ALBANY — For Albany, it was not unlike countless of big district games the Lions have played over the years. For the upstart Roscoe Plowboys, it was an opportunity to challenge a perennial area power for the district lead with the entire area paying attention.
And for 24 minutes, Roscoe (a 31-point underdog) appeared ready to shock the Big Country, forcing four first-half turnovers and heading into the locker room trailing 10-7. It was Albany, however, which had experience in closing big games and suddenly turned this one into a rout with a 34-0 second half run to win 44-7.
Adam Hill rushed for 253 yards and two scores and caught a 15-yard TD pass to lead top-ranked Albany (8-0, 3-0 District 6-2A DII), which survived a five-turnover night by limiting Roscoe (6-2, 2-1) to only 149 total yards and no offensive touchdowns.
“(Roscoe) was really playing well,” Albany coach Denney Faith said. “They were loading the box to stop Adam and doing some things that caught us off guard. They came out and played a great first half and we had to do a lot better.”