Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Greenwich Pounds To Week 1 Win
The Witches (1-0), winning their 11th straight Section 2 game, opened the scoring on a Cristaldi 34 yard run after Hoosick Falls (0-1) threatened, coming up empty on downs deep in the Red Zone in a series that began with a gift of a Greenwich turnover on a punt return attempt.
Greenwich would add to their lead after a high snap was bobbled by Hoosick Falls quarterback Aaron Tomczak, bouncing into the end zone for a safety.
A pair of Cole Burgess reception touchdowns from the arm of Greenwich quarterback Josh James gave the Witches a 22-0 lead going into halftime. Burgess electrified the home crowd coming out of the half with a 90 yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the third quarter.
Cristaldi would find the end zone once more in the third quarter to cap the scoring for the Witches.
After wining 59 straight Section 2 contests, the Hoosick Falls Panthers have now lost two straight season-openers, losing last year to Hoosic Valley at home in Week 1. They travel to Schaghticoke to face those Indians this Saturday. The Greenwich Witches will travel to Granville to face the Golden Horde in a Saturday afternoon divisional match.
2016 - WEEK 1: Hoosick Falls Panthers at Greenwich Witches
Friday, September 2nd, 2016
Greenwich Junior-Senior High School, Greenwich, NY
Hoosick Falls 0 0 0 0 0
Greenwich 9 13 12 0 34
4:05 GRE - Cristaldi 34 yard run
2:45 GRE - Tomczak (HF) Safety
6:32 GRE - Burgess 88 yard reception from James
1:01 GRE - Burgess 14 yard reception from James
11:40 GRE - Burgess 90 yard kick-off return
1:32 GRE - Cristaldi 1 yard run