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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”

Class C football: Two third quarter touchdowns are all Voorheesville needs to edge Taconic Hills

VOORHEESVILLE – The Voorheesville football team defeated Taconic Hills 13-0 in a Class C South Division game Saturday, Sept. 8.

All of the Blackbirds’ points came in the third quarter. Quarterback Ian Owens connected with Vinnie Patterson for a 55-yard touchdown pass, and Jimmy Gravino returned a Taconic Hills fumble 25 yards for the insurance touchdown. Continue reading “Class C football: Two third quarter touchdowns are all Voorheesville needs to edge Taconic Hills”

Ian Owens’ big day propels Voorheesville past Helderberg Valley in a battle between neighbors

By ROB JONAS

BERNE – The rivalry between Albany County’s hilltowns (Berne, Knox and Westerlo) and the valley floor below (Voorheesville) has gone on for more than a century.

Yet, there have been relatively few opportunities for the high schools that represent those communities to battle each other in athletic competition because Voorheesville and Berne-Knox-Westerlo play in different leagues. Continue reading “Ian Owens’ big day propels Voorheesville past Helderberg Valley in a battle between neighbors”

Scenes from Section 2 football: Voorheesville at Helderberg Valley

BERNE – Late touchdown runs by quarterback Ian Owens and tailback Jake Palmer helped Voorheesville pull away from Helderberg Valley 38-21 in a Class C South Division football game Saturday, Sept. 1. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 football: Voorheesville at Helderberg Valley”