Monday, November 15, 2010

Troy High vs. New Rochelle, NYS Class AA semifinal preview

TROY — For the past four years, downstate football fans had enjoyed an annual Class AA semifinal showdown at Kingston’s Dietz Stadium between Section IX superpower Monroe-Woodbury and Section I’s New Rochelle.

There will be a new team in town this year.

Troy High rocked New York’s No. 1 team, Monroe-Woodbury, in last week’s regional round game, 32-21, setting up a semifinal game against New Rochelle (9-0), which had earned a bye after winning the Section I title. Saturday’s semifinal at Dietz Stadium is set to kick off at 8 p.m.

Troy (11-0) was once a regular in the state semifinal round as well. The Flying Horses won Section II titles in 1993 and each year from 1996 to 2000, capturing state titles in 1996 and 1998.

New Rochelle, on the other hand, has been dominant recently. The Huguenots have won five consecutive Section I championships and are 78-10 overall since 2003. Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is the most prominent of the New Rochelle alumni that have gone on to star at the collegiate and professional level this decade.

Led by senior quarterback Khaliq Butts, who saw his first action at the position in the 2009 New York State Class AA championship game, a game New Rochelle lost, 14-7, to North Tonawanda, the Huguenots have outscored opponents 242-50 this season.

Running backs Jordan Lucas and Capri Corn also power the New Rochelle offense.


Troy, on the other hand, has been much more proficient offensively, outscoring opponents 466-89, in two more games than New Rochelle has played.

Senior running backs Jordan Canzeri (192 atts., 1,643 yds., 27 TD) and Shatiek Lewis (84, 911, 11), who missed most of three games with a high ankle sprain late in the regular season, have a dangerous mix of speed and home run potential. Senior quarterback Brian Marsh (70, 513, 8) is also adept at running the ball out of Troy’s predominantly Power-I and wishbone option-based sets.

Kingston’s Dietz Stadium had been a graveyard for Section II Class AA football teams since 2003. Shenendehowa, which advanced to the New York State championship game in 2002, was the last large school team from the Albany area to win a game beyond the Section II Super Bowl.

Baldwinsville (10-1, Section III) and Rush-Henrietta (11-0, Section V) meet in Saturday’s Class AA western semifinal at Rochester’s Marina Auto Stadium at 6 p.m.

The New York State Class AA championship game will be played on Sun., Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

New Rochelle reading material:
The Huguenots made the Tri-State top 10 on ESPN.com. (No. 8) The columnist mentions Troy High a few times.
Here is a column from The Journal News on New Rochelle's dominance this decade.
Here is a MaxPreps column on how so much No. 1 ranked teams went down in regional play last week.

Game-by-game
New Rochelle Huguenots (9-0, Section I)
North Rockland, W, 14-7
MOUNT VERNON, W, 35-8
Gorton, W, 28-0
MAMARONECK, W, 35-0
WHITE PLAINS, W, 23-12
Lincoln, W, 42-0
NORTH ROCKLAND, W, 21-0!
YORKTOWN, 21-16@
Mahopac, W, 23-7#

!=Section I quarterfinal
@=Section I semifinal
#=Section I Super Bowl at Mahopac High School

Game-by-game
Troy High Flying Horses (11-0, Section II)
La Salle, W, 55-0
COLONIE, W, 40-0
SCHENECTADY, W, 40-0
Columbia, W, 53-0
Saratoga Springs, W, 33-12
Niskayuna, W, 35-28 (OT)
SHAKER, W, 34-0
CHRISTIAN BROS. ACAD., W, 43-21!
NISKAYUNA, W, 63-7@
SHENENDEHOWA, W, 38-0#
Monroe-Woodbury, W, 32-21$

!=Section II quarterfinal
@=Section II semifinal
#=Section II Super Bowl at South Colonie High School
$=New York State regional at Dietz Stadium, Kingston

Jordan Canzeri (34) powers the Troy High offense. (Photo by J.S. Carras - The Record).

Troy High stat pack
Rushing
Player, Yr., Atts., Yds., Avg., TD
Jordan Canzeri, Sr., 192, 1643, 8.6, 27
Shatiek Lewis, Sr., 84, 911, 10.8, 11
Brian Marsh, Sr., 70, 513, 7.3, 8
Stephaun Grinage, Jr., 40, 384, 9.6, 5
Raheem Felder, Jr., 26, 183, 7.0, 3
Kyle Geraci, Sr., 28, 145, 5.2, 2
Nick Valenti, Soph., 12, 80, 6.7, 0
Michael Pastore, Jr., 9, 37, 4.1, 0
Victor Pirela, Soph., 13, 32, 2.5, 0
D’Ondre Mann, Soph., 6, 28, 4.7, 0
Pat Chamberlain, Soph., 1, -3, -3.0, 0

Passing
Player, Yr., Comp. Atts., Yds., TD, INT
Brian Marsh, Sr., 41, 76, 649, 7, 2

Receiving
Player, Yr., Rec., Yds., Avg., TD
Josh Blaauboer, Sr., 16, 301, 18.8, 4
Ian Blair, Sr., 12, 168, 14.0, 0
Noah Thomas, Sr., 4, 82, 20.5, 2
Evan Vadney, Sr., 2, 48, 24.0, 1
Kyle Geraci, Sr., 2, 25, 12.5, 0
Raheem Felder, Jr., 2, 24, 12.0, 1
Stephaun Grinage, 1, 19, 19.0, 0
Jordan Canzeri, Sr., 3, 13, 4.3, 0

Kicking
Player, Yr., PAT, FG, Tot. points
Badro Talbi, Sr., 39, 0, 39
Michael Pastore, Jr., 3, 0, 3

