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Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Spartans, Blue Devils remain tops in state but Tigers fall

Tioga's Week 4 loss to Newark Valley bumps the Tigers from the top spot in the state in Class D, the Tigers are now ranked 6th and no longer the highest ranked Class D team from Section IV.  Deposit/Hancock moves up to spots to 5th to claim that right.

Maine-Endwell and Chenango Forks remain the top ranked teams in the state in Class A and C respectively.

In total ten teams are ranked statewide and ten more earning honorable mentions.

Class AA
Elmira - 24
Binghamton, Corning (Honorable Mentions)

Class A
Maine-Endwell - 1
Vestal - 21

Class B
Waverly - 8
Chenango Valley, Owego (Honorable Mentions)

Class C
Chenango Forks - 1
Newark Valley - 9
Dryden, Greene, Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour (Honorable Mentions)

Class D
Deposit/Hancock - 5
Tioga - 6
Harpursville/Afton - 10
Walton - T-15
Elmira Notre Dame, Oxford (Honorable Mentions)


Candor Indians also bitten by injury bug

The Candor Indians join the Whitney Point Golden Eagles in the forfeit loss column as several injuries prevent them from being able to field a team for Friday's game.  Candor was scheduled to play at Elmira Notre Dame. 

Candor forfeited Week 4's match up in Oxford in with 7:00 left in the 4th quarter due to injuries, so it was widely speculated that Week 5 might result in a forfeit as well.

Candor is 1-4 after the forfeit, Elmira Notre Dame will be 4-1.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Whitney Point forced to forfeit Saturday vs. Forks

The Chenango Forks Blue Devils suddenly find themselves with a bye week in Week 5 as the Whitney Point Golden Eagles are unable to field a team for Saturday's game.  The Whitney Point administration informed the Section late Monday night that, after several injuries, they were shy of the 16 players required to dress for a game.

After the forfeit, the Golden Eagles are 0-5.  The Blue Devils are 4-1.  No word yet on if Week 6 and onward is in jeopardy for Whitney Point.

Monday, September 28, 2015


Sunday Recap: Forks takes down Greene 35-12

Fox 40's Donnie Dwyer breaks down Chenango Forks' 35-12 win over Greene. The Blue Devils take on Whitney Point next week but then prepare for a big time game with Newark Valley in Week 6.


Game of the Week - Week Four: Binghamton holds off U-E 21-15

On Friday, the Binghamton Patriots had their first home game of the year welcoming U-E to town. Binghamton's defense played tough and held the Tigers to only one score in the first half and led 15-7 at the break. Second half, the Patriots close out the night with a 21-15 win. 

Sunday, September 27, 2015


4th and Goal - Week Four: Play and Hit of the Week

Here is the best play and the biggest hit from Week Four of the High School Football Season in Section IV on our show 4th and Goal.


Section IV Saturday: Week 4

Scores and Highlights from Week 4 in Section IV Football on Saturday:

Seton Catholic Central 13 - Harpursville/Afton 51

Greene 12 - Chenango Forks 35

Spencer Van-Etten 12 - Thomas A. Edison 16

Notre Dame 30 - Moravia 8

Dryden 19 - Watkins Glen/Odessa Montour 22

Friday, September 25, 2015


Blue Devils not overlooking rebounding Trojans

The Chenango Forks Blue Devils easily dispatched the Sidney Warriors 56-0 in Week 3, but in Week 4 have another tough match up against a Greene Trojans team that has rebounded from a few bad years.

In 2013, Greene went 3-5, then 4-5 a year ago.  Already in 2015, the Trojans have a 2-1 record and are the 24th ranked team in the State.  Reminiscent of what the Trojans were just a few years ago, it's a tough task for the Blue Devils, but don't expect Dave Hogan's boys to not bring their usual thunder.

"We need another good week of practice, work hard.  We know they're a good team," said Cody Lamond, Forks senior RB/DB.  "We can't go into it lightly, so we have to work hard, get prepared well.  Our coaches will do a good job of that.  And we just got to do our jobs."

"We already said we're going to be in for a good battle," Hogan said.  "That's a good ball team, we watched them last week and watched them [Friday] night and they're going to be tough and we know they're going to come to play."

Forks hosts Greene Saturday at 1:30.


