Sectional quarterfinals in Class C highlighted a football Friday as four Wasaren squads started what they hoped would be a long second season run. Stillwater and Hoosick Falls both took step one in that journey posting convincing “W’s”, while the title quest ended for the Mechanicville Red Raiders and the Bengals of Tamarac.
Stillwater 56 Tamarac 7: It was all Stillwater in this Wasaren league matchup as the Warriors jumped out to a 22-0 lead after one, and a 36-0 advantage at the half in cruising to the victory over the Bengals.
Sophomore running back Mason Seymour rushed for 190 yards and three scores leading a ground game that gained 465 yards and ran for eight scores in the contest.
Warriors James Galarneau and Luc Lescault both added a pair of scores as Stillwater with the victory improves to 7-1 on the year and advances to the Class C semifinals.
Tamarac with the loss even’s it’s mark at 4-4.
Hoosick Falls 26 Watervliet 12: The Panthers built a 14-0 cushion after two quarters of play and held on for the win over the Cannoneers in quarterfinal action at Watervliet.
Hoosick Falls quarterback Sam Richard scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and hooked up with Jeffrey Vincent on a 20-yard scoring strike to pace the Falls attack.
Brandon Decker added a 10 yard touchdown run in the third period for the Panthers and the Falls defense threw a shutout over the final period to preserve the victory and send Hoosick Falls to the Class C semifinals.
Chatham 49 Mechanicville 14: Home standing Chatham took a 14-7 lead into halftime, but returned from the break to put 21 unanswered points on the board in the third period on their way to the quarterfinal win over the Raiders.
Chatham quarterback Kaleb Taylor threw touchdown passes of 21, 57, and 41 yards, and the Chatham ground game gained over 300 yards on the night highlighting the potent Chatham attack.
Keegan McHale and Brian Cox scored on touchdowns runs for the Red Raiders who slip to 6-2 with the loss, while Chatham moves on to a Class C semifinal next weekend.