Gloversville football team going back to the drawing board

KYLE ADAMS Gloversville’s Braydon Deere runs the ball during a Class B football game against Glens Falls on Friday.
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GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville football team didn’t get the result it was hoping for on Friday night, in a Class B contest against Glens Falls.

The Huskies did, however, see a breakout performance from sophomore running back Braydon Deere.

Deere rushed for 116 yards, on 25 carries in the game, with a long of 18 yards.

“He did a really nice job, especially as a sophomore,” Gloversville coach Jim Robare said of Deere. “ That’s one thing that we learned this year, that our running backs are a little faster. We did some good things on the ground.”

Deere was given the opportunity to move to the offensive side, after the Huskies needed someone to step up, following an injury.

“After we had an injury, we decided we needed some more speed in the backfield,” Robare said. “Braydon took that opportunity and ran with it, both Braydon and Taevin Brooker. They both did a real nice job running the ball.”

Brooker tallied 21 yards, on seven carries, in Friday’s game, which ended as a 39-18 loss to Glens Falls.

“You’ve got to give those guys credit. Glens Falls is a great, great team,” Robare said. “They’re always good. We just have to get better and go back to the drawing board.”

“We definitely had some high spots,” Robare added. “In the second half we scored right away, and we added some momentum with a takeaway.”

Dom Dorman tallied six receptions for the offense, for 82 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown. The senior also had an interception on defense.

Antonio Ocasio collected a loose ball for Gloversville on a Glens Falls fumble, while Alex Towne, Justin Krawczeski and Anthony LaGreca each recorded a sack.

Glens Falls (2-0) posted an undefeated 8-0 record during the regular season in 2022, but fell to Lansingburgh in the Section 2 semifinals.

“What we take from this is experience playing such a strong team,” Robare said of Glens Falls. “We’re a young team in our secondary, and with our linebacker crew, all they can do is learn from it.”

After a Week 1 big victory over Cohoes, 35-0, Gloversville is now 1-1 in classification play and 1-2 overall.

The Huskies return to action on Saturday, on the road at Hudson Falls at noon, before their next home game on Friday, Sept. 29 against Scotia-Glenville, for homecoming.

By Will Springstead

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