Cougars lose playoff opener

SALEM – Isaac Isom rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns, leading Salem to a 27-13 Class D quarterfinal victory over Canajoharie on Saturday.

The Generals trailed 13-6 heading into the fourth quarter before scoring 21 unanswered points to earn the win.

Isom scored on runs of 50, 4 and 9 yards for Salem, while Ryan Slater added a 9-yard touchdown run.

The Salem defense limited the Cougars to 64 yards rushing on 31 carries.

Jace Fox scored on a 3-yard run for Canajoharie (5-3 overall), while Zach Folts added a 1-yard touchdown run.

Salem (5-3) overall will face Cambridge in the Class D semifinals next Saturday at Schuylerville High School at 1 p.m.

Cambridge defeated Whitehall, 48-18, in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Salem 27, Canajoharie 13

Canajoharie0 0 13 6 – 13

Salem0 0 6 21 – 27

Third Quarter

C- Jace Fox 3 run (kick failed)

S – Isaac Isom 50 run (kick failed)

C- Zach Folts 1 run (Jordan Griswold kick)

Fourth Quarter

S – Isom 4 run (Isom run)

S – Isom 9 run (Dustin Wilson kick)

S – Ryan Slater 3 run (kick failed)

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