Tag: Ja-Del Whitfield

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”

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Scenes from Section 2 Class C football: Holy Trinity shuts out Mechanicville

SCHENECTADY – Ja-Del Whitfield rushed for two touchdowns to lead Holy Trinity to a 23-0 victory over Mechanicville Saturday, Oct. 6, in a Section 2 Class C football game played at Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.

Whitfield capped a first quarter drive with a 1-yard touchdown run and added a 5-yard scoring run in the third quarter to help the Pride (5-1) post their fourth consecutive victory. William Lawson kicked a 27-yard field goal to cap a second-quarter series, and Nelon Priest added a 5-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter that sealed the victory. Quarterback Joe Tortello threw for 187 yards for Holy Trinity.

Mechanicville (2-4) was led by its defense, as the Red Raiders stopped three Holy Trinity drives inside their own 5-yard line. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class C football: Holy Trinity shuts out Mechanicville”