After week 3 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 (3-0) posted its second shutout of the season with a 49-0 win over Saratoga Springs. No. 2 Shenendehowa (2-1) has won its last two games by a combined 74 points. No. 3 Guilderland (2-1) bounced back from a loss to Shaker by trouncing Colonie, while No. 4 CBA (2-1) ran into a resurgent Shenendehowa in snowy conditions Thursday in Clifton Park and No. 5 Schenectady (2-1) made a big push in the second half Saturday to pull away from Bethlehem for a win.
This week: Shaker, Shenendehowa, Guilderland, CBA, Schenectady
Last week: Shaker, CBA (tie), Guilderland (tie), Shenendehowa, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs (also receiving votes).
No. 1 Troy (3-0) continues to rule the roost, posting an emphatic 46-0 win over Averill Park. No. 2 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (3-0) scored a signature win, trouncing long-time rival Queensbury 49-0. No. 3 Ballston Spa (1-1) didn’t play in Week 3 due to COVID-19 quarantine issues. No. 4 Averill Park (2-1) ran into Troy after a pair of convincing wins, while No. 5 La Salle (1-1) picked up its first win by taking down Amsterdam on the road.
This week: Troy, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Averill Park, La Salle
Last week: Troy, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Queensbury, Averill Park, Amsterdam (tie), Niskayuna (tie).
It wasn’t as gaudy a score as the week prior, but No. 1 Schalmont (2-0) reeled off 27 straight points in a non-classification win over Niskayuna. No. 2 Glens Falls (1-0) opened its season with a high-flying 50-34 win over rival South Glens Falls. No. 3 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (2-0) missed its scheduled game with Schalmont due to COVID-19 quarantine issues. No. 4 Lansingburgh (2-0) has a pair of one-possession wins to its credit. COVID-19 quarantines also kept No. 5 Broadalbin-Perth (1-0) from playing in Week 3 against Hudson Falls, and could affect the team’s Week 4 game with South Glens Falls.
This week: Schalmont, Glens Falls, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Lansingburgh, Broadalbin-Perth
Last week: Schalmont, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Broadalbin-Perth, Hudson (tie), South Glens Falls (tie).
The top two have separated themselves from the pack, with No. 1 Schuylerville (3-0) outscoring its opposition 140-8 and No. 2 Hoosick Falls/Tamarac (3-0) boasting a 115-8 scoring margin. No. 3 Mechanicville (2-1) has bounced back with two straight wins since an opening loss to Schuylerville. No. 4 Fonda-Fultonville (1-1) will look to rebound from its loss to Mechanicville in a Week 4 matchup with Granville. No. 5 Coxsackie-Athens (2-0) came back from a week off with a win over Ichabod Crane.
This week: Schuylerville, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac, Mechanicville, Fonda-Fultonville, Coxsackie-Athens.
Last week: Schuylerville, Fonda-Fultonville, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac, Coxsackie-Athens, Corinth/Fort Edward, Ichabod Crane (ARV), Mechanicville (ARV).
No. 1 Greenwich (2-0) didn’t play in Week 3, while No. 2 Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne (3-0) rolled past Cairo-Durham/Catskill behind seven touchdown passes from Cole Clarke. No. 3 (tie) Canajoharie/Fort Plain (1-0) opened its season with a win over Helderberg Valley. No. 3 (tie) Chatham (1-1) beat Voorheesville to rebound from a non-classification loss to Lansingburgh. No. 5 Cambridge/Salem (0-1) is still yet to play a Class D opponent.
This week: Greenwich, Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne, Canajoharie/Fort Plain (tie), Chatham (tie), Cambridge/Salem.
Last week: Greenwich, Cambridge/Salem, Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne, Warrensburg/North Warren, Canajoharie/Fort Plain (tie), Stillwater (tie).