Nov 292019
 
2019 Turkey Bowl Recaps

Xavier-40; Fordham Prep-14 Spearheaded by their vaunted ground attack, the Knights snapped their three-year losing streak in this annual Thanksgiving tradition…Scoring three touchdowns apiece on the ground was senior, Matthew Geruso, and 11th grader, Andrew Scariano….Geruso, who was awarded Most Valuable Player honors in his final appearance in the Maroon & Blue, rushed for 143 […]

Nov 242019
 
CANISIUS 2PT GAMBLE BESTS HAYES FOR 2019 CHSAA FOOTBALL STATE TITLE

By Matt Diano In a showdown of Cinderellas, one team had to have the glass slipper YANKED off their foot and unfortunately for the NYCHSFL faithful, that school was Cardinal Hayes, as they dropped a heartbreaker, 25-24, to Canisius in the 2019 Catholic High School State finals. Trailing 24-10 in the last 5:00 of regulation, […]

Nov 222019
 
New York Catholic State Title Game Preview

New York Catholic State Finals: Cardinal Hayes (7-4) vs. Canisius (6-5) When: Saturday November 23, 2019 Where: Stransky Athletic Complex @ Canisius. H.S. Buffalo, NY Time: 1pm Synopsis By Matt Diano: Two programs that a month ago did not appear destined to be playing in their own league finals, let alone the state title game, […]

Nov 212019
 
Applauding the Championship Weekend MVP's

By Matt Diano: AAA Champions – Cardinal Hayes Henry Belin (So; QB; Offensive MVP)—There is a saying in high school and college sports that “no one is a rookie anymore when the postseason rolls around.”  In the case of the Cardinals’ 6’3, 200-pound sophomore field general, no truer words could be spoken as it pertains […]

Nov 172019
 
CHAMINADE ENDS KELLENBERG CHSFL AA TITLE REIGN

By Matt Diano Last season, the Chaminade juniors had to endure the pains of a humbling 42-14 loss at the hands of Kellenberg…As seniors, that loss served as the ultimate motivation, as the Flyers earned the sweep (won 28-26 on Oct. 13th) and snapped the rival Firebirds’ two-year reign of double-A supremacy behind a 29-12 […]

Nov 162019
 
HAYES DEFEATS STEPINAC TO CAPTURE 2019 CHSFL LEAGUE TITLE

By Matt Diano For every coach that has ever preached to their team that seed is just a number, Cardinal Hayes is the program for you…Entering the postseason 4th (the lowest seed among today’s finalists) out of six teams in the triple-A division, Head Coach CJ O’Neil’s Cardinals shocked the Empire State football world the […]

Nov 162019
 
LACKS LEADS MOORE CATHOLIC TO CHSFL AA-II TITLE

By Matt Diano Three years ago, Justin Lacks stood at midfield at Mitchel Field and collected the Offensive Outstanding Player award in the “A” title time…Today, playing in the finale of his decorated career as a Maverick student-athlete, he had the privilege of recreating the honor, as he rushed for 225 yards and 2 scores […]

Nov 162019
 
STEPINAC & CHAMINADE JV CHAMPIONS

Archbishop Stepinac and Chaminade claim the 2019 JV titles.  Stepinac defeated St. Anthony’s 41-0 Friday night to capture the CHSFL JV league title.  Chaminade outlasted St. Francis Prep 17-14 to win the CHSFL AA JV title.  

Nov 152019
 
Championship Game Previews

By Matt Diano: “AAA” Finals: #2 Archbishop Stepinac vs. #4 Cardinal Hayes (Nov. 16h, 2pm @ Mitchel Athletic Complex)—Something of a rite of passage in the NYCHSFL, no triple-A postseason would be complete without the annual showdown between the Crusaders and the Cardinals…Meeting in the playoffs for the sixth straight season (4-1 in favor of […]