Burgers gain victory in final seconds

In the third quarter, the Burghers scored a touchdown in a seven-play drive which included two runs by Mike Perrone totalling 22 yards. The Burghers capped it off with Frye hitting David Boodman for a 15-yard touchdown. Boodman ran with the ball for two extra points, and the Burghers led 16-0.

On the next kickoff, the Forts' special team fired back with a 65-yard return for a touchdown, which they converted.

In the fourth quarter, Warrensburg enjoyed a sustained 12-play drive, ending up with a fourth-down crunch with 6 yards to go on the 16-yard line. Frye threw the ball into the end-zone, and Fort Edward intercepted and ran it back 55 yards. Within three plays, they'd scored a touchdown, and the score was tied with 60 seconds on the clock.

"We were sure the game would go into overtime," Reynolds said.

Then on the ensuing kickoff, David Boodman returned the ball 37 yards, to the Forts' 48-yard line, setting up the final zig-zag, game-winning run by Frye .

Leonbruno said the Burgher veer play, a dive option, worked well. Mike Perrone led the rushing attack with 109 yards on 22 carries.

While Leonbruno praised Frye and back Jason Power and other individuals, he said the team as a whole fell short of expectations. The team needs to be more aggressive, he said.

"We've started out the season looking like we don't want to play ball - it's scary - but we ended up getting the win."

After the game, Leonbruno told the pumped-up players that their potential this season was unlimited.

"I told them as long as we're undefeated, we're state champion and league champion contenders - we can accomplish anything we want."

The Burgher gridiron squad's next game is Friday versus Rensselaer, away at 7 p.m.

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