Running backs take advantage of week 3 rainstorms

A cold front brought dark clouds, pounding rain and even some lightning Friday night, creating a direct impact on week 3 of Section III high school football. Several games were delayed because of the downpours, resulting in soaking wet turf, both grass and artificial, and footballs. As a result, Section III running backs had a field day, many notching over 150 yards with multiple touchdowns.

In one of the most anticipated matchups of the week, Fayetteville-Manlius visited Baldwinsville, where Tyler Rouse ran wild, gaining 267 yards and three touchdowns. But, F-M's all around attack was too much, resulting in a 34-25 F-M victory.

Chittenango visited a rainy Marcellus in a Class B matchup, and dominated much of the turnover filled game, beating the Mustangs by 23 points, 29-6.

West Genesee's Nasean Howard was another running back who had a good night, rushing for 272 yards on 23 carries, scoring six total touchdowns. Central Square's Malcolm Anderson bested Howard in yardage, with 274 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns. West Genesee was too much though, defeating Central Square 46-28. Homer 57 Solvay 22CBA 21 CN-S 0Fulton 14 Mexico 12Bishop Ludden 27 ITC 16Liverpool 33 Auburn 32Utica Proctor 65 RFA 20JD 16 ESM 14Indian River 36 Fowler 0Watertown 19 Oswego 6Cazenovia 19 Oneida 0Chittenango 29 MarcellusNottingham 40 Whitesboro 24Cortland 13 Westhill 0Tully 34 Jordan-Elbridge 6Onondaga 6 Cato Meridian 0