Johnstown runs over Gloversville in football rivalry game

Trey Stover and Chase Benton combined to rush for nearly 430 yards and four touchdowns to lead Johnstown to a 35-27 victory over Gloversville in a battle of Fulton County football neighbors Saturday, Sept. 15, in Gloversville.

Stover gained 247 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Sir Bills, while Benton rushed for 180 yards on 21 attempts and a touchdown. Petey Raldiris led Gloversville with 222 all-purpose yards and was responsible for all of the Huskies’ four touchdowns.

Johnstown jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on a pair of touchdown runs by Stover, including a 64-yard scoring scamper, and a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Ethan Warner. Raldiris led Gloversville back with a 2-yard touchdown run at the end of the first quarter and two more scoring runs in the second quarter. Only a missed extra point prevented the game from being tied at halftime, as the Huskies closed the gap to 21-20.

Johnstown extended its lead in the third quarter. Stover capped a Sir Bills’ series with an 8-yard touchdown run, and Benton broke free for a 48-yard scoring run to put the visitors ahead 35-20.

Raldiris caught a 43-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to give Gloversville new life, but Johnstown hung on for the eight-point victory.

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