Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cohoes, Troy move on to semis

Cohoes' Steve Weaver (22) evades Broadalbin's Nathaniel Akey (9) during Satruday's 26-14 victory over the Patriots. (Tom Killips - The Record)

Weaver, a senior, ran for 204 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers victory over Broadalbin, and it was a record-setting day in Cohoes. The Tigers, at 8-0, have more wins than any team in school history, breaking the mark of seven wins set in 1996.
Weaver also broke the 1,000-yard mark for the 2008 season on Saturday and now has 1,083 yards on 146 carries, good for a 7.4 ypc average. He has also scored 14 touchdowns and 86 total points in 2008.

Cohoes quarterback Mark Gallerie picks up some of his 18 rushing yards during Satruday's Class B quarterfinal victory over Broadalbin-Perth. (Tom Killips - The Record).

The No. 1 seed Tigers will host the Tigers of Hudson Falls on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and Hudson Falls (7-1) is led by the most prolific runner in Section II - Joe McMurry.
McMurry leads all area running backs with 1,769 yards on 229 carries and has run for 4,431 yards in his stellar varsity carrer, which ranks him No. 4 all-time in Section II history.

Cohoes has allowed only 69 points through eight games - only Burnt Hills (33) and Troy (63) have allowed fewer points.
The Tigers are going to get the test of a lifetime from McMurry and the winner gets a berth in the Class B Super Bowl against Friday's Hudson-Ravena showdown.

Troy High School's Fred Fitch is on his way to the end zone on a 61 yard touchdown run in the Horses 42-14 victory over Glens Falls in the Class A Quarterfinals. (Tom Killips-The Record)

Zach Dolan, Fred Fitch and Rashawn Moore each ran for a pair of touchdowns to lead the Troy Flying Horses to a 42-14 victory over three-seed Glens Falls on Saturday. Fitch broke the 1,000 yard plateau with a 195 yard performance with scoring runs of 13 and 61 yards. He now has 1,054 yards after eight games.

Glens Falls jumped out to a 7-0 lead before a minute had expired when Steve O'Sick stripped the ball from Fitch and ran it into the end zone. The Horses ground game took over from there though and pummeled their way to more than 400 yards on the ground.

Rashawn Moore breaks loose in Troy's Class A Quarterfinal victory over Glens Falls Saturday. Moore ran for 103 yards on six carries. (Tom Killips-The Record)

Troy's reward for its quarterfinal victory- a trip to top seed Burnt Hills next Friday. The Spartans have been head and shoulders above their competition this season winning all eight games by an average score of 50-4. They have yet to face a team with a relentless rushing attack like Troy has though and it remains to be seen how the Spartans will fare late in a close game.

Bishop Maginn and Amsterdam square off in the other Class A semifinal game Friday night at Bleecker Stadium.

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