Going into the biggest regular season game of the year Stillwater head coach Ian Godfrey decided a change was needed at the quarterback position and handed the keys to sophomore James Galarneau. While probably too young to hold a driver’s license, Galarneau navigated four quarters of football like a seasoned vet, leading the Warriors to an impressive 48-13 victory over Mechanicville in the annual Indian Bowl game before a packed house in Stillwater.
After Mechanicville’s Evan Chapman scored on a 6-yard touchdown run giving the Red Raiders a 6-0 lead it was all Stillwater.
Scoring runs from Galarneau and Dan Morris gave the Warriors a 14-6 cushion at the end of the first, and early in the second period Galarneau scored from a yard out, and finished the period with a 10-yard scoring strike to Adam Ploutz giving Stillwater a 26-6 halftime advantage.
After the break the Raiders looking to jump back into the contest, scored on a Keegan McHale 1-yard run, but Galarneau answered with a 51-yard scoring scamper, and Mason Seymour and Jon Conti added fourth quarter scoring runs giving the Warriors the “W” and the Indians Bowl trophy.
Galarneau finished the night with 124 yards on 15 carries while Morris gained 163 yards, and Seymour added 133 yards for Stillwater who improve to 4-1 on the year with the win.
McHale ran for 48 yards on the night to lead the Raider ground game that was held in check throughout by the Warrior defense. With the defeat, Mechanicville’s first of the season, the Red Raiders slip to 4-1 on the campaign.