Tag: Warrensburg football

Section 2 football: A look back at the Super Bowls, and a look ahead to regionals (with photo gallery)

Three Section 2 football teams have regional playoff games this weekend, while two others await their semifinal opponents.

Class AA champion Shaker (10-0) received a bye into the state semifinals after defeating Saratoga Springs 28-14 in the championship game Friday, Nov. 2, at Casey Stadium on the University at Albany campus. This bye is rotated between Sections 2, 1 and 9 on an annual basis. Shaker meets either Section 1 champion New Rochelle or Section 9 champion Newburgh Free Academy Saturday, Nov. 17, at Middletown High School.

Class A champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (9-1) also received a bye into the semifinals after Section X decided not to play in the regional round. The Spartans face the winner of the John Jay (Section 1)-Cornwall (Section 9) regional in the state semifinals Friday, Nov. 16, in Middletown.

Glens Falls (Class B), Cambridge/Salem (Class C) and Warrensburg (Class D) all play in this weekend’s regional round. Glens Falls meets Section 7 champion Beekmantown Friday, Nov. 9, at Shenendehowa High School, while Cambridge/Salem travels to Potsdam High School to play Section 10 champ Ogdensburg Free Academy. Warrensburg faces Section 7 champion Moriah Saturday, Nov. 10, at Schuylerville High School. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A look back at the Super Bowls, and a look ahead to regionals (with photo gallery)”

Advertisements

Section 2 football playoffs: Semifinal match-ups set in all five classes

Semifinal match-ups are set for all five classes in Section 2 football, as well as the final round of crossover games. Here is a look at who’s playing, and how they got there.

Class AA – All semifinal games Friday, Oct. 26
No. 1 Shaker (8-0) vs. No. 4 Guilderland (5-3)
How they got there: Shaker capped an undefeated regular season by defeating crosstown rival Colonie 31-7, while Guilderland clinched the No. 4 seed by pulling away for a 41-19 victory over Christian Brothers Academy (3-5) Friday, Oct. 19. Guilderland’s victory avoided a four-way tie for fourth place, as both Bethlehem (4-4) and Niskayuna (4-4) won their final regular season games

No. 2 Shenendehowa (7-1) vs. No. 3 Saratoga Springs (6-2)
How they got there: Shen wrapped up the No. 2 seed by defeating Saratoga 35-7 at home. Brendan Belott threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Shen to victory. The Plainsmen’s reward is to host the Blue Streaks for the second week in a row.  Continue reading “Section 2 football playoffs: Semifinal match-ups set in all five classes”

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”

Scenes from Section 2 Class D football: Warrensburg runs away from Rensselaer

RENSSELAER – Jesse Griffin rushed for 263 yards and four touchdowns to lead Warrensburg to a 52-0 victory over Rensselaer Friday, Oct. 5, in a Section 2 Class D football game.

Griffin capped the Burghers’ first two offensive series with touchdown runs of 16 and 2 yards, as Warrensburg took off to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. He added a 56-yard scoring run in the second quarter and broke off an 89-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Mac Baker added a pair of touchdown runs for Warrensburg, which gained 390 yards on the ground against Rensselaer. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class D football: Warrensburg runs away from Rensselaer”

After posting first winning season in more than 10 years, Warrensburg football must replace some parts

Warrensburg

Head coach: Mike Perrone

Last year’s record: 7-2

Playoff result: lost to Cambridge in Section 2 Class D semifinals

Returning starters: Evan MacDuff (senior quarterback/free safety), Hunter Mosher (senior offensive lineman/linebacker), Brandon Bailey (senior tight end/defensive end), Chris Wilson (senior offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Jesse Griffin (running back/defensive back), Mac Baker (junior running back/linebacker), Jaron Griffin (junior running back/offensive lineman/defensive lineman)

Graduated: Cole Lanfer (running back/linebacker), Greg Shambo (running back/linebacker), Trevor Prosser (running back/linebacker), Trevor Winchell (wide receiver/defensive back), Brandon Turner (offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Dan Monthony (offensive lineman/linebacker), Mike Gavin (offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Evan Rock (running back/defensive back)

Newcomers: Dylan Winchell (freshman running back/defensive back), Tristen Hitchcock (eighth grade offensive line/linebacker), Alex Jackson (offensive line/defensive line)

Outlook for season: After posting its first winning season in more than a decade in 2017, Warrensburg has to replace some key players.

“We have some big roles to fill, especially at the skill positions where we graduated close to 3,000 yards of offense in Cole Lanfer and Trevor Prosser,” said Perrone. “Our young players must step in those roles, and we must stay healthy. If that happens, we hope to compete for a Sectional title.”