Thursday, 14 October 2021 12:10

Gridiron Update

By Jaynie Ellis | Sports
Photo by Jaynie Ellis. Photo by Jaynie Ellis.

Saratoga Springs v. Bethlehem 

Saratoga Springs had a 27-7 victory over Bethlehem, after a scoreless second half for both teams. 

In the first quarter, Nate Siewert, who was involved in all four of the Blue Streaks touchdowns, got the scoring started with a 38 yd. TD run. Siewert, senior quarterback, then made a 46 yd. TD pass to Chris Youngs, senior receiver. 

In the second quarter, Bethlehem scored their first and only touchdown of the game on a 22 yd. pass from Landen Kawczak to Anthony Gibbs. In response, the Blue Streaks scored twice more on 37 yd. and 44 yd. TD passes, both from Siewert to Christian Mello. Siewert ended the game with 204 passing yds. and 91 rushing yds. 

The Blue Streaks are now 2-3. They play CBA next on Friday, Oct. 15 at home, while Bethlehem will face off against Schenectady. 

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake v. Albany

BH-BL faced off against Albany in their homecoming game, defeating the Falcons 49-0 to continue their winning streak. 

Spartans’ Michael Puglisi scored off the first drive of the game with a 2 yd. TD run. Also in the first quarter, Rocco Mareno had a 44 yd. TD run. 

The score was 42-0 at the half, after Puglisi scored on 34 yd. and 3 yd. TD runs, Quarterback Tyler Manning scored on a 1 yd. TD run, and Manning threw a 60 yd. TD pass to Puglisi, all in the second quarter. 

The Falcons offense had the ball the entire third quarter but failed to score. 

In the fourth quarter, the Spartans capped their scoring with Michael Frattarola’s 62 yd. TD run. 

Manning was for 4/5 for 114 yds. and 2 TDs. Frattarola rushed for 101 yds. on 8 carries. Puglisi rushed for 81 yds. on 6 carries, 4 for TDs. Jaleel Joseph had 5 carries for 53 yds. Mareno caught 3 passes for 61 yds. 

Other highlights include: 

Luke Zoller and Kevin Carney each had an interception. Michael Sbuttoni was perfect for extra points. 

BH-BL’s record is 4-1; their only loss was to Shaker the first week of the season. They will face their rivals, the Ballston Spa Scotties, at home on Friday, Oct. 15.

Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne Mountaineers v. Johnstown

Johnstown had a 44-0 shutout win over Corinth/Hadley-Luzerne on Friday, Oct. 8. 

Highlights for the Mountaineers:  Rushing, Devin Robarge (#11) had 15 carries for 67 yds., and Avery Wood (#27) had 2 carries for 8 yds. Quarterback Colin Berg (#8) completed 4 passes for 21 yards. Receiving, Robarge caught 2 passes for 13 yds. and Anthony Sarnelli (#13) caught 1 pass for 8 yds. 

Johnstown stats were unavailable. 

The Mountaineers play Hoosick Falls on Friday, Oct. 22 for their senior game. Johnstown is on the road in Fonda-Fultonville on Friday, Oct. 15.

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