Was there ever a doubt? Starting in the preseason and continuing through the last weekend in October the prevailing theme in Section II Class D football was either Greenwich or Cambridge would wear the crown on the first Saturday in November.
Yesterday both squads cleared their last hurdle with blowout victories in respective Class D semifinals, setting up the much anticipated Super Bowl matchup.
Greenwich rolled over Hoosic Valley 49-12 in Schuylerville yesterday, while Cambridge mauled Warrensburg 75-30.
Greenwich quarterback Cole Burgess ran for 152 yards and four touchdowns as the Witches ran out to a 21-0 lead after the first period, and never looked back. Reese Cristaldi added 120 yards and three touchdowns as the Witches with the “W” keep an unblemished mark at 8-0.
Hoosic Valley, who finishes the season at 4-5, got touchdowns from Dan Giordano and Branden Haughney.
Cambridge racked up 525 yards of total offense, got three touchdowns each from Jonas Butz and Tommy English, while quarterback Zack Rowland threw for 207 yards and a pair of scoring strikes in the assault.
The Indians led 20-0 at the quarter and 47-8 at halftime in winning their seventh game in eight outings, their lone loss, a 43-38 decision to Greenwich in mid-September.
These two squads have been a cut above all season long with the only competitive contest for either team coming in their week five get together in Cambridge. It should be a good one next Saturday in Schuylerville at 1:00. A surprise to no one, but a treat for all.