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STATE CHAMPS: Skaneateles captures first NYS football title in school history (full coverage)

The Lakers have had plenty of good teams in the past, but this year’s team seems to have a flare about it that has not ever been matched. Patrick Hackler, a junior, has led the Lakers all season, passing for a New York State record 50 touchdown passes in a single season. On Friday night, Hackler was up to his... more

Skaneateles holds off Newark Valley to secure state semifinal berth

Three yards. The Lakers had two chances to deny the Cardinals three years. After failing to on the first try, Skaneateles stood firm on the second. The defensive stand was the difference between playing another week and going home for the winter. Skaneateles football denied Newark Valley on a two-point conversion on the final play of the game to seal... more

Clyde-Savannah’s magical season ends with loss in state quarterfinals

Clyde-Savannah knew it was in for a challenge against Maple Grove, the state runner-up a year ago, but the Golden Eagles found out the hard way just how good the Red Dragons are Friday. Maple Grove had over 450 yards rushing and the only the time the starters didn’t score was at the end of the first half when they... more

Preview: State quarterfinal football games, Section V vs. Section VI

While the high school football state quarterfinal round is new territory for the Wilson Wildcats of the Rochester City School District, the same can’t be said for the remaining four Section V champions. Game recaps of past Far West Regionals involving Aquinas, Hornell, Caledonia-Mumford/Byron-Bergen and Clyde-Savannah could fill an old-school team playbook. Four of Section V’s most successful high school... more

Skaneateles to face Newark Valley in state football quarterfinal

A 23-game win streak will accompany Newark Valley into Saturday’s Class C state football quarterfinal, 11 a.m. against Skaneateles at Union-Endicott’s Ty Cobb Stadium. Skaneateles (9-1), which lost a seven-point game Oct. 13 to Class B champion Homer, is coming off a 66-27 win against General Brown for Section 3’s championship. In that one at the Carrier Dome, junior quarterback... more

Section V football champions, including Clyde-Savannah, moving on to state tournament

Stand anywhere near a high school football sideline and you will hear someone, from the players to coaches to ball boys, scream “Let’s go!!!” It is, for now, one of the in-vogue motivational phrases screamed from during pregame warmups to postgame celebrations. The five Section V champions crowned during the weekend are going places, to play in the regional, or... more

Clyde-Savannah captures Section V Class D title; ER/Gananda falls one point short in Class C

The two remaining Finger Lakes high school football teams took the field at Alfred State on Saturday in the championship round of the Section V play-offs. Clyde-Savannah defeated Alexander, 17-13, to win the Class D Sectional Championship. In Class C’s final, East Rochester/Gananda lost a heartbreaker to Cal-Mum/Byron-Bergen, 27-26. Your Class D 2017 Sectional Champs Clyde-Savannah Golden Eagles pic.twitter.com/6Th9xwQldr —... more

Clyde-Savannah, ER/Gananda will play for Sectional football titles on Saturday

It was not a great weekend for area high school football teams during the semifinal round of the Section V playoffs. Just two teams remain standing heading into championship Saturday on November 4th. Clyde-Savannah will face Alexander in Class D and East Rochester/Gananda will square off against Cal-Mum/Byron-Bergen in Class C. The C-S Golden Eagles dispatched with Pembroke 42-24 (highlights)... more

Section V Football Playoffs: ER/Gananda, Clyde & Victor advance on Friday night

Friday night opened postseason play in Section V Football with no major surprises as the top seeds easily advanced to the second round. Full scoreboard below along with Saturday’s schedule of games… AA Webster Schroeder 7 McQuaid 20 AA Victor 49 Edison 6 B Batavia 36 Wayne 28 B Hornell 44 Newark 0 B Livonia 61 Waterloo 12 C East... more

2017 Section V high school football play-off brackets

The top eight teams from each classification across Section V will begin first round postseason action as Sectional football action gets underway on Friday and Saturday. Check out all the match-ups and tournament brackets below… – Get game results and Connors & Ferris Bowl matchups at SectionVFootball.org more

Tri-Town Titans earn Section V bowl berth

The South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg combined team, the Tri-Town Titans, closed its regular season last week and will now play for a bowl title beginning Thursday at 6 p.m. in Trumansburg at Tarbell Stadium. The team plays Dansville in the Section V… Ithaca.com: Read More   more

Coach Davis Day celebrated in Seneca Falls (photo)

Saturday, October 7th was Coach George Davis Day in Seneca Falls, as proclaimed by the Town Board. Newly inducted into the Mynderse Academy Athletic Hall of Fame, the 1970 undefeated football team donated a plaque in honor of Coach Davis at Bracht Field. In this photo, Coach Davis players, Dave Wormuth, Dave McNaney, Larry Giusti and John Capacci, display the... more

Pittsford hands No. 1 Victor first loss in Section V since 2015

The Pittsford Panthers pulled down Victor, 16-6, Friday night, and may have elevated themselves to the unofficial title of Section V’s top team. There are people behind the team at McQuaid who may disagree. Pittsford went into the Monroe County league game at Victor at No. 3 in the Democrat and Chronicle Large-Schools Coaches’ Poll, while the Blue Devils were... more

Red Jacket football finally gets a night under the lights

This week, Red Jacket football is set to make history, win or lose, when they take on rival Clyde-Savannah. For the first time ever, they’re hosting a game under Friday night lights. “I got goosebumps right now just talking about it,” said Travis Liberty, Red Jacket senior quarterback. “I didn’t think I would ever be able to play under the... more

Sore foot hampers Wayne’s Zenelovic, but senior QB makes no excuses

Braeden Zenelovic, a senior quarterback at a smaller school in Section V, hopes of playing college football. The question is, at what level. Zenelovic, listed at 6 feet, 4 inches and 205 pounds, is in his fourth season with the Wayne varsity team. He was named one of Section V’s top 25 players last season after his selection to the... more

Clifford a Big Dog in Canandaigua backfield

In a matchup of 1-0 teams, Canandaigua left no doubt who was the better one. The host Braves broke open a tight game at halftime and buried Spencerport, 21-0, thanks to the legs of A.J. Clifford and some terrific defense for a second straight week. Here are five takeaways from Friday night’s Section V football action: Democrat & Chronicle: Read... more

Week 2 in Finger Lakes HS football features heavy Friday night slate

The second weekend of area high school football gets underway on Friday night with all but one game involving Finger Lakes East & West teams hitting the field. The lone Saturday game features Tri-Town (South Seneca/Romulus/Trumansburg) visiting Mynderse Academy for an afternoon affair on Saturday. Full schedule and game times below… FRIDAY NIGHT ER/Gananda at Midlakes 7 pm CG Finney... more
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