Troy captures Collar City Cup with 55-7 win over LaSalle
TROY, N.Y. » The defending state champion and No. 1 state-ranked Troy High varsity football team improved to 3-0 this season with 55-7 win over city rivals La Salle (1-2).
The Flying Horses’ 16th straight victory ensured they will retain the Collar City Cup for another year.
Troy led 35-7 at the break and only extended the lead the rest of the way with touchdowns from Dev Holmes, Joey Ward and Xavier Leigh in the second half.
The Cadets offense was slowed down by an injury to starting quarterback Christian Luizzi, who appeared on the sidelines in crutches after the break.
Dermot McDonough stepped under center for La Salle the rest of the game but the physical Troy defense proved too much for the hosts.
SHAKER 51, SCHENECTADY 0 >> Connor McHugh threw touchdown passes of 10 yards to Devin Mahoney and 51 yards to Jeffrey Meadows in the first quarter of a blowout for the No. 18 state-ranked Blue Bison.
Ravion Burt added two rushing touchdowns in the rout while C.J. Cummings, Joe Toutai and Owen Sleasmann each had one rushing score.
Calvin Fluegge added a sack in the end zone for a safety.
Callum Younger was 7-for-7 on extra points as undefeated Shaker improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Liberty Division. SARATOGA SPRINGS 32, GUILDERLAND 12 » Saratoga scored early with an 11 yard run from Cam Adams. Guilderland quarterback Mason Leo then threw an interception and Wes Englintine lead the team down the field for their second touchdown of the game to make it 12-0.
Chris Kilmek make it two straight weeks with a pick six to bring it to 190, with Saratoga getting three touchdowns in less than two minutes.
Saratoga got two more touchdowns from the run game with a 29 yard and 9 yard rush from Englintine.
Guilderland would score two touchdowns in the game with Jared Schwartz scoring on a four yard rush and Joe Park scoring on a seven yard rush. Adams and Englintine combined for 207 rush yards in the game.
Saratoga starts the season 3-0 with the win. SHENENDEHOWA 56, ALBANY 0 » Shenendehowa delivered a 56-point shutout win over Albany High Friday night at Brent T. Steuerwald Stadium and New York State Senator Jim Tedisco had the biggest drive of the night, a $100,000 check state grant to complete construction of the Christopher F. Stewart Media Box at halftime.
Last week against Saratoga Springs the Plainsmen struggled on offense and suffered through a 28-14 road loss in week two. On Friday, Shenendehowa returned to its potent offensive basics and jumped out to a 42-0 halftime lead before the scout team closed out the contest in the second half for the dominating shutout.
Quarterback Brendan Belott who was 0-11 in his first 11 passes last week and reset himself with a 9-for10 passing night including three touchdown strikes to three different receivers. Shenendehowa senior Griffin Wallner leading the way with 144 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries, all in the first quarter. BETHLEHEM 22, BALLSTON SPA 7 » The Ballston Spa offense struggled on the road Friday night, putting up less than 100 yards against Bethlehem and giving up five sacks.
Eagles running back Alex Schudt ran for more than 100 yards with Ethan Sheraw scoring for Bethlehem and Cameron Scoons scoring twice in the win.
Ballston Spa’s lone score came on a one-yard run by Zach Washington in the second quarter. CBA 59, NISKAYUNA 0 » In another lopsided game in Class AA Friday night, Christian Brothers Academy exploded for 59 points at home hitting 21 in the second and fourth quarters.
Colin Dukes scored twice for the Brothers, including running back an interception for more than 60 yards.
Dylan Gotay added a pair of scores along with Brian Tucker, Peyton Ausfeld and Dom Federici all crossing the goal line in the shutout win. COLONIE 20, COLUMBIA 0 » Josiah Kemp had a touchdown on fourth down to get the first score of the game, and it would be all that Colonie needed. They tacked on 13 more points for good measure as Columbia lost for the second time in three games to start the season.
BURNT HILLS- BALLSTON LAKE 60 , MOHONASEN 6 » Jake Stanko ran for 146 yards on six carries including an 8 yard touchdown run and Vincent Daverio added three rushing touchdowns. For Mohonasen, Alec Britten threw 258 yard on 13 completions.
The win moves Burnt Hill to 3-0 on the season. LANSINGBURGH 14, ICHABOD CRANE 7 » Lansingburgh picked up its first win of the season in a 14-7 win against Ichabod Crane. Mike Zanda had both touchdowns for the Knights. The first was on a 54-yard interception return. The next was on an 11-yard run. Both were in the first quarter. The Knights allowed just a oneyard TD run in the third quarter to move to 1-2 on the season. AVERILL PARK 33, SOUTH GLENS FALLS 7 » Averill Park won the battle of undefeated teams in convincing fashion. Dev Holmes had two rushing touchdowns and Jack Wellington had an interception return for a TD as the Warriors improved to 3-0 on the season ahead of a Class A title game rematch against Burnt Hills next week. Carl Nitz added a touchdown in the win and the Warriors had three interceptions on the evening.
SCHUYLERVILLE 42, HUDSON FALLS 6 » Schuylerville took the win with Stratton Sherman going 4-8 for 87 yard with two touchdowns and rushing 65 yards with two rushing touchdowns.
The Black Horses went through the first half without getting a first down and while getting five touchdowns.
Hudson Falls scored their lone touchdown in the third quarter when Riley Maddison threw a 20 yard touchdown pass to Brennan Prevost and the extra point was missed.
With the strong offensive showing, Schuylerville moves to 3-0 on the season.
CHATHAM 41, TAMARAC 0 >> Chatham celebrated its Homecoming with a shutout of Tamarac to improve to 2-1 this season. It was the first loss of the season for the Bengals (2-1). STILLWATER 28, HOOSICK FALLS 6 » Stillwater came into the game ranked No. 4 in the state and pulled away in the second half, not allowing a single point after halftime. James Galarneau had a 77-yard touchdown catch to start the second half in the win. Stillwater is 3-0 and Hoosick Falls is 2-1 on the season.
CAMBRIDGE 53, HOOSIC VALLEY 13 » Cambridge came out strong and took a big win against Hoosic Valley.
Cambridge controlled from the start scoring on their second and third drives of the game, with Brendan Holcomb scoring on the second drive to make it 13-0. Cambridge scored again on an interception at the 10 yard line that they converted into a touchdown, making it 19-0.
Holcomb would get in the end zone again with four minutes left in the first to make it 26-0.
Cambridge went into halftime with a 32-0 lead.
Hoosic Valley kicked a poor punt, leading to Cambridge getting another touchdown and pushing ahead 39-0.
Hoosic Valley scored their first touchdown of the game on a short run making it 39-0. Cambridge answered back with Tommy English running it up the middle and into the end zone. The third would end 45-7.
Colton Dean took it in from five yards out and Cambridge converted on the two point conversion. Hoosic Valley managed to score one more, but miss the extra point to bring it to 53-13.
With the win Cambridge moves to 3-0, scoring 143 points combined in their first three games.