The Lake George Warriors run through the uprights before the Sept. 30 game.
Warrensburg 50, Lake George 20
LAKE GEORGE — In their first victory of the season, the Burghers built a 30-point lead to take the win over the Warriors 50-20, Sept. 30.
The Warriors haven't lost to rivals Warrensburg in five years.
Warrensburg managed touchdowns in all four quarters, led by senior Lucas Nelson. Though the Burghers only had a two-point advantage over Lake George at halftime, the Warriors couldn't muster another score in the second half.
Warrensburg's players ran in four touchdowns in the latter half, including an intercepted pass, for their decisive win.
Lake George opened scoring with a 14-yard pass to Alex Labruzzo and a successful conversion.
Warrensburg answered with a 45-yard run from Nelson, with a successful conversion, too.
The Warriors pulled back ahead with a 60-yard run from Marty Zivica.
Warrensburg took the initiative in the second quarter, with a 45-yard touchdown run from Nelson.
They pulled into the lead with a 10-yard completed pass from Prosser to Hunter Werner.
Lake George then closed the gap to two points with a 32-yard pass from Charlie Barber to Labruzzo.
The Warriors didn't make another trip to the endzone for the second half.
In the third quarter, the Burghers drove to the endzone so Nelson could score on a one-yard run.
In the fourth quarter, Warrensburg cemented their victory with an endzone run from Malachi Prosser and another from Nelson.
The final score came from an interception by the burghers for another touchdown.
The Burghers played a successful running game, with 391 yards tallied on the ground, compared to 99 from Lake George. Warrensburg only passed twice, both completions.
Warrior Nelson earned 266 rushing yards across 33 carries. His four touchdowns were spread throughout the game, with a run into the endzone tallied in every quarter.
Burgher Malachi Prosser earned a touchdown after a 12-yard run in the fourth.
Despite eight fumbles with two lost to Lake George, the Warriors only had four first downs during the game.
Warrior Alex Labruzzo earned two touchdowns, one in the first on a 14-yard pass, and another in the second on a 35-yard pass.
Marty Zivica scored a touchdown on a 60-yard run in the first quarter. He racked up 111 rushing yards for Lake George, their most successful runner by far.