BURNT HILLS: Spartans roll to homecoming win over Tartans

Meanwhile, BH-BL's defense limited Scotia-Glenville to 116 total yards of offense, most of which came on the Tartans' lone scoring drive.

The Spartans will face a stiff challenge in Friday's game at Bishop Maginn. The Golden Griffins have scored 42 or more points in their last two games, thanks to their multi-faceted running game that includes tailbacks Keon Moore and Isaiah Oliver, as well as quarterback Bunduka Kargbo.

Plainsmen, Scotties keep winning

There are three other games with playoff implications Friday night. Shenendehowa (6-0) can wrap up the class AA Empire Division title with a victory over Guilderland (5-1), but Ballston Spa (5-1) could also lay claim to a share of the title with a victory over Queensbury (1-5) and a Shen loss.

Meanwhile, Saratoga's chances of making the playoffs hang by a thread. The Blue Streaks (2-4) need a victory over Albany (1-5) Saturday and a CBA (2-4) victory over Bethlehem (2-4) to clinch fourth place and the final playoff berth. A loss or a Bethlehem win eliminates them.

Shen gave itself a chance to clinch the division title after pulling out a 24-7 victory over Bethlehem last Friday in Clifton Park. The Plainsmen broke the game open with two Charles Miller touchdown runs in the second quarter that made the score 17-0. Suhayb Banks added a touchdown on a fumble recovery in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Ballston Spa kept pace with Shen following a 21-16 victory over CBA. Dan Decker's 2-yard touchdown run and Jordan Kaplan's extra point in the third quarter provided the Scotties' margin of victory.

Saratoga could have moved into sole possession of fourth place with Bethlehem's and CBA's losses, but the Blue Streaks couldn't slow down Guilderland's offense in a 34-27 loss. Ben Cook scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull Saratoga even before Guilderland quarterback Drew Smith put the Dutchmen ahead for good with a 5-yard scoring run.

Smith rushed for 82 yards for Guilderland, while Cook and Ford Plowman each rushed for 50 yards to lead Saratoga.""

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