Saturday, November 7, 2009

Rensselaer gets rematch with Moriah

Midway through the second quarter of what was a scoreless game, Rensselaer scored four times in a 6:50 span en route to a 42-24 victory over Greenwich in Saturday's Section II Class D Super Bowl at Brent T. Steuerwald Stadium at Shenendehowa Central Schools.

It was Rensselaer's second consecutive Super Bowl title and it seals the Rams (9-1) a rematch with Moriah in the New York State regional round next weekend in the North Country.

"That stretch, we really needed that in the second quarter," Mico De Los Santos said. "If we didn't come out with that it would have been a more difficult game."

De Los Santos was named Section II Class D's Most Valuable Player for his regular season exploits on offense, defense and special teams.

Tyler Pruiksma rushed for 113 yards for Greenwich (7-3).

"These guys have been here before," Rensselaer head coach Joel Preston said of his veteran players. "I just keep reminding them how it felt last year walking off the field after losing to Moriah in a game where we didn't play very well. We just want another shot at them and I keep telling them keep your eyes on the prize."

(A big thank you goes to our Ryan Kircher for covering this game).



Rensselaer players celebrate their second consecutive Section II Class D Super Bowl title Saturday afternoon at Shenendehowa. (Photos by Erica Miller - for The Record).

Greenwich's Tyler Pruiksma gives the old stiff arm to Rensselaer's Marquee James during Saturday's Super Bowl.

Rensselaer's Nate Butler is wrapped up by a Greenwich defender.


RENSSELAER 42, GREENWICH 24
Greenwich (7-3) 0 0 8 16-24
Rensselaer (9-1) 0 28 14 0-42
First Quarter
No Scoring
Second Quarter
R-De Los Santos 54 run (Foust kick)
R-Hamilton 11 run (Hamilton run)
R-De Los Santos 7 run (Foust kick)
R-Foust 1 run (kick failed)
Third Quarter
R-De Los Santos 8 run (Foust kick)
R-Wilkinson 24 yard pass from Foust (Foust kick)
G-James 8 yard pass from Giroux (Pruiksma run)
Fourth Quarter
G-Pruiksma 1 run (Pruiksma run)
G-Pruiksma 33 run (McCormick from Giroux)
Individual Statistics
Rushing
G-Pruiksma 27-113, Molisky 5-47, Giroux 4-(-23), McFee1-10. R-De Los Santos 7-87, Dominy 4-4, Hamilton 12-55, Sayers 5-8, Munguia 1-2, Foust 5015, Butler 5-34.
Passing
G-Giroux 4-10-54-2-1. R-De Los Santos 0-3-0, Foust 6-11-117.
Receiving
G-Jones 2-19, Pruiksma 1-7, McFee 1-28. R-De Los Santos 4-90, Wilkinson 1-24, Munguia 1-3.

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