Alex Cooper / The Recorder Broadalbin-Perth’s Ben Frye runs the ball out of the backfield during the game against Hudson Falls on Friday, October 07, at Broadalbin-Perth High School.
BROADALBIN — Anthony Townsend ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries, and the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots snapped a four-game losing streak to come away with a 25-20 win over the Hudson Falls Tigers in a Section II Class B North Division football game Friday at Patriot Field.
The win was the first for B-P (2-4, 1-2 North) since a 33-0 opening night victory over Ichabod Crane.
In addition to Townsend’s big night, B-P quarterback Brodryk Benton completed 12 of 22 passes for 170 yards and carried the ball 11 times for 55 yards as the Patriots held off a late Hudson Falls surge to avenge last year’s 28-20 road loss to the Tigers.
“We played hard right to the end,” B-P coach Jim Pelneau said. “We had some things go against us late in the game again, but we worked hard to finish out the game finally. It was nice to finish one out and now have a big game this upcoming week.”
B-P will wrap up its regular season slate this coming Friday at home against Fulton County rival Johnstown. With a win, the Patriots can wrap up the No. 3 seed out of the North Division for the Section II Class B playoffs.
“That’s the goal, is to get the best seed possible,” Pelneau said. “That’s what we’re looking to do next week.”
The Cougars started fast and took an early lead in the first quarter, but couldn’t sustain the momentum as Cambridge’s fast-paced no-huddle offense proved too mcuh for Canajoharie to overcome.
Canajoharie (4-2, 4-2 Class D) took an early 6-0 lead on Nick Kocjan’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Joe Trembley, but the Indians (6-0, 6-0) tied it up by the end of the first quarter, scored twice in the second quarter to take a 20-6 halftime lead and pulled away in the second half.
Kocjan completed 8 of 11 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown, but also threw two interceptions. Richard Consalvo led the Cougars with 52 rushing yards, while Nick Suits piled up 40 yards on 10 carries.
Mike Hartlieb and Consalvo led Canajoharie’s defense with six tackles apiece. Trembley added a fumble recovery.
The Cougars will wrap up their Class D slate this coming Friday at home against Rensselaer.
— Staff report