School football: Burnt Hills, Schalmont, Broadalbin-Perth among Friday night’s winning teams

Rodney Parker is shown during a practice earlier this week. (Stan Hudy)

Rodney Parker is shown during a practice earlier this week. (Stan Hudy)

Rodney Parker dominated in Schalmont’s season-opening football win.

The senior who played last season at Holy Trinity scored four touchdowns and rushed for 308 yards in Schalmont’s 41-0 Section II Class B win against Hudson. Parker’s longest touchdown run of the night was for 65 yards.

Trent Randle rushed for two touchdowns for Schalmont, plus registered 263 rushing yards. Schalmont did not play during Week 1 of the “Fall II” season.

Broadalbin-Perth rolled to a 50-16 win after scoring the game’s first 37 points. Ryan Visco scored four touchdowns, including a 100-yard interception return, while Jackson Sassanella scored three touchdowns and passed for one to Visco.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk won 20-6 against Cobleskill-Richmondville.

In a rematch of a Section II Class AA semifinal won in 2019 by Guilderland, Shaker secured a 35-25 victory. Shaker led 28-10 after three quarters, but Guilderland pulled within 28-25 before Shaker scored the night’s final touchdown.

In Class A action, Burnt Hills improved to 2-0 on the season, as the Spartans rolled to a 42-6 win against Niskayuna. Burnt Hills scored the contest’s first 35 points. Caeden LaPietro rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown, plus had a 42-yard touchdown pass to Rocco Mareno in the victory. Sean Cable returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown, while Michael Frattarola had a 52-yard rushing touchdown, and Jaleel Joseph and Michael Puglisi each added rushing touchdowns.

Ballston Spa evened its record at 1-1 with a 20-6 win against Mohonasen, while Averill Park won 42-0 against Albany.


COVID-19 issues continue to affect the “Fall II” football season in Section II with several Week 2 games called off.

Most recently, Friday’s Columbia at La Salle game was taken off the schedule, as were Saturday’s games between Glens Falls and Green Tech, Cambridge/Salem and Warrensburg/North Warren, and Voorheesville and Cohoes.

The programs with issues related to COVID-19 were Columbia, Green Tech, Cambridge/Salem and Cohoes.

Earlier in the week Scotia-Glenville called off its scheduled Friday game with Ballston Spa due to a COVID-19 issue that landed dozens of players in quarantine.

Holy Trinity called off Friday’s game with Lansingburgh due to a lack of eligible players, and Canajoharie/Fort Plain called off Saturday’s game with Chatham for pandemic-related reasons. Lansingburgh will now host Chatham Saturday.

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