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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”

Cobleskill-Richmondville football preview

Cobleskill logoCobleskill-Richmondville Bulldogs

Head coach: Ed Hantho

Last year’s record: 7-2

Playoff result: Lost in Section 2 Class B quarterfinals to Schuylerville

Returning starters: Donovan Pacatte (quarterback), Hunter Edwards (running back/linebacker), Patrick Nichols (tight end/defensive end), Joe DeChristopher (wide receiver/linebacker), Steve Maniscalco (wide receiver/defensive back), Spencer Lindstead (offensive guard), Ron Smith (offensive guard), Timothy Benac (offensive tackle), Isidro Santiago (defensive tackle), Alan Sperbeck (defensive back), Alex Javitz (free safety)

Graduated: Tim Dahl (offensive tackle/defensive end), Cameron Strang (wide receiver/defensive back), Mitchell VanDerWerken, Austin Kubat (center)

Newcomers: Tucker Farnum (wide receiver), Danny Veley (center), Jacob Dafeldecker (wide receiver), Jeff Crooks (linebacker), Willim Madgziuk (defensive end), Isiah Gerhardt (wide receiver/defensive back)

Outlook: The Bulldogs lost key cogs on the line with the graduation of Dahl (first team Reinfurt Division defensive end, third team All-State) and Kubat (second team Reinfurt Division), along with VanDerWerken (first team all-purpose player) and Strang (first team defensive back). However, they have a strong group of returning skill position players on offense.

“We [have to] focus on the future while building on last season, where ego is in check and we accept our role[s],” said Hantho. “The offensive line jells, and we stay healthy. We grasp offensive and defensive changes quickly.”