Bethlehem earns No. 3 seed for football playoffs

Ballston Spa enters the playoffs off a 39-0 Empire Division victory over Guilderland last Friday. Seager rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns to lead a balanced attack for the Scotties.

Guilderland (2-3, 3-4) had already earned the No. 4 seed out of the Empire Division after beating Albany 19-14 two weeks ago. The Dutchmen visit Liberty Division champion LaSalle Friday.

Blackbirds hit the road

In other Sectional playoff news, Voorheesville (6-1) received the South Division No. 3 seed and a trip to North Division No. 2 seed Cambridge (6-1) for Saturday's quarterfinal game.

The Blackbirds are coming off a hard-fought 24-22 victory over Taconic Hills last Saturday in Voorheesville. Max Schuster's 15-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave Voorheesville a 24-14 lead, but Taconic Hills (3-3) rallied within two points on a Nick Warren 9-yard touchdown pass to Chris McKay and a Nolan Boice two-point conversion run.

Schuster rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns, and James Currier added a 79-yard kick return for a touchdown for Voorheesville. Chris McKay scored twice for Taconic Hills.

Cambridge bounced back from a 21-19 loss to Hoosick Falls two weeks ago to defeat Granville 36-0 last Saturday. It was the Indians' fifth shutout in seven games.""

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