High school football: Week Two, a look ahead
About Shaker: The Blue Bison handled archrival South Colonie in Week One, handing the Garnet Raiders a 34-0 defeat. Senior quarterback Ben Capeless passed for 172 yards and the Blue Bison running backs gained 249 yards on the ground.
About Schenectady: The Patriots dropped a nailbiter to archrival Niskayuna in Week One, losing 32-28. Schenectady quarterback Timmy Cox was limited to a 3-of-12 performance for 56 yards against the Silver Warriors, although he did throw two touchdowns and run for another.
Notable: These teams last meet in Week Three of the 2009 season, with Schenectady winning, 20-6. Shaker last defeated the Patriots on Oct. 17, 2008, as the Bison won by a score of 17-7.
About Guilderland: The Dutchmen dropped a Week One decision to Saratoga Springs, 28-12. The Blue Streaks scored one touchdown in each quarter against the Dutchmen. Guilderland quarterback Ryan Smith, who was one of the top passers in Section II in 2009, completed 10-of-36 passes for 191 yards against Saratoga.
About La Salle: The Cadets lost control of The Record’s Collar City Cup in Week One, falling to Troy High, 55-0. La Salle allowed Troy to rush for 581 yards in the defeat and obviously could not find the end zone on offense or special teams.
Notable: These teams last met in the 2009 Class AA quarterfinals, with Guilderland winning 34-33 in overtime on Michael Lavelle’s game-winning extra point. La Salle last defeated the Dutchmen in the 2007 Class AA Super Bowl, 28-17.
About Glens Falls: The Indians defeated Hudson Falls 27-6 to hold on to the Jug, a rivalry game that had not been played since Section II switched to a classification-based schedule in 2004. Paul Bennett ran for a pair of touchdowns in Glens Falls’ victory.
About Bishop Maginn: The Griffins topped South Glens Falls 41-20 as Matthias McKinnon rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 16 attempts. Dion Williams (97 yards, seven attempts, one touchdown) nearly cracked the 100-yard mark.
Notable: These teams last met in a Section II Class A quarterfinal game at Bleecker Stadium on Oct. 20, 2007. Maginn won, 27-0.
About Averill Park: The Warriors used 183 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Tyler Dunworth to defeat Gloversville in a wild Week One game, 38-33.
About Burnt Hills: The Spartans came-from-behind to defeat Lansingburgh, 25-15 in Week One. Evan Nusbaum rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns on 12 attempts.
Notable: These teams last met on Oct. 23, 2009, in a Section II Class A quarterfinal round playoff game. Burnt Hills won, 49-0, en route to its second straight appearance in the New York State Class A championship game. Averill Park last defeated Burnt Hills, 14-7, on Oct. 14, 2005. Burnt Hills has won the last four games in the series by a combined score of 188-27.
About Lansingburgh: The Knights owned a one-point halftime lead against two-time defending state finalists Burnt Hills in Week One, but collapsed in the second half, losing 25-15. Junior quarterback Carlos Grillo shone in his varsity debut, completing 12-for21 passes for 165 yards and one touchdown.
About Gloversville: The Huskies received four all-purpose touchdowns from Michael Johnston in a Week One defeat at Averll Park.
Notable: Lansingburgh won the last game between these teams, a Section II Class A regular season meeting on Sept. 21, 2007, 34-21.
About Watervliet: The Cannoneers used three touchdowns from Ryan Manning (two rushing, one kick return) to romp over Taconic Hills, 45-6 in Week One. Watervliet won its first three games via the shutout a season ago.
About Catholic Central: The Crusaders allowed Chatham’s Josh Keyes – one of the area’s legitimate Division I prospects – five touchdowns in a 42-20 Week One defeat. First-year head coach Ray Gaston is still looking for varsity victory No. 1.
Notable: Watervliet won the most recent meeting between these teams, a 13-0 shutout to open the 2009 season. Watervliet has dominated the series recently, winning the last four games by a combined score of 120-15.
About Hoosick Falls: The Panthers received 159 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Brad Burns in a 48-20 victory over Corinth in Week One. Hoosick Falls, which went 11-1 in 2009 and advanced to the New York State Class C semifinals, last lost a regular season game on Sept. 12, 2008 to Schuylerville, 36-0.
About Mechanicville: The Red Raiders faced Colonial Council rival Voorheesville in Week One in a non-division Class C game and were shut out, 21-0. The Blackbirds defense limited Mechanicville running back J.J. Abele to a team-high 37 yards on six attempts.
Notable: These teams last met on Oct. 10, 2008, with Hoosick Falls winning 27-15.
About Fort Edward: The Flying Forts trailed Warrensburg by one point after 12 minutes of play in Week One but went on to win, 54-15. Justin White ran for 143 yards, two touchdowns and one two-point conversion play in the Class D victory.
About Rensselaer: The Rams received a bye week last week when Saratoga Central Catholic, their scheduled opponent, dropped its program midway through the summer. Rensselaer has won two straight Section II Class D Super Bowl titles.
Notable: These teams last met in the 2008 Section II Class D Super Bowl at Glens Falls High School. Rensselaer won that game, 60-14.
About Colonie: The Garnet Raiders lost control of the Town of Colonie Cup to Shaker in Week One, 34-0. Colonie was limited to 31 rushing yards on 29 attempts in the loss.
About Troy: The Flying Horses were on the other side of a blowout, rivalry win in Week One, defeating La Salle 55-0 to reclaim The Record’s Collar City Cup. Troy High racked up 581 rushing yards in the triumph.
Notable: With Troy High playing a Class A schedule each of the past two seasons, the last meeting between these teams happened on Sept. 22, 2007. Troy won, 21-14. Colonie’s most recent win over the Flying Horses came on Oct. 21, 2006 by the score of 35-15.
