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Falcons beat South Glens Falls to end football losing streak -- Oct. 20, 2012

The streak is over for the Albany High School football team.


Sophomore Tysheem Morris scored two touchdowns Saturday, Oct. 20 to help the Falcons to their first win since late in the 2007 season, a 24-0 victory over South Glens Falls. Originally scheduled for the previous night at Bleecker Stadium, the game was postponed due to heavy rain and moved to Schenectady High School because of poor field conditions at Bleecker. The start of the game then was delayed more than an hour because of another deluge. When the game finally began, junior Chris Wolcott also threw for one score and ran for another to spark the long-awaited win, and senior Johnny Randolph added an electrifying 61-yard scoring run in the the third quarter that gave the Falcons an 18-0 lead and put the game out of reach. 


The Falcons doused coach Jon McClement and assistant coach James Dimideo with ice water and Gatorade as the final seconds ticked off. "It's a great day to be a Falcon!" junior Immanuel Sturdivant said in the post-game celebration. The Falcons had lost 44 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the state until their breakthrough victory. Congratulations to coach McClement and the Falcons on a well-deserved win!



Tysheem Morris breaks into the secondary on the Falcons' opening drive (above left). On the same drive, quarter-

back Chris Wolcott and the offense get set to run a play (above right).



South Glens Falls stopped Tysheem Morris for no gain on third-and-goal on the Falcons' opening drive (above

left), but Chris Wolcott rolled left on fourth down and ran it in from the 6-yard-line (above right) to give the Falcons

a 6-0 lead, their first lead of the season.



Chris Wolcott unloads a 7-yard touchdown pass to Tysheem Morris to give the Falcons a 12-0 lead in the second

quarter (above left). Above right, Morris looks for room to run around the left side later in the second.



After Johnny Randolph's electrifying 61-yard run made it 18-0 in the third quarter -- Randolph also had a 97-yard

TD run negated by a penalty in the third -- the offense gets ready to punch it in for the final score in the fourth

quarter (above left). Above right, coach Jon McClement chills out following a celebratory Gatordade bath as the

final seconds tick off in the Falcons' long-awaited win. 



After the final horn, the celebration begins!



Coach Jon McClement talks with team following the victory.  



          The Falcons worked hard and waited a long time to enjoy a game-ending picture like this!   



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