New York State Sportswriters Association   
→ Rankings
NYSSWA rankings are updated weekly.
See the latest plus the earlier weeks'
updates on our rankings page.

→ User tools


Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017: Greenwich upsets Cambridge in Class D shootout

   Leading off today: Senior Cole Burgess rushed for 219 yards, threw for 164 and figured in four scores Saturday as fourth-ranked Greenwich upset No. 1 Cambridge 43-38 in Class D football action.

   It snapped the defending New York State Public High School Athletic Association champion's 17-game winning streak and gave Greenwich its first win over Cambridge since 1998.

   Burgess, who also intercepted a pass, rushed 20 times and scored three TDs on the ground. His first score on a 5-yard run gave Greenwich a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. His final score was a 61-yard carry with 1:01 to play, and Cambridge closed out the scoring with :01 to go on a TD pass. Greenwich covered the ensuing onside kick to close out the game.

   Greenwich won the battle of turnovers 4-0.

   "They were the better team today, I don't think there's any question about it," Cambridge coach Doug Luke said. "They were more physical than us and they made the play every time they needed to. Good for them, and hopefully we'll come back again and meet them later in the season."

    • Cambridge lost senior star Brenden Holcomb to a head injury on the opening kickoff. Later in the quarter, Indians safety Jacob Peters took a knee to the helmet and was taken off the field in an ambulance.

   More Section 2 action: Thirteenth-ranked Holy Trinity took advantage of the short field in the first quarter and rolled to a 49-6 rout of No. 4 Stillwater in Class C.

   Holy Trinity had touchdown drives of nine and 15 yards in the first quarter following an errant punt snap and a fumble recovery at the Warriors' 15-yard line, one of seven turnovers for Stillwater.

   Dion Sexton (27 carries, 132 yards) converted the first mistake into a 1-yard TD run, and Pride quarterback Joe Tortello connected with Alex Brown for a 13-yard touchdown midway through the first quarter after the fumble recovery.

   "You can't turn the ball over inside of our 15 in back-to-back possessions against this team," Stillwater coach Ian Godfrey told The Times Union. "They turned both of them into touchdowns."

   Tortello hit Jordan Mettler with a 40-yard touchdown early in the second quarter on a drive that started in Stillwater territory to push the lead to 21-0. Tortello's eight-yard scramble for a touchdown pushed the lead to 28-6 with 8:04 left in the game.

   On the next Stillwater possession, Nacier Hundley scooped up a Warriors fumble and returned the ball 26 yards for a touchdown. Moments later, he intercepted a pass and returned it 32 yards for his fourth defensive touchdown in the past two weeks.


    • Defending NYSPHSAA Class B champion Glens Falls won its 18th straight game with a 10-6 victory over Queensbury, ranked 14th in Class A.

   Freshman Aalijah Sampson gave Glens Falls the lead for good when he broke outside and ran 43 yards down the right sideline for a TD with 9:32 left in the third quarter.

   "I think the biggest positive is it gives us confidence that when we get in those physical games where you have to dig down, you can find something," Glens Falls coach Pat Lilac
- football site

told The Post-Star. "Being resilient, I think, is the big takeaway."

   Class D: Senior running back Nick Fabrizio carried the ball 28 times for 129 yards and a TD as No. 11 Maple Grove downed No. 17 Clymer/Sherman/Panama 28-14: The Red Dragons ran the ball 51 times for 207 yards and four touchdowns in handing the Wolfpack their first loss.

    • Quarterback Evan Graney rushed for 120 of his 122 yards after halftime to spark No. 7 Ticonderoga to a 20-16 win over No. 10 Moriah.

   Moriah gave itself an opportunity to for the win by making a goal-line with 1:47 to play. Ticonderoga's defense forced a turnover on downs to stop the Vikings' at their own 35-yard line.

   Wild finish: Binghamton scored on a Jaylin Ragsdale pass reception on the game's final play to beat Elmira 33-32.

   Senior QB Daniel Crowley threw an 8-yard touchdown pass over the middle¬†to Ragsdale (six catches, 97 yards) to complete a comeback from 20 points down with four minutes remaining.

   Crowley (13 of 28 for 196 yards and two touchdowns) scored on a 4-yard run to pull Binghamton within 32-20 with 3:53 left. The Patriots recovered a fumbled Elmira snap on the next play from scrimmage, leading to a 3-yard TD run by Crowley with 3:02 to go.

   After forcing an Elmira punt, the Patriots took over at midfield with :51 to play. A Ragsdale catch for a 27-yard gain put the ball at Elmira's 19, and Connor Ackerson caught an 11-yard pass on second down. An incompletion with :03 left was followed by the winning throw on a slant pattern.

   Also noteworthy: Chris Varone carried 40 times for 218 yards and both TDs as 13th-ranked Victor fought off previously unbeaten Webster Schroeder in Class AA action. ... Sophomore Jack Sharp completed 12 of 13 passes for 195 yards and four TDs as Orchard Park defeated Lockport 54-9. ... Matt Tobin (12-for-18, 255 yards and three TD passes) accounted for five scores as West Canada Valley beat Frankfort-Schuyler 40-19. Tobin ran 18 times for 121 yards. ... Plattsburgh edged Peru 29-22 for its first win over the Indians since 1977. Mitch Senecal racked up 235 passing yards and one touchdown to go along with three rushing scores.

   Scoreboard: Here are the results from around the state for Week 5 as well as the breakdown of ranked teams fared.

   There are numerous games on the Sunday schedule.

→ Recent blogs and news     NYSSWA RSS feed
  • 2/20: Wrestling at-large berths announced
  • 2/19: Retired hoops chairman Higgins dies
  • 2/18: Weekly NYC boys basketball recap
  • 2/17: Another Lufkin brother reaches 2,000
  • 2/11: Weekly NYC boys basketball recap
  • 2/7: L.I. girls team ineligible for playoffs
  • 2/6: Tuohy posts Gatorade national three-peat
  • 2/5: Sec. 6 league may require tie-breaker
  • 2/4: Weekly NYC boys basketball recap
  • 2/3: NYSPHSAA may add 8th football game
  • 2/2: Pasqualetti sets pole vault record
  • 2/1: Haskell shatters Sec. 6 record
  • This Site

    ©2007-19 Abbott Trento Online Media. All rights reserved. Contact us via e-mail.

    → Twitter
       Get all the latest:

    Follow the NYSSWA on Twitter

    Road To Syracuse H.S. football in New York   Ten Man Ride H.S. lacrosse in New York
    Road To Glens Falls boys H.S. basketball in N.Y.   Road To Troy girls H.S. basketball in N.Y.