Kirkwood added 11 carries for 90 yards and a touchdown in the win. Defensively, Kirkwood had 12 tackles and an interception, while Charlie Partridge added nine tackles and Vinnie D’Orazio had seven to go along with a fumble recovery.
Dean Bentley added a sack on defense in the win.
Medina 31, Tonawanda 14
Nick Joy ran for three touchdowns and quarterback Tyler Evans passed to Nick Peterson for another score as the host Mustangs overcame an early 14-0 lead by the visiting Warriors.
An interception by Joshua Lilly at the Warriors’ 39 set up a nine-play march capped off by a 1-yard touchdown run from Carson for Tonawanda’s first score, followed by an interception by Carson that set up a 1-yard TD run by Kirkwood. A big 35-yard run by Fasciano keyed the drive.
The Mustangs’ defense, though, rose to the occasion, blanking the Warriors over the final three quarters.
East Aurora 42, Tonawanda 22
Turnovers on their first three possessions dropped the Warriors into a 21-0 hole they were never able to emerge from at Clinton Small Stadium.
It was a game of highs and lows for Kirkwood, as he scored all three of his team’s touchdowns, on runs of 17, 4 and 19 yards, but was also involved in fumbles on the Warriors’ first two possessions and had a pass intercepted on the third.
The Blue Devils amassed 342 yards of total offense to 336 for THS.
Lackawanna 36, Tonawanda 20
For a third week in a row, miscues cost Tonawanda a shot at a victory. Visiting Lackawanna scored on a pair of THS fumbles in the second half to improve to 4-3 overall and 4-2 in Class B North. Tonawanda dropped to 2-5, 2-4.
“Maybe it’s a lack of concentration because we seem to play well overall, but then make a couple of mistakes that wind up costing us the game,” Tilley said after the game.
Michael Barry had a 10-yard touchdown run for the Warriors, while Carson scored two TDs and had 159 yards on 20 carries.