 73 yards with one touchdown and a two point conversion to junior Christian Daniels.
Overall, the Wildcats held their opponent to 26 rushing yards on 19 attempts in the first half. Marcus Whitman ran for 407 yards combined in the game.
Wayland-Cohocton 62, Red Jacket 6
WAYLAND — Logan Keifer scored on the opening hand-off for Red Jacket as he raced down the field for a 66 yard touchdown run. Ultimately, the rest of the game went Wayland-Cohocton’s way as the team topped Red Jacket by 56 points on Friday night.
Hunter Fitzpatrick added 44 yards on the ground for the Indians. Defensively, Seth Gerlock led the way with five tackles, Chase Rizzo added one interception, and Logan Keifer and Adam Terrore each contributed one sack for Red Jacket (3-3) against Wayland-Cohocton (4-2).
Thomas Edison 24, Clyde-Savannah 14
ELMIRA — In a non-league battle the Golden Eagles fell by several possessions in their loss to Thomas Edison (1-0) on Saturday afternoon.
Clyde Savannah now stands at 2-4 overall on the season.
The Golden Eagles have had an up and down season. The program is just one year removed from making a run in the 2017 postseason. The team won sectionals and advanced to earn a birth in the state playoffs.