LATHAM — CBA beat Shaker 35-34 in an exciting, overtime Class AA contest in front of nearly 3,000 people on Friday, Sept 16.
In overtime, high school teams alternately play from the 20.
On the first possession, CBA quarterback Donald Jones hit tight end Chuck Volans for a score and the extra point was good. Shaker answered with a 1-yard run by quarterback Jake Iacobaccio. The Bison opted to go for two and the win but Iacobaccio was hit as he attempted a pass and it fell short for a CBA win.
CBA dominated the first half, allowing The Bison just a handful of largely ineffective offensive plays and took a 21-7 lead into the half. Quarterback Donald Jones scored two touchdowns and threw for a third. Shaker’s only score came on a 94-yard kickoff return by Nick Cerrone.
By the end of the third quarter, though, the score was knotted at 21 after a 3-yard run by Malachi Moore and a touchdown pass from Iacobaccio to Kyle Yusef.
Jones hit a wide open Jahmir Pitcher for a touchdown and a 28-21 lead. Shaker tied it up on the last play of regulation on a touchdown pass from Iacobaccio to Anthony Luciano.
After the game, one observer said “This is a nice preview of the Class AA Super Bowl.”
Shaker will square off against cross town rival Colonie on Sept. 23 and CBA will host Schenectady.
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