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DELMAR: Eagles rekindle playoff hopes

"We didn't score any touchdowns (in the second half), but we had two drives that took up seven-and-a-half minutes each," said coach Smith.

Murphy rushed for a season-high 133 yards on 23 carries, and Joe Paratore added 75 yards on 11 attempts for Bethlehem, which outgained Saratoga 329-149 on the ground.

"We started playing better offense, and that kept our defense off the field," said Smith. "And we didn't see anything (out of Saratoga) that we didn't prepare for."

The Eagles have three games left to try to make the playoffs, starting with Friday's game at winless Albany. Bethlehem wraps up its regular season with games against unbeaten Shenendehowa and Christian Brothers Academy, which has one win in its first four games.

"We obviously want to win every game, but if we can win two out of three and finish in a tie with Saratoga, then we'll have the tiebreaker on them," said Smith.

In other weekend football action, Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk (3-1) defeated Hudson 34-6 Friday behind two touchdowns each from Jared Fortier and Zach Deering, and Voorheesville remained un-defeated with a 15-13 victory over Mechanicville Saturday.

Jay Conde threw for one touchdown and rushed for another to lead the Blackbirds (4-0), but it was Dan Flynn's safety on a fourth quarter sack that provided the winning points against the Red Raiders.""

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