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Scotties send Raiders reeling

Monaco led Ballston Spa's offense with nearly 190 yards between running and passing the ball. Scarpetti rushed for 79 yards and two touchdowns, while Marciano added 59 rushing yards.

"We knew team speed was a concern, and they hurt us with their speed," said Ambrosio.

Joe Poleto gained 111 yards on eight carries to lead Colonie, which travels to Troy Saturday for a class AA quarterfinal game.

"When the playoffs begin, we'll regroup and see what happens," said Ambrosio.

Ballston Spa stays home Friday to face Queensbury in a match-up of two unique offenses. The Spartans run the double wing, which packs three running backs in tight formation with the quarterback and the offensive line, while the Scotties use a modified version where the backs are spread out in a semi-circle.

"They're going to get their yards. We just have to make our stops," said Bowen.""

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