Friday Night Frenzy: Week 4

Scores and Highlights from Section IV's Friday night in Week 4:

Maine-Endwell 28 - Vestal 0

West Genesee 7 - Johnson City 43

Union-Endicott 15 - Binghamton 21

Newark Valley 35 - Tioga 32

Chenango Valley 27 - Owego 19

Norwich 28 - Oneonta 6

Susquehanna Valley 7 - Waverly 28

Whitney Point 6 - Sidney 58

Bainbridge-Guilford 30 - Unatego 44

Windsor 8 - Lansing 26

Candor 0 - Oxford 36

Walton 32 - Deposit/Hancock 50

Delhi/Charlotte Valley 6 - Unadilla Valley 28

Newfield 12 - Groton 53

Horseheads 26 - Corning 57

Elmira 53 - Ithaca 0

Thursday, September 24, 2015


M-E looking forward to divisional bout with Vestal

The Maine-Endwell Spartans survived a one possession game in their Week 2 win over Chenango Forks before cruising past Susquehanna Valley in Week 3, but Week 4 represents another tough task.  The 3-0 Spartans travel to Vestal to take on the 3-0 Golden Bears.  M-E is ranked first in the state in Class A, Vestal 7th.  Both have impressive scoring differentials with the Golden bears outscoring opponents by 40 points, while M-E has done so at a more impressive 110 points.

On paper, the edge may belong to the Spartans, but as you've come to expect from a team coached by Matt Gallagher, no opponent can be overlooked.

 "They're a good team, we've seen them play," said Senior RB/CB Drew Gallagher.  "It should be a good game and we're ready for the task and hopefully we come out on top."

"It's great.  It's going to be a great atmosphere over there," said Head Coach Matt Gallagher.  "We're both 3-0 and it's a divisional game, so we're going to be prepared.  It's a short week for us so we've got to get going on Monday and get ready for Friday."

Kickoff from Vestal's Dick Hoover Stadium is scheduled for 7:00 Friday night.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Spartans, Blue Devils, Tigers still top State Rankings

Section IV remains well represented in the most recent State Rankings.  Maine-Endwell, Chenango Forks, and Tioga are still the top ranked team in their respective classes (A, C, and D).  In total, 12 teams are ranked with another six earning honorable mentions.

Class AA:
Elmira - 24
Binghamton, Horseheads (Honorable Mentions)

Class A:
Maine-Endwell - 1
Vestal - 7

Class B:
Waverly - 8
Owego - 17
Chenango Valley (Honorable Mention)

Class C:
Chenango Forks - 1
Newark Valley - 10
Greene - 24
Dryden (Honorable Mention)

Class D:
Tioga - 1
Walton - 5
Deposit/Hancock - 7
Harpursville/Afton - 11
Delhi, Moravia, Oxford (Honorable Mention)

Tuesday, September 22, 2015


Forks pleased with total team win

The plus side to the 56-0 win over Sidney for Chenango Forks was Head Coach Dave Hogan's ability to use his entire roster.  There's a two-fold benefit to this: resting your starters and preventing injuries while giving your reserves valuable game experience that might become necessary in the later weeks of the season.

Forks hosts Greene in Week 4.


4th and Goal - Week Three: Play and Hit of the Week

Here is the best play and the biggest hit from Week Three of the High School Football Season in Section IV on our show 4th and Goal.


Game of the Week: Week Three: Owego does a little bit of everything in 48-20 win over Oneonta

On Friday, Owego hosted Oneonta on Youth Football Appreciation Night and the Indians did not disappoint. Owego jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter and continued their dominance leading 35-14 at halftime. Logan Neira and Will Gladney team up and connect on 4 touchdowns in the 48-20 victory. 


Sunday Recap of M-E and Chenango Forks Big Wins

Your Sunday Recap from Maine-Endwell's big 62-6 win over SV and Chenango Fork's 56-0 victory over Sidney.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


Section IV Saturday: Week 4

Scores and Highlights from Week 4's Saturday action:

Maine-Endwell 62 - Susquehanna Valley 6

Newark Valley 35 - Chenango Valley 0

Watkins Glen/Odessa-Montour 56 - Whitney Point 6

Binghamton 53 - Horseheads 31

Sidney 0 - Chenango Forks 56

Ithaca 12 - Corning 42

Groton 28 - Moravia 33

Central Square 8 - Elmira 80

Unatego/Franklin 28 - Walton 44

Friday, September 18, 2015


Friday Night Frenzy: Week 4

Scores and Highlights from Friday in Week 4 of the High School Football Schedule:

