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GF beats Qby

Posted Sunday, September 25, 2005 by Pat Lilac
Game summary

Game of September 24, 2005
Glens Falls 1460626

If Saturday's football game turns out to be the end of the classic rivalry between Glens Falls and Queensbury, then the Indians' 26-21 victory over Queensbury was a classic way to end it.
Matt Salem ran seven yards for the go-ahead score with 1:15 remaining for the Indians to secure the victory. His touchdown came after the Spartans had taken a 21-20 lead with 4:35 remaining on quarterback Jeff Benway's 22-yard scramble.
Queensbury took an early lead as Benway snuck in from one yard out and Brad Middleton ran in the conversion. Jimmer Fredette got Glens Falls on the board, taking a 66-yard pass from Denny Wilhelm. Those two combined for the next score, this time on defense. Wilhelm blocked a Queensbury punt and Fredette picked it out of the air and ran 20 yards for the score. A good conversion made it 14-8.
The Indians led 20-8 at the half as Wilhelm hit Alec Conover for a 14-yard score.
The Spartans opened the second half with a 12-play, 65-yard drive on the ground. Middleton scored from four yards out and Benway added the kick for a 20-15 score.
'These games usually go down to the final drive and this was no different. We were able to keep our composure,' Glens Falls coach Pat Lilac said. 'The blocked punt was a huge momentum changer. They made great adjustments against our defense in the second half.'
Queensbury coach John Irion said his coaches made no real technical adjustments at the half. 'We made more mental adjustments and the kids came out much more intense in the second half.' He added his team needs to put together two halves playing with intensity.
The rivalry could end if Queensbury moves to Class AA next year, but Lilac said, 'I hope it doesn't go away.'

Scoring summary
First quarter
Que-Jeff Benway 1 run (Brad Middleton run)
GF-Jimmer Fredette 66 pass from Denny Wilhelm (pass failed)
GF-Jimmer Fredette 20 block punt return (Alec Conover pass from Denny Wilhelm)
Second quarter
GF-Canover 14 pass from Wilhelm (run failed0
Third quarter
Que-Middleton 3 run (Benway kick)
Fourth quarter
Que-Benway 22 run (pass failed)
GF-Matt Salem 7 run (pass failed)

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