Saturday, November 7, 2009

The mighty Quinn: Rasmus' last-second boot lifts Hoosick Falls over Chatham

Quinn Rasmus had a quietly solid season for the Hooisck Falls Panthers as an extra point specialist this season, but when the time came for the junior, a former soccer player, to step up, he delivered.

Rasmus kicked the game-winning field goal with seven seconds remaining in Saturday's Section II Class C Super Bowl against Chatham, lifting the Panthers to their first Section II title since 2006. The final score at Stillwater High School was 17-14.

"I kept my cool and went out and got it," said Rasmus of his first career field goal, a 39-yard attempt.

"If we win one every three or four years, I’d be okay with that," said Hoosick Falls coach Ron Jones. "It’s not easy to get here."

Hoosick Falls (10-0) returns to Stillwater for the third straight week next Saturday when they'll face Ogdensburg Free Academy in a New York State regional round game.

"This is awesome," junior quarterback Mike Brewster said. "It’s just one of the best feelings you can have ever."

(A big thank you goes to our Andrew Santillo for covering this game for us).

Hoosick Falls players and coaches rush to celebrate with Quinn Rasmus after his game-winning field goal in the waning seconds of Saturday's Section II Class C Super Bowl at Stillwater High School. (Photos by Mike McMahon - The Record).

Hoosick Falls modified football coach, and varsity basketball and baseball coach and Athletic Director Mike Lilac jumps on a pile of players following Quinn Rasmus' game-winning field goal.

Hoosick Falls senior running back Alex Hansen runs into a crowd of Chatham tacklers during Saturday's game. Hansen finished with 68 rushing yards on 19 attempts.

Hoosick Falls (10-0) 0 14 0 3 - 17
Chatham (9-1) 7 0 0 7 - 14
First Quarter
C - David Coon 20 pass from Tanner Niles (Mike Gilbert kick)
Second Quarter
HF - Tanner Williams 35 pass from Mike Brewster (Quinn Rasmus kick)
HF - Alex Hansen 1 run (Rasmus kick)
Fourth Quarter
C - Josh Keyes 4 run (Gilbert kick)
HF - Q. Rasmus 39 field goal
Rushing: HF - Hansen 19-68 Williams 3-12 Brewster 9-11. C - Keyes 30-145 D. Coon 9-27 Niles 2-5.
Passing: HF - Brewster 14-20, 149 yards, 1TD. C - Niles 4-6, 56 yards, 1TD Keyes 1-3, 33 yards.
Receiving: HF - Williams 5-69 O’Brien 6-61 McMahon 1-8 Stifter 1-7 Martin 1-4. C - McGrath 4-69 D. Coon 1-25.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great game by both teams. Congrats to HF. Good Luck next week!

Hell of a crowd on both sides. I read somewhere it was estimated at 3,000. Stillwater may have to add seats to their complex.

Again, Good Luck to HF next week!

November 8, 2009 at 1:29 PM 

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