With the 2019 regular season for high school football in the books, Wasaren teams overall enjoyed an excellent fall campaign and four league schools were rewarded with post season berths in the upcoming Section II tournament.
The Section II seeding committee met on Sunday and in the C classification Stillwater, Cambridge-Salem, Greenwich and Tamarac all earned spots in the eight team field competing for a title.
Top seeded and undefeated Stillwater (7-0) will host the Golden Horde of Granville (5-2) on Friday at 7 p.m.
Cambridge-Salem (6-1) is the #2 seed and will entertain seventh-seeded Voorheesville (5-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m.
#5 Greenwich (6-1) will travel to Fonda (6-1) to take on the fifth-seeded Braves in a 7 p.m. Friday night affair.
Tamarac (4-2) earned the sixth seed and will take the short trip to Watervliet to face the #3 Cannoneers on Friday night at 7 p.m.
I like all four league schools to post “W’s” this coming weekend and advance to the Class semi’s.
Stillwater has simply been dominant on both sides of the ball in running the table this regular season. Led by quarterback James Galarneau and running back Mason Seymour the Warriors have rushed for over 2200 yards and average 40 points per contest, while defensively holding opponents to under 10 points per.
Granville has enjoyed a nice season, but their play-off run ends Friday night in Stillwater.
Cambridge-Salem rolled to a 6-1 mark this season and leaned on a deep and talented ground attack to move the football and score points. . Kaedin Ogilvie, Gabe Scambettera and Calvin Scheneider spearheaded the Indians ground game that ran for over 2300 yards and enabled Cambridge-Salem to put 40 points on the board in all but two of it’s games this year.
Voorheesville won against lesser competition but were shutout in losses to Stillwater and Waterviliet. Cambridge posts a comfortable win on Saturday.
Greenwich at the fifth seed is playing as well as anyone in the tournament, winners of six straight after losing to Cambridge-Salem 26-14 in week one.
Sophomore quarterback Jess Kuzmich has thrown for over 800 yards with 13 touchdowns, six going to senior back Luke Pemrick who has also rushed for six scores.
Senior back Chris Albrecht with over 600 rushing yards and five touchdowns rounds out a Witches attack that averages 33 points per contest, while defensively over the last six weeks Greenwich has allowed less than seven points per.
While Fonda is home and quarterback John Mancini ( 1050 yards, 9 TD’s 0 INT’s) can throw the football, I don’t think they’ll score enough to get past the Witches.
The Bengals of Tamarac after losing in weeks one and two, finished with four straight “W”s”, outscoring opponents 133-61 over that span, to earn the seventh seed.
Senior running back Jonah Rescott with over 600 rushing yards and six touchdowns leads Tamarac, who will have to slow down the double wing attack of Watervliet to post the upset and complete a Wasaren sweep in round one of the Class C tourney.