Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hudson Falls saves their season as they win the Jug

GLENS FALLS - Under the portable lights, the Hudson Falls Tigers did something they haven't done since 1997.

They won the Jug.

Behind a monster effort from Geno Brancati, the Hudson Falls Tigers took advantage of Glens Falls penalties as they won 43-35.

Brancati carried the ball 333 yards, etching his name on the Section 2 list for most yards in a single game, joining David Winter and Joe McMurry as Tiger representatives in the record book.

It didn't come easy for the Tigers, who trailed into the second quarter, and first taking the lead on a Taylor Lane pick six off from a pass by Indians Josh Griffin.  The Indians recaptured the lead on a Nolan Murphy touchdown score.

With 13 seconds left to go in the second quarter, Dalton Hogan connected with Schuyler Eustis as the Tigers took the lead for good, taking a 28-21 lead into halftime.

The Hudson Falls Tigers would add a pair of touchdowns in quick succession in the fourth quarter to ice the victory, but had to sweat things out as the Indians closed the gap to 8 in the fourth quarter.

The win saves Hudson Falls's season, as a loss combined with a Broadalbin-Perth win against Johnstown would make it impossible for the Tigers to make the postseason.  Instead, it gives the Tigers the upper hand should they tie either Glens Falls or Cobleskill-Richmondville for the final playoff spot, now owning the tiebreaker over both of those teams.

The Indians had to contend with injuries, as both Reed Miner and Josh Griffen left the game in the second quarter.  Trainers were looking at Reed Miner's ankle, while it was an hip issue for Josh Griffen.  Nolan Murphy replaced Josh Griffen, and Aaron Sampson transferred from his position as a wide receiver to take over the role of Reed Miner.

The Indians are at home as they face the Schuylerville Black Horses next Saturday, while the Hudson Falls Tigers face a non-conference match against Class A's Mohonasen.

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