Friday, September 7, 2012

Where are You? Week Two Poll

We've got some movers and shakers in The Record's poll this week's. There were some surprises in week one of Section II football and those show in where our local teams rank up going into tonight's matchups.
Check out where your team stands and let me know if you think my, admitted, opinion is a little off. Enjoy the games tonight, folks!

- Laura

Class AA
1. Shenendehowa 1-0, 1-0 2
Marcelino Christie rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, while QB Corey Acker added two rushing TDs of his own.

2. Columbia 1-0, 1-0 1
The Blue Devils allowed 25 points in the fourth quarter to barely scrape out a 32-31 victory over Schenectady on Friday night. On the plus side, Columbia rushed for a 420 yards on the ground.

3. Shaker 0-0, 1-0 4
Chris Landers had a major impact on the Blue Bison offense, coming out of the metaphorically shadows, to rush for 105 yards and pass for another 149 yards.

4. CBA 1-0, 1-0 —
Spencer Hall led the Brothers with two rushing touchdowns en route to a 25-14 victory over Guilderland last week.

5. Colonie 1-0, 1-0 —
The Garnet Raiders had three players rush for 100 yards, led by Devin Edwards’ 121 yard finish, in their week one 34-28 victory over La Salle.

Class A
1. Troy 0-0, 1-0 2
The Flying Horses’ defense showed up in a big way last Friday night, allowing just one touchdown. Troy held the Burnt Hills on downs twice, stifling any attempts at offensive movement by Burnt Hills.

2. Averill Park 0-0, 1-0 4
The Warriors surprised a lot of people last Friday night, topping Amsterdam 30-24 in the opening game of the season. Nick Valenti and Taylor Hotaling combined for 209 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

3. Mohonasen 0-0, 0-1 —
Vinny Ditripano had 112 yards and one touchdown on 13 carries to pace the Warriors in a 27-14 victory over South Glens Falls. Trevon Tucker also added 105 yards of his own, including a 54-yard touchdown run.

4. Burnt Hills 0-0, 0-1 1
The Spartans, who made it further than any other team in Section II last season, hardly looked like a team that could make the NYS Championship game in their season opener against Troy. Burnt Hills picked up seven penalties in the first half alone.

5. Amsterdam 0-0, 0-1 3
The Rugged Rams, who made a Class A Super Bowl appearance in 2011, rushed for 219 yards with three touchdown runs from Brett Stanvich in Friday’s loss to Averill Park.

Class B
1. Schalmont 1-0, 1-0 1

Devon Willis completed just three of his seven pass attempts in his first game after moving to quarterback for the Sabres. It didn’t matter. The junior rushed for a Section II-high 352 yards and four touchdowns on just 21 carries.

2. Albany Academy 1-0, 1-0 3

Austin Zeh stepped up as the Cadets brand-new rushing leader, racking up 135 yards, two touchdowns. Don’t overlook the defense though; Academy allowed Green Tech only 99.

3. Lansingburgh 0-0, 0-1 2
Anthony Walker proved he’s not just a one-season wonder, rushing for 207 yards and four touchdowns in Lansingburgh’s slim 36-35 victory over Scotia.

4. Ravena 1-0, 1-0 5
The Indians recorded 385 total yards on offense, while forcing five turnovers on defense, to top Cohoes 44-7.

5. Cobleskill 1-0, 1-0 —
Matt Davenport pulled in two touchdown receptions and ran another into the endzone to push the Bulldogs to a 49-21 victory over Johnstown.

Class C
1. Hoosick Falls 1-0, 1-0 1

Senior quarterback Billy Pine went 7-for-12 for 170 yards and four touchdowns. Brad Burns added 117 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

2. Fonda 1-0, 1-0 3
Russ Williams stepped up massively in the first game of the season, throwing for a Section II-high 300 yards and five touchdowns as the Braves topped Taconic Hills 48-12. .

3. Watervliet 0-0, 1-0 5
Senior wide receiver Jordan Gleason recorded three touchdowns as the Cannoneers topped Tamarac 34-14 last Friday.

4. Chatham 1-0, 1-0 —
The Panther’s 64 points were a New York state high, with seven different players finishing with touchdowns. Chatham also rushed for 340 yards.

5. Corinth 1-0, 1-0, —
The Tomahawks found a leader in Blake Basmajian, who threw for three touchdowns in the first half, as Corinth topped Granville 26-19 last Friday.

Class D
1. Cambridge 0-0, 1-0 1

Quarterback Matt Parmenter rushed for three touchdowns and also kicked three extra points in a 41-0 victory over ft. Ed.

2. Rensselaer 0-0, 1-0 2
Steve Harwood may have completed only two passes, but they both finished in the endzone as the Rams went on to a 21-12 victory over Whitehall on Friday night.

3. Greenwich 0-0, 1-0 3
Junior running back John Barnes paced Greenwich with 10 carries for 157 yards and a touchdown. He also chipped in an 81-yard kickoff return for a TD in a victory over Lake George.

4. Hoosic Valley, 0-0, 1-0 —
The Indians broke a two-year, 16-game losing losing streak on Saturday with a 38-13 victory over Bishop Gibbons. Alex Bevis picked up 114 yards on the ground.

5. Salem 0-0, 1-0 —
The Generals dominated Catholic Central, jumping out to a 28 point lead by halftime, en route to a 40-0 victory on Saturday afternoon. Isaac Isom led Salem’s offensive attack, rushing for 83 yards and one touchdown.


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