Marcellus rips Phoenix, will host playoff game

Westhill falls to Camden; Solvay stopped by Chittenango

Finally, the Warriors got on the board in the waning minutes, twice putting together scoring drives as Ja’Shai Jamison scored on a two-yard run and Derrenbacher threw a 16-yard TD pass to Chris Brusa in the final minute.

As that went on, Solvay completed a 1-6 regular season with a 49-18 defeat to Chittenango, whose playoff hopes were extinguished when Marcellus topped Phoenix.

Cory Benn helped the Bears to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, scoring on a four-yard run and getting a second TD from 11 yards out before Matt Cretaro found Bill Strodel in the end zone for two points.

Josh Cretaro made it 21-0 with a three-yard scoring run, and after Solvay’s Frank Pucello returned a Bears fumble 27 yards for Solvay’s first points of the night, Connor Mills countered with a 54-yard TD run, and Chittenango took a 28-6 lead to the break.

After Benn recovered a Jeff Honsinger fumble and returned it deep into Solvay territory, Mills scored his second TD on a three-yard run. Matt Cretaro found Strodel for a 22-yard scoring pass early in the fourth quarter before Justin Gondeck scored on a three-yard run.

Showing its fighting spirit, Solvay did put up a pair of big plays down the stretch, Honsinger breaking loose for a 54-yard TD run and Nick Cometti going 90 yards to Devlin White for another score. But Cometti managed just 12 yards on eight carries, stymied by a tough Bears defense when the game was still in doubt.

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