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Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake football team takes care of business

"He doesn't say a lot, but he plays very hard," Shell said of Beatty, who rushed for 123 yards on only seven carries. "He runs a lot louder than he speaks."

The Spartans' reserves got into the act in the second half, as freshman quarterback Robert Knightes threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Rory Little to conclude the scoring.

"We had kids hurt tonight, and it was good to get those guys in and get some [playing] experience so they're ready to play," said Shell.

BH-BL advances to Friday's state semifinal against Section IX champion Cornwall, which defeated Roosevelt 31-21 in last weekend's regional in Kingston.

Saratoga Springs is also heading to Kingston's Dietz Stadium this weekend for a state semifinal. The Blue Streaks (9-1) meet Section I champion New Rochelle, which defeated defending state champion Monroe-Woodbury 21-14 in last weekend's battle of the state's top two ranked Class AA teams. Saratoga received a bye through regionals.""

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