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TH opens with win; Chatham rolls in Class D debut

September 7, 2019 12:00 am Updated: September 7, 2019 12:00 am

CRARYVILLE -- Markus Rosien engineered two second quarter scoring drives to help Taconic Hills overcome an early deficit and defeat Coxsackie-Athens, 22-10, in Friday night's Class C South game.

Coxsackie-Athens struck first with 3:28 to go in the first quarter on a four-yard run by junior quarterback Brandon Wolbert, who then tossed a two-point conversion pass to Jameson Brockett to make it an 8-0 game.

The Titans closed the gap with 5:45 remaining in the half on a two-yard run by Rosien. The two-point try failed, leaving the score, 8-6.

Taconic Hills surged ahead a little more than two minutes later when Rosien hooked up with Zach Colwell for a 38-yard scoring pass. Aidan Flaum ran in the two-point conversion to put the Titans up, 14-8.

C-A drove inside the Titans' five-yard line with under a minute left in the half, but a turnover gave the ball back to the TH at the two. The Indians were able to get two more points before the half ended when Colwell was tackled in his own end zone for a safety :40 before the end of the half.

Taconic Hills added a touchdown and two-point conversion in the second half while holding C-A scoreless to sew up the victory.

CLASS D

Chatham 62, Cohoes 7

CHATHAM -- Eight players reached the scoring column as Chatham clobbered Cohoes, 62-7, in its Class D football debut on Friday night.

The Panthers, who reached the Section II Class C championship game a year ago, took control from the opening kickoff on, scoring 29 points in the first quarter.

Mateo Talbott led Chatham's powerful ground attack with 114 yards and two touchdowns. Quinten Kastner added 106 yards and two scores on just two carries, Jacob Sorros had 79 yards and a touchdown on three carries, Spencer Ford 45 yards and a touchdown on three carries, Kyle Jackson 40 yards and a touchdown on two carries, Jayshawn Williams 31 yards and a touchdown on two carries, Casey Sitzer 30 yards and a touchdown on two carries, Thomas Van Tassel 22 yards and a touchdown on four carries and Gage Nelson 11 yards on two carries.

The Panthers averaged nearly 20 yards per carry, collecting 478 yards on just 25 carries.

Cohoes, which currently has the state's longest losing streak at 28 games, scored its only touchdown on an 85-yard kickoff return with 8:13 remaining in the game.

Sean King led the Chatham defense with four solo tackles, three assists and one sack. Van Tassel had four solos, two assists and one sack; Richie Kratt two solos, two assists and one sack; Christian Rogers three solos and one assist; Konur Barlow one solo and three assists;  Jayshawn Williams two solos and two assists; Sitzer one solo and two assists; Jayson McKay three solos; Noah Fowler three solos; Kyle Nehmans one solo and one assist; Nate Dyer two solos; Nelson one solo and one assist; Jacob Rippel two solos; Sorros two solos; Kastner one solo; Ford one assist; Ryan Graziano one assist; Justin Geerholt one assist; Grayson Van Wie one solo; Anthony Schiffer one assist.

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