Week one woes
Hancock/Deposit won the battle of merged teams as it bested Roscoe/Manor/Downsville 42-28. Manor has only junior varsity football this year so its elder statesmen joined the Roscoe/Downsville contingent, which was 1-6 a year ago. Tri-Valley, which was 4-5 (2-2 Class C) a year ago, lost its season opener in a non-league Class C fray with Onteora by the score of 36-15. Logan McKeon recovered a fumble and ran it back for 80 yards for one of the Bears’ scores. Justin Swarthout ran for 145 yards on 17 carries. The Bears host Chester in Grahamsville on September 14.
In the last of the local games, Monticello, which was 2-7 (1-4 Class A) last year, fell to New Paltz by the score of 27-7. The Panthers closed a half time gap of 14-0 to within one score as Terry Duncan scored via an 11-yard pass from quarterback Jonathan Harned, but the Huguenots responded with two touchdowns from standout Khariff LaBoy. This week Monticello hosts Cornwall and Liberty hosts James I. O’Neill on September 12, while Roscoe/Downsville Manor hosts Eldred on September 13. Tri-Valley will host Chester on September 14. For photos from the Sullivan West/Burke game as well as those from Monticello/New Paltz, visit www.sportsinsights.smugmug.com.