Six Wasaren schools were in action Friday night in week four of the high school football season. Four of the six posted wins as league teams continue a fine fall campaign.
Hoosic Valley 20 Greenwich 13: In a back and forth contest between two unbeaten squads, Tom Madigan scored from one yard out with 4:00 remaining, and the Valley defense stoned the Witches in their final two possessions to claim the “W”.
Madigan’s score capped a 68 yard series and took nine minutes off the clock, in a classic double-wing football drive.
A Frank Adams 15 yard touchdown run gave the Valley a 6-0 lead after one, but Greenwich answered with a Reese Cristaldi score from 20 yards out to tie things at 6-6 with 2:17 left in the half.
In the third it was Madigan on a 36 yard gallop giving the Valley a 12-6 advantage.
Greenwich responded with a 70 yard drive capped by Cristaldi taking it in from five yards out with 1:43 left in the period, and with the PAT the Witches held their final lead of the night at 13-12.
On a night where the football was moved almost exclusively on the ground Cristaldi finished with 167 yards and two TD’s to lead the 3-1 Witches, while Madigan ran for 111 yards and a pair of scores for the 4-0 Indians.
Stillwater 17 Corinth 12: The Warriors ran out to a 17-0 lead at the half and held on for the victory over the Tomahawks.
Stillwater running back Dan Morris gained 111 yards with a touchdown, and quarterback Sean Kane threw for 111 yards including a 16 yard scoring strike to Curtis Miller to pace the 3-1 Warriors.
Tamarac 21 Chatham 13: The Bengals lead 14-0 after one and used that cushion to notch the win over Chatham.
Joe Ballato ran for 156 yards on 24 carries, and three touchdowns to lead the 2-2 Tamarac squad.
Lake George/Hadley Luzerne 22 Hoosick Falls 19: In a close contest throughout Shane McCabe’s three yard scoring run gave the War Eagles a third quarter lead and the LG/H-L defense kept the Panthers off the board the rest of the way.
A 25 yard touchdown run by the Panthers Tristan Hunt gave the Falls a 19-14 advantage midway though the third, but the visitors were unable to score again against the stout War Eagle defense.
With the loss Hoosick Falls goes to 1-3 on the year while Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne improves to 3-1 with the “W”.