From Week 2 of the Section II football season, here are five things to know.
SCHENECTADY ROLLS A 7
Schenectady answered a quick Green Tech touchdown with seven of its own in a 47-6 non-classification win Friday night at Larry Mulvaney Field.
Seven different players scored those touchdowns for Schenectady.
Directing those scoring drives?
That was Patriots senior quarterback Seven Terry who, of course, wears No. 7 on his jersey.
“Seven led us down the field seven times,” Schenectady coach Carm DePoalo said. “They [Green Tech] scored, and we responded.”
Schenectady scored on all five of its first-half possessions and twice more in the final frame. Terry ran for a touchdown, and hit Jeremiah Davis and Jonon White with scoring passes. Chris Davis, Jah-Sean Haggray, Malaki Myles and Moses Grant also ran for touchdowns.
“This is great,” Terry said after Schenectady evened its record at 1-1. “This gives us momentum moving forward.”
Schenectady honored late Mont Pleasant football coach Larry Mulvaney at halftime. Mulvaney won 107 games at Mont Pleasant, and his 1967 edition (8-0) was ranked No. 1 in the state. That team was honored in 2017 (Legacy Tribute) at the Schenectady City School District Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony.
GLENS FALLS CRUISES
In a key Class B North Division matchup, Glens Falls topped Schuylerville 34-13 to move to 2-0 on the season.
Glens Falls led 34-0 after three quarters, as Griffin Woodell scored three touchdowns — including one on a 99-yard reception.
The three-time defending Section II Class B champion and its classification’s reigning state champion, Glens Falls plays its next two games against teams that are a combined 0-4 so far this season.
‘PICK YOUR POISON’
Holy Trinity senior wide receiver Nacier Hundley flourished against Cobleskill-Richmondville’s 1-on-1 defensive look Saturday, catching four passes for 175 yards in a 55-24 Class B Reinfurt Division win.
Three of those grabs resulted in touchdowns, with those scoring plays covering 50 yards in the first quarter, 74 in the second and 41 in the third.
“Ever since he was a ninth-grader, if you give him a bubble, he'll take it to the house,” Holy Trinity senior quarterback Joe Tortello said. “Now, he’s a man against boys.”
Hudson focused plenty of attention on Hundley in Week 1, and Hundley was kept out of the end zone on a day when he had three catches for 69 yards. Holy Trinity junior running back Rodney Parker garnered the spotlight in that 42-7 win with 154 rushing yards and a touchdown.
“Last week, they [Hudson] put five in the box,” Tortello said. “We had to run the ball.”
“It really is pick your poison with us,” Hundley said.
Hundley showed off his football IQ in the third quarter of Saturday's game when Parker was rumbling 90 yards for a touchdown. With Parker just beyond midfield on the play, Hundley was able to situate himself behind his teammate and in front of a chasing defender, and created a non-contact shield as Parker went the rest of the way.
“He does things that people don't see,” Holy Trinity coach John Barber said of Hundley. “On Noah’s [Foster] touchdown run last week, he drove a guy 20 yards down the field.”
WEEK 2 STUNNER
In what was likely last Friday’s biggest surprise, Bethlehem scored a 30-0 win at Saratoga Springs.
Bethlehem lost 40-7 to Shenendehowa in Week 1 and did not make the Section II Class AA playoffs in 2018, while Saratoga Springs had beaten Niskayuna 28-12 in Week 1 and was last year’s area runner-up.
Derek Martelle rushed for two of Bethlehem’s touchdowns, plus threw for another score against the Blue Streaks.
THE REAL DEAL
Stillwater has the look of a Class C championship contender.
The Warriors secured a 46-6 home win in Week 2 against Tamarac, a victory that came after Stillwater opened its season with a 35-0 win at Voorheesville. Stillwater scored the first 33 points of its Week 2 contest, as the Warriors started their season with 68 unanswered points.
In its Week 2 win, Luc Lescault scored three touchdowns for Stillwater, while James Galarneau passed for three scores and ran for one more.