Shenendehowa football storms past Scotties

Shenendehowa tight end Michael Gillooley pushes past Ballston Spa defensive back Steven Rizzo as team mate Jason McCarthy vaults over him at Brent T. Steuerwald Stadium Friday, October 2, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)Shenendehowa tight end Michael Gillooley pushes past Ballston Spa defensive back Steven Rizzo as team mate Jason McCarthy vaults over him at Brent T. Steuerwald Stadium Friday, October 2, 2015. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

— A week after everything went wrong for the Shenendehowa football team, senior Carl Fiore knew how to best sum up his team’s performance Friday against Ballston Spa.

“We came out and performed like we wanted to,” said Fiore, who rushed for three scores and 172 yards on 15 carries in the Plainsmen’s 42-7 Section II Class AA Empire Division victory.

In front of approximately 4,500 fans on homecoming night, the Plainsmen (2-1, 2-3) gave their crowd plenty to cheer about with a dominant performance. Shenendehowa scored the game’s first 21 points, outgained Ballston Spa (2-1, 3-2) 438-179 in yards and was able to work in new starting quarterback Mike Spulnick with ease.

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About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.