The Section II Class C Super Bowl brought together a pair of teams in Cambridge-Salem and Stillwater that boasted dominant rushing attacks which routinely chewed up yardage while putting plenty of points on the board. Friday night in Lansingburgh both squads leaned on their respective ground games, and as expected, both units moved the football up and down the Burgh turf, with the two teams ending the game, nearly even in total yards.
The difference on this night was the Stillwater red zone defense, as the Warriors refused the Indians points on five trips deep into Stillwater territory fueling the 21-0 victory over Cambridge-Salem to earn the C crown.
After a scoreless first period Stillwater drew first blood on a Luc Lescault 3-yard touchdown run and with the point after the Warriors took the 7-0 lead with 9:08 remaining in the half.
On the ensuing possession, the Indians Kaedin Ogilvie broke off a 50-yard run to the Stillwater goal line but fumbled with the ball going through the back of the end zone for a Warrior touchback.
Stillwater quickly cashed the turnover in for points, when Mason Seymour galloped 69 yards for the touchdown and the Warriors held a 14-0 advantage at the 4:52 mark of the quarter.
In the final minute of the half Cambridge-Salem moved the ball inside the Stillwater 5-yard line on a Jacob Ruggles to Phil Mazzucco pass play. With only :06 remaining the Indians had time for just two plays, both turned back by the Stillwater “D”.
In the third Cambridge-Salem mounted yet another drive that moved the ball inside the Stillwater 5, but again the Warrior defense stoned the Indians stopping C-S on downs.
From there, Stillwater put together a drive of their own that ended with a 9-yard scoring run by Seymour with 9:06 remaining, giving the Warriors complete control.
On Cambridge-Salem’s final drive, the theme on the contest played out as the Indians moved the ball to the Stillwater 9 but again were stopped, this time by a Seymour interception preserving the shutout, and more importantly sealing the championship “W” for the Warriors.
Ogilvie finished the night with 130 yards on 16 carries to pace Cambridge-Salem who finishing another outstanding campaign with an 8-2 mark.
Seymour with 153 yards on 20 carries and Warriors quarterback James Galarneau with 109 yards on 22 totes led the attack for Stillwater who moves to 10-0 on the season, and advancesto regional play next weekend.