Section II Football Crowns Its Champions
Ten of the top Section II high school football teams in their Classes faced off this weekend for their championships. Surprises are plenty this time of year. Regular season dominators, like undefeated Shaker High School, fell to red hot teams like Shenendehowa in the AA semi-finals. Then there were teams like Ravena that got pounded by Glens Falls 42-0 in the last week of the regular season, only to turn around the next week and see Ravena upset Glens Falls 35-28 in the semis. That's what happens in mid November in high school football. Friday and Saturday teams played for the crowns.
The AA championship featured CBA, with new head coach Bob Burns trying to lead his new squad to a Section II Super Bowl championship, like he had with his former team Troy High School twice before, taking on Shenendehowa following their upset of Shaker the week before. The Plainsmen took a 14-7 first half lead before CBA took hold of the game in the second half for a 28-14 victory.
The Class A championship featured two powerhouse programs facing off with Burnt Hills taking on Queensbury. Burnt Hills dominated with a 21-0 victory that was tainted at the end. According to Sean Martin of the Times Union, "Burnt Hills’ Aidan Knapik recovered the ball and following the whistle blowing the play dead, Burnt Hills was called for a pair of unsportsmanlike penalties that resulted in the ejection of coach Matt Shell and possibly making him ineligible for next Friday’s regional contest against Somers at Mahopac High School." We will keep you posted on this situation.
In the Class B final, Ravena rolled over Gloversville 33-14. While in the Class C Super Bowl, we saw Schuylerville outlast Fonda 26-16. Greenwich took care of Stillwater in the Class D Super Bowl 31-7 played in the cold rain soaked conditions on Saturday. Congratulations to our five Section II champions and good luck this week.