CRARYVILLE — The Taconic Hills Titans lost big on their home field Friday night, 56-22 to the Watervliet Cannoneers.
The Cannoneers were firing on all cylinders from the opening kickoff, and that made it exceedingly difficult for the Titans to put together any offense. Titans’ quarterback Tyler Peck completed 17 of 31 passes for 140 yards, with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Peck also led the Titans in rushing with 46 yards and one rushing touchdown. Both touchdown passes for Peck went to Charlie Beck who led Taconic Hills with 87 receiving yards on five catches.
In the first few minutes of the game, the Titans had given the Cannoneers the ball multiple times on an interception and a number of turnovers on downs.
Watervliet would capitalize on their opponents’ errors, and go up 16-0 by the end of the first. The second period was more of the same for the Titans, as they could not build any momentum on offense to give their defense a rest.
Before long, Taconic Hills was down 36-0, but a touchdown pass from Tyler Peck to Charlie Beck near the end of the half looked to inject life into the Titans.
Taconic Hills played with a better sense of urgency to start the third quarter and were driving inside the red zone with just over four minutes to go in the period. Chris Cortwright scored a rushing touchdown for the Titans with 3:27 remaining in the third, and they converted a two point play to cut the Watervliet lead to 36-14.
The Titans tried their best to get their legs underneath them and make stops, but the Cannoneers outmatched them on offense and just had to play mistake free and coast the rest of the way.
To begin the fourth quarter, the Titans made a huge stop on fourth down for the Cannoneers. The Titans’ offense would score a touchdown on the very next play, but it was getting too late in the game for them to mount a comeback.
Watervliet sealed Taconic Hills’ fate later in the fourth quarter, thanks to a pair rushing touchdowns, including one on fourth down by Nyheem Pinckney.
Bob Burns and Beck led the Titans’ defense. Burns had six solo tackles, five assists and one interception, while Beck contributed four solos, seven assists and one sack. Patrick Mier had three solos and five assists, Ryan Nielson two solos and four assists and Shane Krause two solos, two assists and one sack.
Taconic Hills hosts Coxsackie-Athens on Friday at 6 p.m.
Hudson 37, Ravena 8
RAVENA — Isaiah Maines showed off his versatility on Friday night, scoring three touchdowns to power Hudson to a 37-8 victory over Ravena in a Section II Class B Reinfurt Division game at Ravena High School.
Maines scored on a 10-yard run, threw a 42-yard TD pass to Chris Romano and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown as the Bluehawks earned their second straight victory.
Romano added a one-yard run, Mike Green had a three-yard run and Kasey Moore kicked four extra points and a 25-yard field goal to complete Hudson’s scoring.
Maines finished with 26 yards rushing on seven carries, had three receptions for 61 yards and completed his only passing attempt for a 42-yard TD.
Romano completed 9 of 16 passes for 153 yards and a score and rushed for 29 yards on five carries and a touchdown.
Green led Hudson’s rushing attack with 86 yards and a TD on 15 carries.
Moore had two catches for 50 yards and Jeremiah Wilburn added two catches for 20 yards.
Brock Saunders and Jake Hromada both had four solo tackles and four assists to lead the Hudson defense. Romano had six solos and one assist, Zack Bernockie five solos and two assists, Brian Curran five solos and one assist, Jaheim Mackey two solos and three assists, Moore four solos, Wilburn four solos, Brandon Alexander two solos and one assist,David Weaver two solos and one assist, Green two solos, Logan Rowe one solo and one assist, Jaykwon Mackey one assist, Jaxon Haigh one assist, Maines one assist.
Haigh, Alexander, Hromada and Curran each had a sack.
Hudson returns home to play Lansingburgh on Friday at 6 p.m.
Ichabod Crane 34, CCD 0
CAIRO — Jason Craig rushed for 160 yards and four touchdowns on just 10 carries as Ichabod Crane defeated Catskill/Cairo-Durham, 34-0, in Saturday’s Section II Class C South Division football game at Angelo Canna Town Park.
Craig also had one reception for 17 yards as the Riders evened their record at 2-2.
Zion Evans added 58 yards rushing and a touchdown on seven carries to Ichabod Crane’s offensive attack. Connor Ackerly had 40 yards rushing on seven carries and Ryan Putnam 34 yards on four carries.
Quarterback Joe Penzabene completed 6 of 11 passes for 39 yards. Connor Booth had one reception for 25 yards.
Penzabene and Lucas Jensen led the Riders’ defense with four tackles apiece. Booth picked off a pass and Putnam forced two special teams turnovers.
Ichabod Crane goes to Watervliet on Friday at 7 p.m., while Catskill/Cairo-Durham hosts Hoosick Falls/Tamarac on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Greenwich 35, Chatham 16
CHATHAM — Greenwich raced to a 20-point lead by halftime and went on to defeat Chatham, 35-16, in Sunday’s Class D football game at Chatham High School.
The Witches led 14-0 after one quarter, 28-8 at halftime and outscored Chatham, 8-7 in the second half to ice the victory.
Chatham’s lone touchdowns were scored by Jacob Sorros on a five-yard run in the second quarter and a 65-yard pass from Tyler Kneller to Konur Barlow in the final quarter. Kyle Jackson and Kneller each ran in a two-point conversion.
Kneller completed 3 of 10 passes for 99 yards and a TD.
Noah Hutchinson had 36 yards on two carries to lead the Panthers on the ground. Kneller added 24 yards on six carries.
Defensively, Jayshawn Williams led Chatham with six solo tackles and four assists. Sorros had one solo and eight assists, Christian Rogers four solos and five assists, Brady Oles one solo and five assists, Gage Nelson six assists, Kneller one solo and four assists, Jayson McKay four assists, Hutchinson four assists, Barlow one solo and three assists, Mike Lynch two assists, Joseph Reed two solos, Jackson one solo, Spencer Ford one assist, Matt Radley one assist.
Chatham travels to Cohoes on Saturday at 1 p.m.