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ROUNDUP: Adirondack football remains unbeaten

Posted 10/17/22

Adirondack leapt to the top of the Class C-2 standings with a 54-24 win on the road against Westmoreland/Oriskany on Saturday.

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ROUNDUP: Adirondack football remains unbeaten


Adirondack leapt to the top of the Class C-2 standings with a 54-24 win on the road against Westmoreland/Oriskany on Saturday.

The came a day after General Brown beat Holland Patent, leaving the Wildcats (6-0, 5-0) as the only undefeated team in the division.

The Wildcats scored three times in the first quarter and three more times in the second to lead 48-8 at the half.

Senior Ray Hennessey had a 41-yard run to open the scoring then Colin White had a 19-yard TD run. The Bulldogs responded with a 40-yard passing score from Michael Scalise to Gino Marangi to make it 16-8. But Adirondack added another TD run by White, this one from a yard out, before the end of the quarter.

Hennessey later added touchdown runs of eight and 47. He ended the game with 121 yards on seven carries and the three scores, as well as two catches for 17 yards. Dalton Miranda had a two-yard run and John Hennessey scored on a three-yard quarterback keeper later in the game.

Ray Hennessey become the all-time touchdown career leader with 29, surpassing former Adirondack player Scott Dunlop. Hennessey also joined Cody Hitt as the second Adirondack player in school history to score 200 points in his career.

Westmoreland’s two second half touchdowns were a nine-yard run by Jack Williams and a four-yard run by Scalise.

On defense for the Wildcats, John and Ray Hennessey, James Weaver and Braedon Pridgeon had six tackles each. Weaver also had a sack and a forced fumble.

Adirondack will travel to Holland Patent for a division game at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Westmoreland falls to 1-6 and will host Solvay at 1 p.m. Saturday in a Class C matchup.

Dolgeville 6, Mount Markham 0

Dolgeville won a Class D battle at Mount Markham Saturday, scoring a first quarter touchdown and holding off the Mustangs for a 6-0 win.

Jared Bilinski had a 62-yard touchdown run, which held up as the game-winning score. He led the team with 163 yards rushing in the game.

The Blue Devils held Mount Markman to 75 total yards. Michael Blaskey had 12 tackles and an interception. Kolbi Hadden had 11 tackles.

Dolgeville is now 6-0 and Mount Markham is 5-2. Both teams are in the Class D East Division.

Frankfort-Schuyler 42, Cooperstown 12

The Frankfort-Schuyler eight-man football team scored three second quarter touchdowns to break open the game at Cooperstown Saturday.

Frankfort quarterback Martino Rocco had five rushing TDs and threw another won. He ran for 158 yards and threw for another 165 to help the team improve to 5-1.

Thomas Service caught the team’s lone passing score.

Cooperstown’s Brenin Dempsey threw for 276 yards and a score as well as four interceptions. He hit Henry Loeffler for the TD.

Loeffler had a rushing score as well, piling up 100 receiving yards and 30 more on the ground.

West Canada Valley 40, South Lewis 0

West Canada Valley slowly piled up five touchdowns in eight-man football, improving to 5-1 with the road win Saturday.

Quarterback Brayden Shepardson tossed three touchdowns and ran for two more. Camerohn Ludwig opened the scoring with a 58-yard catch from Shepardson. The quarterback ran one in from 13 to put the hosts up 16-0 at the break. He hit Iain Farber for a five-yard score and Josh Grabowski for one from 37 in the third quarter then ran one in from 39 yards in the fourth.

Shepardson finished the game with 196 passing yards, three scored and an interception. He ran for 85 yards as well.

Bruce Wilier led South Lewis with 13 tackles. Clayton Kreager had 12 tackles and an interception. Aiden Highers had 10 tackles.


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