BROADALBIN — With both teams coming in after posting wins the week before, it was Gloversville that came away with its second-straight win with a 46-14 victory over Broadalbin-Perth in a Class B North Division football contest at Patriot Field on Friday.
After scoring a total of 13 points in back-to-back losses to Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk and Schalmont, the Huskies’ offense has scored 34 and 46 points, respectively, in back-to-back wins over Mohonasen and Broadalbin-Perth.
“We took advantage of things that we were able to take advantage of and exploited areas where we had an advantage,” Gloversville coach Jim Robare said. “We made plays tonight on both sides of the ball.”
As they did last week against Mohonasen, the Huskies used a balanced attack to roll past the Patriots, spoiling B-P’s homecoming festivities.
Gloversville piled up 243 rushing yards and 188 passing yards in outgaining B-P, 431-189. The Huskies held the Patriots to just 17 yards in the first half on their way to a 27-0 lead.
“We can run and throw the ball,” Robare said. “I’ve got to give kudos to offensive coordinator Ryan Mulligan and the offensive line.”
Gio Glionna caught two touchdown passes and rushed for another score for Gloversville, while Dom Dorman had a 60-yard touchdown run and a 51-yard touchdown catch.
In addition to his offensive effort, Glionna also had two sacks and blocked a punt.
“Gio [Glionna] is a tough matchup for anybody and he certainly was for us tonight,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Jim Pelneau said. “He was all over the field on both sides of the ball tonight.”
Garrett Dooling was 9-for-15 for 168 yards and four touchdowns, while John Heimer had 23 carries for 106 yards. Nicholas Bradt added a 45-yard punt return for a score for the Huskies, who improved to 4-2 overall and 1-0 in Class B North play.
Sam Hotaling scored on a 57-yard run for Broadalbin-Perth (1-4 overall, 1-1 Class B North), while Hayden Benton hauled in a 76-yard touchdown pass from Aiden Mussen for the Patriots’ other score. Hotaling finished with 103 yards on 19 carries.
“I’ve got to give a hat’s off to Jim Pelneau and Broadalbin-Perth,” Robare said. “They always come to play and play hard no matter what the situation is.”
Gloversville was in control of Friday’s contest from the opening possession, which saw the Huskies march 67 yards in 11 plays – all but one of which were runs. The drive ended with a 3-yard touchdown run by Glionna.
The Huskies also scored on their second drive after stopping B-P on fourth-and-1 at midfield.
Gloversville took advantage and scored nine plays later on a 14-yard pass from Dooling to Glionna to make it 14-0.
The Huskies pushed their lead to 21-0 when Bradt scored on a punt return down the right sideline after the punt was tipped at the line. A 51-yard pass from Dooling to Dorman closed out the first-half scoring with Gloversville up 27-0 at the break.
B-P opened the second half by scoring on its first possession when Hotaling scored on a 57-yard run to make it 27-7 with 6:55 left in the third quarter.
However, the brief burst of momentum was short-lived as the Huskies regained control by scoring on their next possession. Glionna scored his third touchdown of the night on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Dooling to cap a seven-play, 73-yard drive to push the Huskies’ lead to 33-7.
From there, Gloversville was able to cruise home for its second straight victory.
“The bottom line is that the team that blocks and tackles better wins the game,” Pelneau said. “Gloversville did a good job in both of those areas and they were opportunistic.”
Broadalbin-Perth (1-1 Class B North, 1-4 overall) is scheduled to host Lansingburgh next Friday at 7 p.m. in a Class B non-division contest.
“The sun will come up tomorrow and we’ll spend the day reflecting on this game,” Pelneau said. “On Sunday, we’ll move on and get ready for our next opponent.”
Gloversville (1-0, 4-2) is slated to host Glens Falls next Friday at 7 p.m. at Husky Field in a Class B North Division game.
“To me, every game is important, but the divisional games are a little extra important in terms of getting to the postseason,” Robare said.
Gloversville 14 13 6 13 -46
Broadalbin-Perth 0 0 7 7 – 14
G – Glionna 3 run (Glionna kick)
G – Glionna 14 pass from Dooling (Glionna kick)
G – Bradt 45 punt return (Glionna kick)
G – Dorman 51 pass from Dooling (kick blocked)
BP – Hotaling 57 run (Mussen kick)
G – Glionna 22 pass from Dooling (kick failed)
G – Bruce 25 pass from Dooling (kick failed)
BP – Benton 76 pass from Mussen (Mussen kick)
G – Dorman 60 run (Glionna kick)