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Shaker avoids upset in season opener

Oppelt's fourth-quarter TD leads Bison past Columbia

Shaker’s Ryan Griffin, right, enters the end zone untouched for a third-quarter touchdown in last Friday’s home opener against Columbia. The Blue Bison rallied for a 32-28 victory over the Blue Devils.

Shaker’s Ryan Griffin, right, enters the end zone untouched for a third-quarter touchdown in last Friday’s home opener against Columbia. The Blue Bison rallied for a 32-28 victory over the Blue Devils. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— Now, it was Shaker's turn to respond. A pass interference call against Columbia's defense got the Bison deep into Blue Devil territory. Two plays later, Oppelt took the handoff from Landers, swept left and found a seam down the sideline for the go-ahead touchdown.

Columbia got the ball back with time for one more drive, but a penalty and consecutive incomplete passes stalled the Blue Devils' final series at their own 33-yard line.

"It was a game of character," said Sheeler. "It tested our character, and I'm very pleased with how we responded."

Shaker returns to action Friday, Sept. 9, against crosstown rival Colonie with the lessons from its game against Columbia etched in its memory.

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