About Hudson Falls: Dakota Drake, who took over as the Tigers’ main rushing threat a season ago, rushed for 1,033 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ran for 48 yards on 19 attempts in Hudson Falls’ Week One loss at Glens Falls.
About Albany Academy: Zay Richardson played the game of a lifetime in Week One at Broadalbin-Perth. Richardson carried the ball five times for 297 yards, scoring five touchdowns. The Cadets won the game, 67-12.
Notable: Start time for this game was moved back to 2 p.m. because of ACT testing times for student-athletes. Albany Academy posted a 20-13 victory over Hudson Falls in Week Two of the 2009 season. Hudson Falls won a pair of games over the Cadets in 2008, 14-13 in Week Two and 36-6 in the Section II Class B quarterfinals.
Player, School, Att., Yds., Avg., TD
Zay Richardson, Albany Academy, 5, 297, 59.4, 5
Duane Todman, Corinth, 20, 210, 10.5, 2
Wally Kowalski, Fonda-Fultonville, 17, 207, 12.2, 2
Pete Schwab, Canajoharie, 15, 204, 13.6, 2
Jason Hoagland, Whitehall, 17, 183, 10.8, 3
Tyler Dunworth, Averill Park, 15, 183, 12.2, 3
Shatiek Lewis, Troy, 9, 179, 19.9, 4
Matt Best, Cambridge, 20, 168, 8.4, 2
Donald Mauer, Coxsackie-Athens, 30, 165, 5.5, 1
Brad Burns, Hoosick Falls, 13, 159, 12.2, 3
Player, School, Comp., Att., Yds., TD, INT
Ryan Smith, Guilderland, 10, 36, 191, 2, 0
Michael Curtis, Warrensburg, 11, 19, 186, 2, 3
Luke Fauler, Saratoga Springs, 10, 14, 183, 1, 0
Ben Capeless, Shaker, 6, 9, 172, 2, 1
Carlos Grillo, Lansingburgh, 12, 21, 165, 1, 1
Kevin McCarthy, Fort Edward, 6, 9, 159, 3, 1
Jonathan Rumpf, Corinth, 13, 22, 159, 1, 1
Nick Dunn, Stillwater, 12, 28, 159, 2, 4
Ryan Duncan, Voorheesville, 11, 14, 156, 1, 0
Tony Giroux, Greenwich, 5, 9, 133, 2, 0
Player, School, Rec., Yds., TD
Adrian Valentino, Shaker, 4, 132, 1
Tony Stanish, Guilderland, 5, 104, 1
Shawn McNeil, Stillwater, 7, 102, 1
Justin Mallory, Fort Edward, 2, 85, 2
Dillon Greene, Cobleskill, 5, 79, 1
Tyler Dean, Lansingburgh, 3, 75, 1
Nick Brockley, Voorheesville, 3, 73, 1
Tyler Larvie, Tamarac, 3, 73, 1
Brandon Bogardus, Saratoga Springs, 2, 66, 0
Antonio Lind, Watervliet, 2, 64, 0
Player, School, PAT, FG, Tot.
Jared Rivet, Shenendehowa, 5, 1, 8
Max Weaver, CBA, 4, 1, 7
Matt Beighey, Ballston Spa, 6, 0, 6
Quinn Rasmus, Hoosick Falls, 6, 0, 6
Jordan Newton, Albany Academy, 5, 0, 5
Everett Flint, Amsterdam, 5, 0, 5
Player, School, TD, PAT, FG, 2-pt., Tot.
Zay Richardson, Albany Academy, 5, 0, 0, 1, 32
Josh Keyes, Chatham, 5, 0, 0, 0, 30
Shatiek Lewis, Troy, 4, 0, 0, 1, 26
Josh Hoagland, Whitehall, 4, 0, 0, 1, 26
Mike Vargues, Schuylerville, 4, 0, 0, 0, 24
Michael Johnston, Gloversville, 4, 0, 0, 0, 24
Ryan Manning, Watervliet, 3, 0, 0, 1, 20
Corinth at Lake George, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 10
Niskayuna at Columbia, 7 p.m.
Saratoga Springs at Ballston Spa, 7 p.m.
Shaker at Schenectady, 7 p.m.
Guilderland at La Salle Institute, 7 p.m.
Glens Falls at Bishop Maginn, 7 p.m.
Broadalbin-Perth at Amsterdam, 7 p.m.
Scotia-Glenville at South Glens Falls, 7 p.m.
Averill Park at Burnt Hills, 7 p.m.
Lansingburgh at Gloversville, 7 p.m.
Cairo-Durham at Cobleskill-Richmondville, 7 p.m.
Cohoes at Schuylerville, 7 p.m.
Ichabod Crane at Stillwater, 7 p.m.
Ravena at Johnstown, 7 p.m.
Schalmont at Hudson, 7 p.m.
Hoosick Falls at Mechanicville, 7 p.m.
Watervliet at Catholic Central, 7 p.m.
Coxsackie-Athens at Taconic Hills, 7 p.m.
Chatham at Canajoharie, 7 p.m.
Ichabod Crane at Stillwater, 7 p.m.
Fort Edward at Rensselaer, 7 p.m.
Sat., Sept. 11
Christian Brothers Academy at Bethlehem, 1:30 p.m.
Shenendehowa at Albany, 1:30 p.m.
Colonie at Troy, 1:30 p.m.
Mohonasen at Queensbury, 1:30 p.m.
Hudson Falls at Albany Academy, 2 p.m.
Greenwich at Granville, 1 p.m.
Tamarac at Hoosic Valley, 1 p.m.
Voorheesville at Fonda-Fultonville, 1 p.m.
Cambridge at Whitehall, 1 p.m.
Warrensburg at Salem, 1 p.m.
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