Kayshawn Cruz scored on a pair of quarterback sneaks, and Schenectady beat homestanding Albany 22-8 Saturday in a Class AA game for its first win of the season.
It was also head coach Carm DePoalo’s first win with the program since his successful two-season stint there in 2007 and 2008 when he led the Patriots to their only Section II Super Bowl appearance.
“The guys were thrilled,” DePoalo said. “We had a good bus ride home.”
Seven Terry threw a 30-yard pass to Jeremiah Davis on an option play for the Patriots’ other touchdown, and Chris Davis ran for 149 yards on 22 carries.
“He [Davis] had 175 yards last week, too,” DePoalo said of the sophomore running back. “He’s good. He’s exciting. He didn’t get into the end zone, but he got us there.”
Schenectady improved to 1-3 and has a game with CBA next.
“I’m happy for them. We played well,” DePoalo said. “We got a good push from the line today. We got a couple of big sacks. We’re playing better in the defensive
secondary. Hopefully, we feed off this.”
Schenectady 14 0 0 8 — 22
Albany 0 0 8 0 — 8
In a cross-classification matchup, Queensbury won 48-34 against Glens Falls.
Queensbury scored the game’s first 28 points and collected a school-record 612 total offensive yards. Liam O’Mara ran for 251 yards and a touchdown for Queensbury, while Brendan Scott added two touchdowns.
To lead Glens Falls, Joseph Girard III was 22 of 40 passing for 413 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions.
Queensbury 7 21 14 6 — 48
Glens Falls 0 7 14 13 — 34
Q — O’Mara 35 run (Roca kick)
Q — Scott 5 run (Roca kick)
Q — Ward 8 run (Roca kick)
Q — Scott 8 run (Roca kick)
GF — Sampson 80 pass from Joseph Girard III (Hogan kick)
Q — Rodriguez 51 interception return (Roca kick)
GF — T. Girard 40 pass from J. Girard III (Hogan kick)
Q — Slattery 1 run (Roca kick)
GF — T. Girard 30 pass from J. Girard III (Hogan kick)
GF — T. Girard 7 pass from J. Girard III (kick failed)
Q — Angell 1 run (run failed)
GF — Barclay 7 pass from Girard III (Hogan kick)
In Class C action, Cambridge/Salem won 42-20 against Granville. Tommy English had four touchdowns in the victory.
Granville 8 6 0 6 — 20
Cambridge 14 14 0 14 — 42
C — English 1 run (Hackman kick)
G — Wilson 1 run (Bourn run)
C — English 5 run (Hackman kick)
C — English 76 run (Hackman kick)
G — McEachron 7 pass from Andrus (conversion failed)
C — English 63 pass from Schneider (Hackman kick)
G — Bourn 6 run (Conversion failed)
C — Schneider 5 interception return (Mazzucco from Schneider)
C — Terry 16 run (conversion failed)
At the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Cider Challenge, the Burnt Hills girls’ volleyball team scored an impressive tournament victory.
In the finals, Burnt Hills — ranked No. 2 in the state in Class A — topped John Glenn 25-15, 25-18. John Glenn is ranked No. 1 in the state in Class B. Carlie Rzeszotarski had 29 kills in the tournament, while Claire Isaksen had 90 assists for the Spartans.
Burnt Hills topped Lake George in the quarterfinals and Minisink Valley in the semifinals.
In Wasaren League action, Waterford-Halfmoon topped Hoosic Valley 25-21, 25-16, 16-25, 25-15. Waterford’s Ayden Richards had 20 assists, Alyx Kennedy had 11 aces, Haley Russell had 21 digs and Ashley Formosa collected seven kills. Hoosic Valley’s Samantha Finkle had nine kills.
Bethlehem scored a 4-0 win against Schenectady in a Suburban Council match. Aiden McCaffrey had two goals, Derin Gumustop scored a goal and registered two assists, and Jake Derian had a goal.
Saratoga Springs won 5-0 against Averill Park. Evan Farr and Jack Donnelly each had a goal and an assist, while Aidan Rice, Tyler Clute and Ross Olsen each added a goal.
CBA topped Columbia 10-1. Jack Mendrysa led CBA with four goals, while Brady Van Epps had two goals and an assist.
Guilderland used overtime to win 2-1 against Ballston Spa. Griffen Leggieri scored for Ballston Spa, but Chris Friguletto forced overtime with a goal. In the extra time, Casey Tynan scored the game-winning goal.
Mechanicville won 7-1 against Waterford-Halfmoon in the Wasaren League, as Jeff Luce broke Mechanicville’s career goal-scoring record of 59 with two goals. Also for Mechanicville, Rocco Devito, John Pingelski, Riley Duesler, Chris Ciccarelli and Marcus Tobi each scored, while Kevin Charette had three assists.
OESJ picked up a 6-1 Western Athletic Conference win against Fonda-Fultonville. Jack Brundage had three goals and two assists, and Mason Snell added two scores and one helper in the victory.
Niskayuna scored a 5-0 win against Troy in Suburban Council play. Olivia Piraino had two goals and an assist, while Olivia Maltbie, Gabby Alston and Mikayla Bechtel each scored a goal.
Ballston Spa won 2-0 against Guilderland. Caitlin Wania and Sarah Siergenza each had a goal for the Scotties.
Mechanicville won 4-0 against Waterford-Halfmoon in the Wasaren League. Dani Rubino had a goal and an assist in the win, while Ashley Higgins, Makayla Nadler and Nevaeh D’Alioa each added a goal. Savannah Bowie made six saves in the shutout.
Mayfield topped Galway 10-0 in a Western Athletic Conference game. Kelsey Meca had three goals, while Lindsey Hampton had two goals and two assists to help lead Mayfield.
Northville beat Broadalbin-Perth 3-2 in overtime. Madison Whittaker, Grace Forsey and Kerrigan Goff scored for Northville, and goalie Jarey Aponte made 21 saves. Maria Stewart and Alayna Preston scored for B-P, and Brooke Bush had two assists.
Tyler Berg (14:35.2), Evan Brennan (14:35.3) and Aidan Gillooley (15:05.3) took the first three spots, and Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake won the 2.95-mile Boys’ Varsity Large School race at the Baldwinsville Invitational at Baldwinsville Junior High School.
The Spartans dominated with 26 points, while runner-up Ithaca had 115 in the 20-school race. Burnt Hills’ Nick Hunziker was eighth (15:36.1) and David Metacarpa was 12th (15:47.1).
Brynne Wright of Greenwich (18:49.20) won the Division 1 5-kilometer race at the Ocean State Invitational at Goddard Park East in Rhode Island, and the Witches earned the team title with 29 points. Nina Sgambelluri ran third (19:14.29( for the Witches. Albany Academy was 16th among the 26 teams.
Shaker placed first in the Division 2 race with 116 points. Kaleigh Higgins was fourth (19:12.71) for Shaker, and Leonni Griffin ran sixth (19:19.98). Guilderland placed seventh among the 32 teams.
The Mohonasen girls placed second out of 24 teams in the Varsity Red Division at the Bob Pratt Invitational at Sunken Meadow State Park.
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