Friday, September 24, 2010

AP uses ground game to run past Maginn; Friday's Section II scoreboard

AVERILL PARK — A season ago, Bishop Maginn High School’s football team sacked Averill Park quarterback Ryan Macari five times to roll to a victory over the Warriors.

This year, Averill Park changed the gameplan and kept it on the ground.

Tyler Dunworth ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns on nine attempts as the Warriors scored seven unanswered touchdowns and piled up 384 total rushing yards in a 49-20 Section II Class A Southeast Division victory over the Griffins at Averill Park High School.

Macari threw the ball just once, watching as Matt Joe leapt over a pair of Maginn defenders, snagged the ball and scampered 69 yards for a touchdown.

Averill Park's Tyler Dunworth eludes the grasp of Bishop Maginn's James Lawitz during Friday's football game at Averill Park. (Photos by J.S. Carras - The Record).

On Dunworth’s 51-yard touchdown run 90 seconds into the third quarter, he broke through a tackle attempt by nearly every Bishop Maginn defender as his legs just kept pumping and carried him into the end zone.

“Our line makes it all for us,” Dunworth said. “Ryan Macari is making great reads and our wide receivers are amazing. Chris Gummer is doing an amazing job blocking out there. So is John Rockwell. All of them. It’s beautiful.

“The blocks are up front. It’s not even me running the ball, it’s them making me a hole. But I do what I can, you know?”

Bishop Maginn (1-1, 2-2), which received a team-high 89 rushing yards on seven attempts from Shaquille McCarthy, jumped out to an early lead on Matthias McKinnon’s two-yard touchdown run just under five minutes after kickoff. The Griffins had been forced to punt after a three-and-out on their first series, but received the ball back when John Sica’s punt attempt hit an Averill Park player and was recovered by a Maginn player.

Dunworth ran for 58 yards on three of the four plays on the ensuing Averill Park drive, leading the Warriors to the tying score.

A gang of Averill Park tacklers wrap up Bishop Maginn's Antoine Johnson during Friday's game. The Griffins gained 221 rushing yards on 42 attempts, but many of those yards came in the fourth quarter.

Thanks to dominating line play on both sides of the ball, the Warriors scored three touchdowns in both the second and third quarters to pull away for the division triumph.

Matt Joe added 134 all-purpose offensive yards for Averill Park (69 receiving and 65 rushing on three attempts).


Senior running back Chris Miller, who is also one of Section II’s top sprinters on the track in the 100-meter dash, gained 24 yards on four attempts. Finally healthy in 2010, Averill Park head coach Zach Gobel is hoping he can emerge as yet another weapon out of the backfield.

“I think he had a concussion his sophomore year and last year it was the ankle,” Gobel said. “We got him back this year and we know what he can do on the track. The track staff did a great job with him. I wanted to run toss with him a couple of times and game and hope to get eight to 10 yards a play and he’s exceeded expectations by far.”

Averill Park senior running back Chris Miller runs with the ball Friday night against Bishop Maginn. One of Section II's premier sprinters during the track and field season, he's added some speed to the Warriors' backfield.

Bishop Maginn had won games against Averill Park each of the past four years by a combined score of 132-13. Averill Park last defeated the Griffins, 41-20, on Sept. 30, 2005.

Averill Park (2-0, 3-1) has drawn inspiration this season from a pair of losses to Class A rival Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. The Warriors were knocked out of the first round of the playoffs by the Spartans a season ago. This year, Averill Park lost a 42-0 decision to Burnt Hills in Week Two.

“We all knew we were going to be a great team, but when we played Burnt Hills, we got a wake-up call,” Dunworth said. “Now everyone is in to play hard all the time. We’re not putting our heads down anymore. We’re not giving up. We’re not turning off. We’re playing all we got all the time.”

Next up for Averill Park is Southeast Division rival Lansingburgh (1-0, 3-1) on Friday. The team is going to enjoy the big victory over Maginn, but they know the division race heats up even more in Week Five.

“This means nothing to us,” Dunworth said. “Nothing at all. Next week we have Lansingburgh and they’re a team.”


