LATHAM — With a late touchdown and 2-point conversion, Guilderland secured a 22-21 win Friday against Shaker in the Section II Class AA football championship game.
Logan Broomhall passed for a 14-yard touchdown to Marcus McClaine with 1:28 to play, then Broomhall rushed for the go-ahead 2-point conversion to put the Dutchmen ahead.
Guilderland’s comeback win avenged the team’s only loss of the season, a 35-25 defeat in Week 2.
Guilderland (5-1) led Shaker (6-1) 13-7 after three quarters, but Shaker scored 13 unanswered points to start the fourth on touchdowns from Dean Hartl.
Broomhall ran for Guilderland’s first two touchdowns, which were sandwiched around a score from Shaker’s Connor Strand.
Guilderland had lost to Shenendehowa in the 2019 Section II large-school title game, and avenged that setback in last week’s semifinal round where Shaker defeated CBA.
Guilderland 0 7 6 8 — 21
Shaker 0 7 0 13 — 20
G – Broomhall 1 run (Blanchard kick)
S – Strand 1 run (Robinson kick)
G – Broomhall 1 run (Kick failed)
S – Hartl 5 run (Robinson kick)
S – Hartl 1 run (Conversion failed)
G – McClaine 14 pass from Broomhall (Broomhall run)