Juniors Alex Haight and Bryce Bracchy each carried for more than 100 yards as Delhi eclipsed 300 yards on the ground Saturday in a season-opening, 35-18 win over Harpursville/Afton.

“I would give credit to our offensive line. In the second half, they played pretty well,” Delhi coach Phil Neumann said. “The kids are excited, but we want to take it one day at a time, trying to get better each day.”

Haight ran for a 28-yard score and caught an 11-yard touchdown from Luke Branagan as the Bulldogs went ahead, 14-6, after one.

Logan Aikens returned an interception for a touchdown in the second and Haight scampered in from 25 yards as the Bulldogs went ahead, 28-12, after three. Bracchy’s 76-yard touchdown run in the fourth extended the deficit.

Bracchy finished with 189 yards and a touchdown on 13 rushes, while Haight covered 114 yards on five carries with two touchdowns on the ground. He also caught two passes for 12 yards and a touchdown.

Branagan totaled 51 yards in the air, with one touchdown going to Haight.

Anthony Escalera led Harpursville/Afton with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 21 rushes.

Delhi totaled 353 yards of offense to 273 for Harpursville/Afton.

The Bulldogs (1-0) visit Groton on Friday.

Sidney 39, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 27

Sidney quarterback Nick Gravel threw for 322 yards and five scores in his first start as Sidney opened its season with a win over Spencer-Van Etten/Candor.

“He’s a new quarterback, so there are some nerves going into it,” Sidney coach Jeff Matthews said. “But Nick has worked extremely hard through the spring and summer, so with that preparation I think he did a great job in his first start.”

Gravel, a senior, took the Warriors out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter with touchdown throws of 13 yards and 20 yards to Liam Matthews and Cameron Chabot, respectively.

The second quarter saw a 41-yard strike from Gravel to Matthews, but SVE/C scored 14 points in the frame to make the difference five at the break.

A 23-yard scoring throw from Gravel to Peyton Mosher was the lone score of the third quarter, and SVE/C did not threaten in the final stanza. Mosher caught another 37-yard score and Zach Harrington rumbled in from five yards in the fourth.

SVE/C scored as time expired to make the final deficit 12.

Gravel finished at 20-for-27 with 322 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

Mosher caught eight passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and Matthews caught four balls for 91 yards and a pair of scores. Chabot covered 39 yards on three catches with a score as Gravel benefited from a veteran receiving corps.

“They’re able to help him during practice, helping him with his reads,” Matthews said of his receivers. “With our 7-on-7 schedule in the summer, they played a lot together and I think that paid big dividends Friday night.”

Harrington rushed 10 times for 79 yards and Cameron Brandenburg ran for 29 yards on nine carries for the Warriors.

Sidney (1-0) hosts Unatego on Saturday.

Chenango Valley 59, Oneonta 14

Chenango Valley took a 43-0 halftime lead over Oneonta on Friday in the Yellowjackets’ first game of the season.

OHS waited until the fourth quarter to get on the board as Dalton Wells ran in from three yards. Jarod Card passed to Kevin Ignacio for a 31-yard touchdown later in the frame to round out Oneonta’s scoring.

Carter Neer led the Yellowjackets’ rushing attack with 24 yards on five carries.

Card finished 7-for-16 through the air with with 147 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

Logan Monroe led the Oneonta defense with 11 tackles.

The Yellowjackets (0-1) look to get on track Friday at Chenango Forks.

Moravia 22, Bainbridge-Guilford 14

Bainbridge-Guilford was unable to erase an early deficit Friday against Moravia.

The Bobcats got on the board in the third quarter as Garrett Ives ran in from nine yards, but trailed, 22-6, entering the fourth.

Ives reached paydirt again in the fourth, this time from three yards, but that concluded the scoring.

Ives finished with 20 carries for 81 yards and two scores. Jakob Heath rushed for 50 yards on five touches and Damien Farberman covered 43 yards on 10 carries.

Hadien Burns was 6-for-17 in the air with 80 yards and three interceptions for the Bobcats.

Trent Thornton led the B-G receivers with two catches for 21 yards.

