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H.S. FOOTBALL: Troy High runs over Shen, 50-14, in AA semifinal

TROY, N.Y. >> There were few surprises at Troy High Friday night in the Flying Horses 50-14 over Shenendehowa in the Class AA semifinal - if you were a Troy fan. The number one ranked, undefeated and defending New York State Sportswriters Association had an opportunity to show the capacity crowd in attendance and the televised audience what its prolific offense was able to do and that it had a defense to match.

FOOTBALL POLL: Ranked teams on collision course to Super Bowls

Troy High (9-0) remained undefeated and atop the weekly New York State Sportswriters Poll Class AA football rankings released Wednesday morning following the Flying Horses' 50-14 win over Shenendehowa last week. The two will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the University at Albany. Admission is $8. Saratoga Springs (9-0) moved up three spots to No.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Saratoga Super Bowl loss not without its lessons

ALBANY, N.Y. >> Only five football teams will end their season with a win and it will come later in the month of November, away from the Capital Region and against two teams that may have never met. To be crowned a champion takes talent, health, luck, execution and character. For those who don't make the trip to the Syracuse Carrier Dome, it is the losses that often reveal the character of those Section II athletes who don't advance.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Troy High repeats as Class AA Super Bowl champs

ALBANY, N.Y. >> It was a phrase that coaches throughout Section II have said time and time again - "There is a reason why Troy in the No. 1 team in the state." The undefeated Flying Horses, riding a 23-game winning streak that dates back to last year, repeated as the Section II Class AA champions Friday night at the University at Albany with a 28-6 win over Saratoga Springs.

H.S. FOOTBALL: Troy High Mike Fazio’s kick wins regional thriller

EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. >> The Troy High football team is on top of the world courtesy of its back-up quarterback. And not because of his arm. Flying Horses junior quarterback-turned-kicker Michael Fazio, nailed a 24-yard field goal from the right hash with four seconds left to propel Troy past Section I's New Rochelle in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA regional, 17-14 at Columbia High School.

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Atlanta holds off Seattle to escape with win

Seattle Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes, Adrian Clayborn returned a fumble 10 yards for a score and the Atlanta Falcons held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Seahawks 34-31 on Monday night. Atlanta stayed in the hunt for an NFC playoff spot thanks to its second straight victory and handed Seattle a second consecutive home loss. Ryan threw TDs to Mohamed Sanu and Levine Toilolo, while Tevin Coleman added a one-yard TD run on Atlanta's opening possession. But it was Clayborn's fumble return that helped break open the game early in the second quarter and gave Atlanta a 21-7 lead. Seattle attempted a late rally down by 11 points.

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