Albany High junior bowls first perfect game
Congratulations to Albany High School junior
Jahlil Young on bowling his first perfect game in the Falcons’ match
against CBA on Dec. 13.
Young rolled a 300 in the final game of the match at the Playdium
Bowling Center in Albany. He persevered through a tense final frame to
close out his first-ever perfect game.
“It was very exciting as the first ball in the 10th frame was
a little light and tripped out the “7” pin late,” coach Nancy Madsen
said. “With the next ball he was able to trip out the “4” pin, and then
then for the final ball he buried the shot!”
It's the first perfect game for an Albany High bowler since two Falcons
accomplished it during the 2005-06 season -- both also against CBA in
separate matches that year. A.J. Paolucci rolled a 300 against CBA early
that season, and Mike Benoit matched it later in the season.
Young rolled a 234 in his first game against CBA and a 235 in the second
game for an exceptional 769 series, the best series of his varsity
career. His previous high came as a freshman, when he rolled a 721
series at the 2015 Section II tournament. That was the highest
three-game series for anyone at sectionals that year.
The mission of the City School District of Albany
is to educate and prepare all students for college and career,
citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The
district serves more than 9,600 students in 17 elementary, middle and
high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes
several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative
academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at
Albany High School.