ROTTERDAM – Friday night the Queensbury Spartans went out west to play the Mohonasen Warriors. After a forty-one point victory in their first game, the Spartans stayed hot, winning 62-20.
Queensbury’s running game got rolling early in the game with senior Brendan Scott. Scott delivered a many explosive runs for twenty yards or more in the first quarter. Topping it off, Scott also pushed in the first two touchdowns on the goal line. His efforts brought the Spartans to a fourteen point lead half way through the second quarter.
With Brendan Scott dominating the backfield, room was made for senior Liam O’Mara to put on a show from both sides of the ball. A blast up the middle led to a touchdown run of nearly thirty yards. The Warriors tried to put something together on the next drive when the kickoff the kickoff was returned sixty-three yards. But after several high pressure plays, the Mohonasen quarterback lobbed a pass straight into the hands of Liam O’Mara. After several cuts, O’Mara got the ball back to the house for six, putting the Spartans up twenty-eight.
“Whenever someone makes a big play we all get pumped up,” O’Mara said. “We’re all a big family here, a really close team.”
Mohonasen tried to keep up with Queensbury throwing two long touchdown passes before and after halftime, getting the score to 28-12. But the Warriors just couldn’t keep pace with the bruising Spartan offense. Alek Britten connected with Jared Stillson for one more touchdown late in the third quarter to get a total of twenty points.
Queensbury’s offense just kept on rolling in the second half, scoring five more touchdowns without a turnover. Four of those touchdowns came on the ground for a total of seven rushing touchdowns. A big part of this rushing offense is Queensbury’s offensive line, led by senior tackle Devin Hunt.
Regarding the offensive line Hunt said, “We have to stay together, power through together. That entire time we were sticking together, following through with our blocks and making sure everything was crisp. That’s what we came here to do, stay crisp.”
Coach Crossman added, “Being able to get those five tough yards when we needed them helped really grind it out.”
Queensbury came out of the game with a perfect 2-0 record and over one hundred total points on the young season. They look to add to that total next week at home against Scotia-Glenville.
As for Mohonasen, they move to 1-1 on the year with a road game against Ballston Spa next Friday.
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