BURNT HILLS — Queensbury performed its initial football recreation of the “Fall II” season Friday in opposition to a Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake crew with two contests previously beneath its belt.
That discrepancy often confirmed, and what is typically a aggressive video game between Course A rivals in no way materialized on Centennial Field.
Burnt Hills produced touchdowns on its final a few drives of the opening 50 percent to set the tone in what was a 49- gain, and the most decisive margin of victory by either workforce in the series.
“It’s massive,” Burnt Hills mentor Matt Shell said of the former video games this time, wins towards Ballston Spa and Niskayuna. “You get a massive gauge of your guys and you transfer children all-around. Having two video games, that is a huge advantage for absolutely sure.”
Burnt Hills looked sharp running the ball, with Michael Frattarola accumulating three touchdowns, and its defense handed Queensbury a shutout reduction for the initial time considering the fact that the 2010 year. Burnt Hills also administered that one particular in a 48- triumph.
“We performed authentic actual physical,” Shell explained. “We blocked true perfectly and tackled actual effectively. These are the elementary items we chat about.”
Queensbury obtained 101 speeding yards from Jason Rodriguez, but came up short on a number of fourth-down performs, fully commited a couple untimely penalties and experienced a go picked off by Sean Cable.
“This is one thing new, like a lot of other items this yr,” mentioned Queensbury coach Matt Crossman, whose crew was unable to engage in its first two online games because of to COVID-19 troubles. “We’ll go again to the film, crack some things down and get prepared for Ballston Spa [on April 12].”
Above the final numerous many years Queensbury and Burnt Hills generally met in late-season encounters with a lot on the line. Queensbury bought the greatest of Burnt Hills in the 2019 time in a 7 days 7 sport (28-12) and again in a Week 9 Part II semifinal (22-11).
“Some of the more mature men have been expressing they did not want what took place [in 2019] to happen this year,” Frattarola mentioned.
Frattarola, a junior, ran for 125 yards and his three touchdowns on 11 carries in his initial varsity recreation from Queensbury. Burnt Hills senior quarterback Caeden LaPietro scored on a sneak and strike Vincent Venditti with a landing move.
“I considered it was likely to be a battle and go back again and forth,” Frattarola reported. “We did a much better work overall. It feels really fantastic to appear out with a win.”
Burnt Hills’ offensive line that contains fullback-turned guard Aidan Knapic performed a sizeable job in the win as LaPietro and Michael Puglisi blended for 102 yards to complement Frattarola’s effort.
“We could not have done it with out them. They were being very superior,” Frattarola stated of his line. “All of them are fast and aggressive. They know their assignments. They know what to do.”
Burnt Hills punted on its initially possession prior to Frattarola ran 15 yards for a touchdown, Rocco Mareno ran 4 yards on an end-all-around for a TD, and LaPietro scored from the 1. Frattarola raced 60 yards to the end zone three performs into the 3rd quarter, and Puglisi went 23 yards for a TD shortly just after.
“Our defensive coordinator stated it felt like we had 10 on protection today,” Crossman mentioned.
With his 101 yards on 17 carries, Rodriguez extended his school history to 11 straight video games with around 100.
Queensbury 0 —
Burnt Hills 7 14 21 7 — 49
B — Frattarola 15 operate (Sbuttoni kick)
B — Mareno 4 run (Sbuttoni kick)
B — LaPietro 1 run (Sbuttoni kick)
B — Frattarola 60 run (Sbuttoni kick)
B — Puglisi 23 run (Sbuttoni kick)
B — Venditti 22 go from LaPietro (Sbuttoni kick)
B — Frattarola 1 operate (Sbuttoni kick)
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