TOWN OF CONKLIN (WBNG) -- Our 12 Sports Game of the Week between No. 25 Susquehanna Valley and Owego took center stage on Saturday afternoon as the lone Section IV playoff game. Luke Kiballa put the Indians on the board first in the second quarter, but the Sabers scored 21 unanswered to advance to the Class B semifinals. Susquehanna Valley quarterback Jarred Freije tossed three touchdown passes in the victory.
Owego (3-5) 7 - #25 Susquehanna Valley (6-2) 21
"It's been a long time since we had a playoff win," said Susquehanna Valley head coach Mike Ford. "We played on our home field for the last time this year, grass field, and we're going to turf next year, so it was a special day. Meant a lot for the kids. They took a little bit of the field home with them today."
"It was all the receivers and the line on that play," said Susquehanna Valley quarterback Jarred Freije. "The line gave us enough time to drop back and our receivers time to get out there. Our receivers made some great catches today. They definitely had their hands."
"I'm trying to find a way that we can start in the second half next week and go from there," said Ford. "At this point, it seems to be our story line, but we're going to do everything we can to change that because you can't start slow against Forks and expect to win."
SECTION 4 FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PICTURE
#4 Horseheads (3-5) at #1 Binghamton (5-3): Friday, October 27 - 7:00 p.m.
#3 Corning (3-5) at #2 Elmira (4-4): Saturday, October 28 - 1:30 p.m.
#3 Johnson City (3-5) at #2 Union-Endicott (7-1): Friday, October 27 - 7:00 p.m.
#3 Maine-Endwell (6-2) at #2 Norwich (6-2): Friday, October 27 - 7:00 p.m.
#4 Susquehanna Valley (6-2) at #1 Chenango Forks (8-0): Saturday, October 28 - 1:30 p.m.
CLASS C (at Johnson City Wildcat Stadium)
#3 Lansing (5-3) vs. #2 Oneonta (5-3): Saturday, October 28 - 11:00 a.m.
#4 Whitney Point (3-4) vs. #1 Newark Valley (8-0): Saturday, October 28 - 2:00 p.m.
CLASS D (at Binghamton Alumni Stadium)
#5 Greene (6-2) vs. #1 Sidney (7-1): Saturday, October 28 - 12:00 p.m.
#7 Harpursville/Afton (6-2) vs. #3 Tioga (6-1): Saturday, October 28 - 3:00 p.m.