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Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state

Glens Falls quarterback Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Co-Player of the Year for the second year in a row when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its small school all-state football teams Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Girard threw for 3,084 yards and 36 touchdowns against six interceptions to lead the Indians to their second state Class B title in three years. He also carried the ball 107 times for 395 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he had three touchdowns on defense and special teams.

Girard split Player of the Year honors with Batavia running back Ray Leach, who set Section 5 records for rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored in leading the Blue Devils to the state final against Glens Falls.

Glens Falls kicker Sam Hogan and Hudson linebacker Spencer Goldstein were first team all-state selections in Class B. Hogan converted 57 extra point kicks and added a pair of field goals, while Goldstein was one of the top defenders for a Hudson team that finished second in the Reinfurt Division. Continue reading “Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state”

Section 2 football: A look back at the Super Bowls, and a look ahead to regionals (with photo gallery)

Three Section 2 football teams have regional playoff games this weekend, while two others await their semifinal opponents.

Class AA champion Shaker (10-0) received a bye into the state semifinals after defeating Saratoga Springs 28-14 in the championship game Friday, Nov. 2, at Casey Stadium on the University at Albany campus. This bye is rotated between Sections 2, 1 and 9 on an annual basis. Shaker meets either Section 1 champion New Rochelle or Section 9 champion Newburgh Free Academy Saturday, Nov. 17, at Middletown High School.

Class A champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (9-1) also received a bye into the semifinals after Section X decided not to play in the regional round. The Spartans face the winner of the John Jay (Section 1)-Cornwall (Section 9) regional in the state semifinals Friday, Nov. 16, in Middletown.

Glens Falls (Class B), Cambridge/Salem (Class C) and Warrensburg (Class D) all play in this weekend’s regional round. Glens Falls meets Section 7 champion Beekmantown Friday, Nov. 9, at Shenendehowa High School, while Cambridge/Salem travels to Potsdam High School to play Section 10 champ Ogdensburg Free Academy. Warrensburg faces Section 7 champion Moriah Saturday, Nov. 10, at Schuylerville High School. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A look back at the Super Bowls, and a look ahead to regionals (with photo gallery)”

After posting first winning season in more than 10 years, Warrensburg football must replace some parts


Head coach: Mike Perrone

Last year’s record: 7-2

Playoff result: lost to Cambridge in Section 2 Class D semifinals

Returning starters: Evan MacDuff (senior quarterback/free safety), Hunter Mosher (senior offensive lineman/linebacker), Brandon Bailey (senior tight end/defensive end), Chris Wilson (senior offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Jesse Griffin (running back/defensive back), Mac Baker (junior running back/linebacker), Jaron Griffin (junior running back/offensive lineman/defensive lineman)

Graduated: Cole Lanfer (running back/linebacker), Greg Shambo (running back/linebacker), Trevor Prosser (running back/linebacker), Trevor Winchell (wide receiver/defensive back), Brandon Turner (offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Dan Monthony (offensive lineman/linebacker), Mike Gavin (offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Evan Rock (running back/defensive back)

Newcomers: Dylan Winchell (freshman running back/defensive back), Tristen Hitchcock (eighth grade offensive line/linebacker), Alex Jackson (offensive line/defensive line)

Outlook for season: After posting its first winning season in more than a decade in 2017, Warrensburg has to replace some key players.

“We have some big roles to fill, especially at the skill positions where we graduated close to 3,000 yards of offense in Cole Lanfer and Trevor Prosser,” said Perrone. “Our young players must step in those roles, and we must stay healthy. If that happens, we hope to compete for a Sectional title.”