SECTION II – Week 3 high school football action starts Friday.
Before that, The Daily Gazette is rolling out its weekly look at the top teams in each Section II classification.
Rankings were voted on by a panel made up of Daily Gazette director of content Michael Kelly, deputy director of content Adam Shinder, staff writers Paul Wager and Will Springstead, and contributor Jim Schiltz.
No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy (3-0) stopped a 2-point conversion attempt in overtime to pull out an overtime win over Shaker in Week 2. No. 2 Shenendehowa (2-0) has outscored its two opponents 82-24. No. 3 (tie) Shaker (1-2) will look to bounce back this week at Colonie, while No. 3 (tie) Guilderland (3-0) visits a No. 5 Saratoga Springs (2-1) team that’s on a two-game win streak.
This week: CBA, Shenendehowa, Guilderland, Shaker, Saratoga Springs
Last week: CBA, Shenendehowa, Shaker (tie), Guilderland (tie), Saratoga Springs, Bethlehem (Also receiving votes).
No. 1 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (1-1) opens Class A Grasso Division play this week at South Glens Falls. No. 2 Amsterdam (2-0) has outscored opponents 58-0 in the second half this season. No. 3 Ballston Spa (3-0) hosts Albany this week off a trio of impressive wins. No. 4 Averill Park (1-2) will look to bounce back against Columbia after back-to-back tough games against Guilderland and Burnt Hills, while No. 5 (tie) Troy (2-0) and No. 5 (tie) La Salle Institute (1-2) will meet each other Friday for the Collar City Cup.
This week: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Amsterdam, Averill Park, La Salle (tie), Troy (tie)
Last week: Ballston Spa, Amsterdam, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Averill Park, Niskayuna, Troy (ARV).
No. 1 (tie) Gloversville (3-0) and No. 1 (tie) Glens Falls (2-0) are the lone remaining undefeated teams in Class B. No. 3 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (2-1) will look to rebound from its loss to Glens Falls with a road game at Lansingburgh, while resurgent No. 4 Scotia-Glenville (2-1) gets a major proving-ground game Friday when the Tartans host Gloversville. No. 5 Schalmont (1-2) got its first win of 2022 on Saturday, rolling past Green Tech.
This week: Gloversville (tie), Glens Falls (tie), Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Scotia-Glenville, Schalmont, Lansingburgh (ARV)
Last week: Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Gloversville, Glens Falls, Scotia-Glenville, Green Tech, Hudson Falls (ARV).
No. 1 Schuylerville (3-0) and No. 2 Fonda-Fultonville (3-0) have both gotten off to impressive starts and will be on the road this week at Watervliet and Coxsackie-Athens, respectively. No. 3 Warrensburg/North Warren/Lake George (3-0) has roughed up its opposition to the tune of a 195-6 scoring differential, No. 4 Broadalbin-Perth (3-0) plays its home opener this week after allowing just six points over three straight road wins and No. 5 Hoosick Falls/Tamarac (1-1) made a statement with its 41-7 Week 2 win over Stillwater.
This week: Schuylerville, Fonda-Fultonville, Warrensburg/North Warren/Lake George, Broadalbin-Perth, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac, Cobleskill-Richmondville (ARV), Stillwater (ARV)
Last week: Schuylerville, Stillwater, Fonda-Fultonville, Warrensburg/North Warren/Lake George, Broadalbin-Perth, Cobleskill-Richmondville (ARV).
No. 1 Cambridge/Salem (3-0) has outscored its Class D opponents 87-18. No. 2 Greenwich (2-1) pulled out a close win over No. 3 Voorheesville (2-1) in Week 2. No. 4 Chatham (2-1) hosts Voorheesville this week, while No. 5 Canajoharie/Fort Plain (1-1) has a tough matchup on the road against Greenwich.
This week: Cambridge/Salem, Greenwich, Voorheesville, Chatham, Canajoharie/Fort Plain, Helderberg Valley (ARV)
Last week: Cambridge/Salem, Voorheesville, Greenwich, Canajoharie/Fort Plain, Chatham, Helderberg Valley (ARV).