AVERILL PARK 49, BISHOP MAGINN 20
Bishop Maginn (1-1, 2-2) 7 0 0 13 — 20
Averill Park (2-0, 3-1) 7 21 21 0 — 49
First Quarter
BM — Matthias McKinnon 2 run (John Sica kick) 7:08
AP — Tyler Dunworth 15 run (Jon Will kick) 5:08
Second Quarter
AP — Chris Miller 18 run (Will kick) 10:31
AP — Tyler Listing 23 run (Will kick) 6:21
AP — Matt Joe 69 pass from Ryan Macari (Will kick) 1:41
Third Quarter
AP — Dunworth 51 run (Will kick) 10:24
AP — Dunworth 5 run (Will kick) 6:39
AP — Joe 39 run (Will kick) 1:53
Fourth Quarter
BM — Antoine Johnson 1 run (Sica kick) 8:00.
BM — Shaquille McCarthy 1 run (kick failed) 1:29
Individual Statistics
Rushing: Bishop Maginn (42-221): McCarthy 7-89, McKinnon 12-54, Sica 6-40, Johnson 17-38. Averill Park (34-384): Dunworth 9-184, Joe 3-65, Listing 4-47, Macari 7-35, Hardy 4-26, Miller 4-24, Marino 1-8, Sharpley 1-(-1), Mosely 1-(-4).
Passing: Bishop Maginn: Sica 5-13-45-0-2. Averill Park: Macari 1-1-69-1-0.
Receiving: Bishop Maginn (5-45): Lawitz 3-22, Phillips 1-13, Williams 1-10. Averill Park (1-69): Joe 1-69.

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Here is an excerpt from Brien Bouyea's report on the Niskayuna-Shaker game. For the full story, check out Saturday's edition of The Record.

LATHAM -- Chris Landers was in all the right places at all the right times for the Shaker High School football team on Friday night.

Landers, a sophomore defensive back, thwarted three Niskayuna drives with interceptions and the Blue Bison did just enough on offense to register a 21-14 Class AA Liberty Division victory over the Silver Warriors on homecoming night at Arthur E. Walker Field.

Landers snuffed out a Niskayuna drive with a leaping interception in the end zone late in the first half and snared another key interception on the Silver Warriors’ opening drive in the second half. Landers’ interception early in the third quarter led to the game-winning score for Shaker, a 5-yard touchdown run by junior Kyle Bernard.

Form there, the Blue Bison defense bent but never broke in keeping Niskayuna out of the end zone for the remainder of the game. With the victory, Shaker improved to 3-0 in the division and 4-0 overall, while the Silver Warriors slipped to 2-2, 2-2.

"It’s a huge win for us. Niskayuna is a tough team and they kept coming at us, but we hung in there and made the big plays when we needed them," Landers said.

Casey Crotty, the Christian Brothers Academy quarterback, looks for running room against the Saratoga Springs defense during Friday's 27-2 victory over the Blue Streaks. (Photo courtsey The Saratogian).

Section II scoreboard
Class AA
Empire Division
Ballston Spa 35, Bethlehem 6
CBA 27, Saratoga Springs 2
Guilderland 34, Albany 26
Liberty Division
Shaker 21, Niskayuna 14
Colonie 20, La Salle7
Troy 53, Columbia 0
Non-division
Shen 35, Schenectady 21
Class A
Southeast Division
Averill Park 49, Bishop Maginn 20
Lansingburgh 21, Scotia-Glenville 0
Northwest Division
Burnt Hills 41, Gloversville 0
Queensbury 26, South Glens Falls 14
Non-division
Hudson 47, Mohonasen 31
Class B
West Division
Schalmont 56, Johnstown 0
Schuylerville 52, Broadalbin 12
Class C
South Division
Taconic Hills 23, CCHS 13
Chatham42, Voorheesville 13
North Division
Stillwater 35, Corinth 18
Lake George 41, Hoosic Valley 0
Hoosick Falls34, Granville 6
Greenwich 32, Mechanicville 0

