Bethlehem battles with Saratoga for Empire Division lead

Tony DeLoatch gave Saratoga a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with touchdown runs of four and one yards, but a second quarter turnover sparked a Ballston Spa run. Quarterback Mark Seager capped the ensuing drive with a 4-yard scoring run and added a 20-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14.

"We turned the ball over on an option play, and we can't afford to do that," said Jones. "And, we had some defensive breakdowns that allowed them to do some things."

Saratoga and Bethlehem both hope to bring their "AA" games Friday night.

"They're really good," said Smith. "I think they could be one of the best teams in our division after Week one."

"They're certainly a very good team," said Jones. "They have a very capable quarterback in Randy Bowers, who also is mobile, and they have a very good running back in Sean Murphy.""

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