BROADALBIN — Green Tech made the most of its offensive chances, while Gloversville’s scoring drives stalled in the second half.
A 20-9 Class B win Friday afternoon for Green Tech in a game played at Broadalbin-Perth.
“If you look at the stats, we may have more yards than those guys,” Gloversville coach James Robare said. “They had big plays and that’s what killed us.”
Green Tech led 14-9 at halftime, and opened the second half with a touchdown drive. From there, Gloversville had multiple promising drives that ended without any points scored.
“We were driving all game long,” Robare said. “Just a few errors here and there.”
The Huskies scored first, sacking Green Tech quarterback Mekhi Kersey in the end zone on Green Tech’s first play from scrimmage. That play started at Green Tech’s own 5-yard line, and Kersey fumbled the snap and was downed in the end zone for a safety.
After the teams traded scoreless possessions, Gloversville fumble the ball on its next possession. Seven plays later, Kersey found Dion Foendoe in the right corner of the end zone for a touchdown. Another scoreless Gloversville possession followed, and Kersey found Foendoe again as Green Tech moved to a 14-2 lead early in the second quarter.
Gloversville scored on its next possession, a 16-play, 65-yard drive capped by Garrett Dooling’s 8-yard touchdown toss to Giorgio Glionna over the middle late in the second quarter. Later in the quarter, the Huskies appeared poised to take the lead when Dooling found Simon Bruce in the left side of the end zone on a pass from the 12-yard line, but Green Tech’s Isaac Sylvain stripped the ball away for an interception in the closing minute of the half.
Green Tech opened the second half with its final score, but Gloversville couldn’t catch up. In the second half, Gloversville’s best offensive chances ended with a missed field goal from 31 yards and an interception thrown after reaching the Green Tech 28.
“Even on the headset [talking to my coaches], I said we’re going to push this ball in, and then we’re going to go onside and we’re going to make this a game,” Robare said about the late rally. “We’re going to score and win this game. I can’t look at it any other way.”
Gloversville ran for 144 yards on the ground and Dooling was 19 of 33 passing for 146 yards passing. The Eagles finished with 149 yards total offense
Green Tech 6 8 6 0 — 20
Gloversville 2 7 0 0 — 9
G — Safety
GT — Kersey 5 pass Foendoe (Run failed)
GT — Kersey 42 pass Foendoe (Run good)
G — Dowling 12 pass Glionna (Lomanto kick)
GT — Pointer 2 run (Run failed)