Several plays later, the Warriors recovered a Saints fumble at their 25 yard line, and the Warriors scored four plays afterwards when Alex Liucci ran for as 13-yard touchdown. Add to that Liucci's interception and a fumble recovery, and he showed he was a force to contend with both on offense and defense.
The Warrior defense was also responsible for wrapping up the game with conviction, when Matt McGowan picked off a Saints' pass at the Warrior five-yard-line and ran it back 95 yards along the sideline, behind some efficient blocking by his teammates, for a concluding touchdown.
Lake George overpowers Bishop Gibbons
A week earlier, the Warriors proved how tough they were when they defeated Bishop Gibbons 26-6 on a muddy field.
Again, it was both their offense and defense - working in tandem with unstoppable power - providing the win.
In this rainy Oct. 2 game, Meroski racked up 243 yards and three touchdowns.
But the Warrior defense also worked hard, containing opposing standout runningback Derrick Pitts to 112 yards and one touchdown.
The Warrior offensive campaign jumped to an early start with a big counterplay that gained 85 yards, behind key blocks by Kyle Bachem and Jack Clark. In that gain, Meroski broke a tackle or two in the rumble.
Several plays later, Robert Adsit read the opponent's play and yelled out to his teammates, and Hunter Hamilton then snagged an interception. The Warriors took it into the end zone two plays later.
Bennett said his players executed their game plans "perfectly," containing Bishop Gibbons to 22 yards of offense in the second half.
"Jack Clark was a madman on defense - they could not block him - and Robert Adsit also dominated."
Bennett said his players enjoyed careening around in the mud during the convincing victory.