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Section 2 football: A first glance at Class A

We will be taking a look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2 this week. To read about Class D, click here. To read about Class C, click here. To read about Class B, click here.

Very little changed for Class A when Section 2 revealed its alignments and schedules for the 2019 football season. Troy, Ballston Spa, LaSalle and Columbia remain in Class A for another season after dropping down from Class AA in 2018.

The lone addition is Albany, a Class AA team that is electing to play a Class A schedule. Albany has made this move before in an attempt to be more competitive during the regular season. Because they are playing in a different class than where they would otherwise compete, the Falcons are not eligible for the playoffs. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class A”

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Section 2 football playoff brackets are partially set

By ROB JONAS

The playoff seedings for the Section 2 Class A, C and D football playoffs are set, but Class AA and B match-ups are still in the air following Sunday’s seeding meeting.

Shaker (7-0) will be the No. 1 seed in Class AA when the four-team playoff begins Oct. 26, while Shenendehowa (6-1) and Saratoga Springs (6-1) will battle each other Friday, Oct. 19, for the No. 2 seed. The No. 4 seed is up for grabs between Guilderland (4-3), Bethlehem (3-4), Christian Brothers Academy (3-4) and Niskayuna (3-4). A Guilderland victory over CBA Friday guarantees the Dutchmen the No. 4 seed, while a CBA win plus Niskayuna and Bethlehem wins would create a four-way tie for fourth place. Continue reading “Section 2 football playoff brackets are partially set”

Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park runs over Columbia in battle of neighbors

By ROB JONAS

EAST GREENBUSH – As Suburban Council rivals, Averill Park and Columbia play against each other in virtually every varsity sport. Gridiron meetings have been rare in recent years, though, because football leagues are determined by class level.

Until this season, Columbia had been a Class AA football team, while Averill Park was in Class A. The only way the neighboring schools could have met was in a crossover game after the regular season concluded. Continue reading “Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park runs over Columbia in battle of neighbors”

Scenes from Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park pulls away from Columbia

EAST GREENBUSH – Two touchdowns in the first quarter propelled Averill Park (5-0) to a 34-0 victory over Columbia (3-2) Friday, Sept. 28, in a Section 2 Class A football game.

Averill Park quarterback Anthony Childrose had two touchdown runs and a touchdown pass to lead the way. The Warriors also forced two Columbia turnovers that they turned into scoring drives, blocked a punt and deflected another. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class A football: Averill Park pulls away from Columbia”