School football: Schoburg wins division opener
Schoburg, the combined first-year varsity football team with players from Schoharie and Duanesburg, had another successful debut Saturday.
After trailing Hoosic Valley at the half in its Class D South Division opener, the Indian Eagles battled back for a 28-16 victory at Duanesburg Elementary School.
“This will help us in the future, when we’re trailing in a game,” said Schoburg coach Ken Meyer. “The guys will know they’ve come from behind, and they can do it again. It was a great learning experience for us.”
Meyer said Schoburg managed 15 yards of offense in a frustrating first half while Hoosic Valley built a 16-0 advantage.
“We weren’t on the field hardly at all,” he said. “They were running, running, running and moving the chains. They kept moving the ball on us.”
Schoburg made a defensive adjustment to slow Hoosic Valley, and junior quarterback Colin Kenyon was a second-half standout with a trio of touchdown runs covering 58, 35 and 39 yards.
“We were in the red zone six times last week and got one touchdown [in a 41-7 loss to Greenwich],” said Meyer. “I wanted to see what they had, and they it stepped up. The second half was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen.”
Schoburg also had success in its season debut when it went on the road and beat Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons/Saratoga Catholic, 32-0.