Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rodriguez Returns Victory For Spartans

SOUTH GLENS FALLS - Brett Rodriguez scored five touchdowns as the Queensbury Spartans won easily over the South Glens Falls Bulldogs 62-12 on Friday.

The Spartans Junior running back only ran for 95 yards on three carries, but created most of his magic on the special teams, where he ran back two touchdowns on the kickoff and one more on the punt return.

Those special team touchdowns netted Brett Rodriguez 231 special team yards, the longest being 85 yards in the first quarter.

Special teams also led to Queensbury's first score, as the Spartans recovered the onside kick by Juan Escamilla.  The next play, Tyrell Adams scored from 45 yards out to give the Spartans 7-0 lead.

Rodriguez's first of two rushing touchdowns came later in the quarter, making the score 14-0.

Tyrell Adams scored the second of his two touchdowns with a 98 yard touchdown run, kicking off a chain of three straight touchdown plays, including a 90 yard kickoff return by South Glens Falls's John Stcyznski and Rodriguez's 85 yard touchdown kickoff return.

Rodriguez had his second touchdown run from 75 yards out in the second quarter to make the score 42-6.

The Queensbury Spartans capped their scoring with Rodriguez's second kickoff return to start the third quarter, taking the ball 83 yards to make the score 62-6.

The Bulldogs had a tough go offensively, enduring several three-and-outs, before taking advantage of a Queensbury fumble deep in Bulldog territory, capped by Zach Aherns pass to Stcyznski to make the score 62-12.

The easy win for the Spartans allowed them to insert their second-stringers in the second quarter, allowing the starters to rest up for their next game, next Friday at Burnt Hills as Queensbury will face the Spartans in a battle for the top seed in the Northwest Division (coverage on FOX Sports Radio 1230 at 6:45PM next Friday).

The Bulldogs will hope the confidence boost of the late touchdown will follow them into their regular season finale against Gloversville next Friday in a "win-and-you're-in" match where the winner will get the fourth and final seed in the Northwest Division.

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