Friday Night Football


Five Wasaren schools played football Friday night with two squads facing opponents in Section II quarterfinals while three competed in crossover contests.

Hoosick Falls 18  Lake George/Hadley Luzerne 6:  Trailing 6-0 after the first period, the Panthers shutout the Warriors the rest of the way and notched the come-from-behind win in a Class C quarterfinal.

Jeffrey Vincent ran for 210 yards and caught touchdowns passes of 18 and 38 yards from Panther quarterback Sam Richard, to lead the Falls attack.

With the win the Panthers move to 7-1 on the season and will play in a Class C semifinal next weekend.


Chatham 26  Stillwater 21:  Panther quarterback Caleb Taylor found Casey Sitzer on a 21 yard scoring strike with 2:34 left leading Chatham to the Class C quarterfinal victory.

First quarter rushing scores from Joe Conti and Luc Lescault staked Stillwater to a 14-6 lead after one, a lead they took to halftime.

Chatham tied things with a touchdown in the third period, but a James Galarneau TD pass early in the fourth gave the Warriors the 21-20 advantage setting up the Taylor-Sitzer connection for the win.

With the victory Chatham moves to 7-1 and onto the semifinal round, while Stillwater goes to 6-2 with the loss.


Hoosic Valley 49  Waterviliet 14:  The Indians ran out to a 28-6 halftime lead and cruised to the win over the Cannoneers.

Matt Fusco ran for 133 yards and three scores, and Will Scofield added 192 yards a pair of touchdowns to lead the Valley attack which produced over 400 rushing yards on the night.

Hoosic Valley’s win was their fifth straight and they’ll take that streak into next Saturday’s Class D semifinal game with Whitehall in Schuylerville.


Tamarac 20  Taconic Hills 0:  The Bengals Frank Zotto ran for a pair of scores and Peyton Nealon rushed for 100 yards on 15 totes to lead Tamarac to the shutout over Taconic Hills in a crossover matchup.

With the win the Bengals even their season mark at 4-4.


Ticonderoga 27  Mechanicville 20:  After being shutdown for three periods the Red Raiders scored 20 fourth quarter points but fell short to the visitors from the north.

In the final period Luciano D’Ambro and Dan Motta ran for touchdowns and D’Ambro added a 31 yard touchdown throw to Peter Enzien with 5:30 remaining to pull Mechanicville to within seven at 27-20, but the Raiders would draw no closer as Ticonderoga intercepted a pass on Mechanicville’s last possession, to close things out.

Mechanicville slips to 3-5 on the year with the loss.

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