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High school football: Cousins help Colonie beat LaSalle

Kevon Johnson scores go-ahead touchdown, and Jayson Johnson adds defensive stop

Colonie fullback Wayne Burt, center, travels through traffic near the goal line during the first quarter of Friday’s Liberty Division game at LaSalle.

Colonie fullback Wayne Burt, center, travels through traffic near the goal line during the first quarter of Friday’s Liberty Division game at LaSalle. Photo by Rob Jonas.

— “I hit (Kelly), looked at the scoreboard, knew they had no time outs left and knew we won the game,” said Jayson Johnson.

Edwards made three big plays other than his touchdown pass to Holt. The junior had runs of 49 and 58 yards in the first half -- the latter of which set up Gayle’s 3-yard touchdown run with 2:18 left in the second quarter -- and he intercepted a Kelly pass in the third quarter which led to Colonie’s fourth scoring drive of the game.

“He (Edwards) didn’t start the game (at quarterback), but he definitely finished it,” said Roemer.

Edwards finished with a team-high 121 rushing yards, and halfback Wayne Burt added 108 yards for Colonie. Smith paced LaSalle with 165 all-purpose yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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