EAST GREENBUSH — The Troy High football team is putting up lots of points and they still haven’t surrendered a single one in 2010.
The Flying Horses posted their fourth straight shutout, taking down Columbia 53-0 in a Section II Class AA Liberty Division matchup on Friday night.
Troy (4-0, 4-0) has now scored 188 points this season and they scored 27 in the first quarter against an overmatched Blue Devils (0-3, 0-4) squad.
Brian Marsh threw two touchdown passes, one to Noah Thomas and the other to Evan Vadney and also ran for a score.
Jordan Canzeri, Shatiek Lewis, Stephaun Grinage, Raheem Felder and Kyle Geraci all scored rushing touchdowns for New York State’s No. 5 ranked Class AA team.
Colonie 20, La Salle 7: The Class AA matchup went into the final quarter knotted at seven, then the Red Raiders tallied two unanswered touchdowns en route to a win at LaSalle (1-2, 1-3). Kevin Koberger paced the Cadets with 15 carries for 98 yards and a two yard score. Davion Brink had touchdown runs of 14 and 57 yards for Colonie (2-2, 2-2). Colonie quarterback Steve Wurtzer hooked up with Mike Fitzgibbons for a 24 yard go ahead score. Cadets’ running back Josh Landy chipped in with 18 carries for 110 yards.
CBA 27, Saratoga 2: Casey Crotty passed and ran for a touchdown for the Brothers (2-1, 3-1) in the victory.
The only points the CBA defense allowed was a safety in the third quarter.
Shenendehowa 35, Schenectady 21: Bronson Greene rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns as the Plainsmen (3-0, 4-0) remained unbeaten.
Tony Fusco also scored two rushing touchdowns for Shenendehowa.
Ballston Spa 35, Bethlehem 6: Troy Gargiulo hit the 200-yard mark and scored three touchdowns for the Scotties (3-1, 3-1) in the Empire Division victory.
Gargiulo need just 12 carries to get to 200 yards.
Jon Martin kicked two field goals for the Eagles (1-2, 1-3).
Guilderland 34, Albany 26: The Falcons (0-4, 0-4) managed to put up some big points, but still fell short against the Dutchmen (1-2, 2-2) in this Empire Division matchup.
Class A
Lansingburgh 21, Scotia 0: The Knights (1-0, 3-1) picked up their first Southeast Division victory by shutting out the Tartans (0-2, 0-4).
Marcus Little finished with 173 yards rushing on 17 carries and scored a third quarter touchdown.
Anthony Fogarty finished with 92 yards on 10 carries as Lansingburgh piled up 395 yards of total offense.
Adae Turner and Jake Luce also scored touchdowns for the Knights and Luce recorded a safety in the first quarter.
Burnt Hills 41, Gloversville 0: The Spartans (2-0, 4-0) had no trouble in the matchup.
Queensbury 26, South Glens Falls 14: The Spartans (1-1, 3-1) jumped out to a 20-0 lead and held on for the victory.
Class A-B
Hudson 47, Mohonasen 31: Tayron Bryant ran for a touchdown, returned a kick for a touchdown and threw two touchdowns for the Bluehawks (0-1, 2-2).
Class B
Schuylerville 52, Broadalbin 12: Ryan Mulligan scored three touchdowns and threw for a score to Steve Booth to give the Black Horses (2-0, 4-0) the West Division victory.
Mulligan scored two first-quarter touchdowns to get Schuylerville started.
Schalmont 56, Johnstown 0: Jaren Ramundo ran for three touchdowns and caught another from quarterback Joe Paskevich in the victory for the Sabres (2-0, 4-0).
Class C
Hoosick Falls 34, Granville 6: Tanner Williams scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to help keep the Panthers (4-0, 4-0) unbeaten.
Williams caught two scores from quarterback Mike Brewster and ran for one, finishing with 146 total yards on the evening.
Brad Burns and Brewster also ran for touchdowns for Hoosick Falls.
Brewster finished with 125 yards on 13-for-22 passing.
Jacob Jones scored the lone touchdown for the Golden Horde (1-3, 1-3) on a 15-yard fumble return in the fourth quarter.
Greenwich 26, Mechanicville 0: Tyler Pruiksma scored one touchdown and rushed for 180 yards as the Witches (3-1, 3-1) picked up the North Division victory.
Pruiksma scored on a 72-yard touchdown in the first quarter and Greenwich never looked back.
Stillwater 35, Corinth 18: Sean Ritter had three touchdowns for the Warriors (1-2, 2-2) in the North Division victory.
Ritter scored from 55 yards and 44 yards on the ground and then also caught a 29-yard touchdown pass from Nick Dunn.
Taconic Hills 24, Catholic Central 13: Chris McKay ran for two touchdowns for the Titans (1-2, 1-3) in a South Division victory.
Lake George 41, Hoosic Valley 0: Willie Blunt scored three rushing touchdowns to lead the Warriors (3-1, 3-1) to a North Division victory over the Indians (0-3, 0-4).
Chatham 42, Voorheesville 13: Josh Keyes rushed for five touchdowns on 15 carries for 302 yards as the Panthers (4-0) cruised to a Class C win over the Blackbirds (2-2). Quarterback Ryan Duncan led Voorheesville with 132 yards passing on 19 attempts and Max Schuster rushed for 122 yards on 21 carries for one touchdown.

Saturday's schedule
Class A
Northwest Division
Amsterdam at Glens Falls, 1:30 p.m.
Class B
West Division
Cobleskill at Hudson Falls, 1 p.m.
Reinfurt Division
Ravena at Cohoes, 12:30 p.m.
Academy at Cairo, 1:30 p.m.
Non-division
I.Crane at Coxsackie 1:30 p.m.
Class C
South Division
Canajoharie at Fonda 1 p.m.
Non-division
Watervliet at Tamarac 1 p.m.
Class D
B.Gibbons at Warrensburg 1 p.m.
Ft. Edward at Cambridge 1 p.m.
Rensselaer at Salem 1 p.m.

