Dolgeville claims Section III Class D football title

Syracuse The dominance of the Dolgeville football team continues.

The Blue Devils had little trouble earning the program’s 19th Section III title in school history on Friday afternoon.

Jared Bilinski totaled four rushing touchdowns and Cade Mosher added two touchdowns to help top seed Dolgeville to a 44-24 win over No. 2 Beaver River in the Section III Class D title game at the JMA Wireless Dome.

The 19 titles in Section III are believed to be a record.

The Blue Devils (10-0 overall) are section champions for the second time in as many years. Dolgeville is advancing to compete in a Section IV Tioga’s regional game on November 18 at 5:00 p.m. in Cicero-North Syracuse.

This game is a replay of last year’s Class D Regional Finals, which Tioga won 50-12. Tioga won the Class D state title last fall.

On Friday, Bilinski hit on 10-yard, 3-yard, 3-yard rushes and 12-yard rushes to dominate the ground game against Beaver (8-2, both losses to Dolgeville).

His second TD of the day helped give the Blue Devils some cushion in the third quarter. He finished a drive with a 3-yard run to give Dolgeville a 22-6 lead at 5:43 in the quarter.

Bilinski also had an interception that helped put Dolgeville in good field position.

Bilinski capped a drive for his third result of the game. Mosher’s 2-point pass to Cameron Dager put the Blue Devils up 4:08 in the third to 30-6.

Beaver River responded with a touchdown pass to draw the Beavers to 30-12, but Mosher countered on Dolgeville’s next drive, hitting Kamryn Comstock with a 13-yard score for a 36-12 lead.

Morrisville-Eaton outperforms Frankfurt-Schuyler

A double-digit deficit couldn’t stop Morrisville-Eaton on Friday.

Top-seeded Morrisville-Eaton made a key offensive performance in the second half and pulled off a big stop with less than a minute to edge second-seeded Frankfort-Schuyler 30-28 in the Section III 8-man football championship at the Syracuse JMA University defeat Wireless Dome.

It’s the first Section III title for Morrisville-Eaton (9-1 on aggregate), who advanced to the same point in 2021 but lost a close game to West Canada Valley. Morrisville-Eaton topped the West Canada Valley for the eighth straight weekend to progress last weekend.

Meanwhile, Frankfort-Schuyler won the Class D title in the team’s last full season in 2019. The school did not participate last season and played two games in the spring 2021 season.

Frankfort-Schuyler led 16-2 at halftime before Martino Rocco scored his second total touchdown of the game in the third quarter with 7:26 left.

However, Morrisville-Eaton scored a 52-yard rushing score from James Dapson about a minute later, and Carter Highers scored with less than a minute left in the third quarter to come within six points.

Highers added another touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give ME’s first lead before Rocco responded with a rushing touchdown with 7:29 remaining.

Dapson helped Morrisville-Eaton regain the lead with a 4:01 left on a five-yard run and his second start of the game.

On the ensuing drive from Frankfort-Schuyler, the Knights made it to ME’s 12, but the Warriors made a stop in fourth place to claim the win.

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