Local roundup, Fri. Oct. 29
BALLSTON SPA -- The Shenendehowa Plainsmen just seemed to have Ballston Spa’s number in 2010.
The Plainsmen scored twice very late in the fourth quarter to defeat the Scotties 24-14 in a Section II Class AA semifinal.
The Plainsmen (7-2) advance to the Super Bowl, where they await the winner of today’s game between Troy (8-0) and Niskayuna (5-3).
It was the second time this season that Shenendehowa defeated Ballston Spa. The Plainsmen earned a 7-0 victory, back in Week 3.
The Scotties (6-3) seemed to have things in control after scoring the game’s first two touchdowns to take a 14-3 lead.
Shenendehowa running back Bronson Greene scored twice in the second half, the second score capping a drive that gave his team a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter.
On the ensuing possession, the Scotties tried a reverse pass and it was intercepted by Brandon Miller.
Burnt Hills 31, Queensbury 14: The No. 3 ranked team in Class A had a little trouble, leading just 12-0 at halftime, but remained unbeaten.
Evan Nusbaum finished with 171 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 13 carries and Keaton Flint galloped 115 yards on 10 carries and one score.
Burnt Hills (9-0) advance to take on Lansingburgh (8-1) in the Class A Super Bowl, next Saturday at Shenendehowa at 7 p.m.
Our Brien Bouyea covered the Albany Academy at Schalmont game Friday night. Here is an excerpt from his story. For the full scoop, check out Saturday's edition of The Record.
ROTTERDAM -- Slowing down Zay Richardson has been a fruitless task all season for Albany Academy’s opponents on the gridiron. Schalmont, however, wasn’t about to let Richardson stand in its way on Friday night.
The Sabres limited the leading rusher in Section II to a season-low 78 yards and scored two early touchdowns en route to a 21-7 victory over the Cadets in the Class B semifinals. Schalmont (9-0), the defending Class B champion, advances to meet Ravena in the Class B Super Bowl next Saturday at 3 p.m. at Schenectady High School.
Richardson, who entered the game with 1,718 yards and 26 touchdowns on the ground, was held in check throughout the contest. The Sabres, who are ranked No. 7 in the state, kept Richardson between the tackles and limited him to only one gain of more than 10 yards.
"They did a great job against us on defense," Albany Academy head coach Tony Fruscio said. "They bent some, but they really didn’t break. They have quick athletes and they flow to the ball. Give them a lot of credit for shutting us down."
Ravena 27, Hudson Falls 14: Corey Watts scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help lead the Indians (8-1) into the Super Bowl.
Ravena rolled up 277 yards on the ground, getting 71 from Daryl Stewart.
Dakota Drake scored the game’s first touchdown for the Tigers (4-5) on a 45-yard run and finished with 73 yards on eight carries. Artem Treise also rushed for a touchdown for Hudson Falls.
Tyler Stewart also rushed for a touchdown for the Indians, who will match up with undefeated Schalmont (9-0) on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Schenectady High.
Schenectady 12, Guilderland 7: The Patriots (4-5) scored the game-winning touchdown on a 36-yard pass from Tim Cox to Jallah Tarver with less than two minutes to go for a wild, down-to-the-wire crossover victory.
Tim O’Connor hauled in a Ryan Smith pass for a 26 yard touchdown reception in the fourth for a 7-6 Dutchmen (5-4) advantage.
Kareem Pitts rushed for a five yard score to give the Patriots a 6-0 second quarter lead.
CBA 49, La Salle 25: The Brothers (5-4) claimed possession of the Sabre by posting a crossover win over the Cadets (2-7).
The rest of Friday's roundup:
SCHUYLERVILLE -- Samantha Skott scored two goals to lead the Hoosick Falls field hockey team to a 2-0 victory over Taconic Hills in the Section II Class CC semifinals.
Ashley Costantino and Amanda Lewsey added assists for the Panthers (16-1), which will take on Corinth in the championship game on Thursday at 5 p.m. at Schuylerville.
Corinth 1, Emma Willard 0 (OT): The Tomahawks secured a Class CC semifinal victory on a Nicole Bovee goal at 3:10 of the overtime period.
