Whatever momentum CBA had after Vivian's touchdown pass faded quickly in the third quarter. LaSalle drove down the field, and Terrell scored his second 1-yard touchdown run of the game to give the Cadets their 27-point lead back. The senior tailback later added a 25-yard scoring run that made the score 40-14.
"They ran a good offense against us, and maybe our defense was a little tired from the first half," said Gormley. "That's when they took it to us."
Vivian threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Sherman following a LaSalle turnover in the third quarter, and Aaron Steele added a 2-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter for CBA, but it was too little too late to avoid elimination.
"When we play LaSalle, it's such a big rivalry. During the week, that's all they thought about," said Gormley. "And when they got down 27-0 in the first half, I think they got a little down on themselves."
The Brothers finish the season Friday night when they face Colonie in a crossover game.
"(The two schools are) so close that we could walk over there," said Gormley.
Colonie (4-4) fell into the crossover bracket after losing to Shenendehowa 28-14 in another class AA quarterfinal game Saturday in Clifton Park.
"We did enough things wrong, and they did enough things right," said Colonie coach Mike Ambrosio. "They're a good team. Defensively, they did a good job of bottling us up."
The Garnet Raiders answered after Shen's first touchdown when tailback Joe Poleto plunged into the end zone from two yards out to cap a second quarter drive. But the Plainsmen (7-1) scored two more times before halftime " one on a Jason Bedard 5-yard touchdown run, and the other on Mike Daly's 82-yard punt return " to build a 21-7 lead.