Harpursville/Afton 22 - Oxford 19

Johnson City 16 - Union-Endicott 0

Vestal 21 - Windsor 6

Waverly 33 - Norwich 6

Tioga 55 - Candor 12

Delhi/ Charlotte Valley 36 - Seton Catholic Central 20

Oneonta 20 - Owego 28

Elmira Notre Dame 50 - Spencer Van-Etten 26

Greene 28 - Deposit/Hancock 34

Newfield 6 - Dryden 35

Unadilla Valley 64 - Bainbridge-Guilford 8

Thomas A. Eddison 0 - Lansing 31

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Spartans, Sabers prepare for another entertaining clash

The Maine-Endwell Spartans beat their opponents last year by an average of 24.1 points and beat Section IV opponents by an average of 26.2 points.  Yet, despite winning their 4th straight state title and their 51st straight win by season's end, Susquehanna Valley gave the Spartans two of their toughest games.

In Week 2 of the regular season, M-E beat SV 27-14 before beating the Sabers again in the Section IV Class B semis by a narrow 13-6.  M-E's margin of victory over SV last year, just 10 points.

While the Spartans blew away Corning in Week 1 this year for a NYS record 52nd straight win and then a 28-21 win over Two-Time Defending Class B State Champion Chenango Forks in Week 2, their Week 3 matchup against the Sabers is no easy task.

"They played us tough twice last year so I assume they're going to play us tough again this year," said Michael Palmer, M-E Senior WR/DB.  "We're definitely doing to need a good week of practice again and get after it on Saturday afternoon."

"They gave us two of our tougher games last year," said Spartans Head Coach Matt Gallagher.  "We know our schedule is tough and challenging, but I don't think we'd want it any other way, so we're going to be ready for SV."

But for the Sabers, after such a narrow defeat in last year's section semis, there would be nothing sweeter than putting an end to M-E's historic run.  But to do that, it'll take a hard week of practice.

"It's M-E, they're just another team, that's all we look at it as.  Just got to get faster, get off the ball harder and just do our jobs," said SV Senior RB/DB Kyle Novobilski.

"We obviously got to be very focused in practice this week.  Maine-Endwell, their record speaks for itself, so we just got to buckle up and be really focused next week," said Sabers Head Coach Mike Ford.

Kickoff between the Sabers and Spartans is set for 1:30 on Saturday at Susquehanna Valley.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


4th and Goal - Week Two: Play and Hit of the Week

Here is the best play and the biggest hit from Week Two of the High School Football Season in Section IV on our show 4th and Goal.


Game of the Week - Week Two: Maine-Endwell continues streak and holds off Forks 28-21

On Saturday, the Maine-Endwell Spartans traveled to the land of the Forks for another match-up of two state champions playing in a regular season contest. M-E jumped out to a 14-0 lead at half and even 21-0 in the third quarter but Forks crawled back to make it a one score game before the Spartans defense held off the Blue Devils with a 28-21 victory.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


Spartans happy having escaped early test

The Maine-Endwell Spartans put their now 53-game win streak to the test in Week 2 as they took on two-time defending Class B State Champion Chenango Forks.  Early in the third quarter the game looked to be in the bag for M-E after Michael Palmer returned an interception for a touchdown to make it 21-0.  But the Blue Devils stormed back and made it a one possession game in the 4th before, ultimately, the Spartans held on to win 28-21.

While a win is a win, some wins feel better than others, and this is one of those, proving that the Spartans can survive just about anything.

 "I like the fact that we were able to do what we were able to very early on and then also fight off some adversity," said M-E Head Coach Matt Gallagher.  "It was almost a tale of two halves as they say.  But I like the fact that we were able to get up on them quickly and then also fight them off at the end, so I think it was a great game for us."

M-E travels to Susquehanna Valley in Week 3.  The Spartans beat the Sabers twice last year, once in the regular season 27-14 and then again in the postseason 13-6.


M-E, Forks, Tioga lead respective classes in first State Rankings

The first State Rankings for High School Football were released Tuesday and Section IV owns the top spot in three different classes.  Maine-Endwell sits atop Class A with Chenango Forks leading Class C and Tioga Class D.  In total, 12 teams in the section are ranked with five others receiving honorable mention.

