Huskies blanked by Troy in quarterfinals
TROY – The Troy Flying Horses showed why they are the top seed from the Class A Southeast division.
Friday night, the Flying Horses dominated play against the Gloversville Huskies in a 48-0 victory to advance to the Class A semifinals.
“We played well at times but just not enough,” Gloversville coach Jared Bongo said. “We just made too many mistakes and against a good football team you can’t make the mistakes we made.”
Troy (6-2 overall) wasted little time putting its first points on the board. The Flying Horses took their opening drive 69 yards in nine plays and finished it off with a 19-yard touchdown pass from Joe Germinerio to Isiah Thomas for a quick 6-0 lead.
Gloversville was hit with the first of five false start penalties in the game on its opening snap and were held to a three-and-out.
The Huskies (4-4 overall) held Troy on the next possession but again could not move the ball after taking over on downs.
DiKemm Edmundson extended the Flying Horses’ lead with a 23-yard touchdown run that Maurice Jones added a 2-point conversion run to for a 14-0 edge.
Troy added a second touchdown in the quarter when Elijah Bethel plowed over the goal line from 1 yard out and Brandon Bush kicked the extra point to put the Flying Horses up 21-0 at the half.
In the opening half, Troy recorded 240 yards of total offense, while holding Gloversville to 25 total yards.
The Huskies’ offense showed some spark early in the third quarter when Quantel McGee returned the kick off to the Huskies’ 19. On their first play from scrimmage Gloversville quarterback Asa Barnhill handed the ball off to David VanDenabeele, who tossed it back to Barnhill to throw downfield to Shon Lewis-Matthews. The Flying Horses were flagged for pass interference on the play, giving the Huskies a first down on their own 34-yard line.
Gloversville could not capitalize on the opportunity and was forced to punt the ball away.
On their third snap of the ensuing drive, Troy’s Maurice Jones broke a 42 yard touchdown run and Bush kicked the PAT to up the score to 28-0.
Troy added touchdown’s on a 36-yard run from Bethel and an 85-yard interception return by De’Quann Mosley to push the score to 42-0 heading into the fourth quarter.
Gloversville earned its initial first down of the game on its first play of the fourth quarter when Barnhill and Lewis-Mathews hooked up for a 17-yard gain.
Three plays later, McGee gave the Huskies a second first down with a 17-yard run to move the ball out to the 50-yard line.
The Troy defense stepped up and shut down the Huskies’ drive, forcing them to punt the ball away with 8:43 left to play.
Troy capitalized on the first of two Gloversville fumbles late in the final period with Marcus DeJong carrying the recovery back 45 yards to put the final score at 48-0.
Troy amassed 383 total yards of offense in the contest, while holding Gloversville to 130 total yards.
Gloversville will now wait to find out its Week 9 opponent, while Troy advances to the semifinals to face Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake.
Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake posted a 67-8 win over Mohonasen on Friday.
“I think we have a good football team but we can’t make mistakes and expect to win,” Bongo said. “Going forward, this is the seniors’ last game coming up. It is a regular work week for us and the coaches have got to get after it.”
Troy 48, Gloversville 0
Gloversville0 0 0 0 – 0
Troy6 15 21 6 – 48
T – Isiah Thomas 19 pass from Joe Germinerio (kick failed), 7:34.
T – DiKemm Edmundson 23 run (Maurice Jones run), 9:09.
T – Elijah Bethel 1 run (Brandon Bush kick), 1:07.
T – Jones 42 run (Bush kick), 7:59.
T – Bethel 36 run (Bush kick), 5:16.
T – De’Quann Mosley 85 interception return (Bush kick), :24.7.
T – Marcus Dejong 45 fumble return (kick failed).