Tag: Colonie football

Section 2 football: A first glance at Class AA

This is the final look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2. To read about Class D, click here. To read about Class C, click here. To read about Class B, click here. To read about Class A, click here.

There was only one change to Class AA for the 2019 Section 2 football season. Albany elected to play in Class A, leaving Class AA with only nine teams playing in one division: Bethlehem, Christian Brothers Academy, Colonie, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, Shaker and Shenendehowa.

The lack of any additions to the Class AA field means that there will be only four teams qualifying for Sectionals for the second consecutive year. The move to one division was precipitated in 2018 when Troy, Ballston Spa, Columbia and LaSalle moved down to Class A following new BEDS numbers posted by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class AA”

Advertisements

Two Section 2 coaches pass away over the weekend

Edited on Jan. 23, 2019, at 1:25 p.m.

Mike Ambrosio, Frank DeMasi were long-time coaches and physical education teachers at their respective schools

By ROB JONAS

Former Colonie varsity football coach Mike Ambrosio and current Duanesburg cross country coach Frank DeMasi passed away over the holiday weekend from heart attacks.

“Last couple of days have been terrible,” said Joseph Guardino, Colonie Central High School Athletic Director. “This was not anywhere forseen in any way. He was still very active with us.”

Ambrosio, 64, was Colonie’s varsity football coach from 1997 to 2011, guiding the Garnet Raiders to three Section 2 Super Bowls. DeMasi coached cross country at Duanesburg from 1998 until his passing Sunday. Continue reading “Two Section 2 coaches pass away over the weekend”

Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna hangs on in overtime to defeat Colonie

By ROB JONAS

NISKAYUNA – It was a surreal ending to an exciting football game Friday, Oct. 5, at Niskayuna High School.

The Silver Warriors (2-4) took a 34-27 lead in overtime and hung on for a 34-33 victory over Colonie when the Garnet Raiders failed on a two-point conversion that they hadn’t planned on pursuing. Continue reading “Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna hangs on in overtime to defeat Colonie”

Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna edges Colonie in overtime

NISKAYUNA – Dan Brownell’s 20-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Whitley and a successful extra point kick in overtime helped Niskayuna edge Colonie 34-33 Friday, Oct. 5, in a Section 2 Class AA football game.

Colonie quarterback Shai Young pulled his team within one point with a 7-yard touchdown run, but the Garnet Raiders failed on their two-point conversion attempt.

Niskayuna’s Cole Wade scored on a 2-yard touchdown run, and Brownell added a two-point conversion run with 4:58 left in the fourth quarter to forge a 27-27 tie with Colonie.  Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class AA football: Niskayuna edges Colonie in overtime”

Colonie football team reloads for 2018 Class AA season

Colonie

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) Continue reading “Colonie football team reloads for 2018 Class AA season”