Class AA
Honorable Mention - Binghamton, Elmira, Horseheads

Class A
Maine-Endwell - 1
Vestal - 11

Class B
Waverly - 10
Owego - 22
Chenango Valley - 25

Class C
Chenango Forks - 1
Newark Valley - 10
Greene - 14
Honorable Mention - Dryden

Class D
Tioga - 1
Walton - 7
Deposit/Hancock - 8
Harpursville/Afton - 12
Honorable Mention - Oxford

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Section IV Saturday: Week 2

Scores and Highlights from Saturday's Section IV Football Schedule in Week 2:

Bainbridge-Guilford 8 - Delhi/Charlotte Valley 0

Maine-Endwell 28 - Chenango Forks 21

Windsor 8 - Chenango Valley 13

Norwich 13 - Susquehanna Valley 14

Notre Dame 32 - Watkins Glen/ Odessa-Montour 54

Binghamton 43 - Elmira 44

Whitney Point 0 - Harpursville/Afton 41

Spencer-Van Etten 8 - Newark Valley 54

Moravia 26 - Thomas A. Edison 6

Corning 42 - Henninger 21

Friday, September 11, 2015


Friday Night Frenzy: Week Two

Scores and Highlights from around Section IV Football on Friday, Week Two:
Vestal 33 - Fayetteville-Manlius 21

Owego 28 - Johnson City 20

Dryden 39 - Groton 34

Tioga 57 - Seton Catholic Central 20

Sidney 48 - Unatego/Franklin 28

Baldwinsville 20 -Union-Endicott 13

Utica Proctor 41 - Ithaca 18

Deposit/Hancock 29 - Unadilla Valley 6

Waverly 63 - Oneonta 18

Walton 42 - Oxford 14

Horseheads 20 - Auburn 6

Lansing 6 - Greene 34

Thursday, September 10, 2015


Patriots still with room to improve despite Week 1 success

The Binghamton Patriots got off to a hot start to the season thanks to a big second half in a 42-20 win over Auburn in Week 1.  While that success washes away some of the memories of last year's struggles, there are still things the Patriots hope to improve upon in Week 2.

"Again, just being sharp," said Patriots Head Coach Mike Ramil.  "We had some miscues a couple times on the offensive line.  Getting guys to run north and south and if you have a tackle, make the tackle."

"Tackling, tackling.  We had guys in the right position sometimes and got the tackles broken, but we did swarm very well," said Mathias Silberstein, Senior OL.  "Our defense did a lot better than last year, very improved and tempo on our offense."

The Patriots travel to Horseheads for a Saturday afternoon matchup in Week 2.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


Newfield beats Candor in overtime

Candor hosted Newfield in an unorthodox Wednesday night battle.  The two teams were scoreless at halftime, but had an exciting finish brewing as the Trojans took down the host Indians 14-8 in overtime.


A Rematch of Epic Proportions

Last season, it took until Week 7 for the long awaited match up of defending state champions to thrill a sold out crowd.  This year, once again defending state champs, Maine-Endwell and Chenango Forks will face off in Week 2.  Both teams are coming off massive wins, M-E 54-7 over Corning, Forks 55-8 over Oneonta.

While these teams remain relatively untested compared to their matchup a year ago, the Spartans are excited for another go around.

"It was a fun game last year, should be fun game this year, they're a good team, defending state champs. Should be a good game," said M-E QB/DB Kyle Balmer.

"It's going to be a lot fun.  Just like last year I think it's great for the area it's great for football it's great for us.  These guys are going to get up for it after something like this reaching this milestone and then knowing that you can't get down because you have to go against the two time defending state champions," said M-E Head Coach Matt Gallagher.

M-E won last year's battle at home.  This year, Forks plays host and looks to turn the tables on Saturday at 1:00.

Monday, September 7, 2015


4th and Goal Week One Play and Hit of the Week

Here is the best play and the biggest hit from Week One of the High School Football Season in Section IV on our show 4th and Goal. 


4th and Goal Game of the Week - Week One: Windsor Tops SV in OT

On Friday, Susquehanna Valley traveled to Windsor to play the Black Knights looking to for their first win on the season. The game was pretty much even through three quarters and the same went for the fourth. It was 18-18 after the end of the regulation and the game would be decided in OT when Trevor Kimble rushed in the go-ahead score and SV fumbled at the two yard line as Windsor ended up winning 26-18.  


