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Blackbirds soar into semis

Stillwater's defense, which had only allowed a Cameron Taylor 29-yard field goal in the first half, was worn out by the beginning of the fourth quarter. Jones took advantage of that by bursting through a huge hole on the right side of the line and taking off on a 41-yard touchdown run that sealed Voorheesville's victory.

"Our line did an awesome job today. We have to credit the entire line," said Jones.

"Charlie McGrail on that last touchdown run made a block 15-17 yards downfield. That's amazing," said Sapienza.

Conde rushed for 30 yards and threw for 39 more before leaving the game with a rib injury midway through the fourth quarter, and fullback Adam Duncan added 32 yards for the Blackbirds, who out-gained Stillwater 275-186.

"In our games against the better teams this year, we were a big-play offense, but we never really got into an offensive rhythm," said Sapienza. "Today, we got into an offensive rhythm."

The Blackbirds are hoping not to lose their rhythm Friday night against a Chatham team that already owns a 27-21 victory over them from the regular season.

"Our whole team wanted that. We wanted another shot at Chatham," said Jones.

Indians' playoff run ends in Broadalbin

The Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk football team's quest for a second class B title in three years ended with a 35-8 quarterfinal loss at Broadalbin-Perth last Friday.

The Patriots scored 26 points in the second quarter to take command, and the Indians' running back duo of Pat Filkins and Jared Fortier were limited to a total of 91 yards.

"They played very well, and we didn't," said RCS coach Gary VanDerzee. "Their offensive and defensive lines dominated the game."

Mike Hayes rushed for 150 yards and a touchdown to lead Broadalbin-Perth, which travels to undefeated Albany Academy Saturday. RCS closes its season Thursday with a crossover home game against Fonda-Fultonville, which lost to Academy 63-22 in its quarterfinal game last Saturday.

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