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Football: CBA storms to title

Brothers sack Gallo seven times in victory over Guilderland

Christian Brothers Academy’s Nick Marini, right, stiff-arms his way around Guilderland’s Michael Lia during an Oct. 11 Empire Division game. Marini had two touchdown runs in the 40-6 win.

Christian Brothers Academy’s Nick Marini, right, stiff-arms his way around Guilderland’s Michael Lia during an Oct. 11 Empire Division game. Marini had two touchdown runs in the 40-6 win. Robert Goo

— CBA started the second half the same way it started the first half – with a touchdown. This time, quarterback Joe Kolbe hit Croskey with a 45-yard scoring strike to put the Brothers ahead 33-0.

Guilderland ended CBA’s shutout bid midway through the third quarter with an 86-yard drive capped by Gallo’s 35-yard touchdown pass to Smith, but Marini tacked on a nine-yard scoring run before the end of the period to give the Brothers their final margin of victory.

Croskey rushed for 109 yards and added 77 yards on his two touchdown receptions, while Marini gained 108 yards for CBA.

The Brothers finish the regular season Friday when they visit LaSalle for a cross-divisional game, while Guilderland battles Saratoga Springs to see which team finishes second in the Empire Division and gets a home playoff game for the Class AA tournament.

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