Friday, November 1, 2013

Just a Little History

Because I genuinely enjoy looking things up and SHARING NEW INFORMATION I have created the following list of fun Section II football facts heading into this weekend's semi-final matchups.

Obviously there's a lot on the line for the 20 teams still competing, but what exactly is a lot? I have answers for that.

Under the cut, check out a handful of fun facts to keep us all generally entertained before kickoff tonight and help point out some interesting storylines before we officially get underway this weekend.

Happy football.

Keeping the streak alive: Four different teams in four different classes are all looking to keep consecutive Super Bowl appearances alive with a victory this weekend. Burnt Hills, Schlamont, Hoosick Falls, and Rensselaer have all competed in their respective championship games for several straight years now with BHBL in since 2006, Rensselaer since 2008 and the other two earning straight berths since 2009.

Meanwhile on the other side...: While some teams are looking to keep some pretty impressive championship appearance streaks alive, the Cohoes football team is simply looking to get there once. The Tigers have never won a Section II championship and hose their first semi-final since 2009 on Saturday afternoon. You could bet pretty good odds that this is a team on a mission right now.

Breaking Away: If Amsterdam can top Queensbury on Saturday, the Rugged Rams will have booked their 19th championship game appearance, making them the most frequent Super Bowl visitor in all of Section II. Following close behind though is Cambridge who can make it 17 Super Bowl appearances with a victory over Salem on Saturday afternoon.

Run John Run: Greenwich senior running back John Barnes has a chance to break into the top 30 of single-season rushers in Section II history on Saturday night. Barnes, who has already rushed for 1,479 yards this season, is just 216 yards away from tying Schnectady's Mark Thompson. He'll have his work cut out for him though against a Rensselaer defense that has spent the past week preparing for what Barnes can do on the ground.

Closing in on Perfect: Currently, the Hoosick Falls football team is boasting a 21 game win streak, which ties with the 2000 Cambridge team for most consecutive victories. However, a win on Saturday afternoon would bump the Panthers even higher up the list moving them into 11th place all time the 1962 Johnstown squad.


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