Dutch rise again, wrest victory from the Raiders

Parting the Red Sea: Guilderland football players — Bradley Johnston, right, at top, and Julian Christiano — spring from the field into a stand of cheering spectators after beating Colonie, 38-35, on Andrew Sentz’s 27-yard, game-winning field goal last Friday night. 

Frank Gallo, second right, Guilderland’s quarterback, escapes two would-be Garnet Raiders tacklers during the second quarter. Gallo threw for 221 yards with 16 completions on 23 attempts, throwing for three passing touchdowns (two of them to Jacob Smith who had 93 receiving yards on six catches) and one rushing touchdown. Guilderland’s running back Joseph Cornell, third right, also had a great game, rushing for 116 yards on 15 carries, and gaining 74 receiving yards on two catches. Guilderland had 516 yards of total offense.

Slowing down Colonie’s wide receiver Chris West, bottom, is Guilderland’s D’Angelo Livingston, left, as Michael Lia and Joshua Lamb tackle West. Guilderland advances to play Christian Brothers Academy Friday night at 7 p.m. at Christian Brothers Academy in Colonie for the Class AA semi-final game.

Photographs by Michael Koff

 

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