The Hoosic Valley Indians did something this year that’s very difficult to do in team sports. After starting their football season at 0-3 the Schaghticoke squad over the next six weekends posted “W’s” earning the right to play for the Section II Class D crown against Warrensburg Saturday afternoon at Schuylerville.
But a big piece of what brought the Indians to the title game, their ground attack, was taken away by Burghers who held the Valley to 100 rushing yards in posting the 28-6 win and claiming the Class D championship.
The Warrensburg defense limited the Valley to 31 rushing yards, and 41 passing, with two interceptions over the first two quarters, setting up the Burgher offense that took full advantage.
Warrensburg jumped out to a 7-0 lead at the 7:38 mark of the first when running back Jesse Griffin ran it in from 24 yards out, and five minutes later Burgher quarterback Evan MacDuff scored on a one-yard sneak pushing the Warrensburg advantage to 14-0.
The Burghers took complete control with their third score, right before the half, when Dylan Winchell capped a sustained drive with 29-yard touchdown run and with the two-point conversion Warrensburg took a 22-0 lead into the break.
After a scoreless third quarter the two teams exchange touchdowns in the final stanza with Will Schofield’s six-yard TD run getting the Valley on the board with 1:04 remining.
With the win Warrensburg advances to regional play next Saturday in Schuylerville where they’ll face Moriah from Section VII.
Hoosic Valley wraps a fine football season winning six of their last seven and finishing at 6-4 on the year.