If the first Friday night of the high school football season is indicative of things to come, the schools in the Wasaren are going to have an enjoyable fall. Five league schools were in action last night and all five posted season-opening ‘W’s”.
Tamarac 34 Coxsackie-Athens 30: In a high scoring affair Louis Marmolejo ran for 121 yards and three scores to lead the Bengals past Coxsackie-Athens.
Coxsackie’s Justice Middaugh scored three touchdowns as well but Tamarac used a long fourth quarter run by Marmolego to put this one away.
Stillwater 50 Corinth 13: Warrior quarterback Sean Kane started the season off right throwing a pair of touchdowns to James Galarneau and running in for a 19 yard score, all in the first 12 minutes of play leading Stillwater to the easy victory over the Tomahawks.
Kane connected on scoring strikes of 48 and 19 yards to Galarneau, running back Dan Morris ran for 180 yards and two scores, and sophomore Mason Seymour added a pair of rushing touchdowns for a dominant Warrior squad that led 38-6 at the half and coasted from there.
Cambridge 57 Rensselaer 0: While many feel that Cambridge will face a more competitive schedule in Class D this season it didn’t happen in week one as the Indians rolled over the Rams in Rensselaer.
Jonas Butz returned an interception for a touchdown and scored on runs of 7, 1, and 3 yards to lead the Cambridge attack. Tyler Linendoll added a pair of touchdown runs, one of the 50 yard variety, and Kaedin Oglivie also scored in the Indians romp, a game in which Renesselaer was held to -11 yards running the football.
Hoosick Falls 13 Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne 6: With the teams deadlocked 6-6 at the break, Hoosick Falls took the second half kickoff and needed just five plays to score what proved to be the game-winner, a five-yard touchdown run by Drew Hoag slipping past the host War Eagles Friday night.
LG/H-L broke on top with a second period 3-yard touch down connection from Michael Johnson to tight end Chris Becker with 2:07 left in the half.
The Panthers answered with :31 remaining in the half when Sam Richard found Nick Giordano who hauled in a tipped ball and went the distance for a game-tying 70-yard touchdown reception.