Total scoring
Player, Yr., TD, PAT, FG, 2-pt., Tot. points
Jordan Canzeri, Sr., 30, 0, 0, 0, 180
Shatiek Lewis, Sr., 11, 0, 0, 1, 68
Badro Talbi, Sr., 0, 39, 0, 0, 39
Stephaun Grinage, Jr., 5, 0, 0, 1, 32
Josh Blaauboer, Sr., 5, 0, 0, 0, 30
Raheem Felder, Jr., 5, 0, 0, 0, 30
Noah Thomas, Sr., 2, 0, 0, 1, 14
Kyle Geraci, Sr., 2, 0, 0, 0, 12
Evan Vadney, Sr., 1, 0, 0, 0, 6
Michael Pastore, Jr., 0, 3, 0, 0, 3

New York State eastern semifinals
All games at Dietz Stadium, Kingston
Friday, Nov. 19
Class D
Moriah (10-1, VII) vs. Tuckahoe (8-1, I), 4 p.m.
Class A
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (11-0, II) vs. Harrison (9-1, I), 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 20
Noon
Class C
Saranac Lake (10-0, X) vs. Bronxville (10-0, I), Noon
Class B
Schalmont (11-0, II) vs. Croton-Harmon (10-0, I), 4 p.m.
Class AA
Troy High (11-0, II) vs. New Rochelle (9-0, I), 8 p.m.

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Section II high school football standings, 2010


Class AA, League, Overall
Empire Division, W-L, W-L, PF, PA, QP
Ballston Spa, 5-1, 6-3, 227, 165, 30
Saratoga Springs, 4-2, 5-4, 203, 180, 31
Shenendehowa, 4-2, 7-3, 234, 154, 26
Christian Bros. Acad., 3-3, 5-4, 236, 171, 25.5
Guilderland, 3-3, 5-4, 228, 174, 21.5
Bethlehem, 2-4, 4-5, 142, 223, 13
Albany, 0-6, 0-9, 66, 287, 0
Liberty Division
Troy, 6-0, 11-0, 466, 89, 41
Shaker, 5-1, 6-3, 239, 182, 32
Niskayuna, 3-3, 5-4, 251, 244, 22
Schenectady, 3-3, 4-5, 188, 198, 22.5
Colonie, 2-4, 3-6, 88, 209, 12
Columbia, 1-5, 2-7, 133, 255, 12
La Salle, 1-5, 2-7, 133, 302, 5.5

Class A
Northwest Division
Burnt Hills, 5-0, 11-0, 490, 102, 35
Amsterdam, 4-1, 7-2, 289, 202, 23
Queensbury, 3-2, 6-3, 192, 146, 22.5
Gloversville, 2-3, 2-6, 152, 256, 13.5
Glens Falls, 1-4, 3-5, 182, 227, 9
South Glens Falls, 0-5, 2-7, 188, 301, 2
Southeast Division
Lansingburgh, 4-0, 8-2, 308, 172, 26.5
Averill Park, 3-1, 5-3, 228, 198, 20.5
Bishop Maginn, 2-2, 5-4, 244, 243, 13.5
Scotia-Glenville, 1-3, 3-6, 152, 195, 8.5
Mohonasen, 0-4, 1-7, 137, 289, 1

Class B
Reinfurt Division
Ravena, 4-0, 8-2, 272, 187, 25
Albany Academy, 3-1, 6-3, 304, 160, 21
Hudson, 1-3, 3-6, 168, 239, 11
Cairo-Durham, 1-3, 1-8, 103, 359, 0
Cohoes, 1-3, 3-6, 139, 303, 6
West Division
Schalmont, 5-0, 11-0, 418, 65, 34
Hudson Falls, 3-2, 4-5, 269, 225, 23.5
Schuylerville, 3-2, 5-4, 290, 139, 21.5
Cobleskill, 3-2, 5-4, 203, 141, 19
Broadalbin-Perth, 1-4, 1-8, 137, 415, 7
Johnstown, 0-5, 0-8, 59, 339, 0
Independent
Ichabod Crane, 0-0, 1-8, 141, 281, 0

Class C
North Division
Hoosick Falls, 6-0, 10-1, 378, 95, 34.5
Greenwich, 5-1, 6-3, 291, 161, 35.5
Tamarac, 4-2, 5-4, 200, 240, 24.5
Mechanicville, 4-2, 4-5, 125, 203, 23.5
Granville, 4-3, 5-4, 231, 213, 30.5
Lake George, 3-4, 3-4, 141, 87, 20
Stillwater, 2-4, 4-4, 181, 231, 14
Corinth, 0-6, 3-6, 174, 252, 6
Hoosic Valley, 0-6, 0-8, 39, 339, 0.5
South Division
Chatham, 5-0, 9-1, 377, 192, 34
Fonda-Fultonville, 5-1, 6-3, 239, 170, 34.5
Voorheesville, 3-2, 6-3, 226, 137, 18
Watervliet, 4-2, 4-4, 141, 134, 27.5
Canajoharie, 3-3, 5-3, 127, 119, 19.5
Coxsackie-Athens, 1-4, 4-5, 244, 177, 3
Taconic Hills, 1-5, 2-6, 109, 209, 8.5
Catholic Central, 0-5, 2-6, 130, 220, 1.5

Class D
Cambridge, 6-0, 9-1, 360, 46, 39
Rensselaer, 5-1, 6-3, 168, 138, 26
Whitehall, 4-2, 5-3, 222, 159, 28.5
Fort Edward, 3-3, 4-4, 242, 177, 20.5
Bishop Gibbons, 2-4, 2-5, 61, 173, 14.5
Warrensburg, 1-5, 1-6, 79, 251, 9
Salem, 0-6, 0-7, 54, 240, 2

*QP = quarter points

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