Dolgeville wins big in Class D East showdown; Top players, Section 3 games from Thursday

Section 3 football, Week Four: Thursday's top players, performers

Jared Bilinski, Dolgeville: Senior ran the ball 20 times for 198 yards against Little Falls with 137 yards and two touchdowns before halftime. He also ran an interception back for a score in the first half.

Cameron Dager, Dolgeville: Senior ran 32 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter in Little Falls and had 12 carries for 116 yards in a 50-6 victory.

Xavier Dunn, Little Falls: Junior receiver caught three passes against Dolgeville and threw to teammate Chase Regan for his first varsity touchdown pass, Regan had six catches for 49 yards.

Cade Mosher, Dolgeville: Junior quarterback opened the scoring in Thursday's win over Little Falls with a two-yard sneak for a touchdown on a fourth-doan play and later threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Kamryn Comstock. He completed five of the six passes he attempted for 73 yards.

Connor Dean, Camden: Blue Devil senior QB threw for 125 yards and ran for 49 in their 54-28 win at Westhill. Dean tossed two touchdowns, including the game-tying score, and rushed one in.

Noah Morse, Camden: Morse, a fellow senior, led Camden with 54 yards rushing and a TD. He also caught a 54 yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Trey Kimball, Camden: Camden junior halfback helped put the game on ice for the Blue Devils the second week in a row. He scored three rushing TDs. which includes two in the second half, and ran for 42 yards.

Section 3 football, Week Three: Top Thursday games

Dolgeville 50, Little Falls 8

The Dolgeville Blue Devils stand alone atop Class D East in Section III.

The Blue Devils (4-0, 3-0 D East) defeated Little Falls' Mounties (3-2, 2-1 D East) on the road Thursday in a meeting of the last two teams that had yet to lose in league play. Dolgeville got three first-half touchdowns from senior Jared Bilinski, scored on their first three possessions and led 38-0 at halftime on the way to a 50-6 victory.

Dolgeville took the ball from the opening kick and methodically drove for the game's first points. The Blue Devils covered 61 yards in 12 plays and took more than six minutes off the clock before quarterback Cade Mosher ran a sneak from two yards out for a touchdown on fourth-and-goal.

The next two touchdowns came much quicker. The Dolgeville defense forced Little Falls to punt on its first two possessions and did not allow a first down. Cameron Dager ran 32 yards for a touchdown three plays after the first punt. Bilinski ran 43 yards for a touchdown three plays and the game's first penalty after the second.

Bilinski's first touchdown came on the final play of the first quarter and put Dolgeville up 22-0 with its conversion. He ran for 137 yards before halftime and covered 46 yards on his second rushing touchdown after running an interception back for a touchdown with Little Falls threatening at the Blue Devils' 18-yard line. He finished the game with 198 yards on 20 carries.

Mosher threw a touchdown pass to Kamryn Comstock in the second half and Trevor Borst capped the scoring with a touchdown run.

Little Falls put up its six points in the fourth quarter Xavier Dunn threw a four-yard pass to fellow receiver Chase Regan on a fourth down play.

Sandy Creek (3-0, 2-0 D West) is the other unbeaten Class D team in Section III. The Comets play Cato-Meriadian at home Friday before traveling to Little Falls next week. Cato-Meridian (2-1, 1-0 D West) is Dolgeville's opponent for the first of three consecutive home games to finish the regular season.

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Camden 54, Westhill 28

The Camden Blue Devils accepted the challenge facing them and then some Thursday night with a 54-28 win at Westhill.

It was a battle of undefeated teams coming in, but Westhill (4-1) ranked higher in a statewide poll before the matchup.

Camden's Connor Dean runs the football against Oneida at Oneida High School on Friday, September 23, 2022. Camden would go on to win 39-20.
Camden's Connor Dean runs the football against Oneida at Oneida High School on Friday, September 23, 2022. Camden would go on to win 39-20.

The first half was back-and-forth until the Warriors rattled off 21 unanswered in the first and second quarters to built the deficit to 14. Camden, though, tied it back up again before halftime after senior QB Connor Dean fired a 15 yard TD to Brian Gonzalez.

As they did last week against Oneida, the Blue Devils defense clamped down. They shut out Westhill in the latter half, despite the Warriors running 25 more plays for the game.

Camden's lethal offense wasn't stuck in neutral for much longer. It took the lead in the third after senior RB Noah Morse ran it in from a yard out, and then the floodgates burst open in the fourth with 19 points.

Camden's Noah Morse scores a touchdown against Oneida at Oneida High School on Friday, September 23, 2022. Camden would go on to win 39-20.
Camden's Noah Morse scores a touchdown against Oneida at Oneida High School on Friday, September 23, 2022. Camden would go on to win 39-20.

Overall, CHS ended the contest with 40 unanswered and improved to 4-0 on the season. Camden lost the turnover and time of possession battle, but it crushed Westhill on the ground and averaged nearly double the yards per play (8 vs 4.2).

Depending on what occurs with Indian River and Homer Friday night, Camden could rank first in Class B before its homecoming game next Saturday against South Jefferson.

This article originally appeared on Times Telegram: Top players, games from Section 3 football Thursday, September 29