Section II high school football standings, 2010

Class AA, League, Overall
Empire Division, W-L, W-L, PF, PA, QP
Shenendehowa, 3-0, 4-0, 117, 31, 21
Ballston Spa, 3-1, 3-1, 106, 40, 17.5
Christian Bros. Acad., 2-1, 3-1, 110, 55, 15.5
Saratoga Springs, 2-2, 2-2, 70, 60, 17
Bethlehem, 1-2, 1-3, 48, 121, 5.5
Guilderland, 1-2, 2-2, 95, 100, 7.5
Albany, 0-4, 0-4, 33, 141, 0
Liberty Division
Troy, 4-0, 4-0, 188, 0, 28
Shaker, 3-0, 4-0, 118, 49, 18
Niskayuna, 2-2, 2-2, 102, 102, 14.5
Colonie, 2-2, 2-2, 41, 95, 11.5
La Salle, 1-2, 1-3, 35, 125, 5
Columbia, 0-3, 0-4, 56, 145, 4
Schenectady, 0-3, 0-4, 70, 135, 3

Class A
Northwest Division
Burnt Hills, 2-0, 4-0, 156, 15, 14
Amsterdam, 1-0, 3-0, 105, 24, 6
Gloversville, 1-1, 1-3, 95, 147, 5.5
Queensbury, 1-1, 3-1, 97, 81, 7
Glens Falls, 0-1, 2-1, 106, 71, 1.5
South Glens Falls, 0-2, 1-3, 73, 89, 1
Southeast Division
Averill Park, 2-0, 3-1, 121, 101, 13.5
Lansingburgh, 1-0, 3-1, 129, 59, 7
Bishop Maginn, 1-1, 2-2, 111, 122, 6.5
Mohonasen, 0-1, 0-4, 69, 149, 1
Scotia-Glenville, 0-2, 0-4, 6, 105, 0

Class B
Reinfurt Division
Albany Academy, 1-0, 3-0, 157, 51, 7
Ravena, 1-0, 3-0, 115, 52, 7
Cohoes, 0-0, 0-3, 19, 146, 0
Cairo-Durham, 0-1, 0-3, 26, 132, 0
Hudson, 0-1, 2-2, 96, 102, 0
West Division
Schalmont, 2-0, 4-0, 199, 26, 14
Schuylerville, 2-0, 4-0, 169, 32, 14
Hudson Falls, 1-0, 1-2, 82, 88, 7
Cobleskill, 0-1, 1-2, 67, 55, 0
Broadalbin-Perth, 0-2, 0-4, 37, 229, 0
Johnstown, 0-2, 0-4, 20, 179, 0
Independent
Ichabod Crane, 0-0, 1-2, 72, 81, 0

Class C
North Division
Hoosick Falls, 4-0, 4-0, 144, 26, 27.5
Tamarac, 3-0, 3-0, 98, 40, 17.5
Greenwich, 3-1, 3-1, 123, 35, 21.5
Lake George, 3-1, 3-1, 115, 48, 18
Mechanicville, 1-2, 1-3, 35, 101, 7
Stillwater, 1-2, 2-2, 82, 121, 7
Granville, 1-3, 1-3, 86, 114, 10
Hoosic Valley, 0-3, 0-4, 0, 156, 0.5
Corinth, 0-4, 0-4, 63, 132, 3
South Division
Chatham, 4-0, 4-0, 147, 61, 27
Watervliet, 3-0, 3-0, 113, 19, 20.5
Fonda-Fultonville, 2-1, 2-1, 100, 71, 15
Coxsackie-Athens, 1-2, 1-2, 82, 86, 2
Taconic Hills, 1-2, 1-3, 62, 130, 7
Voorheesville, 1-2, 2-2, 75, 99, 5
Canajoharie, 0-2, 1-2, 48, 74, 0
Catholic Central, 0-3, 1-3, 55, 106, 0.5

Class D
Cambridge, 2-0, 2-0, 61, 15, 11.5
Rensselaer, 2-0, 2-0, 61, 29, 12
Fort Edward, 2-1, 2-1, 120, 62, 13
Whitehall, 2-1, 2-1, 73, 61, 14.5
Warrensburg, 1-2, 1-2, 40, 95, 8.5
Bishop Gibbons, 0-2, 0-2, 19, 50, 1.5
Salem, 0-3, 0-3, 35, 97, 1.5

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Friday's non-football roundup:

