Border Country Sports-November 21st
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
When I first saw the score I thought it was a typo. Someone sharing it must have hit the wrong key right? Wrong! After seeing a photo on social media of the scoreboard at Mechanicville High School I knew it was true.
Warrensburg-Lake George claimed a regional title and advanced to the state semifinals with an 85-34 rout of Gouverneur in the Class C quarterfinals.
Tristen Hitchcock, the Wolverine's bruising fullback had a game like very few have seen before. Hitchcock had seven touchdowns. Yes.....I said seven. HItchcock scored on 1, 8. 2, 3, 1, 1, and 2 yard runs. He finished with 41 yards on 12 carries.
Brody McCabe also had a huge game with 333 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns.
Landon Olden added 197 yards on 18 carries and a score.
Luke Sheldon caught a 44 yard scoring strike from Caden Allen.
The game was more competiive than the final score indicates. The Wolverines led just 16-13 after a quarter. The second and third quarters were decisive. Warrensburg-Lake George outscored Gouverneur 61-19.
Holden Stowell completed 11 of 22 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns for Gouverneur. Raine Rumble caught six passes for 134 yards and threetouchdowns.
Warrensburg-Lake George now advances to meet Section IX champion James I. O’Neill Saturday at noon at Middletown High School. The Wolverines are 12-0 in the season.
Cambridge-Salem Edges Alexander to Advance to Semifinals
For the second week in a row Salem-Cambridge had to come from behind as they edged Alexander of Section V 12-7 in the Class D regionals at Broadalbin-Perth.
Alexander, and at-large selection, took the early lead but Cambridge-Salem was able to rally for the victory.
Alexander took a 7-0 lead on a 37 yard scoring strike from signal caller Trent Woods to Christian Kissell. The pAT kick was good.
Cambridge-Salem scored on a seven yard run from Brice Burr in the second quarter to pull within 7-6. The conversion run failed.
Cambridge-Salem continued to trail by a point until 10:40 remaining. Evan Day scored on a four yard scoring run to make it 12-7. The conversion run failed again but the defense did not falter as Cambridge-Salem held on for the win.
Cambridge-Salem had an interception and a fumble recovery that helped clinch the contest.
Day ended the day with 58 yards rushing.
Quarterback Stephen Yakubec threw for 81 yards.
Cambridge-Salem now will play Moriah in the Class D state semifinals on Friday at Middletown High School. That game is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Cambridge-Salem is now 12-0 in the season.
With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Warrensburg-Lake George Football