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Patriots suffer second straight loss

September 29, 2012
By MIKE ZUMMO ( , The Leader Herald

BROADALBIN - After the last two weeks, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots are tired of playing in the rain.

In their second straight game in the rain, the Patriots fell behind the Glens Falls Indians by 30 points in a 48-20 loss Friday night at Patriot Field.

"I think it was deja vu," Broadalbin-Perth coach Jim Pelneau said. "We started again in a huge hole and you can't do that against good football teams. That's a good football team over there. Give them all the credit. They were very well prepared, played very physical."

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Broadalbin-Perth’s Tim Gordon runs around the end as Glens Falls’ Ben Pelton closes in for the tackle during Friday’s Class B West game at Patriot Field in Broadalbin. (The Leader-Herald/Mike Zummo)

The Indians (4-1 overall, 4-1 Class B West) didn't show any signs of rust after receiving a forfeit victory after Johnstown canceled the remainder of its varsity season due to low numbers.

Joe McMahon led the Indians with 189 yards on 14 carries and five touchdowns, three of which came in the first half as Glens Falls got off to a huge lead.

"I think we got a little bit of sick of being around each other," Glens Falls coach Pat Lilac said. "It was like preseason again and you have two weeks of practice without seeing another team. I think they got tired of hearing me talk and we were tired of practice against each other, and anxious to see someone else."

Things started going wrong for the Patriots (3-2 overall, 2-2 Class B West) from the opening snap when Gabe Mendez's pass was intercepted by Austin Quentin and returned to the Patriots' 20-yard line. Four plays later, on fourth-and-six, McMahon broke through the defense for his first touchdown of the game, a 13-yard run. Quarterback Cam Girard took the ball into the end zone for an 8-0 lead.

After Broadalbin-Perth went three-and-out, McMahon carried most of the load on a 35-yard drive that culminated in his 1-yard touchdown run to give the Indians a 14-0 lead.

"We weren't really sure what to expect because they really looked like two different teams against Hudson Falls and Schalmont," Lilac said. "I kind of figured they were somewhere in the middle of what they looked like against those two, but it did seem like we had a little bit of a speed advantage."

Glens Falls continued to build its lead in the second quarter, while the Patriots' offense was struggling. McMahon scored on a 49-yard run and Mike Lanoir hit Jake Dailey in the end zone to complete the two-point conversion, giving the Indians a 22-0 lead.

The Patriots' Darius Reyes fumbled the ensuing kickoff, giving Glens Falls the ball at the Patriots' 32-yard line. On the next play, Girard hit Lanoir along the left sideline for a 32-yard touchdown pass and a 30-0 lead.

The Patriots changed their offense in the second quarter, going no-huddle and moving 76 yards on seven plays, highlighted by a pair of 17-yard runs by Mendez.

Luigi Magliocca finished the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run, putting the Patriots on the board, 30-7.

"They did a nice job of changing the pace a little bit and we felt no-huddle could help a little bit this week," Pelneau said. "It worked and Gabe did a great job managing it. It settled the guys down and we were able to execute."

McMahon finished the first-half scoring with a 25-yard touchdown run.

Like in the first half, Mendez was intercepted on his first throw of the second half as he was picked off by Dailey, who ran the ball back 40 yards for a touchdown. McMahon added a 66-yard touchdown run with 5:26 left in the third quarter.

Reyes scored two touchdowns for the Patriots in the fourth quarter, as he collected 55 yards on five carries.

"He's a tough runner," Pelneau said. "He's a 10th-grader that's going to have a great future ahead of him. He runs determined and extremely hard. He's going to have many, many more games and many, many more carries."

Over the last two weeks, the Patriots have been outscored 99-27 by Schalmont and Glens Falls. They also lost Magliocca to a back injury in the second quarter and Noah Martin later in the game. The Patriots will celebrate homecoming next week when they host Schuylerville.

"We're going to have to come together," Pelneau said. "We're having some banged-up issues that are testing our depth. We knew going into it that this was the buzzsaw of our schedule. If we go into it, our depth was going to be tested and it has been."

Glens Falls 48, Broadalbin-Perth 20

Glens Falls14 22 12 0 - 48

Broadalbin-Perth0 7 0 13 - 20

First Quarter

GF - McMahon 13 run (Girard run), 10:06

GF - McMahon 1 run (run failed), 4:58

Second Quarter

GF - McMahon 49 run (Dailey pass from Lanoir), 10:31

GF - Lanoir 32 pass from Girard (McMahon run), 10:19

BP - Magliocca 3 run (Visco kick), 8:30

GF - McMahon 25 run (run failed), 1:08

Third Quarter

GF - Dailey 40 interception return (kick failed), 10:09

GF - McMahon 66 run (kick blocked) 5:26

Fourth Quarter

BP - Reyes 8 run (Visco kick), 9:52

BP - Reyes 3 run (kick failed), 1:01



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