GLENS FALLS — With less than a minute left before halftime a couple of Saturdays ago, Joseph Girard III had a decision to make as he scrambled with the football on a broken play.

Warrensburg football coach Mike Perrone loved his team’s offensive game plan Saturday, and the Burghers did produce 309 total yards, including 260 on the ground.

This Week

WARRENSBURG — Sweat-soaked and exhausted like the rest of their Greenwich football teammates, Cole Burgess and Reese Cristaldi stood off to the side after Saturday’s Class D game.

WHITEHALL — Brendan Covey rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries Saturday to lead Whitehall to a 43-20 non-league football victory over Helderberg Valley.

Fonda 44, Corinth 32: Shawn Tedesco rushed for 314 yards and two touchdowns Friday night, but the Tomahawks came up short in a wild Class C North loss.

SCHUYLERVILLE — Opponents will be hard-pressed to pick out any one standout football player for the Schuylerville Black Horses.

Granville 30, Rensselaer 6: Will Duffy rushed for 63 yards and two touchdowns and scored another on a pass from Nick Andrus, as the Golden Horde got their first win under coach John Irion in a Class D non-divisional game.

JOHNSTOWN — Glens Falls averaged 12.9 yards per play and scored 28 points in the second quarter in its 49-6 win over Johnstown on Friday in a Class B North Division football game.

Ticonderoga 56, Saranac 21: The Sentinels erupted for 34 first-quarter points Friday night en route to a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory over Saranac.

Forgot and left this till the last minute, but here's my one-man panel's choices for the top teams in Section II, heading into Week 3 of the season:

Late summer is filled with two a days as players dream of playing well into November for a chance at a state title. Before they can achieve that dream teams must conquer its section II class. Here is a look back at past sectional winners in high school football.

Amid mounting concern over concussions and head injuries in football, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has endorsed a new set of safety standards that will be enforced at the state playoff level this fall.

The first installment of the New York State Sportswriters Association high school football state rankings are up, for Class AA and A and Classes B, C and D.

GLENS FALLS — Any question marks the Glens Falls Indians had about their defense coming into the season have been erased like the zeros on their opponents’ side of the scoreboard.

WHITEHALL — Sometimes a two-touchdown win feels like more, even when some of the numbers don’t necessarily explain it.

Cambridge 33, Albertus Magnus 7: Tommy English rushed for 101 yards and four touchdowns to lead Cambridge past Albertus Magnus of Section I in a non-league game at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.

COHOES — Evan Serviss and Colby Phillips ran for touchdowns Saturday as Fort Edward shut out Cohoes 14-0 in a non-league football game.

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — After three spectacular touchdowns had given South Glens Falls the lead Friday night, the Bulldogs just needed one final stop with the game on the line.

GLENS FALLS — Pat Lilac and the Glens Falls Indians are a little wary heading into Saturday’s 1:30 p.m. home football game against Schalmont.