Section II football power rankings heading into Week 4

Gloversville’s Kyle Robare carries the ball against Scotia-Glenville’s Cameron Cremo during high school football game at Scotia-Glenville on Friday, September 23, 2022.
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Gloversville’s Kyle Robare carries the ball against Scotia-Glenville’s Cameron Cremo during high school football game at Scotia-Glenville on Friday, September 23, 2022.

SECTION II Week 4 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.

CLASS AA

No. 1 Christian Brothers Academy (4-0) pitched its second shutout of the season last week against Schenectady. No. 2 Shenendehowa (3-0) and No. 3 Shaker (2-2) meet Friday in one of the year’s most anticipated games, a rematch of last year’s playoff upset win by the Plainsmen. No. 4 Saratoga Springs (3-1) faces Schenectady this week before a three-week gauntlet against Shaker, Shenendehowa and CBA. No. 5 Guilderland (2-1) will look to bounce back from its last-second loss to Saratoga Springs by opening its new turf field Friday against Bethlehem.

This week: CBA, Shenendehowa, Shaker, Saratoga Springs, Guilderland

Last week: CBA, Shenendehowa, Guilderland, Shaker, Saratoga Springs

CLASS A

No. 1 Ballston Spa (4-0) continues to take care of business and has held all four of its opponents to 14 or fewer points. No. 2 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (2-1) and No. 3 Amsterdam (3-0) visit Albany and Columbia, respectively, on Friday before an exciting Week 5 clash between the Rams and Spartans. No. 4 La Salle (2-2) pulled out a one-point overtime win against Troy in Week 3. No. 5 (tie) Niskayuna (2-2) and No. 5 (tie) Averill Park (2-2) both have division tests this week against Ballston Spa and Troy, respectively.

Thos week: Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Amsterdam, La Salle, Niskayuna (tie), Averill Park (tie), Troy (also receiving votes)

Last week: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, Ballston Spa, Amsterdam, Averill Park, La Salle (tie), Troy (tie)

CLASS B

No. 1 Glens Falls (3-0) got five touchdown passes from Carson Rath in its 38-0 Jug Game win over Hudson Falls and could be on a collision course for a matchup of undefeated teams in Week 5 against No. 2 Gloversville (4-0), which hosts Hudson Falls this week before heading up to Glens Falls on Oct. 8. No. 3 Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (3-1) is on a bye this week, while No. 4 Schalmont (2-2) and No. 5 Scotia-Glenville (2-2) meet in a game that will go a long way toward determining the fourth team in the Class B playoffs.

This week: Glens Falls, Gloversville, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Schalmont, Scotia-Glenville, Lansingburgh (ARV)

Last week: Gloversville (tie), Glens Falls (tie), Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk, Scotia-Glenville, Schalmont, Lansingburgh (ARV)

CLASS C

No. 1 Schuylerville (4-0) has allowed just six points in its three Class C North Division games. No. 2 (tie) Fonda-Fultonville (4-0) and No. 2 (tie) Warrensburg/Lake George/North Warren (4-0) boast two of the area’s most impression scoring margins, 181-25 for the Braves and a staggering 245-6 with three straight shutouts for the Wolverines. No. 4 Broadalbin-Perth (4-0) has won each of its last three games by at least 33 points, and No. 5 Hoosick Falls/Tamarac (2-1) has back-to-bkac lopsided wins after its opening loss to Schuylerville.

This week: Schuylerville, Fonda-Fultonville (tie), Warrensburg/Lake George/North Warren (tie), Broadalbin-Perth, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac, Stillwater (ARV)

Last week: Schuylerville, Fonda-Fultonville, Warrensburg/Lake George/North Warren, Broadalbin-Perth, Hoosick Falls/Tamarac, Cobleskill-Richmondville (ARV), Stillwater (ARV)

CLASS D

No. 1 Cambridge/Salem (4-0) and No. 2 Greenwich (3-1) meet Friday on the Witches’ home field in a game that should determine Class D’s top playoff seed. No. 3 Chatham (3-1) scored a statement win in Week 3, topping No. 4 Voorheesville (2-2) 41-12. No. 5 Canajoharie/Fort Plain (1-2) rallied from a 21-0 halftime deficit to put a scare into Greenwich on Friday in a 28-20 loss and has back-to-back winnable games prior to a crucial Week 6 matchup with Voorheesville.

This week: Cambridge/Salem, Greenwich, Chatham, Voorheesville, Canajoharie/Fort Plain

Last week: Cambridge/Salem, Greenwich, Voorheesville, Chatham, Canajoharie/Fort Plain, Helderberg Valley (ARV)

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