Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake rolls past Gloversville in divisional showdown

Nusbaum contributed 90 yards on the ground for BH-BL, which entered the game as the No. 2 ranked Class A team in New York.

The Spartans hit the road Friday to play an Amsterdam team that is an uncharacteristic 0-3 following a 42-14 loss to Glens Falls last weekend.

"It's a league game, and it's a big game," said Shell. "You only have five league games in the regular season, so it's huge."

Scotties roll past Plainsmen

In other football action last week, Ballston Spa staked its claim as the top team in the Empire Division by defeating a shorthanded Shenendehowa squad 34-18 last Thursday.

The Scotties (1-0, 3-0) racked up more than 330 yards of offense on the ground, led by 100-plus yard efforts from quarterback Mark Seager and tailback Kyle Warmt.

"I must say that I won't miss seeing Mark Seager at quarter-back [next year]," said Shen coach Brent Steuerwald. "He runs that offense extremely well."

The Plainsmen (0-1, 2-1) had a hard time keeping up with Ballston Spa's speedsters because they were missing their own speedster, Suhayb Banks. The senior is out for the season after tearing his ACL in the first half of Shen's 28-27 win over Schenec-tady one week earlier.

"I don't know how much that affected Brent's playcalling, but the bottom line is that Suhayb is not only an impact player for Shen, but he's also an impact player for Section II," said Ball-ston Spa coach John Bowen.

It wasn't just Banks' absence that hurt Shen. Several linemen were also nursing injuries, which helped Ballston Spa control the line of scrimmage.

"We did have some other people out, and that had an impact," said Steuerwald. "But that doesn't take away from the fact that coach Bowen had his team prepared, and that the play up front was in their favor."

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