Dates and sites set for Section III semifinals

Published Oct 22, 2018 at 4:10pm

Area teams still in the running for Section III football championships learned their semifinal game assignments on Sunday.

Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and Oneida are on opposite sides of the Class B bracket, and Holland Patent is the top seed in Class C.

VVS, the No. 4 seed, plays top-seeded Skaneateles at 5 p.m. on Friday at Fayetteville-Manlius. Oneida, the No. 6 seed, will play No. 2 seed Cazenovia at 8 p.m. Friday at F-M.

The winners will square off in the finals at 3 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

Holland Patent plays Lowville at 7 p.m. on Friday at Central Valley Academy in the semifinals of Class C. The finals are at noon on Nov. 3 in the Carrier Dome.

In the eight-man football semifinals, South Lewis will take on Weedsport at 5 p.m. Friday in Jamesville-DeWitt. If the Falcons can pull off the upset, they would face the winner of the the game between Altmar-Parish-Williamstown and Bishop Grimes in the finals at 9 a.m. on Nov. 3 in the Carrier Dome.

Camden will play a second crossover game, this one at Westhill at 7 p.m. Thursday. The team is trying to get over .500 as a win would improve its record to 5-4 overall.

Oriskany will play West Canada Valley in an eight-man crossover game against West Canada Valley on Thursday afternoon at 4 at Whitesboro.

Rome Free Academy’s season is over as the Black Knights will not play a second crossover game. They finished up with a 39-0 win at Watertown last Thursday for their first victory, leaving them with a 1-7 record.

Oriskany downs Mills

Oriskany beat New York Mills in a crossover game on Saturday, 36-14.

The Redskins took a first-quarter lead on an 18-yard run by Brendan Kelly, then quarterback Matt Enos hit Brandon Reid with a 27-yard passing touchdown in the second quarter to take a 14-0 lead.

Enos scored on a 32-yard run and then threw a 35-yard scoring strike to Devon Lacy in the fourth quarter, then Nolan Bryant ran in a score from 15.

Enos ended 6-of-9 passing for 134 yards. He also had 201 yards rushing on 24 carries.

Defensively, the team was paced by Reid’s 11 1/2 tackles and three sacks, and 10 tackles each by Bryant and Kelly.