Making playoffs goal of Rome senior co-captains

Lead by example. That is what Rome Free Academy football co-captains Tristan Hunzinger and Ryan Swavely are ready to do this season. The senior duo is aiming to lead the storied RFA program back to the Section III playoffs after a one-year hiatus. The Black Knights were 1-7 overall last year, following a 5-4 campaign in 2015. Hunzinger is in his third year as starting... 1:00pm 08/31/17

RFA Football Schedule

Sept. 1: at Central Square, 7 Sept. 9: at Proctor, 1:30 Sept. 15: Corcoran, 7 Sept. 22: at Henninger, 6:30 Sept. 29: at West Genesee, 6 Oct. 6: Christian Brothers Academy, 7 Oct. 13: Fayetteville-Manlius, 7 Oct. 20: Sectionals/Crossover Oct. 27: Sectionals/Crossover 1:00pm 08/31/17

What’s the difference between eight- and 11-man football?

It’s a whole new ballgame for some football teams in Section III this season, with the formation of a new eight-man football league. So what are some of the big differences between eight-man and 11-man high school football? The Section III athletic office addressed some of the changes last week in a news release when announcing the schedule for the upcoming eight-man season.... 1:00pm 08/31/17

Adirondack Football Schedule

Sept. 2: at Clinton, 1:30 Sept. 9: at Holland Patent, 2 Sept. 16: Sherburne-Earlville, 2 Sept. 23: Little Falls, 2 Sept. 29: at Mount Markham, 7 Oct. 6: at Canastota, 7 Oct. 14: Frankfort-Schuyler, 2 Oct. 20: Sectionals/Crossover 1:00pm 08/31/17

Eight-man league brings whole new look to Section III gridiron

After a year and a half without football, South Lewis will once again have a team this season, but with a twist: The Falcons will be joining a seven-team league with Oriskany, Bishop Grimes, New York Mills, Cooperstown, Pulaski and Section IV’s Seton Catholic, with all seven teams playing eight-man football. This will be the first time in over 30 years that eight-man football... 1:00pm 08/31/17

Camden Football Schedule

Sept. 1: Oneida, 7 Sept. 8: Mexico, 7 Sept. 16: at VVS, 2 Sept. 22: CVA, 7 Sept. 30: Notre Dame, 7 Oct. 6: at New Hartford, 7 Oct. 13: Cazenovia, 7 Oct. 20: Sectionals/Crossover 1:00pm 08/31/17

Holland Patent Football Schedule

Sept. 1: at Canastota, 7 Sept. 9: Adirondack, 2 Sept. 16: at Clinton, 1:30 Sept. 23: Thousand Islands, 2 Sept. 30: Sherburne-Earlville, 2 Oct. 7: at Little Falls, 1 Oct. 14: General Brown, 2 Oct. 20: Sectionals/Crossover 1:00pm 08/31/17

Oneida Football Schedule

Sept. 1: at Camden, 7 Sept. 8: at New Hartford, 7 Sept. 15: CVA, 6:30 Sept. 22: at Cazenovia, 1:30 Sept. 29: vs. Mexico at Fulton, 7 Oct. 6: VVS, 6:30 Oct. 13: Notre Dame, 6:30 Oct. 20: Sectionals/Crossover 1:00pm 08/31/17

Oriskany Football Schedule

Sept. 23: Cooperstown, 2 Sept. 30: at New York Mills, noon Oct. 7: Bye Oct. 14: at Seton Catholic, 5 Oct. 21: South Lewis, 2 Oct. 28: Bishop Grimes, 2 Nov. 4: Championship game/TBD 1:00pm 08/31/17

VVS Football Schedule

Sept. 2: at Notre Dame, 2 Sept. 9: at Cazenovia, 1:30 Sept. 16: Camden, 2 Sept. 23: Mexico, 2 Sept. 29: at CVA, 7 Oct. 6: at Oneida, 6:30 Oct. 14: New Hartford, 2 Oct. 20: Sectionals/Crossover 1:00pm 08/31/17

Westmoreland

Westmoreland’s coach on sidelines for nearly quarter of a century

WESTMORELAND — Westmoreland head football coach Tim Gates never thought he’d still be coaching the Bulldogs after all these years. Now, he can’t imagine coaching anywhere else besides the Dog Pound. Consider him a Bulldog for life. Gates is entering his 18th year at the helm of Westmoreland this season and his 24th year overall with the program after previously serving as an... 1:00pm 08/31/17

Westmoreland Football Schedule

Sept. 2: Frankfort-Schuyler, 1 Sept. 8: at Bishop Ludden, 7 Sept. 16: WCV, 1 Sept. 22: at Beaver River, 7 Sept. 29: at Morrisville-Eaton, 7 Oct. 7: Sauquoit Valley, 1 Oct. 14: Waterville, 1 Oct. 20: Sectionals/Crossover 1:00pm 08/31/17