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Raiders beat Flying Horses in first round

"That was a major turning point, and then the other major turning point was when Nick Cady got the (defensive) stop on fourth-and-goal," said Ambrosio.

Cady's key tackle came at the end of a long Troy drive that ate up the remaining time in the third quarter and the beginning of the fourth quarter. Cady stopped Anthony Valenti at the Garnet Raiders' 2-yard line to force the Flying Horses to turn the ball over on downs.

Colonie wasted little time in taking advantage of the goal line stand. Duff connected with June on a 74-yard touchdown pass, and Moffatt added the extra point to put the Garnet Raiders ahead 29-8.

Mike Krogh pulled Troy within two touchdowns with an 18-yard scoring run, but Furbeck sealed the victory with a 19-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

Furbeck rushed for 142 yards, and Duff completed 8 of 13 passes for 133 yards for Colonie, which will try to mimic its 2002 playoff run by earning road victories at Troy and Saratoga.""

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