After Week 2 of the Section II football season, here is our look at the top teams in each classification.
Rankings were voted on by the panel of Daily Gazette sports editor Michael Kelly and staff writers Stan Hudy, Jim Schiltz and Adam Shinder.
No. 1 Shaker (2-0) got a big win in Week 2, holding off a rally from No. 2 (tie) Guilderland (1-1) for a 35-25 win that avenged Guilderland’s upset victory in the 2019 Section II Class AA semifinals. No. 2 (tie) CBA posted a second straight shutout to open the season, topping Schenectady, 28-0. No. 4 Shenendehowa (1-1) got back on track with a 35-point win over Colonie after losing to Shaker in Week 1, while No. 5 Schenectady (1-1) will look to rebound this week against Bethlehem.
This week: Shaker, CBA (tie), Guilderland (tie), Shenendehowa, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs (also receiving votes).
Last week: Shaker, Guilderland, CBA, Schenectady, Shenendehowa
No. 1 Troy (2-0) has put up 97 points in wins over La Salle and Amsterdam, with senior running back Xavier Leigh scoring seven touchdowns through two games. Six different players scored touchdowns for No. 2 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (2-0) in a 42-6 win over Niskayuna. No. 3 Averill Park (2-0) dominated Albany, No. 4 Ballston Spa (1-1) rebounded from a Week 1 loss by beating Mohonasen and No. 5 Queensbury (0-0) had a second-straight game called off due to COVID-19 issues.
This week: Troy, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Averill Park, Ballston Spa, Queensbury.
Last week: Troy, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Queensbury, Averill Park, Amsterdam (tie), Niskayuna (tie).
It was an emphatic debut for No. 1 Schalmont (1-0) as Rodney Parker and Trent Randle combined for 571 rushing yards and six touchdowns in a 41-0 win against Hudson. No. 2 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (2-0) backed up its non-classification win against Cambridge/Salem a week prior by beating Cobleskill Richmondville. Ryan Visco scored four touchdowns for No. 3 Broadalbin-Perth (1-0) in a 34-point rout of Gloversville. No. 4 Glens Falls (0-0) had its game called off due to COVID-19 issues within the Green Tech program. No. 5 (tie) Hudson (1-1) has a 51-0 win and a 41-0 loss through two games, while No. 5 (tie) South Glens Falls (1-0) opened with an impressive 42-8 win over Hudson Falls.
This week: Schalmont, Ravena, Broadalbin-Perth, Glens Falls, Hudson (tie), South Glens Falls (tie)
Last week: Schalmont, Glens Falls, Hudson, Ravena, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Holy Trinity (ARV).
No. 1 Schuylerville (2-0) has outscored its two opponents 86-0 this season. No. 2 Fonda-Fultonville (1-0) powered to a 40-14 win over a Corinth/Fort Edward team that was victorious in Week 1. Like Schuylerville, No. 3 Hoosick Falls/Tamarac (2-0) has authored back-to-back shutouts to start the season. No. 4 Coxsackie-Athens (1-0) had its game against Cairo-Durham/Catskill called off when Greene County’s 7-day rolling average of positive COVID-19 tests went above 4%. No. 5 Corinth/Fort Edward is at Johnstown in Week 3.
This week: Schuylerville, Fonda-Fultonville, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac, Coxsackie Athens, Corinth/Fort Edward, Ichabod Crane (ARV), Mechanicville (ARV).
Last week: Schuylerville, Corinth/Fort Edward, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac (tie), Fonda-Fultonville (tie), Coxsackie-Athens, Granville (ARV).
No. 1 Greenwich (2-0) scored the game’s final 30 points in a 36-7 win over Stillwater, while No. 2 Cambridge/Salem (0-1) had COVID-19 issues within its program, forcing its game with Warrensburg/North Warren to be called off. No. 3 Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne (2-0) scored a 56-0 win over Helderberg Valley. No. 4 Warrensburg/North Warren (0-0), the classification’s defending champion, is still waiting to open its season, as is No. 5 (tie) Canajoharie/Fort Plain (0-0), which had its Week 2 game against Chatham called off for pandemic-related issues. No. 5 (tie) Stillwater (0-2) has had to deal with a tough schedule, with losses to Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne and Greenwich.
This week: Greenwich, Cambridge/Salem, Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne, Warrensburg/North Warren, Canajoharie/Fort Plain (tie), Stillwater (tie)
Last week: Greenwich, Cambridge/Salem (tie), Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne (tie), Warrensburg/North Warren, Chatham, Stillwater (ARV).