Colonie football team reloads for 2018 Class AA season


Head coach: Eric Rouleau

Last year’s record: 5-4

Playoff result: lost to Shenendehowa in Class AA quarterfinals

Returning starters: Shai Young (quarterback), Bryan Grimes (running back/wide receiver/linebacker), Josiah Kemp (tight end/defensive end), Eddie Soto (wide receiver/defensive back), Marcus Gibson (defensive back)

Graduated: Dylan Williams (wide receiver/free safety), Anthony Gibson (offensive line/linebacker), Mike Lavigna (running back/linebacker), Josh Kemp (running back/linebacker), Eli Cruz (offensive line/running back), Tyler Briggs (offensive line/defensive line), Robert Johnson (offensive line/defensive line)

Newcomers: Christian Hubbard (defensive back/running back/wide receiver), Donald Francis (linebacker/running back/wide receiver), Colton Briggs (offensive line/defensive line), Evan Caraballo (offensive line/defensive line), Logan Stark (tight end/linebacker)

Outlook for season: Despite graduating 22 seniors from last year’s team, the Garnet Raiders enter 2018 with a positive outlook as they attempt to become one of four Class AA teams to make the playoffs.

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