The younger players of the 3rd and 4th grade Warrensburg football team square off against the their 4th and 5th grade counterparts during a recent practice session.
The 5th and 6th grade Warrensburg Youth Football team endured their first loss of the season Saturday Sept. 24 as they lost 30-14 to an undefeated Glens Falls youth team.
The loss was despite a two-touchdown, 180-yard rushing performance — and 26 tackles — from 6th grader Greg Shambo.
The young Burgher gave up a touchdown on the first play and two more long runs that were critical to the outcome.
The second half was better, according to Coach Gary Baker. He said the team just didn’t seem to get into its normal rhythm offensively, and committed a few ball handling mistakes, particularly early on.
Providing good defensive performances were Mike Baker, Dan Monthony, Will Schwarz and Jacob Johnson — all with nine or more tackles. John Kelly caught a sharp pass from Quarterback Evan Macduff to convert an extra point.
Saturday Oct. 1, the team will be competing away against Ticonderoga.
The Warrensburg 3rd 4th grade Youth Football team lost a close game to undefeated Fort Edward by a score of 12 to 14 despite playing solid football on both offense and defense.
Maclane Baker led the team on defense with 18 tackles, as well as handling the quarterback role with considerable skill.
Other players that had solid games on defense are Tom Moore with 17 tackles and Jauron Griffin, Danny Kelly and Austin Prosser all with 14 tackles. Jesse Griffin and Wyatt Baker followed with more than 10 tackles. On offense, Danny Kelly tallied 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Jackson Corvieu contributed with 79 yards rushing.
Over all, it was a solid game for the team, coaches reported.