Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday's schedule; Layton's records

The rule of thumb of public schools is that if school is cancelled, so are the sports events for that evening.

However, tonight's La Salle at CBA basketball game will be played, with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.
The Brothers are dedicating their gym to Ned McGraw. Ned was an alumnus, teacher, coach, and administrator at CBA for over 32 years. The ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 6:45 pm.

The puck will also drop on the CBA vs Shaker-Colonie hockey game at the Albany County Hockey Facility at 8:30 p.m.

Hudson Valley Community College's basketball games vs Broome have been postponed, as has the Albany Patroons season opener at the Washington Avenue Armory.

I'll plug any other updates into this post later tonight.

In football news, Burnt Hills quarterback Paul Layton set a number of firsts this season. He led the Spartans to their first victory in the state playoffs in school history and took them all the way to the Carrier Dome and the state championship game.
He finished with 1,196 rushing yards and scored 20 touchdowns, while also passing for 1,242 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Paul Layton hands off to Nick Henderson during practice during the 2008 season. (Ed Burke - For The Record).

Layton is the first Section II quarterback to accomplish that feat, according to Pete Tobey of the Glens Falls Post-Star. (He does all the leg work keeping track of the record book you can find at
Fort Edward's Damien Tyler came close in 2007, passing for 1,135 yards and rushing for 998 - six feet shy of breaking new ground.
Layton also became Section II's top extra-point kicker of all-time this season, booting 68 tries through the uprights to bring his career total to 151. He also made seven field goals during his three years on the varsity, totaling 172 kicking points.
Ravena's Norris Ackert kicked 134 points for the Indians between 1995 and 1997 and Ackert finished with 158 points scored with his foot - second place in both categories. Ackert, however, still holds records for most kicking points scored in a single season when he scored 87 points (72 XPs, 5 FGs) in 1997 and most extra points in a single season, with those 72.

Our All-Area football teams, along with Offensive and Defensive player as well as coach of the Year stories, runs on Christmas Day.

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