LATHAM The Shaker football team advanced to its second consecutive Section II Class AA final by shutting out Saratoga Springs 35-0 in Friday's semifinal game.
The Blue Bison (8-1) scored three times in the second quarter to take command. Jake Quay capped a Shaker drive with a 2-yard touchdown run for the first six points of the game. Then, Connor Hale returned a Saratoga fumble seven yards for another touchdown to help the Blue Bison grab a 14-0 lead. Tailback Andrew Bolton finished Shaker's second-quarter surge with a 10-yard scoring scamper.
Quarterback Matt Woods connected with Sean Egan on a 75-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter, and Quay added a 10-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to provide the Blue Bison with their 35-point margin of victory.
Shaker meets Christian Brothers Academy (8-1) in next Friday's Sectional final at the University at Albany's Bob Ford Field.