Nastacia Pereira stopped four shots in net for the Jesters (6-2, 7-5), while Teresa Turcotte made two stops in net for Corinth (6-2, 11-7).
Albany Academy 5, Ft. Plain 1: Freshman Talia Rockmore scored two goals for the Bears in the quarterfinals.
Emma Malicki, Lizzie Robinson and eighth grader Brianna Hart also scored for Albany Academy, which advances to play against top-seeded Middleburgh on Tuesday.
Berlin 5, Canajoharie 1: Maria Gordon and Rachel Ferris netted two goals each for the Mountaineers in an opening round contest.
Tegan Shumway accounted for Berlin’s fifth goal.
Emily Brown scored the lone goal for Canajoharie and Sierra Rockwell made 29 saves in net.
Ashley Vincent stopped 16 shots in net for Berlin.
Voorheesville 6, Duanesburg 0: The Lady Blackbirds advance to the quarterfinals against Lake George after an opening round victory.
Emily Blow paced Voorheesville with three goals while Lexi Pelletier added a goal and two assists.
Caroline Weiss and Caitlin Abelseth accounted for a goal each in the win.
Samantha Tomeck made 15 saves in net for the Purple Eagles.
Schoharie 1, Greenwich 0: Mattia Cornell registered the game’s lone goal off a feed from Beth Cleveland to give the Indians an opening round triumph.
Anissa Anuszewski stopped 20 shots in net for the Witches. No. 4 seed Schoharie will face fifth seeded Galway in the quarterfinals.
Galway 6, St. Johnsville 0: Carolyn Gibbins scored a game-high three goals and one assist to lead Galway (15-2) in a first round victory.
Erica Chase chipped in with a goal and an assist while Annie Oakes and Kelly Phillips netted single goals.
Victoria Reynolds and Emily Chrisman com¬bined for 16 saves in net for St. Johnsville.
Cambridge 6, Hadley-Luzerne 0: Bridget Cuddihy tallied a hat trick and Sara Tironi added a two goals and one assist for the Indians in a first round tilt.
Molly Lauver contributed a goal and two helpers for Cambridge, who will face Berlin in the quarterfinals.
Kirsten Jones finished with 22 saves in net for Hadley-Luzerne.
Middleburgh 5, Whitehall 1: Amanda Roney paced No. 1 seed Middleburgh with two goals and one assist while Katie Clayton added a goal and an assist.
Amber Reinheimer and Kelsey Roney collected single goals in the opening round tilt.
Paige Mason netted Whitehall’s lone goal and Katie Paddock made 21 saves in net.
Lake George 2, Berne-Knox 0: The No. 6 seed Warriors posted a shutout to move on to the quarterfinals.
Colonie 8, Amsterdam 0: Massimo Smiroldo’s three goals and one assist sparked the third seeded Garnet Raiders in a Class AA first round match.
Yaw Agyei scored a goal and an assist while Will Lyons, Justin Francis, Adam Yule and Matt Ancona netted single goals for Colonie.
John Toper finished with nine saves in net for the Rugged Rams.
Colonie will Niskayuna in the quarterfinals on Monday at 6 p.m. at Colonie High.
Albany Academy 2, Averill Park 1: Nick Hess put the Warriors on top in the 4th minute, a lead they held until the Cadets scored a pair of unanswered goals in the 69th and 73rd minute.
Tom Kim fed Nick Abel for Academy’s first goal and Jordan Newton assisted on Jake Miorin’s game-winning goal in a Class A quar¬terfinal match.
Brandon Westfall made six saves in net for Averill Park.
Greenwich 2, Duanesburg 1 (OT): The No. 4 seed Witches survived, getting a goal from Ian Kelly in the second overtime to life them past the Eagles.
Schoharie 4, Galway 1: The No. 3 seed¬ed Indians advanced as Dylan La Badia record¬ed a hat trick.
Loudonville Christian 4, Bolton 1: Tyler Calzada scored in the 20th minute to give Bolton an early lead before the Eagles responded with four unanswered goals in a Class D quarterfinals match.
Leo Pusatere notched two goals while Aaron Film and Chris Henk collected single goals for the Eagles.
Hartford 2, North Warren 1 (OT): The No. 3 Tanagers escaped with the overtime victo¬ry to advance into the semifinals.
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