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Fifth-sixth-grade Burgher football team ends season with win

Burgher youth football action, grades 5-6.

Burgher youth football action, grades 5-6. Photo by Kim Ladd/Lifescapes Photography

— The Warrensburg fifth- and sixth-grade football squad finished its season with a 44-28 win against Hudson Falls on Saturday, Oct. 20.

With 450 yards of rushing, the little Burghers pulled out a hard-fought victory on under beautiful skies.

“This is quite an accomplishment for these young men to come into their home after a rough season and pull off this win,” said Coach Gary Baker II. “It was a great way to end the season for sure.”

They played like they knew they could, and having no turnovers was the key.

“What a group of kids this is,” Baker said.

Quarterback Maclane Baker led the offense flawlessly handing the ball off to Evan Macduff, Jaron Griffin, Jessie Griffin and Danny Kelly.

Macduff finished with more than 250 yards and 1 touchdown. Jessie Griffin had 2 touchdowns. Jaron Griffin had 2 touchdowns plus a 2-point conversion. Danny Kelly had 2 touchdowns.

Defense was led by Jackson Czuba with 5 tackles and 1 sack; Hunter Mosher, 5 tackles; Jackson Corriveau, 5 tackles; Danny Kelly, 6 tackles; Nolan Mcneil, 6 tackles; Evan Macduff, 5 tackles; and Kurt Fuller, 5 tackles.

“I would like to thank all of our kids for a very fun season,” Baker said. “Although only a few make the news, all of them deserve credit, and without them there is no team.”

Other players who worked hard this season were: Peyton Olden, Brandon Bailey, Bill Cameron, Neil Galvin, Chris Wilson, Sean Winter, Wyatt Baker, Reece Rundell, Tommy Moore, Ryan Mosher, David Luck, Nate Fuller, Zachary Barber, Brennan Stone, Carter Carpenter, Braley Duell and Mike Mumblow.

This is the end of the road for some of Coach Baker’s youth football coaches.

“I am losing three coaches this year who have been such a big part of this program for years as their kids have aged out,” Baker said. “It is only fitting for me to say thank you to them and their families for the sacrifice they make for two to three months a year: defensive coach Joe Sutphin; assistant coach Rich Bailey; and assistant coach Larry Olden.”

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