COHOCTON — With the high school football regular season winding down, both teams were in need of a win in Week 6 to keep their postseason hopes and dreams alive. Wayland-Cohocton moreso as the Golden Eagles entered the night with a more desperate scenario in regards to the sectionals.

With the Fall Foliage Festival set to unfold, Cal-Mum/Byron Bergen dropped in on Wayland-Cohocton at the Elsie Tripp Sports Complex in Cohocton, and left with a 28-8 victory. 

After winning the coin toss, the Golden Eagles luck ran out. The home team took the ball first, but the offense sputtered and the maroon & gold had to boot the football away. The return, coupled with a flag for a personal foul, placed the ball on the C-M/B-B 41 yard line. Moments later Raiders quarterback Anthony Maye tossed a flat-pass to the left where receiver Joe Butler raced to the Way-Co 5 yard line. That set up Bryce Yockel's 3 yard touchdown run, which would be followed by a Lucas Stuccio kick making it 7-0 with 6:26 left in the first quarter.

The ensuing Way-Co drive was stopped on the Raiders 26 yard line. It wouldn't be the last time that the Raider defense would force the Golden Eagles to turn the ball over on downs. Coach Bill Donnegan's group exchanged possessions and at their own 39 yard line, the Raiders mounted another drive that would end in a score.

At the start of the second period, C-M/B-B converted a 4th and 2 situation en route to an Anthony Maye 20 yard touchdown run. Lucas Stuccio converted and with 10:03 left in the half it was 14-0.

This time it would be the Eagles who would respond. Way-Co would bring the ball out to their own 36 yard line. On the next play from scrimmage the Golden Eagles found the end zone as Brandon DeGuarde took off on a 64-yard touchdown run with 9:43 remaining in the half. Connor Englert got the 2-point conversion with a pass to Max Markle, making it a 14-8 count.

The Raiders bounced right back after Way-Co's score. The visitors brought the kick-off out to their own 37 yard line and mounted a scoring drive that covered 63 yards, with the big play being a 55-yard run by Bryce Yockel which put C-M/B-B on the Eagles 18 yard line. Anthony Maye picked out Robert Stevens with a 9 yard pass play for a touchdown with 7:14 left. Lucas Stuccio's kick made it a 21-8 game at the half.

Both defenses had some great plays over the rest of the game, but with 7:36 left in the game Cal-Mum/Byron Bergen iced it when Bryce Yockel took off on a 59 yard touchdown run making the final score 28-8.

Wayland-Cohocton (2-4) heads off to Hornell to wrap up the regular season on Friday night.

Canisteo-Greenwood 38, Perry/Mt. Morris 8

PERRY — Zach Flaitz returned a punt for a touchdown late in the first quarter and the Canisteo-Greenwood Redskins never looked back in a 38-8 road win over Perry/Mt. Morris Friday night in Perry.

After the defenses traded stops in the opening few possessions, Flaitz’s return came with just 3:33 left on the clock as the senior weaved through the return team for 71 yards and the first score of the game.

Perry/Mt. Morris responded halfway through the second quarter when Blake Wolfanger scored on a 15-yard touchdown run to tie the game up at 8-8.

But on the very next drive for Canisteo-Greenwood, Flaitz bounced a run outside and went 95-yards to give the Redskins a 16-8 lead at the halftime break.

In the second half, Bobby Avery got himself a touchdown on a five-yard run to cap a lengthy drive for the Redskins. Then in the fourth quarter, the dynamic duo of Avery and Flaitz each added one more score in order to push the game to a 38-8 final in favor of the Redskins.

First, Flaitz scored his third touchdown of the game with 6:40 left on a four yard run. Then Avery finished the game off with a 17 yard carry with just three minutes left on the game clock.

In the end, Flaitz finished with 21 carries for an incredible 281 yards on the ground with a pair of touchdowns. Avery also had a great night with 19 carries for 100 yards as well as tossing it 7-for-9 for 71 yards through the air.

Curtis Quick and Zander Sharp led the defense with double-digit tackling figures. Quick had 15 tackles, 10 of which were solo, while Sharp had 10 tackles as well.

Canisteo-Greenwood (5-1) now wraps up the regular season with a trip to Bolivar-Richburg next Friday night at 7:30 p.m.