Sabres pull away from Indians

Tailback Jaren Ramundo scored Schalmont's third touchdown of the first half with 4;31 left in the second quarter to make the score 21-7. R-C-S responded with a long drive that ended when Dan Squires intercepted Swart on Schalmont's 3-yard line with less than 15 seconds remaining before halftime.

That turned out to be the last chance for the Indians to stay in the game. Schalmont's Edgar Marcano scored on an 8-yard run late in the third quarter after catching a 33-yard pass from Paskevich to give the Sabres a 21-point lead. Then, a 64-yard pass from Paskevich to Marcano set up Nick Reali's 8-yard scoring run early in the fourth quarter that put the game out of reach.

"Marcano came up big," said Schalmont coach Joe Whipple. "We knew all year he could do it. He just needed the opportunity."

R-C-S got a late touchdown pass from Swart to Watts before freshman tailback Devon Willis scored on a 52-yard run for Schalmont.

"The kids never quit, and I'm very proud of them," said Vanderzee.

Schalmont advances to the Class B regionals for the second year in a row. The Sabres meet Section X champion Ogdensburg Free Academy Friday at Shenendehowa High School.""

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