CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- After a grueling three-touchdown win over Rensselaer that was much closer than the final score indicated, the Cambridge Central School football team came out and put its game against the Schoburg Indian Eagles to bed early on Saturday, racking up a 40-0 lead en route to the win by that same score.
Cambridge finishes the regular season at 7-0, its fourth straight undefeated regular season campaign.
Running back Caleb Rowland led the way for the Indians, rushing for 114 yards on 13 carries for four touchdowns during his one half of running the ball.
"It doesn't matter who scores, as long as we keeping winning," Rowland said. "I'm just happy to be winning. The line did a great job of opening up holes for us today."
His partner in the backfield, Chris Warnke, rushed for 74 yards on seven carries during the first half, while David Reedy put up 58 yards on just three carries.
"I think we blocked pretty well," lineman Kiel Kyer said. "The running backs did a good job reading the holes."
The Indians scored the first touchdown on the first series of the game, with quarterback Ethan English taking his only run of the game eight yards for a touchdown.
Schoburg, a combined team from Schoharie and Duanesburg, would come out for its first series and quarterback Zackary Thorington threw an interception to Rowland to turn the ball over.
"Everybody did their own job [on defense] and that makes it that much easier," Rowland said. "We just click together as a team on defense when we do that, starting with the defensive line getting a good pass rush."
Two plays after the interception, Rowland took a 20-yard carry to the house to make it 14-0, and after a 2-point try 16-0.
Schoburg would convert a fourth down on the next series when punter Connor Brown bobbled the snap but ran for 16 yards and a first. But they couldn't advance and after an incompletion on fourth down, turned the ball back over to the Indians.
Rowland hit paydirt again on the next series, taking the first play of the second quarter 3 yards for the score. After the conversion, it was 24-0.
On the Indians' next possession, Rowland would punch it in from four yards out to make it 32-0.
He would round out the scoring on the next drive, finishing off a 12-play drive with a 9-yard scamper. After English hit receiver Austin Dean (2 catches, 39 yards) on the 2-point try, it was 40-0.
In the second half, Rowland and a majority of the offensive starters gave way for the second-string unit, something that Rowland enjoyed to watch.
"It was a good day because we got to watch the young guys play," Rowland said. "They practice with us all week. They spend four or five days getting beat up by us, and it is nice to watch them come out there and have a little bit of the glory, too."
Andy Romack recovered a fumble on defense and had eight carries for 29 yards in the second half, while Colton Dean had seven carries for 32 yards.
Cambridge now heads into the Section II Class D tournament as the top seed in the South Division. The team faces Whitehall on Saturday in a first-round matchup at 1 p.m. at home.
Schoburg will also play in the postseason as the No. 4 seed in the South against Greenwich.
Asked how the team will prepare this week, Rowland said: "Remember last year, we have to remember last year [a loss to Salem in the semifinals]. If we do, it will get that ball of fire back in our stomachs to want to do well."