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Lakers rally past Canastota, give Olley first win

Skaneateles saves opener with 22 straight points

— Then, just 6.5 seconds before the period ended, Skaneateles capped off a scoring drive with Parsons going 10 yards for the TD, followed by a two-point pass from Parr to Connor Hill that tied it at 21-21.

Getting those points sparked the Lakers on both ends. The defensive proved disruptive, especially the pass rush as Skaneateles sacked Sicilia seven times, two each from Cooper Pitman, Aubrey Leverich and Dan McLean. Also, Hill and Nick Hyland earned interceptions.

Skaneaeles also got the offensive balance it wanted. Parr, getting more comfortable as the night went on, went 13-for-26 for 164 yards, but he preferred to hand it off, especially to Lee, who finished with 174 yards on 30 carries.

A lot of those carries came in the fourth quarter, helping Skaneateles to wear down Canastota's defenses. It also helped that one particular gamble paid off.

Forced into a punt, the Lakers saw the Raiders go downfield, so Alexander, instead of punting, just took off on his own. The fake was not planned, and the spontaneous move sparked a march that ended with Parr sprinting 12 yards for the go-ahead score.

Going seven-for-10 in the second half, Parr led the Lakers down the field in the closing minutes, and finally got the big pass play he wanted when he spotted Collin Jones for a 43-yard TD pass, which all but put Canastota away.

Skaneateles goes out of league play next Friday to visit Homer, long a Class B contender, who will have a short week to work with following Sunday's game against Phoenix at the Carrier Dome. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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