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LaSalle rallies, stuns Saratoga Springs

LaSalle rallies, stuns Saratoga Springs

Mike Blais caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Mike Murray with 11 seconds left, capping a huge c

Mike Blais caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Mike Murray with 11 seconds left, capping a huge comeback as LaSalle derailed Saratoga Springs, 41-39, in a Section II Class AA semifinal game Friday night.

LaSalle (7-2) trailed, 26-0, in the first half, and 39-27 at the end of the third quarter before Murray ran one yard for a touchdown and then passed to Blais for the game-winner in the final quarter.

That TD pass capped a 99-yard drive and came after Saratoga’s Tony DeLoatch fumbled at the LaSalle one. Ken Altarac caused the fumble, and Marquis Terrell scooped up the ball.

Terrell rushed for 166 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, Tyler Washington gained 112 yards and a touchdown on eight attempts and Murray was 9-for-12 for 145 yards with a TD pass to Lou DiNovo before his hook-up with Blais. DiNovo finished with six catches covering 112 yards.

Leejay Pollacchi paced Saratoga (7-2) with a school-record 328 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 31 carries. His 60-yard scoring burst gave the Blue Streaks their 39-27 lead.

The game was a rematch from the 2005 Class AA title game which the Cadets won, and LaSalle also beat Guilderland in last year’s large-school Super Bowl. The Cadets will meet Schenectady (7-2), the state’s No. 18-ranked team, Friday at 7 at Colonie High School.

LaSalle 0 14 13 14 — 41

Saratoga 6 20 13  0 — 39

S — Pollacchi 33 run (kick failed).

S — Pollacchi 2 run (kick failed).

S — Plowman 1 run (Daley kick).

S — Pollacchi 35 run (Daley kick).

L — Murray 5 run (Terry kick).

L — Washington 65 run (Terry kick).

L — Terrell 25 run (kick failed).

S — Pollacchi 8 run (Daley kick).

L — DiNovo 70 pass from Murray (Terry kick).

S – Pollacchi 60 run (kick failed).

L — Murray 1 run (Terry kick).

L — Blais 4 pass from Murray (Terry kick).

Class A

BH-BL 35, Troy 20

BURNT HILLS — Quarterback Paul Layton personally carried the Spartans into the Class A champ­ionship game.

Layton ran for 129 yards and three touchdowns, and also completed nine of 19 passes for 109 yards as the Spartans ran their

record to 9-0.

Nick Henderson contributed 109 yards to BH-BL’s ground game, with 99 coming on the Spartans’ first touchdown of the game.

The game was tied, 14-14, at the half, but Layton scored all three of his touchdowns in the second half as the Spartans pulled away.

Troy 0 14 0  6 — 20

BH-BL 7  7 7 14 — 35

BH — Henderson 99 run (Layton kick).

BH — Vuillaume 7 run (Layton kick).

T — McLaren 75 pass from Dolan (kick good).

T — Dolan 1 run (kick good).

BH — Layton 5 run (Layton kick).

BH — Layton 9 run (Layton kick).

T — Dolan 60 run (kick failed).

BH — Layton 22 run (Layton kick).

Bishop Maginn 31, Amsterdam 13

ALBANY — Tymear Mallory ran for 128 yards and one touchdown, and also caught a pair of scoring passes as the Griffins advanced to the Class A championship game.

The Griffins (9-0) rolled up 271 yards on the ground, as Josh Pan­asik contributed 94 yards and one TD on 15 carries.

Ben Miseikis scored both TDs for the Rugged Rams.

Amsterdam 6  7 0  0 — 13

Bishop Maginn 0 17 0 14 — 31

A — Miseikis 1 run (kick failed).

BM — Dickson 28 FG.

BM — Mallory 39 run (Dickson kick).

A — Miseikis 6 run (Flint kick).

BM — Mallory 23 pass from Kargbo (Dickson kick).

BM — Panasik 1 run (Mallory pass from Dickson).

BM — Mallory 40 pass from Kargbo (kick failed).

Class B

Ravena 34, Hudson 7

RAVENA — Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk ran up 351 yards of total offense as the Indians routed the Bluehawks in a semifinal game.

Quarterback Kevin Hoyt did a lot of the damage for the Indians (7-2), rushing for 78 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, and completing five of seven passes for 66 yards and two scores.

C.J. Murray was Ravena’s leading rusher with 102 yards. More than half of those yards came on a

65-yard TD run in the third quarter.

