Niskayuna denies Scotia-Glenville a shot at second place

Any chance Scotia-Glenville had of making a comeback essentially crumbled in the final two minutes of the second quarter. First, Alden caught a screen pass from quarterback Kyle Bayly and raced untouched for a 57-yard touchdown to give Niskayuna a 28-0 lead. Then following a Scotia-Glenville turnover, Alden caught a long pass from Bayly at the Tartans' 1-yard line. Alden then plunged into the end zone to put the Silver Warriors ahead by 35 points.

Scotia-Glenville got second-half touchdown runs from quarterback Cody Rumney and tailback Adam Tabbert to close the deficit, but that was all Niskayuna's defense allowed.

The Silver Warriors will try to keep their momentum going Saturday when they travel to Troy (4-0, 6-0) to face a Flying Horses squad that hasn't given up a touchdown since the first quarter of their season opener at Queensbury. Meanwhile, Scotia-Glenville will play for third place in the Southeast Division Friday when it hosts Averill Park (1-3, 2-4).

"We still have the opportunity," said Turgeon. "You win next week, you play the No. 2 team in the [Northwest] division. If you don't, then you play [division leader] Burnt Hills."

Averill Park is coming off a 22-0 victory over Mohonasen (0-4, 0-6) last Friday in Rotterdam. Ryan Macari threw three touchdown passes for the Warriors, who won their first Southeast Division game after three consecutive losses.

Mohonasen faces Bishop Maginn Friday in Rotterdam.

In other football action last weekend, Schalmont (3-0, 4-2) moved one step closer to repeating as Class B West Division champions with last Friday's 35-18 victory over Cobleskill-Richmondville.

Quarterback Vincent Gallo had another big game for the Sabres. The senior rushed for 131 yards and three touchdowns and returned a kickoff 95 yards for another six points. Jaren Ramondo added the other Schalmont touchdown.

The Sabres can lock up a divisional title Saturday when they face Broadalbin-Perth.""

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