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Section 2 football: A first glance at Class AA

This is the final look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2. To read about Class D, click here. To read about Class C, click here. To read about Class B, click here. To read about Class A, click here.

There was only one change to Class AA for the 2019 Section 2 football season. Albany elected to play in Class A, leaving Class AA with only nine teams playing in one division: Bethlehem, Christian Brothers Academy, Colonie, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Shaker and Shenendehowa.

The lack of any additions to the Class AA field means that there will be only four teams qualifying for Sectionals for the second consecutive year. The move to one division was precipitated in 2018 when Troy, Ballston Spa, Columbia and LaSalle moved down to Class A following new BEDS numbers posted by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class AA”

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Scenes from Section 2 football: Saratoga Springs fends off Shenendehowa in Class AA semifinals

CLIFTON PARK – No. 3 Saratoga Springs avenged last week’s loss to No. 2 Shenendehowa by beating the Plainsmen 34-26 in the Section 2 Class AA football semifinals Friday, Oct. 26, at Brent Steuerwald Stadium.

Carter Steingraber returned a kickoff 83 yards for one touchdown and caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Jake Williams to help the Blue Streaks (7-2) advance to the Class AA Super Bowl. Chris Klimek and Will Bonacio returned interceptions for touchdowns to help Saratoga build a 34-12 lead.

Quarterback Brendan Belott threw a pair of touchdown passes for Shenendehowa (7-2), which defeated Saratoga 35-7 one week earlier to clinch the No. 2 seed for Sectionals. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 football: Saratoga Springs fends off Shenendehowa in Class AA semifinals”

Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Big plays give Niskayuna a victory over Bethlehem

DELMAR – Two big plays helped Niskayuna pull away for a 26-17 victory over Bethlehem Saturday, Oct. 13, in a Section 2 Class AA football game.

After Derek Martelle’s 32-yard touchdown run helped the Eagles (3-4) tie the score at 7-7 in the first quarter, Aaron Whitley returned the ensuing kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown to put the Silver Warriors (3-4) in front again. Then in the second quarter, Dan Brownell connected with Richie Quinn on a 69-yard touchdown pass to increase Niskayuna’s lead to 20-7. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Big plays give Niskayuna a victory over Bethlehem”

Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna hangs on in overtime to defeat Colonie

By ROB JONAS

NISKAYUNA – It was a surreal ending to an exciting football game Friday, Oct. 5, at Niskayuna High School.

The Silver Warriors (2-4) took a 34-27 lead in overtime and hung on for a 34-33 victory over Colonie when the Garnet Raiders failed on a two-point conversion that they hadn’t planned on pursuing. Continue reading “Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna hangs on in overtime to defeat Colonie”

Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna edges Colonie in overtime

NISKAYUNA – Dan Brownell’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Whitley and a successful extra point kick in overtime helped Niskayuna edge Colonie 34-33 Friday, Oct. 5, in a Section 2 Class AA football game.

Colonie quarterback Shai Young pulled his team within one point with a 7-yard touchdown run, but the Garnet Raiders failed on their two-point conversion attempt.

Niskayuna’s Cole Wade scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, and Brownell added a two-point conversion run with 4:58 left in the fourth quarter to forge a 27-27 tie with Colonie.  Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna edges Colonie in overtime”

Section 2 Class AA football: Shaker wins a defensive battle against Shenendehowa

LATHAM – Two high-powered offensive Section 2 Class AA football teams waged a defensive battle Friday, Sept. 21.

Unexpected? Yes. Unusual? Not really, given the quality of Shaker’s and Shenendehowa’s defenses.  Continue reading “Section 2 Class AA football: Shaker wins a defensive battle against Shenendehowa”

Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Shaker defeats Shenendehowa in defensive battle

LATHAM – Connor McHugh’s 1-yard touchdown plunge with 3:14 left in regulation lifted Shaker (4-0) to a 14-7 victory over Shenendehowa in a battle of undefeated Section 2 Class AA football teams Friday, Sept. 21.

Kyle Gregor tied the score at 7-7 on a 2-yard scoring plunge with 8:53 left in the fourth quarter for Shenendehowa (3-1), but a long kickoff return by Logan Souza and a 20-yard pass from McHugh to Souza set up McHugh’s go-ahead touchdown. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Shaker defeats Shenendehowa in defensive battle”

Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Shaker pulls away from Saratoga Springs

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Shaker remained undefeated by outlasting Saratoga Springs 48-28 Friday, Sept. 14, in a Section 2 Class AA football game. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Shaker pulls away from Saratoga Springs”

Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Guilderland hangs on to defeat Bethlehem

DELMAR – Guilderland jumped out to a 14-0 lead and fended off a late Bethlehem rally to pull out a 21-12 victory Friday, Sept. 14, in a Section 2 Class AA football game. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Guilderland hangs on to defeat Bethlehem”

Scenes from Section 2 football: Saratoga Springs defeats CBA in Class AA battle

SARATOGA SPRINGS – Dion Williams’ 10-yard touchdown run in the second quarter proved to be the game winner for Saratoga Springs in a 27-8 Class AA football victory over Christian Brothers Academy Friday, Aug. 31. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 football: Saratoga Springs defeats CBA in Class AA battle”