The Bobcats (0-1) visit Odessa-Montour on Friday.

Dryden 28, Unatego 16

Unatego went scoreless in the second half as Dryden logged a come-from-behind victory.

Trailing, 8-0, after the first quarter, quarterback Shea Barber ran in from five yards and Leo Temple scored from a yard out for a 16-8 Unatego lead at halftime.

That was the last of the scoring for the hosts as Dryden scored eight in the third and 12 in the fourth.

Barber finished with 67 yards and a touchdown in 13 attempts on the ground. David Fletcher ran for 57 yards on eight touches and Caden Clow covered 34 yards in 12 rushes. Temple totaled 24 yards and a touchdown on five carries, while Notorious Gue ran for 11 yards on four carries.

Barber was 2-for-6 through the air for 27 yards with two interceptions.

Clow had two interceptions in the loss for the Spartans.

Unatego (0-1) visits Sidney on Saturday.


Delhi 35, Harpursville/Afton 18

Delhi ….. 14 7 7 7 - 35

Harpursville/Afton ….. 6 6 0 6 - 18

First Quarter

D — Alex Haight 28 run (Brody Silcox kick); D — Luke Branagan to Alex Haigh 11 reception (Silcox kick); H/A — Luke Merrill 33 punt return (Anthony Escalera kick failed).

Second Quarter

D — Logan Aikens 13 interception return (Silcox kick); H/A — Escalera 3 run (run failed).

Third Quarter

D — Haight 25 run (Silcox kick).

Fourth Quarter

D — Bryce Bracchy 76 run (Silcox kick); H/A — Escalera 2 run (pass failed).

D rushing: Alex Haight 5-114, 2 TD; Bryce Bracchy 13-189, TD; Thomas Ruchar 2-18; Brody Silcox 5-5; Jake Pitcher 2-3.

D passing: Luke Branagan 3-9, 51 yards, TD.

D receiving: Alex Haight 2-12, TD; Hunter Sanford 1-39.

H/A rushing: Anthony Escalera 21-136, 2 TD; Slater Collins 16-74; Luke Merrill 8-29; Seth Foster 1-4;

H/A passing: Slater Collins 1-11, 30 yards, 2 int.

H/A receiving: Luke Merill 1-30.


Sidney 39, Spencer-Van Etten/Candor 27

SVE/Candor ….. 0 14 0 13 - 27

Sidney ….. 13 6 6 14 - 39

First Quarter

S — Nick Gravel to Liam Matthews 13 reception (kick failed); S — Gravel to Cameron Chabot 20 reception (Jon Palmatier kick).

Second Quarter

S — Gravel to Matthews 41 reception (kick failed); SVE — #10 5 run (kick good); SVE — #10 to #86 5 reception (kick good).

Third Quarter

S — Gravel to Peyton Mosher 23 reception (run failed).

Fourth Quarter

S — Gravel to Peyton Mosher 37 reception (Palmatier kick); SVE — #10 to #44 11 reception (kick good); S — Zach Harrington 5 run (Palmatier kick good); SVE — #10 4 run (no PAT).

S rushing: Zach Harrington 10-79; Cameron Brandenburg 9-29; Nick Gravel 8-(-41).

S passing: Nick Gravel 20-27 322 yards, 5 TD, 1 int.

S receiving: Peyton Mosher 8-144, 2 TD; Liam Matthews 4-91, 2 TD; Cameron Chabot 3-39, TD; Jon Palmatier 3-14; Kevin McEwan 2-34.

S defense: Mosher 1 int; Matthews onside kick recovery. Chabot fumble recovery; JohnMarc Crawford fumble recovery.

Chenango Valley 59, Oneonta 14

Chenango Valley ….. 26 17 9 7 - 59

Oneonta ….. 0 0 0 14 - 14

First Quarter

CV — Kyle Westgate to Anthony Forbidussi 7 reception (Nolan Wilson kick); CV — Antonio Briggs 24 interception return (Wilson kick); CV — Zachary Wood 31 run (Wilson kick failed); CV — Forbidussi 12 run (Wilson kick failed).