Hudson 0  0  0 7 —  7

Ravena 0 14 14 6 — 34

RCS — Hoyt 1 run (Kreuger kick).

RCS — Garza 1 run (Kreuger kick).

RCS — Murray 65 run (Kreuger kick).

RCS — Jones 32 pass from Hoyt (Kreuger kick).

RCS — Tiberia 7 pass from Hoyt (run failed).

H — Zapp 4 run (Rigos kick).

Class C

Schuylerville 56,

Fonda-Fultonville 26

SCHUYLERVILLE — Schuylerville’s ground game was more effective than Fonda-Fultonville’s passing game.

Three players ran for over 100 yards as the Black Horses improved to 9-0 and advanced to the Class C championship game.

Austin Bateman led the Horses’ ground game with 173 yards and three TDs, Shane Larkin picked up 168 yards and scored three times and Brad Lyon chipped in with 113 yards and two TDs.

That was more than enough to nuffily the Braves’ air attack, as Josh Nethaway completed 18 of 33 passes for 220 yards and three TDs. The Braves finish with a 7-2 record.

Fonda  7  7  6 6 — 26

Schuylerville 14 12 30 0 — 56

S — Larkin 3 run (Ladd kick)

F — Hanson 15 pass from J. Nethaway (L. Nethaway kick).

S — Larkin 4 run (Ladd kick).

S — Lyon 5 run (kick failed).

S — Bateman 3 run (run failed).

F — Hall 8 pass from J. Nethaway (L. Nethaway kick).

S — Larkin 37 run (Lyon run).

S — Bateman 13 run (Bateman run).

F — Sperow 3 run (kick failed).

S — Lyon 6 run (Dames run).

S — Bateman 23 run (run failed).

F — L. Nethaway 30 pass from J. Nethaway (pass failed).

Crossovers

Johnstown 57,

Coxsackie-Athens 22

JOHNSTOWN — Jake Arrunategui ran for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and also intercepted two passes as the Sir Bills rolled to an easy win.

Adam Biron completed eight of 15 passes for 115 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Sir Bills completed their season at 4-5.

Jordan Carnibucci threw three touchdown passes for the Indians (3-6)

Coxsackie-Athens  0 16 6  0 — 22

Johnstown 14 15 7 21 — 57

J — Beaman 12 run (Horning kick).

J — Cook 15 pass from Biron (Horning kick).

CA — DeVinnet 8 pass from Carnibucci (Degnen run).

J — Arrunategui 43 run (Cook pass from Biron).

J — Tino 5 pass from Biron (Horning kick).

CA — DeVinnet 13 pass from Carnibucci (Degnen run).

J — Arrunategui 2 run (Horning kick).

CA — Humphrey 17 pass from Carnibucci (run failed).

J — Roth fumble recovery (Arrunategui run).

J — Morrison 41 interception return (kick failed).

J — Whitman 7 run (Horning kick).

Glens Falls 45,

Averill Park 7

AVERILL PARK — Dan Morrison and Paul Bennett each scored two touchdowns as the Indians finished the year with a victory.

Morrison scored on runs of one and 77 yards, and Bennett had scoring runs of 15 and 70 yards as the Indians improved to 5-4.

Averill Park finished with a 3-6 record.

Glens Falls 7 25 13 0 — 45

Averill Park 0  7   0 0 —  7

GF — Morrison 77 run (Burgess kick).

GF — Morrison 1 run (kick failed).

GF — Kelly 3 run (kick failed).

GF — Bennett 70 run (kick failed).

AP — Gummer 38 pass from Murdick (Goodemote kick).

GF — Burgess 6 run (Burgess kick).

GF — Bennett 15 run (kick failed).

Corinth 32,

Hoosick Falls 27

HOOSICK FALLS — C.J. Saunders scored the game-winning touchdown on a 29-yard run with 1:14 left as Corinth rallied from a

13-0 deficit to defeat Hoosick Falls.

Corinth 6 6 14 6 — 32

Hoosick Falls 13 0   7 7 — 27

HF — Williams 75 kick off return (Corbin kick).

HF — Stiffer 59 pass from Woods (kick failed).

C — Roberge 24 pass from Nicholson (pass failed).

C — Dumoulin 70 interception return (run failed).

C — Saunders 80 kickoff return (Saunders run).

HF — Hansen 21 run (Corbin kick).

C — Cnarboneau 12 pass from Nicholson (run failed).

C — Saunders 29 run (run failed).

HF — McMahon 6 pass from Woods (Corbin kick).

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