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Section 2 football: A first glance at Class C

We will be taking a look at the alignments and schedules for all five football classes in Section 2 this week. To read about Class D, click here.

Four Class C football programs are on the move to different classes in 2019, while two Class D teams jump in to replace them.

Holy Trinity moves up to Class B this fall after adding players from Bishop Maginn to its roster, which also includes players from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, Catholic Central and Saratoga Central Catholic. Meanwhile, Chatham and Helderberg Valley slide down to Class D, and Corinth merges with Fort Edward and moves to Class D, where it will be ineligible for the Section 2 playoffs. Hoosic Valley returns to Class C from Class D, and Rensselaer moves up with the Indians. Continue reading “Section 2 football: A first glance at Class C”

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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 playoff brackets are partially set

By ROB JONAS

The playoff seedings for the Section 2 Class A, C and D football playoffs are set, but Class AA and B match-ups are still in the air following Sunday’s seeding meeting.

Shaker (7-0) will be the No. 1 seed in Class AA when the four-team playoff begins Oct. 26, while Shenendehowa (6-1) and Saratoga Springs (6-1) will battle each other Friday, Oct. 19, for the No. 2 seed. The No. 4 seed is up for grabs between Guilderland (4-3), Bethlehem (3-4), Christian Brothers Academy (3-4) and Niskayuna (3-4). A Guilderland victory over CBA Friday guarantees the Dutchmen the No. 4 seed, while a CBA win plus Niskayuna and Bethlehem wins would create a four-way tie for fourth place. Continue reading “Section 2 football playoff brackets are partially set”

Scenes from Section 2 Class C football: Stillwater wins Indian Bowl against Mechanicville

Stillwater built a 13-0 lead in the first quarter on its way to a 29-6 victory over Mechanicville in the annual Indian Bowl Friday, Sept. 6, at Tamarac High School. James Galarneau had a touchdown run and a touchdown pass for the Warriors.  Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class C football: Stillwater wins Indian Bowl against Mechanicville”

Veteran Stillwater football team has high expectations for 2018

Stillwater

Head coach: Ian Godfrey

Last year’s record: 8-2

Playoff result: Lost to Holy Trinity in Class C Super Bowl

Returning starters: James Galarneau (quarterback/free safety), Mason Seymour (running back/linebacker), Luc Lescault (running back/defensive back), Adam Ploutz (wide receiver/defensive back), Joe Conti (running back/defensive back), Matt Breslin (tight end), Dylan Darrow (tight end/linebacker), Brody Peacock (offensive line/defensive line), Brian McNeil (offensive line/defensive line), Jake Richardson (offensive line/defensive line), Justyn Kovalsky (offensive line/defensive line)

Graduated: Dan Morris (running back/defensive back), Jake Hickey (defensive line), Mike Ahern (linebacker)

Newcomers: Rhett Mercier (offensive line/linebacker), Caleb Dyer (running back/defensive back), Max Hems (offensive line/defensive line)

Outlook for season: With most of last year’s starters returning for another go-around, Stillwater is a favorite to get back to the Class C Super Bowl.

“When you return as many players as we do this season, expectations are always higher,” said Godfrey, who owns a 15-4 record as Stillwater’s coach. “Class C is a competitive classification, and nothing is guaranteed. Each game will be a test, and hopefully we stay healthy and compete.”