Saratoga Catholic falls short in home opener

That was one of the only big plays Saratoga Catholic allowed. The Saints' defense limited Warrensburg to 225 total yards one week after the Burgers scored 40 points in a victory over Salem.

"We had a very good (defensive) game plan, and I think we did a nice job," said Lambert.

Saratoga Catholic gets another chance to impress the home fans Friday when it hosts Greenwich.

"We've got some good athletes, and we've got some guys to build this team around," said Lambert. "It's just going to take time. Rome wasn't built in a day."

Showdown set

In other football action Friday, Saratoga Springs travels down the Northway to face Shenendehowa in an Empire Division showdown, while Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake faces Amsterdam in a key Class A Division 2 game.

Saratoga and Shen are both coming off impressive wins last weekend. Saratoga (3-0) downed Christian Brothers Academy 48-6, while Shen (2-1) came from behind to defeat Guilderland 33-23.

Suhayb Banks led the Plainsmen's charge against Guilderland. The junior tailback rushed for 171 yards and three touchdowns, including fourth-quarter scoring runs of 43 and 11 yards to cap the comeback.

Meanwhile, Saratoga used a balanced attack to defeat CBA. Quarterback Collin Mulholland threw for a touchdown and ran for another, tailback Ben Cook scored on runs of four and nine yards, and Tony DeLoatch added a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

BH-BL (3-0) had another dominating performance last week as it defeated Gloversville 45-0 on the road. The Spartans allowed the Huskies only 120 total yards of offense as they recorded their second shutout.

Paul Layton threw a touchdown pass and kicked six extra points and a field goal for BH-BL.

Ballston Spa (2-1) hits the road Friday night to face Guilderland (1-2) in another Class AA Empire Division game. The Scotties downed Albany 55-26 last weekend behind big games from tailbacks Shane LaChance and Kyle Warmt. LaChance rushed for 127 yards and three touchdowns, while Warmt added 124 yards and a touchdown run.""

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