Saturday, October 11, 2008

Week six wrapup

Griffins squeak past Flying Horses in Southeast Division showdown

Bishop Maginn quarterback Bunduka Kargbo (8) scampers away from the Troy tacklers during Saturday's 27-20 victory over the Flying Horses. The Golden Griffins captured the Southeast Division title with the victory. (Tom Killips - The Record)

Troy's Fred Fitch heads upfield against Bishop Maginn in Saturday's game. (Tom Killips - The Record)

Bishop Maginn's Tymear Mallory is stopped by a host of Troy tacklers in Saturday's Class A game at Troy High. (Tom Killips - The Record).


We figured The Record's first annual Uncle Sam Cup game was going to be special - but there will be something extra on the line this Friday when Troy High heads to Lansingburgh in the first time these cross-town rivals will have met in over 50 years.

The winner of the game grabs a second-place spot in the Southeast Division. The third-place finisher likely gets a game against an upstart Amsterdam squad in the first round of the Class A sectionals.

The Knights rolled over Scotia in week six and will have a ton to play for in front of a huge crowd on Friday night. It promises to be a wonderful way to wrap up the regular season.

Look for plenty of coverage of the game in The Record this week.

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La Salle's Lou DiNovo dives for a ball in Friday's 34-7 loss at Schenectady. The Patriots clinched the Liberty Division title with the win. (JS Carras - The Record).

Marquis Terrell (21) fumbled three times in the first quarter and the Cadets never recovered. He did intercept two passes later in the game. (JS Carras - The Record).

Schenectady's Marc Thompson is brought down by La Salle's Nick Edgington. The Patriots set a school record for wins on Friday, winning their sixth game of the season. A Schenectady team had never won more than five games in any season since Linton and Mont Pleasant High Schools merged in 1988. (JS Carras - The Record).

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Ed Bemiss of www.nationalsportsrankings.com sent us his cross-class rankings of all 61 teams in Section II prior to week six. It's an interesting take on how top teams from smaller schools would fit against the run-of-the-mill teams from the larger classifications.

You can play a matchup game here. It pits teams from different years against each other and picks a winner.

Who do you think makes a jump after this week? Any changes you would make to the list?

1 Schenectady
2 Saratoga
3 Burnt Hills
4 La Salle
5 Bishop Maginn
6 Troy
7 Ballston Spa
8 Shenendehowa
9 Niskayuna
10 Lansingburgh
11 Columbia
12 Gloversville
13 Cohoes
14 Schuylerville
15 Schalmont
16 Chatham
17 Amsterdam
18 Hudson Falls
19 Bethlehem
20 Ravena
21 Shaker
22 Fonda
23 Glens Falls
24 Guilderland
25 Queensbury
26 Watervliet
27 CBA-Albany
28 Rensselaer
29 Albany Academy
30 Cobleskill
31 Colonie
32 Hoosick Falls
33 Scotia
34 Cambridge
35 Broadalbin Perth
36 Lake George
37 Albany
38 Tamarac
39 Averill Park
40 Corinth
41 Fort Edward
42 Mohonasen
43 Granville
44 Hudson
45 Canajoharie
46 Mechanicville
47 Bishop Gibbons
48 Johnstown
49 Coxsackie
50 South Glens Falls
51 Greenwich
52 Warrensburg
53 Hoosic Valley
54 Voorheesville
55 Stillwater
56 Cairo Durham
57 Taconic Hills
58 Catholic Central
59 Salem
60 Spa Catholic
61 Whitehall

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2 Comments:

Blogger Louie Monkey-Pest said...

Doesn't sounds too accuarte. Cohoes at #13 barely beat Hudson at #44.

October 13, 2008 at 11:38 AM 
Anonymous Ed Bemiss said...

Louie,

The higher ranked team won 27 out of 31 games this week if you looked. 1 loss was in overtime and another by 2 points. You can't judge a ranking system by 1 game.

I guess 87% is not 100%, but it's pretty good for punching numbers into a program I created and generating results/rankings.

October 13, 2008 at 7:46 PM 

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