Syracuse, NY — The Glens Falls High School football team made history Saturday, downing Chenango Forks 47-39 in the Class B State Championship game.
After a first half of neck and neck action, both teams headed to their lockerrooms with things all tied up at 27 apiece.
Following another half of offensive fireworks, it was a stellar defensive play that secured the title for Glens Falls.
With 37 seconds remaining, Connor Borchardt(Chenango Forks) caught a 16-yard touchdown pass to put the Blue Devils within one of the tie and 2 of a win.
They opted to go for the win, and that’s where Glens Falls capitalized. Noah Dixon, Isaiah Prunty, Dakota Trombley and Lucas Sanders all participated in stopping Chenango’s L.J. Watson short of the oal line.
Still down one, the Blue Devils opted for the onside kick, but Andrew Murphy wasn’t going to let them end his season in such a way.
The Glens Falls senior captured the onside attempt and ran it in for a touchdown.
When I asked Siri what the definition of Murphy’s law is, she unwittingly told me that it’s “a supposed law of nature, expressed in various humorous popular sayings, to the effect that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Glad I updated to IOS 10.0.1 or whatever we’re at now. In the case of Chenango Forks, the old arm of the law held up, ensuring a Glens Falls victory.
Thanks to an Andrew Stamatel’s extra point, the Indians were now up BIG — 47 to 39 — with only 30 ticks remaining on the clock.
The Blue Devils got one more shot, but Joseph Girard III wasn’t having any part of that. The basketball star intercepted an overthrown pass from Chenango QB Cody Bogue’s, finalizing the W.
“We’ve been dreaming about this since third, fourth grade,” Quinn Girard told the Post Star. “When my brother’s team went in 2012, that’s been our goal for these years coming up.”
The Indians not only captured the Class B crown but also completed an undefeated season at 13-0.
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