“He’s picked up an awful lot of yardage this season,” said Burke. “He’s a big kid who is hard to bring down, so we’re going to practice our tackling this week.”
In other Class AA quar-terfinal action last Friday, Shaker (3-5) found itself on the wrong side of the score-board against Shen for the second time this season, as the Plainsmen pulled away for a 35-7 victory over the Blue Bison in Clifton Park.
Shen (8-0) scored two touchdowns in each of the first two quarters to build a 28-0 halftime lead. The Plainsmen added a fifth touchdown in the third quarter before Shaker scored to prevent a shutout.
Shen quarterback Teddy Van Galen threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Tailback Tony Fusco contributed a pair of scoring runs as part of a 139-yard evening.
Shaker wraps up its season with a crossover game against Ballston Spa.
Colonie (0-8) will try to end its season on a positive note when it plays Albany (0-8) in a crossover game.
The Garnet Raiders put up a lot of points, but they allowed 13 more than they scored in a 53-40 loss to Saratoga Springs (2-6) in last Friday’s crossover game.
Colonie scored the first touchdown on Steve Wutzer’s 7-yard run, but Saratoga scored the next three touchdowns to take a 20-7 lead. Giancarlo Sainato returned a kickoff 87 yards for another Garnet Raiders touchdown before the Blue Streaks pulled away for good with two more scoring drives.
Sainato returned two kickoffs for touchdowns and made two extra point kicks for Colonie. Jesse Spencer rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns to lead Saratoga.