WATERVLIET — Watervliet wrapped up the Class C South Division title and the No. 1 seed in the Section II playoffs with a 42-6 victory over Hudson on Friday night at Watervliet High School.
The loss drops Hudson to third in the South with a 5-2 record. The Bluehawks will travel to Hoosick Falls/Tamarac, the No. 2 seed from the North Division, on Friday at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the Class C playoffs.
In the other Class C playoff games, Taconic Hills will go to Schuylerville on Thursday at 6 p.m., Watervliet entertains Fonda on Friday at 7 p.m. and Voorheesville hosts Cobleskill-Richmondville on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Hudson got off to a good start in Friday’s game, scoring on its opening possession on a 13-yard pass from Isaiah Maines to Kristyain Clarke.
Watervliet went on to score 42 unanswered points the rest of the way to sew up the South Division title with a 7-0 record.
Jamel Ward scored on a three-yard run, then completed a two-point conversion pass to Adonis Cyrus to put the Cannoneers on top, 8-6, with 3:43 to play in the opening quarter.
Watervliet exploded for 22 more points in the second quarter to go up, 30-6 at halftime. Ward figured in all three Cannoneer touchdowns in the stanza, tossing touchdown passes of 27 yards to Amel Conway and three yards to Diogenes George and running for a three-yard score.
After a scoreless third quarter, Watervliet added two more touchdowns in the final stanza on a 63-yard pass from Ward to Conway and a one-yard run by Kendryek Flynn.
V’ville 27, TH 6
CRARYVILLE — Voorheesville clinched second place in the Class C South Division with a 27-6 victory over Taconic Hills on Friday.
Despite the loss, the Titans have qualified for the Class C playoffs and will go to the No. 1 seed from the North Division, Schuylerville, on Thursday at 6 p.m.
The Taconic Hills defense played well on Friday, limiting the explosive Voorheesville offense well below its 36-points per game average, but the offense could produce just one score — an 80-yard pass from Tyler Peck to Landon Halsted.
Peck completed 11 of 24 passes for 187 yards. Halsted had two catches for 117 yards, Charlie Beck five catches for 47 yards and Aaron Bonci two catches for 16 yards.
Bo Burns led the Titans’ ground attack with 88 yards on 17 carries. Peck picked up 38 yards on four carries.
Defensively, Burns had six solo tackles and six assists. Ryan Nielsen had three solos, four assists and a fumble recovery, Halsted three solos and four assists, Curran Garrity one solo and four assists, Bonci three solos and one assist, Shane Kraus one solo and three assists, Ryan Walch two solos, Peck two solos and two assists, Troy Super three assists, Connor Simmons two assists, Chase Mellan one assist, Beck one solo and two assists, Dawson Cooper one assist.
Cambridge 37, Chatham 35
CAMBRIDGE — Chatham gave perennial Class D power Cambridge all it could handle before dropping a 37-35 decision on Saturday at Cambridge High School.
The Panthers trailed 25-14 at halftime, but pulled to within 37-28 after three quarters, then got to within two and had the ball inside the Indians’ 10-yard line as the clock ran out.
Matt Radley rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns on 18 carries for Chatham, scoring on runs of 2, 2 and 67 yards.
Quarterback Tyler Kneller added 95 yards rushing on 13 carries and completed 15 of 24 passes for 211 yards, including a 40-yard TD pass to Mike Pierro.
Kyle Jackson had four catches for 67 yards and Lennie Sitzer caught four passes for 61 yards.
Eli Daniyo rushed for 124 yards on nine carries for Cambridge. Cliff Lewis added 110 yards on 27 carries.
Chatham will host Warrensburg on Friday night at 7 p.m.