MARCY — Rowan Marsell accounted for three touchdowns as the Indian River football team rallied from a slow start to beat Whitesboro, 28-12, in a Class A National battle of Warriors on Friday night.
Marsell ran 23 times for 126 yards and posted rushing scores from five and 30 yards for Indian River (2-0 overall, 1-0 league), which fell behind 12-0 in the second quarter after fumbles ended each of its first three drives.
Marsell also threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Michael Davis for Indian River. Gabe Lynch supplied 24 rushes for 131 yards and capped off the scoring with a one-yard plunge. Davis recorded 126 rushing yards on 16 carries.
Collin Skermont found Noah Chapman for a touchdown pass, and Dominick Bullis returned a fumble 90 yards for Whitesboro (1-3, 1-2).
LOWVILLE 58, MT. MARKHAM 19
Quarterback Elijah Engelhart threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Red Raiders rolled past the Mustangs in a Class C2 Division game in Lowville.
Running back Hayden Beyer ran for 185 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Lowville (1-3, 1-2), which recorded its first win of the season.
Englehart opened the scoring with a six-yard touchdown run and also tossed scoring passes of 66, 16 and 28 yards. Two of these TDs were scored by Max Makuch, who totaled 94 yards on two catches.
Trent Nortz and Levi Hartle each ran for a touchdown for the Red Raiders against Mount Markham (0-3).
HOMER 61, SOUTH JEFFERSON 6
David Morse and Jeffrey Stauber each recorded three touchdowns as the Trojans stayed unbeaten with a Class B West win over the Spartans in Adams.
Morse scored on runs of two, 10 and 40 yards while Stauber added a pair of eight-yard TD-runs and another from 11 yards out for Homer (4-0, 2-0). Sam Sorenson found the end zone twice and David Calabro added another scoring run for the Trojans.
Austin LaDuke recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown for South Jefferson (0-4, 0-2).
THOUSAND ISLANDS 78, BISHOP GRIMES 74
The Vikings (2-2, 1-0) outlasted the Cobras (2-1, 1-1) to win a North-West Division game in Eight-Man play in Clayton.
WEST CANADA VALLEY 38, SOUTH LEWIS 18
Brayden Shepardson and Joshua Grabowski each logged a pair of touchdowns as the Indians beat the Falcons in an Eight-Man interdivision game at Turin.
Shepardson tossed a 51-yard touchdown pass to Iain Farber and ran another in from 45 for West Canada Valley (4-0). Grabowski chipped in 25-yard TD run and returned a kickoff 85 yards for the Indians.
Cody Spann scored on runs of 11 and 36 yards while Parker Kristoff added a touchdown from 74 yards out for South Lewis (1-3).