Marlboro, Saugerties roll to victories
Marlboro and Saugerties highs both rolled to victory in Section 9 football action Friday night.
The Dukes downed Highland 60-0 in the annual Black and Blue Bowl, while Saugerties beat Wallkill 51-7.
Saugerties 51, Wallkill 7
At Wallkill, Matt Bucci completed 18-of-27 passes for 355 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 99 yards and two more scores to lead (5-2) Saugerties.
Graeme Knisell rushed nine times for 128 yards and Caleb Edwards ran for 78 for the Sawyers.
Sean Costello caught all three TDs from Bucci and finished with 206 yards on 11 receptions. Jimmy Heinlein had 119 yards on four catches.
Anthony Owen (six tackles, two sacks), Craig Laurey (five tackles, two tackles for loss), Colden Staccio (six tackles, one forced fumble), Edwards (six tackles, one forced fumble) and Costello (four
tackles, interception) anchored the defense.
Aaron Bennett scored on a 33-yard run for Wallkill, which is now 2-5 overall and 1-3 in Class A, Division 2.
Saugerties is 3-1 in the division.
Marlboro 60, Highland 0
At Marlboro, the Dukes improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in Class B-1 as eight different
Ameer Williams led the way, running for 115 yards and two touchdowns.
Eric Borchert, Gio Frisenda, Armani Banton, Sam Mongelli and Antonio Babcock rushed for one TD each and combined for 138 yards.
After missing a game and-a-half to a hand injury, Mongelli returned to complete 4-of-5 passes for 100 yards and one TD. Christian Diorio completed all three of his passes for 110 yards and one score.
Myles Barrington made 10 tackles, Diorio returned an interception 60 yards,
Frisenda and Matthew Jennison each had a sack
and Dylan Ten Eyck and Devin Knight caused one fumble apiece for Marlboro.
Highland is now 0-2 in the division and 4-3 overall.
O’Neill 48, Ellenville 0
At Highland Falls, James Matautia ran for 180 yards, including touchdown carries of 25, 29 and 81, to lead (5-2, 2-0) James I. O’Neill in a Class B-2 game.
Josh Borowicz ran for one TD and threw another to Hector Borgos, who also had a 29-yard TD run for the Raiders.
O’Neill forged a 27-0 lead by halftime and stymied (02, 0-7) Ellenville’s offense. The Blue Devils had just 50 yards and two first downs.