"They're a quality team," said VanDerzee. "They lost a couple of tough ballgames, but they were in both of those games."
In other Section II football action this weekend, Bethlehem and Guilderland continue to make their bids for Class AA playoff berths. Bethlehem (1-2, 1-3) travels to Albany Friday, while Guilderland (1-2, 2-2) hosts Ballston Spa in Empire Division games.
The Dutchmen enter their Empire Division home game off a 34-26 victory over Albany last Friday at Bleecker Stadium. The Dutchmen built a 34-6 lead and then withstood a fourth quarter Falcon rally to earn their first divisional victory.
Running back Anthony Stanish ran for two touchdowns, and quarterback Ryan Smith threw two scoring passes to Dominic Litz for Guilderland, which scored 21 of its 34 points in the second quarter. Josh Sommers added two third quarter field goals.
Bethlehem is hoping for similar success against winless Albany after suffering a 35-6 loss at Ballston Spa last Friday. Jon Martin kicked two field goals to give the Eagles a 6-0 lead before the Scotties (3-1, 3-1) scored the next 35 points to pull away.
Voorheesville (1-2, 2-2) is also looking to bounce back following a tough defeat when it hosts Ichabod Crane Saturday in a non-league game. The Blackbirds fell to Class C South Division co-leader Chatham 42-13 last Friday.
Josh Keyes " Class C's leading rusher " gained more than 300 yards on the ground and scored five touchdowns to lead the Panthers (3-0, 4-0). Max Schuster and Anthony Scaccia reached the end zone for the Blackbirds.""