Nov 242017
NY CHSAA Football State Championship Primer by Matt Diano

Archbishop Stepinac (9-2; NYCHSFL) vs. Canisius (8-3; Monsignor Martin) When: Saturday November 25th, 2017 Where: Canisius High School Time: Noon Watch: How they won their respective Regional Titles: Canisius (Defeated St. Joseph’s Collegiate, 22-14) -Junior linebacker, Joe Jamison, broke a 14-14 tie early in the 4th quarter, forcing and recovering a fumble and returning […]

Nov 242017
Turkey Day Wrap-Up by Matt Diano

While no one will disagree that the true meaning of Thanksgiving is a celebration of family, friends, and good fortune, in the NYCHSFL it possesses an equally great purpose; many a time it is the day that we bid a fond fair well to some of our most accomplished and cherished student-athletes.  2017 proved no […]

Nov 232017
Archbishop Stepinac vs Canisius for the NY CHSAA Football Championship

On Saturday Archbishop Stepinac will travel up to Buffalo to play Canisius for the 4th edition of the New York State Catholic High School Athletic Association Championship.  Stepinac defeated St. Anthony’s 47-22 in the NYCHSFL Championship Game while Canisius defeated St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute 22-14 in the MMA Championship Game. Kickoff is 12:00 Noon at […]

Nov 182017

Mike Tyson was famously quoted as saying that “Everyone has a plan until they get hit”….For the third-seeded Crusaders from Archbishop Stepinac, they would get hit really hard during the opening quarter of the AAA title contest, surrendering a 75-yard punt return [by Friar junior DB, Makai Murphy] and an eight-yard touchdown run by Sean […]

Nov 182017

Matt Sluka…Matt Sluka…Matt Sluka…Matt Sluka…Matt Sluka….Matt Sluka….We wrote it six times because that is exactly the number of times that the red-headed junior assassin either contributed or single-handily orchestrated a Firebird touchdown in the Marianist school’s 54-19 victory over Fordham Prep to seize the a Catholic football crown for the first time since 1999….The 11th […]

Nov 182017

The wait is over!!!  After playing the role of bridesmaids in each of the past two seasons, the Pilots of Cardinal Spellman finally find themselves atop the NYCHSFL world, following a 20-18 victory over top-seeded Xaverian, in the “A” Division final….The victory avenged a pair of losses (14-13 on September 30th; 20-6 on November 3rd) […]

Nov 172017
CHSFL AAA Championship Game Preview

By Matt Diano: #1 St. Anthony’s (9-1) vs. #3 Archbishop Stepinac (8-2) When: Saturday November 18th, 2016 Where: Mitchel Field Athletic Complex Time: 6pm The last time they met: -Stepinac dealt the Friars their only loss of the 2017 season, 38-19, on September 15th -Crusader Senior Quarterback, Michael Nicosia, completed 11 of his 19 pass […]

Nov 162017
CHSFL AA Division Championship Game Preview

By Matt Diano: #1 Kellenberg Memorial (10-0) vs. #2 Fordham Prep (9-1) When: Saturday November 18th, 2016 Where: Mitchel Athletic Complex Time: 2:30 pm   The last time they met: -Kellenberg handed the Rams their only loss of the season, 34-24, on October 6th -The Firebirds rans for 337 yards and five touchdowns, led by […]

Nov 162017
CHSFL A Division Championship Game Preview

By Matt Diano: #1 Xaverian (8-1) vs. #2 Cardinal Spellman (5-5) When: Saturday November 18th, 2017 Where: Mitchel Athletic Complex Time: 11 am   History of the Season Series: -Xaverian swept the regular season series, winning 14-13 on September 30th before expanding the margin of victory to 20-6 on November 3rd. -In both of the […]