TROY -- The Troy High girls’ volleyball team continued their terrific start to the 2010 season on Friday.
The Flying Horses (5-0, 9-0) remained unbeaten by defeating Bishop Gibbons 3-0, by scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-19.
Sylvia Sorriento finished with seven kills and four aces for Troy, while Rachel Martin had six kills and two blocks and Bridget Haggerty also finished with six kills.
Julianne Bouchard had five kills, four service points and two aces for the Knights (1-3, 2-6), while Caroline Bouchard added 10 digs.
Hoosic Valley 3, Schuylerville 1: The Indians (3-1, 4-4) dropped the first game, but came storming back to take the match behind a combined 30 service points from Alex Gurney and Maggie Brenenstuhl.
Rayn Nigro added nine kills for Hoosic Valley.
Jade Williams led the Black Horses (2-2, 2-5) with 12 service points, 12 assists, six kills and four blocks.
Cambridge 3, Granville 0: Paige Fortier had seven kills and Taylor O’Neil finished with eight assists as the Indians (1-3, 3-5) picked up their first Wasaren victory.
Danielle Milanese and Sarah Bourgeois each had two aces for the Golden Horde (0-4, 2-6).
Loudonville Christian 3, Germantown 0: Hattie Burgher made 11 kills and eight digs for the Eagles (3-0, 5-0) in a CHVL victory over the Lady Clippers by scores of 25-5, 25-15 and 25-6. Julia Brown added 24 assists for Loudonville.
Voorheesville 3, Ravena 1: The Blackbirds (6-0) took this Colonial Council showdown for first place behind Rebecca Balbin’s eight kills and eight blocks.
Kat Race had 26 digs for the Indians (5-1).
Saratoga 3, Averill Park 1: Britta Mobera had nine kills to lead the Blue Streaks.
Brianna LaRagina had 13 digs as did Katelynn Hannan, while Alex Fortin finished with four blocks for the Warriors.
Niskayuna 3, Mohonasen 0: The Silver Warriors (6-1) got seven kills, seven digs and five aces from Natalie Olsen.
Boys Soccer
Tamarac 0, Greenwich 0, OT: Kyle Rodd made five stops for the Witches (4-0-2, 5-0-2), while Alex Razzano made eight saves for the Bengals (1-2-2, 1-2-2).
Cambridge 3, Stillwater 1: Barry Linendoll scored twice and Greg Goldstone added another as the Indians held on for the victory.
Ryan DeCota scored for the Warriors.
Berlin 3, Loudonville Christian 0: Tyler Pomakoy scored twice and Jeremy Bell added a goal to lead the Mountaineers to the victory.
Phil Bruns made seven stops to record the shutout.
Girls Soccer
Heatly 3, New Lebanon 1: Alexi Anderson scored twice and Melissa Heffern added another for the Hornets in the win.
Anna Hogle scored the lone goal for the Tigers.
Berlin 10, Rensselaer 1: The Mountaineers posted an impressive victory on the road on Friday.
Lansingburgh 2, Cohoes 1: Sara Heffner and Meghan Strube each scored in the first half as the Knights posted the Colonial victory.
Kyleigh Roby scored for the Tigers.
Mechanicville 7, Holy Names 0: Abby Maiello scored four goals and finished with two assists as the Red Raiders posted the big victory.
Tessa Baker added two goals and Nina Fusco scored for Mechanicville.
Voorheesville 3, Albany Academy 0: Hannah Brackett scored twice and Emma Sipson added the other goal for the Blackbirds (3-1-1) in the victory.
Polly Grey made 10 stops for the Bears (5-1-0).
Schalmont 5, Cobleskill 2: Allie Gallo scored twice for the Sabres in the win.
Ali Thompson scored both goals for the Bulldogs.
Tennis
Ichabod Crane 6, Maple Hill 1: Emily Qua won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles to lead the Riders to the victory.
Caitlin Beebe picked up the Wildcats (8-0, 9-2) lone victory at No. 3 singles, winning 6-4, 6-3.
Niskayuna 8, Mohonasen 1: Emilly Laurillard won at No. 1 singles 6-3, 6-3 to lead the Silver Warriors to the victory.
Field Hockey
Hoosick Falls 6, Schuylerville 0: Samantha Skott and Karley Morin each scored twice for the undefeated Panthers (3-0, 8-0).
Alyssa Schneider and Rachel Quackenbush each added a goal in the win.
Aissa Murray made five saves for the Black Horses (1-2, 6-2).
Niskayuna 3, Guilderland 1: The Silver Warriors (4-2, 6-2) got goals from Anna Torrie, Erin Down and Sydney Bowker in the victory.

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