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Chatham to play for Section II title

November 3, 2019 07:00 pm Updated: November 3, 2019 07:20 pm

SCHUYLERVILLE -- Chatham will be playing in a Section II championship game for the second straight year after blanking Whitehall in Saturday's Section II Class D football semifinal at Schuylerville High School.

The Panthers (7-2), who played in the Class C title game a year ago, will meet Warrensburg (8-1) for the Section II Class D championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Schuylerville High School.

After a scoreless first quarter, Chatham got on the board with 2:17 to go in the first half when Jacob Sorros capped off a drive with a four-yard run to put the Panthers up 6-0 at halftime.

Chatham broke the game open in the second half. Tyler Kneller threw touchdowns passes of 43 yards to Thomas Van Tassel and two yards to Jayshawn Williams in the third quarter. Quinten Kastner added a two-point conversion run.

Kastner scored on a 30-yard run and Van Tassel had a six-yard run to close out Chatham's scoring in the fourth quarter. 

Sorros had his most productive game of the season, rushing for 116 yards and a TD on 19 carries. Kastner added 93 yards and a score on 13 carries, Casey Sitzer had 48 yards on five carries, Williams nine yards on three carries and Van Tassel five yards and a touchdown on two carries.

Sitzer completed 1 of 6 passes for 23 yards. Kneller completed 4 of 6 passes for 63 yards and two touchdowns.

Sean King led the Chatham defense with three solo tackles, seven assists and one sack. Justin Geerholt had four solos and three assists; Van Tassel three solos, two assists and one sack; Kyle Nehmans one solo and five assists; Anthony Schiffer one solo and three assists; Sorros one solo and three assists; Richie Kratt two solos and one assist; Konur Barlow one solo and one assists; Jayson McKay two assists; Kneller one solo; Williams one assist; Sitzer one assist; Mateo Talbott one assist and one interception; Nate Dyer one assist; Graham Newton one assist.