Every high school football weekend a typical spectator takes in one, or possibly two games. Obviously that pace limits the number of teams one can put their eyes on, so we all form opinions on teams we haven’t seen based on scores, matchups and common opponents.
For me Greenwich was one of the teams I had not seen this year, and I wasn’t sure what to think about the Witches. Carrying a 2-1 record coming into Saturday’s gave at Hoosic Valley, Greenwich had lost to Cambridge – Salem and posted wins over Granville and Hoosick Falls putting 48 points on the Panthers in the win.
Yesterday in Schaghticoke, Greenwich won their third straight with an easy 38-6 victory over the Indians, showing to me and anyone else paying attention, that the Witches are a very good football team.
Sophomore quarterback Jessie Kuzmich and senior running backs Chris Albrecht and Luke Pemrick spearhead an efficient Greenwich attack that scored 31 points on the day.
Over the first six minutes of play both teams had drives ending in turnovers with the first points of the game coming at the 5:54 mark of the first when Kuzmich found Jackson Vanderhoff with a 9-yard touchdown pass and with the Albrecht point after a 7-0 lead.
Later in the period Greenwich scored on a well designed screen pass to Albrecht from 24 yards out giving the Witches a 14-0 advantage.
Early in the second quarter it was the Greenwich “D’s” turn to score points when Kuzmich returned a pick six 30 yards, giving Greenwich complete control.
A two-yard pass and catch, Kuzmich to Kaden Hall right before the break completed the 28-0 first half of play.
Playing with a running clock after intermission, Greenwich added points on a 35 yard field goal from Albrecht and a one-yard scoring run by Hall.
Hoosic Valley got on the board with 2:04 remaining when sophomore quarterback Gavin Giordano rumbled in from eight yards out.
The Valley slips to 0-4 with the loss and will look to get in the win column next Saturday when they host the Golden Horde of Granville.
Greenwich moves to 3-1 on the year and will look to improve on their mark next Friday in a home game with the Red Raiders of Mechanicville.