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RAVENA: Defense comes up big for RCS

R-C-S advances to Saturday's Super Bowl against undefeated Cobleskill-Richmondville, which downed Hudson Falls 28-14 in last weekend's other class B semifinal. The Bulldogs (9-0) feature a diverse attack led by quarterback Josh Keller and tailback Aaron Christman.

"Their quarterback is the focal point of it, but they have a very good running back, good receivers and they're big up front," said VanDerzee. "They have the whole package."

In other football action, Bethlehem and Voorheesville wrapped up their seasons with crossover victories. Bethlehem knocked off Niskayuna 25-18 last Friday, while Voorheesville edged Hoosick Falls 7-6 Saturday.

Peter Bergquist, Joe Paratore and Sean Murphy each rushed for a touchdown to lead Bethlehem (4-5) past Niskayuna. Bergquist finished with 110 rushing yards including an 11-yard scoring run in the second quarter, and Paratore added a 53-yard scoring scamper to give the Eagles a 12-10 halftime lead.

In Voorheesville, Pat Jones rushed for more than 170 yards, but it was Adam Duncan's 1-yard touchdown run and Lee Fenner's extra point in the first quarter that proved to be the difference for the Blackbirds (6-3) against Hoosick Falls.

Dan Okerman had a 4-yard scoring run for the Panthers.""

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