Army drops 35-18 de­ci­sion to North Texas

Corn­wall’s dom­i­nat­ing per­for­mance hands Sauger­ties first loss of sea­son

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

Five-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Marl­boro High broke open a tight game with three third-quar­ter touch­downs Fri­day night, earn­ing a spot in the Sec­tion 9, Class B foot­ball semi­fi­nals.

Billy Wil­liamson ran for 212 yards and three touch­downs to lead (6-2) Marl­boro to a 28-13 vic­tory over Spack­enkill. The Dukes will now tan­gle with topseeded James I. O’Neill at 3 p.m. Satur­day at Mid­dle­town in a re­match of last year’s ti­tle game. O’Neill outscored Marl­boro, 6343, back on week two.

Jack Young’s div­ing in­ter­cep­tion at mid­field set up a 40yard TD run by Wil­liamson to put the Dukes ahead late in the first half. Spack­enkill re­sponded as Kabongo Barry made a leap­ing catch of Cam­ron Aba­los’ 37yard fourth-down pass and ran it down to the Marl­boro 6. Barry ran it in on the next play to tie.

Marl­boro took charge in the sec­ond half, tak­ing the kick­off and march­ing 80 yards on nine plays. Wil­liamson scored from the 3 to put the Dukes ahead to

stay.

Ryan Espinoza cut the mar­gin to 14-10 on a 26yard field goal for the (5-3) Spar­tans mid­way through the third quar­ter. The Dukes, though, were now win­ning the war on the line.

A John Perug­ino 22-yard run fol­lowed by a 11-yard burst from Wil­liamson set up a 15-yard TD carry by Perug­ino.

As the third quar­ter drew to a close, Wil­liamson broke loose for 16 yards and Perug­ino ram­bled for 33, set­ting up Wil­liamson’s 1-yard score with 32 sec­onds re­main­ing.

Espinoza kicked another field goal, this from 25, to get the Spar­tans within 2813 with 5:25 left. Spack­enkill’s

hopes faded when it failed to re­cover an en­su­ing on­side kick.

Eric Borchert fin­ished with 100 yards and Perug­ino 96 for Marl­boro. Corn­wall 56, Sauger­ties 0

At Corn­wall, un­beaten Sauger­ties was handed its first loss as the five-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Green Dragons dom­i­nated a Class A show­down.

Dom Marzigliano had Corn­wall ahead on a 4-yard pass 4:31 into the game, but it was the timely pass­ing of Kieran Krei­der that the (51, 8-1) Sawyers could not stop. Krei­der com­pleted all eight of his throws for 207 yards and three touch­downs to keep the Dragons in com­mand. It was a 21-0 game by the end of the first quar­ter and the mar­gin grew to 49-0 by the half.

Corn­wall, which cor­ralled Sauger­ties’ ground

game, posted its third shutout in the last six games. The (6-0, 6-2) Dragons clinched the divi­sion ti­tle and, with it, the top seed. They play Wal­lkill at 7 p.m. Fri­day at Mid­dle­town in the semi­fi­nals.

Sauger­ties is the sec­ond seed and will play Goshen in the semis at 7 p.m. Fri­day at Di­etz Sta­dium. Wal­lkill 30, Port Jervis 24

At Wal­lkill, the (2-4, 3-5) Pan­thers scored with 1:54 re­main­ing to snap a 2424 tie and pull out a win that earned them the No. 4 seed. They were one of five teams vy­ing for the fi­nal two play­off spots on the fi­nal day the reg­u­lar sea­son. Wal­lkill plays Corn­wall in the semi­fi­nals at Mid­dle­town’s Faller Field.

A.J. Dem­broski threw for 117 yards and one touch­down and ran for another to lead the Pan­thers.

Bran­don Roesch passed

for one TD and ran for another to lead (1-5, 1-7) Port Jervis, which had ral­lied from a 24-12 deficit. Henry Bowers’ 42-yard TD run tied the game at 24 mid­way through the third quar­ter. Lib­erty 63, Red Hook 12

At Lib­erty, Roy Pen­nCosentino had a ca­reer game as he rushed for 371 yards and six touch­downs on 24 car­ries to lead the In­di­ans in a Class B quar­ter­fi­nal. Cosentino has 1,459 yards and 23 TDs in eight games.

Lib­erty led 28-0 at the half and scored five more touch­downs in the sec­ond half.

Lib­erty (7-1) will take on (6-1) New Paltz in a semi­fi­nal game at 3 p.m. Satur­day at Di­etz Sta­dium.

Nick Mor­ris­sey threw a touch­down pass to Eric Decker and ran 30 yards for another score to lead (4-4) Red Hook.

TA­NIA BARRICKLO — DAILY FREE­MAN FILE

Billy Wil­liamson, left, play­ing ear­lier in the sea­son, rushed for 212 yards and three touch­downs in Marl­boro’s win over Spack­enkill.

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