Last week, three people were injured in a shooting after a high school football game in Newburgh, New York. The violence occurred in the parking lot after the September 30th game between Newburgh Free Academy and Warwick High School. According to Newburgh police reports at least five shots were fired. Now that shooting is impacting future sporting events.
Only 3 football games were on the Section 2 docket for a beautiful fall Saturday afternoon. All three games featured ranked teams. We have the remainder of Friday night's scores, plus a preview of next week's big match-ups.
Eight high school football players were suspended on Tuesday for their role in a fight that occurred near the end of a game on Friday night. The details and video of the altercation left some school administrators in "disbelief." The actions of one of the eight players will lead to more than a one game suspension.
As the first week of school was behind the students and the realities of the fall season began to sink in, fifty-two Section 2 high school football teams were preparing to play! There were 19 Friday night match-ups with another 7 on Saturday. For most programs, it was their first week of game action.
There are rival schools in Washington County that are merging their football and boys soccer teams. It was the decision of the Whitehall school board to team up and merge with long-time rival Granville. They are tackling an issue that has enrollment dwindling so in order for the sports to continue, they had to get creative.
There will be no area high school football, volleyball or competitive cheer until the Spring after the New York State Public High School Athletic Association made the decision to pull the plug yesterday.
It was quite the weekend for the Troy High Football team. Not only were they crowned state champions for the second consecutive season in AA football, but their running back Joey "Jukes Galore" Ward dazzled a national audience with a run during their Sunday championship game that was featured on Sportscenter. You have to see this to believe it!
Cambridge High, Holy Trinity, and Troy High are the last three high school football teams representing the Capital Region. It doesn't matter where you live or where you grew up, the 518 will be rooting AND watching. Here's how you can check out their final game of the season, live from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.