The 2011 Lake George Varsity Football Team includes (front row, left to right): Lee McCabe, John Stranahan, Mart Zivica, Peter Fisher, Rob Ford, Brad Hunt, Willie Blunt, (row 2): Jordan Clark, Ryan Johnson, Dylan Stein, Nate Fidd, Alex Labruzzo, Charlie Barber, Artie Barber, (row 3): Floyd Bombard, Brendan Johnson, Tom Clark, Tyler Brown, Bryan Kane, Adam Agrestie, Mike Forcione, Colton Fitzgerald, (row 4): Mark Mellon, Patrick Barber, Willie Arnold, Mallar Peters, Kyle Young, Jacob Pagnotta, and Pat Witherbee.
In front of an appreciative crowd Friday, Sept. 2, the Lake George Varsity Football team put on an offensive show that erased any doubts whether the renowned program was back on track.
Three years ago, the program smashed all school records and was undefeated for the 2008 season with their hard-charging, no-holds-barred brand of smack-down football.
Last year, the season ended in losses and a shrunken roster, with not enough players to field the minimum to play, primarily due to injuries.
This year, however, looks promising, considering last weekend’s season debut game versus Saratoga Catholic. Lake George won the game 40 to 12.
Three-year quarterback Willie Blunt, predicted to anchor the offense, proved the prognosticators right.
Eluding the opponents’ defense, he ran, threw and scrambled for 102 yards on the ground and 77 more in the air.
Along the way, he rushed for three touchdowns, including an 87-yard kickoff return to start the second half — and passed for another 6-point gain.
The Warriors scored two more touchdowns to end the game — one by Charlie Barber who racked up 77 yards rushing, and a 40-yarder by Tyler Brown. In the contest, both proved their abilities as ball carriers, as did players serving in supportive roles.