"We played relatively well defensively, but we didn't take advantage of some of the offensive opportunities we had," said Sabourin.
Lansingburgh took advantage of its scoring chances, though. The Knights systematically drove down the field on their first series, which Youngs capped with an 8-yard touchdown run. Youngs then broke off scoring runs of 56 and 29 yards in the second quarter to give Lansingburgh a 20-0 lead.
From there, the Knights showed Mohonasen its range of weapons. Quarterback Connor Gallo connected with Matt Harte on a 24-yard touchdown pass late in the second quarter to make the score 27-0. After McGirt's kickoff return in the third quarter, Lansingburgh didn't strike again until early in the fourth quarter, when Marcus Hepp capped a series with a 5-yard touchdown run. Bill Wangler added a 28-yard field goal to increase the Knights' lead to 43 points.
Youngs still led Lansingburgh's attack with nearly 170 yards on only nine carries. Sam Olszewski had 76 yards on 24 rushing attempts for Mohonasen.
Lansingburgh advances to Friday's semifinal round against Bishop Maginn, while Mohonasen wraps up its season against a Schenectady squad that features as many weapons as the Knights including tailback Marc Thompson and quarterback Nick Ottati.
"That's certainly not the opponent we would have chosen, and I spent Sunday talking to the Section II committee trying to make that point, but that's who we drew," said Sabourin of facing Schenectady, a class AA team.
Mohonasen isn't the only county team playing a crossover game to finish the season. Niskayuna, Schalmont and Scotia-Glenville will be playing their second crossover games after failing to make the playoffs. Niskayuna hosts Bethlehem Friday night, while Schalmont travels to Taconic Hills and Scotia-Glenville visits Gloversville.
Schalmont and Scotia-Glenville are both looking for their third wins of the season Friday night after winning their crossover openers. Schalmont downed Cairo-Durham 56-0 last Friday, while Scotia-Glenville defeated Johnstown 35-7 Saturday.