Friday, September 16, 2016

High School Football: Week 3 Games to Watch

First, the schedule.
Then the games to watch.  After the jump.

WEEK 3 – September 16th & 17th
Guilderland at Albany
Bethlehem at Ballston Spa
CBA at Saratoga Springs
Niskayuna at Shenendehowa
Colonie at Shaker
Schenectady at Columbia
LaSalle at Troy

Averill Park at Green Tech
Lansingburgh at Mohonasen
Gloversville at Burnt Hills
Amsterdam at Queensbury
South Glens Falls at Scotia

Albany Academy at Ichabod Crane
Cobleskill at Schalmont
Ravena at Hudson
Broadalbin-Perth at Watervliet (C)
Johnstown at Glens Falls
Schuylerville at Hudson Falls

Hoosic Valley at Corinth
Granville at Hoosick Falls
Fonda at Greenwich
Cairo-Durham at Lake George/Hadley-Luzurne
Mechanicville at Holy Trinity
Stillwater at Voorheesville
Chatham at Taconic Hills
Tamarac at Coxsackie-Athens
Broadalbin-Perth (B) at Watervliet

Whitehall at Fort Edward
Canajoharie at Heldeberg Valley
Warrensburg at Cambridge
Rensselaer at Salem

Colonie at Shaker (Fri, 7PM): Anyone who keeps an eye on High School Football in the region already knows why this is an instant game to watch, no matter the records.  For those less in the know, it's time for the fabled "Colonie Cup", the yearly rivalry between these two divisional teams.  

And more often than not, this rivalry game also matters in the playoff chase.  

South Glens Falls at Scotia (Fri, 7PM): Both teams want to get their first win of the season.  South Glens Falls has lost two well-fought games to start the season.  Scotia's wasn't as tight.  This may not be a must-win, but the loser's playoff chances will be hanging by a thread.  

Amsterdam at Queensbury (Sat, 2PM): Erase the first two games of the season.  They matter, but not in the playoff chase.  Queensbury and Amsterdam have 0-0 records in Class A Northwest.  And after the first two weeks, who takes the division's #1 seed may come down to this game.  

Cobleskill at Schalmont; Ravena at Hudson (Fri, 7PM): Last year's top two seeds in the Reinfurt Division were awarded with a challenging opening two weeks to their season.  As a result, Schalmont is winless, Ravena is 1-1, and their opponents are both 2-0 after the former two had to face Glens Falls and Schuylerville to start the season.  Cobleskill and Hudson need to prove their 2-0 records are genuine, and wins tonight for those two teams would be a huge statement in Section 2. 

Mechanicville at Holy Trinity (Fri, 7PM): Holy Trinity's 2-0, but how good is their 2-0?  That will be put to the challenge Friday Night when they face a Mechanicville team that has been on a tear during the first two weeks in Section 2.  Mechanicville has scored the most points in Section 2, as Fonda and Ichabod Crane's defense haven't stopped the Red Warriors from scoring 56 points per game.  A win by Mechanicville, and that Week 6 Indian Bowl becomes even more interesting. 

Renssealer at Salem (Sat, 1PM): Hard to believe, but the Rams are in that group that could really use a win in Week 3 in order to help keep playoff chances alive.  They're lumped in the group of four in Class D who are 0-2, with losses already to Cambridge and Warrensburg.  Even in the last two years when Whitehall made their move towards the top tier of Class D, Renssealer has always been a threat.  This year, it doesn't seem as much.  But the Generals are in the same 0-2 group, wanting a win Saturday in order to give their season a spark.

Warrensburg at Cambridge (Sat, 1PM): The Indians are perennially good.  Sitting at 2-0, Cambridge looks like a team hungry to retake the sectional crown after Whitehall won the title last year.  But Warrensburg joins the Indians at 2-0, and after beating Rensselaer last week at home, the Burghers hope to create another statement win in Cambridge.

Enjoy Week #3!  We're slowly running out of weeks where you can go to a game and not need to bring a coat with you, so enjoy the late summer air while we have it!  And if you're heading to one of these, or any other game in the 518, be sure to tweet us score updates by using the hash tag #518Football! 

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