Glens Falls routs Cobleskill
Running game sparks Indians to big victory in Class B Super Bowl
Clifton Park Glens Falls, for the second straight year, scored 40 points in the Class B Super Bowl. The difference Saturday is the opponent did not force overtime. In fact, Cobleskill did not even score.
The Indians reached the end zone on their opening possession and never looked back, breezing to a 40-0 title triumph over the Bulldogs at Shenendehowa’s Steuerwald Stadium to claim their third consecutive Class B championship.
As the Glens Falls players posed for pictures afterwards, three fingers were proudly raised to signify the three sectional titles.
Last year when the Indians won the sectional final, they needed overtime to edge Schuylerville 40-37.
Glens Falls (8-2) played at Cobleskill (7-3) in Week 2 and needed two late touchdown runs by senior quarterback Joseph Girard III to earn a 36-28 victory. No such heroics were necessary Saturday.
“The better team won today. They really did,” Cobleskill coach Ed Hantho said.
In extremely windy conditions, Glens Falls rushed for 304 yards and gained 465 yards overall. The Indians capped their opening march with a 29-yard touchdown run from Aalijah Sampson.
“I was really excited we were able to run the ball,” Glens Falls coach Pat Lilac said. “I thought the offensive line controlled the tempo of the game. Getting the lead took a little bit of the pressure off and holding them against the wind on their first drive helped.”
“They changed their blocking schemes and did a great job protecting (Girard),” Hantho said.
Leading 7-0 after one quarter, Glens Falls utilized the wind at its back and scored four touchdowns to take a 34-0 advantage into intermission.
“Coach did a great job calling plays with the wind and calling plays going against the wind,” Girard said.
“They clearly did a better job handling the wind,” Hantho said.
Girard connected with cousin Trent Girard for a 47-yard touchdown pass. Cooper Montgomery found the end zone on a 9-yard run, Girard darted his way for a 44-yard scoring run and later hooked up with Trent Girard for a 22-yard touchdown pass.
The Bulldogs did not produce a single play over 20 yards, having their seven-game winning streak snapped in the program’s first Super Bowl since winning the title in 2007.
“Defensively, they were tremendous. I didn’t see that from the first time we played,” Hantho said.
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Glens Falls QB Joe Girard III sprints past Cobleskill’s Justin Schrom in the Class B Super Bowl on Saturday. Glens Falls rushed for 304 yards.