Cohoes loses quarterback in playoffs opening round

COHOES, N.Y. – Cohoes High School pulled off a dramatic win over Glens Falls in the opening round of the playoffs, but it came at a cost.

The Tigers lost starting quarterback Brandon LaForest to a season-ending injury, but now the team is coping with the loss.

Expectations were high to start the season for defending division champions Cohoes. The nucleus of their team was back, but they stumbled out the game losing their first two games and their starting quarterback Anthony Dumesnil to an injury.

Then the Tigers coaching staff decided to put one of their most explosive players, senior wideout Brandon LaForest, under center.

The Tigers won four of their next five games and locked up a two-seed heading into the playoffs. In the opening round, they hosted Glens Falls and LaForest was a major part of their 56-42 win over the Indians. But unfortunately, he suffered a broken ankle in the fourth quarter.

Either Dumesnil or sophomore Adam Walker will get the start at QB Friday night, but Coach Ducharme has yet to decide who start against Schuylerville.

The Tigers will try to upset top seeded Schuylerville at 7 p.m. Friday.

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