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Cornwall’s dominating performance hands Saugerties first loss of season
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
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.
Billy Williamson, left, playing earlier in the season, rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns in Marlboro’s win over Spackenkill.