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MHTS SUMMER FUN TOUR VISITS SECTION 3 FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY!

MHTS SUMMER FUN TOUR VISITS SECTION 3 FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY!

Jeff Pexton-MHTS/PGI Photo

8/12

MHTS Summer Fun Tour

As the My Hometown Sports 2014 Summer Fun Tour begins its steady descent into Autumn, there was no place we’d rather have been today than at the first of its kind Section III High School Football Media Day, hosted by the folks at Syracuse.com and East Syracuse Minoa High School.

th_footballEvery high school football team in Section III was invited to attend, with coaches and players, to meet and greet members of the Upstate New York Media, and meet and greet they did.

From 10:00 a.m. until Noon it was the Class “A” and “AA” schools, who took center stage inside the gym at ESM, as a steady rain fell on the outdoor facilities there. 

Then, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., Classes “B” through “NFF” (National Football Foundation) Divisions stepped in front of the microphones and cameras to describe their programs and give the press a glimpse of what we can expect this coming fall on the gridirons of Central New York.

Dalton Henry, Terrance Nichols, Coach Ricco and Jordan Romano - NY Mills

Dalton Henry, Terrance Nichols, Coach Anthony Ricco and Jordan Romano – NYM

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Coach Ricco/Jordan Romano

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Dalton Henry

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Terrence Nichols

 

 

 

 

 

First up in our visit was Head Coach, Anthony Ricco, and New York Mills Marauders players, Jordan Romano, Dalton Henry and Terrence Nichols.

th_footballThe Marauders, usually one of the smallest schools in New York to field a football team, will join Oriskany in the newly formed National Football Foundation Division and will open the season on September 7th in the Carrier Dome against Bishop Grimes. 

Next we had the pleasure of meeting Head Coach, Rocky Corigliano and Sauquoit Valley Indians players, Kory Lewandrowski, Kody Taylor and Tyler Ray.

The Indians will play in the always tough Section III, Class “C” East this coming fall. Coach Corigliano is looking for good things this season, despite the loss of some key seniors.

Sauquoit will open the season on September 5th on the road against a much improved Morrisville-Eaton team.

Coach Corigliano, Kory Lewandrowski, Tyler Ray and Kody Taylor - Sauquoit Valley

Coach Corigliano, Kory Lewandrowski, Tyler Ray and Kody Taylor – Sauquoit Valley

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Coach Corigliano

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Kody Taylor

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Kory Lewandrowski

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Tyler Ray

 

 

 

 

 

th_footballAfter the Indians, MHTS had the pleasure of catching up with the Westmoreland Bulldogs and Head Coach, Tim Gates.

The Bulldogs will be playing in the Class “D” East this season, once again back with perennial rival Dolgeville. Coach Gates brought along his second year quarterback, Tyler Deveans, along with bruising tailback, Robert Heitzmann, veteran linebacker, Devon Tophoven and senior wide out, Tyler Platt.

The Bulldogs will look to add to their four Section 3 Championships since 2006 this coming season, which begins on September 5th at defending Section 3 “C” Champion General Brown. 

Devon Tophoven, Robert Heitzmann, Coach Tim Gates, Tyler Deveans, Tyler Platt - Westmoreland

Devon Tophoven, Robert Heitzmann, Coach Tim Gates, Tyler Deveans, Tyler Platt – Westmoreland

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Coach Gates

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Tyler Deveans

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Robert Heitzmann

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Tyler Platt

 

 

 

 

 

th_footballOur next meet and greet was with first year head coach, Jake Dercola, and several Notre Dame Jugglers players.

Coach Dercola takes over a Jugglers program bursting at the seams with senior talent, including quarterback, Kevin Warmack, defensive end, Joe Sullivan, and linebacker / wide receiver, Vinny Loconti.

Many believe this Jugglers team might just have what it takes to bring home the elusive Section III, Class “C” Championship in 2014. Notre Dame will compete in the “C” East and kicks off the 2014 campaign at Bishop Ludden on September 5th.

Vinny Loconti, Coach Jake Dercola, Kevin Warmack, Joe Sullivan - Notre Dame

Vinny Loconti, Coach Jake Dercola, Kevin Warmack, Joe Sullivan – Notre Dame

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Coach Dercola

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Vinny Loconti

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Kevin Warmack

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Joe Sullivan

 

 

 

 

Our day closed out with another of our local favorites, the Oriskany Redskins and Head Coach, Jerry Tine.

th_footballThe Redskins will also play in the evenly divided National Football Foundation’s West Division, along with local rival Clinton.

This season, Oriskany will be led by junior quarterback, Ethan Juarez, senior lineman, Nick Cooper, and wide receiver / defensive back, Nick Cooper.

The Redskins will open their season on September 6th at home against South Lewis.

Nick Cooper, Coach Jerry Tine, Ethan Juarez, Devon Bryant - Oriskany

Nick Cooper, Coach Jerry Tine, Ethan Juarez, Devon Bryant – Oriskany

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Coach Tine

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Nick Cooper

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Devin Bryant

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all of the coaches and players who took time out of their late Summer plans to meet and talk with us today.

We’re about as eager as you are to get this new football season underway. Best of luck to all on a great 2014 campaign.

Thanks also to Pat Spadafore and the guys at Syracuse.com on getting this event off the ground! Great job and we are already looking forward to next season! See you on the sidelines.

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