Second Quarter

CV — Kyle Westgate to Shane Ladd 31 reception (Wilson kick); CV — Ladd 87 fumble return (Wilson kick); CV — Wilson 25 kick.

Third Quarter

CV — Wilson 38 kick; CV — Colsten Volpe 27 run (Wilson kick failed).

Fourth Quarter

O — Dalton Wells 3 run (Brandon Brent kick); CV — Colsten Volpe 3 run (Wilson kick); O — Jarod Card to Kevin Ignacio 31 reception (Brandon Brent kick).

O rushing: Carter Neer 5-24; Dalton Wells 6-16, TD; Logan Monroe 2-4; Jarod Card 5-(-2); Aidan Breakey 1-(-5).

O passing: Jarod Card 7-for-16, 147 yards, TD, 2 int.

O receiving: Ardell Wellman 2-46; Kevin Ignacio 2-40, TD; Lucas Breakey 1-33; Aidan Breakey 1-15; Nate DeGraaf 1-13.

O defense: Logan Monroe 11 tkl; Ardell Wellman 3; Logan Breakey 3; Aidan Breakey 2;

CV rushing: Zachary Wood 12-132, TD; Colsten Volpe 5-51, 2 TD; Shane Ladd 3-40; Rory Thompson 2-38; Anthony Forbidussi 5-32, TD; Joey Kozlowski 2-21; Kyle Westgate 6-(-5).

CV passing: Kyle Westgate 5-7, 58 yards, 2 TD.

CV receiving: Shane Ladd 1-31, TD; Anthony Forbidussi 3-26, TD.

Moravia 22, Bainbridge-Guilford 14

Moravia ….. 14 0 8 0 - 22

Bainbridge-Guilford ….. 0 0 6 8 - 14

First Quarter

M — Kyle Witten to Hunter Purty 43 reception (conversion failed); M — Kyle Witten to Gavin Stayton 28 reception (Nick Johnson run).

Third Quarter

BG — Garrett Ives 9 run (conversion failed); M — Kyle Witten to Nick Johnson 50 reception (Purty run).

Fourth Quarter

BG — Garrett Ives 3 run (conversion failed);

BG rushing: Garrett Ives 20-81, 2 TD; Jakob Heath 5-50; Damien Farberman 10-43; Parker Finch 6-27; Austin Eggleston 3-3; Hadien Burns 2-(-2).

BG passing: Hadien Burns 6-17, 80 yards, 3 int.

BG receiving: Trent Thornton 2-21; Jayson Oefelein 1-34; Damien Farberman 1-9; Ethan Gregory 1-9; Parker Finch 1-7.

Dryden 28, Unatego 16

Dryden ….. 8 0 8 12 - 28

Unatego ….. 0 16 0 0 - 16

First quarter

D — Brady Rose to Ashton Hodgson 21 reception (Rose run).

Second quarter

U — Shea Barber 5 run (Barber run); U — Leo Temple 1 run (Jacob Marshall reception).

Third quarter

D — Braedon Libbey 21 run (Hodgson reception).

Fourth quarter

D — Brady Rose 17 run (pass failed); D — Brady Rose 10 run (run failed).

U rushing: Shea Barber 13-67, TD; David Fletcher 8-57; Caden Clow 12-34; Leo Temple 5-24, TD; Notorious Gue 4-11; Alex Adams 1-2; Mike Wheeler 1-0; James Myers 1-0.

U passing: Shea Barber 2-6, 27 yards, 2 int.

U receiving: David Fletcher 1-15; Caden Clow 1-12.

U defense: Caden Clow 2 int.

D rushing: Brady Rose 10-87, 2 TD; Braedon Libbey 14-41, TD; Owen Humphrey 3-22; Ashton Hodgson 1-(-8).

D passing: Brady Rose 8-17, 134 yards, TD, 2 int.

D receiving: Ashton Hodgson 4-51, TD; Isac Stanton 1-32; Patrick Murphy 1-26; Braedon Libbey 1-21; Samuel Dow 1-4.

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