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Numbers to know before Week 5 of high school football season

Numbers to know before Week 5 of high school football season

Action starts Friday night
Numbers to know before Week 5 of high school football season
Week 5 of high school football season kicks off Friday.
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Here are 10 numbers to know ahead of Week 5 of the 2019 Section II football season.


Season-high rushing yards total achieved last week for Cobleskill-Richmondville senior Hunter Edwards. The area’s leading rusher has rushed for at least 157 yards each week this season. Cobleskill plays La Salle Institute this week.


Shenendehowa’s combined winning margin in its two games since falling 28-14 to Shaker in Week 2. The Plainsmen won 55-0 in Week 3 against Niskayuna and 42-0 against Colonie in Week 4. Shenendehowa plays Friday at Guilderland in a matchup of 3-1 squads.


Average winning margin this season for Averill Park, which hosts Troy on Friday night in a pivotal Section II Class A Capital Division matchup. While Averill Park is undefeated on the season, Troy is 3-1, with its lone loss coming against Class AA CBA.


Average scoring distance for Peyton Ausfeld’s five touchdowns last weekend against Albany. Amsterdam’s Ausfeld scored from 8, 17, 23, 40 and 47 yards out during a performance that saw him rush for a school-record 322 rushing yards on 27 carries in a 34-6 win. Amsterdam plays Green Tech this week.


Points scored for Scotia-Glenville in its one-point Week 4 win against Mohonasen. The victory put Scotia at 1-2 in Section II Class A Grasso Division play, which is the same divisional record for South Glens Falls, the Tartans’ Week 5 opponent. The winner of that game will put itself in a strong position to earn a playoff spot. 


Undefeated teams left in Section II. That group includes Averill Park, Cambridge/Salem, Fonda-Fultonville, Glens Falls, Holy Trinity, Queensbury, Shaker, Stillwater and Warrensburg.


Average yards per rushing attempt last week for Watervliet’s Kareem Duncan. The senior turned 32 carries into 269 yards and four touchdowns in a 41-30 loss against Fonda. Watervliet plays Voorheesville this week in a key Section II Class C South Division matchup.


Combined wins between the teams involved in Week 5’s Cambridge/Salem vs. Holy Trinity and Stillwater vs. Warrensburg matchups. Both contests pit 4-0 teams against each other.


Touchdowns scored last week for Amsterdam’s Ausfeld, Holy Trinity’s Noah Foster and Glens Falls’ Griffin Woodell. Ausfeld scored his touchdowns rushing the football; Foster rushed for two scores, had one receiving touchdown, and returned a punt and a kickoff for scores; and Woodell scored twice on rushes, twice on punt returns and once on a fumble return.


Touchdowns scored against Ballston Spa during the first three quarters of games this season. During its 3-1 start, the Scotties have only allowed 36 points. Ballston Spa plays Shaker this week.

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

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