Warriors defeat Hoosic Valley, look toward Granville

Backup quarterback Nate Fidd, a sophomore, took over near the end of the halftime and played in the backfield for the rest of the game, gaining valuable experience while advancing the score.

Three of Hoosic Valley's fumbles were recovered by junior Brand Hunt. Teammates Lee McCabe, Jack Clark and Rob Ford each contributed one fumble recovery each.

With the win, Lake George advances to a 2010 record of 3-1 overall, and is solidly in contention for the area's Class C crown with three other area teams.

Bennett said Granville will be a formidable foe as it has players with power and good speed.

"We're going to have to play really good football Friday to stop them," he said. His players and coaches have been watching game films, scrutinizing plays, and rearranging their plays to run where the weaker opposing players are positioned, he said.

Unlike 2009, when the offense revolved around handoffs to the locomotive Caleb Meroski - who would charge through opponents and rack up unbelievable yards - 2010's team has diversified talents throughout the squad that are developing rapidly, he said.

"We have a really good quarterback, a good fullback and tailback, and several good receivers, and we're not loading up on one guy," he said. "This year has been a nice surprise - we've got more weapons than we had in 2009."

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