Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
It was Senior Day at Dean Houghton Field in Poultney, and the Blue Devils were hoping to cool off a Mill River team that came in seemigly peaking at the right time. Poultney put up a valiant fight, but in the end the Minutemen always had the answer as they came away with a 26-18 win.
It was the third win in their last four outings for Mill River.
It is unknown whether Keegan Greeley is related to Poultney's most well-known former resident Horace Greeley, but like his namesake he was very influential, in this game anyway. Greeley had three interceptions on the day for Mill River to hel the minutement hang on to their lead.
Taite Capman gave Poultney the 6-0 lead on a fourth down quarterback keeper.
Anthony Cavalieri tossed an 18-yard TD pass to Connor Lopiccolo to bring the Minutement even.
Mill River came back to score again on a Ross Badgley 1-yard run and conversion pass from Cavalieri to Lopiccolo to make it 14-6.
The Blue Devils pulled within 14-12 after a 6-yard scoring pass from Capman to Mason Boudreau.
Back-to-back scores made things more comfortable for Mill River. Touchdown runs by Adam Shum and another by Badgley made it 26-12 Minutemen.
A 7-yard TD pass from Capman to Bradley Dupell cut the deficit to eight, but Poultney couldn't get any closer.
Kyle McGinnis had an interception late in the fourth quarter when Poultney was driving to clinch it for Mill River.
Nolan Geno recovered a fumble for Poultney. Clayton Kessop had an interception.
Poultney is now 1-7 and will face #1 Windsor in the Division III playoffs next weekend.
Mill River is 3-5 and will face Otter Valley in the playoffs next week.
Warrensburg Outlasts Lake George in Rivalry Game
Two longtime rivals renewed their once storied battle as Warrensburg hosted Lake George in Section Class D football. The Burghers opened up a commanding first quarter lead and pulled away to defeat the Warriors 52-32 on Saturday.
Warrensburg led 22-6 after the first quarter. The Burghers scored to open the second quarter and extended their advantage to 36-14 at the half and cruised home from there.
Tim Kelley had TD runs of 72, 67, and 62 yards for Warrensburg. Kelley finished the contest with 220 yards rushing.
Dylan Winchell added scoring runs of five and 52 yards. Winchell also had 60-yard punt return and caught a 55-ard TD strike from Caden Allen. He ended the day with 111 rushing yards.
For Lake George, Brendan Lamby found the end zone four times. Lamby had touchdown runs of 51, eight and 12 yards. He also hauled in an 86-yard pass from Brody McCabe for a score.
Matthew Johnson added a 2-yard TD run for the Warriors.
Lamby finished with 177 yards on the ground. McCabe passed for 197 yards.
Warrensburg is 3-1, 6-2. Lake George is 1-3, 2-3.
Lake George Boys Soccer Season Ends
The Lake George boys soccer team saw their season come to an end as the #3 Warriors were upset 2-1 in overtime by #6 Middleburgh in the Section II Class quarterfinals.
Lake George led 1-0 at the half.The Warriros took the lead on a Jack Welch goal off an assist from Poe Tutu at the 11:19 mark of the first half.
Middleburgh equalized in the 64th minute on a goal by Austin Johns. Kaurice Bell assisted.
Bell got the game-winner when he converted a pass from Tristin Diaz in overtime.
Ben Coate had 10 saves for Middleburgh. Yogi Johnson had eight saves for Lake George.
Lake George ends the season 16-2.
Middleburgh moves on to face #2 Mayfield in the semifinals.
New York Scoreboard
High School Football
Cambridge-Salem 37 Chatham 35
Section II Tournament
Loudonville Christian 2 Hartford 1
Vermont High School Scores
Springfield 20 Otter Valley 6
Bellows Falls 49 Mount Abraham 7
High School Boys Soccer
MSJ 4 Proctor 0
Otter Valley 1 White River Valley 0
High School Girls Soccer
Green Mountain 2 Bellows Falls 1
High School Field Hockey
Otter Valley 2 Windsor 0
Bellows Falls 4 Burr and Burton 1
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Rusty Wescott