Niskayuna rallies for second victory

The Silver Warriors are hoping to do a better job of shutting down their opponent Thursday when they host LaSalle Institute (0-2) in a Class AA Liberty Division game.

"They have a couple of little speedsters who can score at any time, so we have to stop them," said Furey.

The Schalmont football team is also hoping to remain perfect this weekend. The Sabres (2-0) host Broadalbin-Perth Friday in a Class B West Division game.

Schalmont is coming off a 34-7 cross-divisional victory over Hudson last weekend that was closer than the score appeared. The Sabres had a 7-0 halftime lead before Joe Paskevich broke the game open with a 23-yard touchdown run to open the third quarter. Jaren Ramundo then returned a Hudson punt 72 yards for six points to help Schalmont increase its lead to 21-0.

Hudson scored its lone touchdown late in the third quarter, but Ramundo capped Schalmont's next offensive series with a 4-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Paskevich sealed the victory with a 27-yard touchdown pass to Alberto Beltran.

Friday's game against Broadalbin-Perth is Schalmont's first West Division contest.

In other football action this week, Mohonasen and Scotia-Glenville will try to win their first games of the season. Mohonasen (0-2) travels to Albany to play Bishop Maginn Thursday, while Scotia-Glenville (0-2) hosts Averill Park.

Mohonasen made strides in its second game of the season, but Queensbury pulled away in the second half for a 48-19 Class A cross-divisional victory last Saturday.

Sean Ghikas caught two touchdown passes in the first half " one from Charles Stone, and the other from Killian Tallman " to help the Mighty Warriors stay close to the Spartans. But a pair of Queensbury touchdowns in the third quarter gave the host team a 28-12 lead, and the Spartans never looked back.

Nick Bateman added an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for Mohonasen.

Scotia-Glenville lost to South Glens Falls 27-0 last Friday.""

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