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Numbers to know before Week 4 of high school football season

Numbers to know before Week 4 of high school football season

Only 12 undefeated teams remain
Numbers to know before Week 4 of high school football season
Week 4 of high school football starts Friday.
Photographer: Marc Schultz

Here are 10 numbers to know ahead of Week 4 of the 2019 Section II football season.

112

Total points scored in last week’s game between Schenectady and Colonie, which Schenectady won 60-52. In that game, Schenectady senior Seven Terry passed for 146 yards and three touchdowns, plus rushed for 123 yards and three scores. In another high-scoring matchup in Week 3, Hudson outlasted Watervliet 50-44.

62.7

Area-leading average winning margin for Warrensburg through its 3-0 start.

48

Points Greenwich scored in its Week 3 win against Hoosick Falls, a total that matched Greenwich’s combined scoring from its first two games. Greenwich plays Hoosic Valley this week.

15

Section II teams in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association polls. Glens Falls, which plays Saturday against Hudson, remains atop the Class B poll and is the lone Section II program to garner a No. 1 ranking. In Class A, there are a Section II-high four teams ranked, with Burnt Hills at No. 8, Troy at No. 18, Queensbury at No. 19 and Averill Park at No. 22.

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12

Teams seeking 4-0 starts. The dozen remaining undefeated teams in Section II are Shaker, CBA, Averill Park, Burnt Hills, Queensbury, Glens Falls, Holy Trinity, Fonda, Stillwater, Cambridge/Salem, Warrensburg and Whitehall. 

9.8

Yards per rushing attempt in a Week 3 win against Columbia for Amsterdam senior Peyton Ausfeld who played wearing a cast to protect his broken left wrist. Ausfeld rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries, plus had a late-game interception. Amsterdam plays Saturday against Albany.

5

Touchdown passes last week for Holy Trinity senior Joe Tortello. That was a season-high total for the area’s top passer, who has already thrown for 13 touchdowns. Holy Trinity heads Friday to Ichabod Crane for a Class B contest.

4

Touchdowns scored last week for Shenendehowa senior Billy Beach. The running back had three rushing scores and a receiving touchdown against Niskayuna, boosting his total to eight touchdowns on the season. Shenendehowa heads Friday to Colonie for a Class AA game.

3

Teams that have allowed 20 or fewer points this season. That group includes Averill Park, Stillwater and Warrensburg.

1

Matchups this week between undefeated teams. That single meeting between 3-0 teams takes place when Warrensburg travels to Whitehall in a Class D matchup.

Reach Michael Kelly at [email protected] or @ByMichaelKelly on Twitter.

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