Troy cap­tures Col­lar City Cup with 55-7 win over LaSalle

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS - Sports Staff sports@troyrecord.com sports@sarato­gian.com

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.

Class A

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.

Class B

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.

Class C

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.

Class D

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.

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