Sunday High School Football: Newark Valley beats Utica ND 32-14

Fox 40's Donnie Dwyer highlights and gets reaction from Newark Valley in their 32-14 win over Section 3 Utica Notre Dame

Sunday, September 6, 2015


Section IV Football Saturday: Week One


Harpursville/Afton 34 - Newfield 14

Binghamton 42 - Auburn 20

Fowler 28 - Horseheads 54

Whitney Point 0 - Delhi/Charlotte Valley 30

Seton Catholic Central 13 - Walton 58

Friday, September 4, 2015


Friday Night Frenzy: Week 1

Scores and Highlights from around Section IV Football on Friday, Week One:

Corning 7 - Maine-Endwell 54

Elmira 32 - Union-Endicott 12

Ithaca 15 - Vestal 28

Susquehanna Valley 18 - Windsor 26 (OT)

Chenango Forks 55 - Oneonta 8

Deposit/Hancock 63 - Sidney 36

Greene 26 - Unatego/Franklin 21

Candor 14 -  Spencer-Van Etten 6

Odessa-Mountour/Watkins Glen 12 - Owego 55

Moravia 26 - Dryden 34

Johnson City 6 - Waverly 20

Lansing 23 - Tioga 63

Chenango Valley 26 - Norwich 24

Oxford 32 - Bainbridge-Guilford 6

Edison 12 - Elmira Notre Dame 46

Thursday, September 3, 2015


Groton holds on to beat Unadilla Valley in season kick off

The Groton Indians got off to a quick 20-0 start against Unadilla Valley, but the Storm stormed back to make it game. The Indians however, held off the late charge to win 36-28.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


Fox 40 Goes to Camp: Teamwork makes the dream work

After back-to-back Section IV Class AA Titles in 2011 and 2012, the Binghamton Patriots have seen the Elmira Express and Corning Hawks sneak in to claim the titles the last two years.  Last year's Patriots went a disappointing, by BHS standards, 4-5.  It was a year that Patriots fans were frustrated with, seeing a lot of talented individuals on the field, but no real sense of teamwork.  This year, that's changed.

This year's Patriots squad is led by more than 20 seniors joined by several younger players thirsty to prove themselves at the varsity level.  While last year's team relied in the talent of the individual, this year's is all about teamwork.

"This year's seniors, we're really coming together and we're making sure our younger players are stepping up and we're making sure we're all just molded as one.  It's not an individual thing, it's a team thing," said Senior Linebacker Vincent Dell'Arciprete.

"Teamwork is key," said Head Coach Mike Ramil.  "In football, if you're not playing together as a team and you're relying on just specific individuals, it's not going to work out as well as you want.  Kids are going to get injured and you're not really meshing as a team.  This year these guys are really focused on the teamwork aspect of the game and I think we're going to compete at a much higher level because of that."

Binghamton begins the season in the Carrier Dome against Auburn on Saturday at 11:00 am.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Fox 40 Goes to Camp: Return to the Postseason

The Seton Catholic Central Saints shocked Walton, in Walton, in the first round of the playoffs last year, so it's almost poetic that this year they open the season, on the road, in Walton.  This Saints team looks vastly different than last year's.  For one, there's more of them.  Head Coach Brian Mister said of last year's team, it was easier to count the bench than the players on the field to know they had 11 guys out there.  This year, he said after a few players are medically cleared, they'll be up to 22 on the roster.  However, a lot of those faces are new.

The Saints lose almost all of their offensive weapons from last year including the Whitman twins, Dan O'Brien, and Sam Crowley to graduation, they do return QB John Giangreco and several lineman.  While those new guys will have big shoes to fill (both figuratively and literally), they seem up to the task and ready to return to the postseason and make Seton a football school once again.

"I think it's huge because last year we had a great season and we have high expectations to do the same again this year," Giangreco said.  "We have a lot of new kids that are willing to put in the work that we did last year."

"The kids have been working hard.  That's one thing I can't complain about," Mister said.  "They're all here, they're always here, they're working hard and busting their butts.  They know that in order to be successful they're going to have to be non-stop out there, iron man the whole game."

Seton travels to Walton on Saturday afternoon for Week One.

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