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Boshane adds GM job as Revolution starts season

By JOSH ST.CROIX TIMES SPORTSWRITER

BLACK RIVER — Tim Boshane said he believes tight ends don’t have a lot of responsibility on the field.

So the 45-year-old decided to pick up a handful of off-the-field obligations.

Boshane is in his first year as the general manager of the Watertown Revolution semipro football team, which will begin its seventh season with a 5:30 p.m. game tonight against Ithaca at Carthage High School.

Boshane has played tight end for the Revolution since its inception, garnering Northeastern Football Alliance all-star honors the last three years, and will be lined up at the position tonight for what he said might be his final season as a player.

“I like all aspects of football,” Boshane said. “I’m old and I still play, still bang heads and still start. But tight ends don’t have a lot of responsibility, we just catch and block.”

Boshane — a father of three with a daughter and 10-year-old twin boys — said the GM role has changed that.

“It’s a lot of responsibilities,” he said. “Keeping up with the new rules, keeping up with players and trying to appease everybody because everybody has different attitudes on a football team, and keeping track of the organizational stuff, it’s a full-time job.”

Boshane said this year’s Revolution squad, which is coming off a 5-6 season that ended with a first-round loss in the NFA playoffs, has 75 players on its roster.

Those numbers are up from last year, Boshane said, because several former players have returned from a deployment in Afghanistan last summer.

“I expect with all the numbers we have and all the talent we have, and all the guys coming back from Afghanistan that have played with us in the past, I think we’ll make playoffs, and I hope we can beat our record from last year,” Boshane said.

The Revolution will be anchored by mainstays Lamont Lane at quarterback and Jeremy Padilla at linebacker.

The Revolution also has shuffled its coaching staff under returning head coach Kermit Allen.

Tom Schultz, who has owned the team since its inception, is adding offensive coordinator to his job description.

Jeremy Chaney is coaching the offensive and defensive lines. Chaney is a former player for the Revolution and also played and served as an assistant coach for the Watertown Red and Black.

Jon Fisher, another former Red and Black player, has stepped in as the defensive coordinator.

“All those guys are dedicated and it makes it easier on my end,” Boshane said. “Some good talent out there and they coach it up real nice. They got their stuff together.”

In addition to playing tight end, Boshane said his responsibilities this season include attending NFA league meetings, recruiting talent, and ensuring the team has a field for practice and games.

The Revolution will again play its home games at Carthage High School. The team will compete in the NFA East Division and has a 10-game schedule.

Stallions' sixth season starts Saturday at powerhouse Troy

By Alex Herold Contributing Writer, The Daily Star

The Oneonta City Stallions will return 27 players from a squad that appeared in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history and finished with a 7-4 record last season.

The Stallions, who had their first winning season in their five seasons last year, will return to the Northeastern Football Alliance this season.

Oneonta High graduate Noble Champen, who finished with the third-most passing yards in the NFA last season with 1,056 and threw 16 touchdown passes, will split time at quarterback with Susquehanna Valley graduate James Chantry.

“The quarterback position will be shared,” said Stallions co-owner Tom Terry, whose team will open its season at 7 p.m. Saturday at three-time defending NFA champion Troy.

Added Terry: “Our expectation is another playoff appearance and to go deeper in the playoffs.”

The Stallions and Bobby McKnight, entering his second season as head coach, won back-to-back games against Troy last season, marking the lone losses in the Fighting Irish’s 8-2 season.

“They’re the favorite, no question about it,” Terry said. “They have earned it over the years.”

The Stallions also will host Troy for Military Night at 6 p.m. July 19 at Hartwick College.

On the offensive side, the Stallions lost two of their top wide receivers from last season but return Cooperstown graduate Mike Tandle, who caught eight passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in 2013.

The Stallions have yet to decide who they will start at the running back position. They have three players competing for the spot.

Last season’ duo of Champen and Zach Blocker combined for 721 yards on 84 attempts and had five rushing touchdowns apiece. Terry said Blocker will not play for Oneonta City this season.

Other returning players include Sidney graduate Jimmy Kazalski (place-kicker), Unatego graduate Andrew Ruff (tackle), Reggie Leaver (free safety) and Kevin Gregory (defensive end). Leaver had five interceptions last season, when Gregory led the team with 7.5 sacks.

“Our offense is going to throw more this season,” Terry said. “We want the ball to be in the hands of Champen either way.”

Champen, who played for Division II Villanova in college as a wideout, will be used as a receiver when he’s not playing quarterback. Terry said the Stallions will use a spread offense.

“We’re going to be an aggressive and competitive football team and we’ll see how it works out,” he said.

The Stallions, who are 18-32 over their first five seasons, will play their home opener against the Finger Lakes Impact at 6 p.m. June 7 at Hartwick College’s Wright Stadium.

Hartwick also will host Oneonta City games at 6 p.m. June 14 (Utica YardDawgs), June 28 (Watertown Revolution), July 12 (Ithaca Warriors) and July 19 (Troy).

The Stallions will play four straight road games to close the season, ending with an Aug. 23 meeting with the Ithaca Warriors.

STALLIONS SCHEDULE

The Oneonta City Stallions’ schedule for the 2014 Northeastern Football Alliance season. Hartwick College will host all home games.

May 31: at Troy Fighting Irish, 7 p.m.

June 7: vs. Finger Lakes Impact, 6 p.m.

June 14: vs. Utica Yard Dawgs, 6 p.m.

June 28: vs. Watertown Revolution, 6 p.m.

July 12: vs. Ithaca Warriors, 6 p.m.

July 19: vs. Troy Fighting Irish, 6 p.m.

Aug. 2: at Finger Lakes Impact, 7 p.m.

Tigers Gridiron Topples Kings

August 5, 2013

  Staff Reports Medina Journal-Register The Journal-Register Mon Aug 05, 2013, 08:10 AM EDT Medina Journal-Register — PEMBROKE -

Scoring two quick first quarter touchdowns, the Lyndonville Tigers went on to avenge a 48-8 early season drubbing by defeating the Nickel City Kings 20-6 here Saturday in a Northeastern Football Alliance game.Quarterback Denver Mackintosh ran for one touchdown and passed to Gary LeFrois for another and running back Derrick Adams added a TD run to spearhead the offense for the Tigers which improve to 7-2 with ther seventh straight victory.Interceptions by Brad Ralph, Jon Gramm and AJ Cleveland highlighted the Lyndonville defensive effort.The Tigers took charge at the outset by scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions.Adams opened the Lyndonville scoring with a five-yard touchdown run, a drive he ignited with a 30 yard return of the opening kickoff. Mackintosh also had a big 23 yard run on the first play of the drive to get Lyndonville rolling quickly.The Tigers doubled their advantage to 12-0 late in the opening quarter as Mackintosh hooked up with LeFrois who made a leaping catch into the end zone to complete a 25 yard scoring striking.That Lyndonville scoring oppruntity was set up when the Kings lost on a fourth down gamble at their own 30 yard line.The Kings had a touchdown wiped out by a penalty early in the quarter and Lyndonville maintained a 12-0 lead at the half as Ralph intercepted a pass at the Lyndonville 30 in the final seconds.The Lyndonville special teams unit came up with a huge play to open the second half as a big hit by Adams forced a Kings fumble which he recovered himself at midfield.It took just three plays for the Tigers offense to capitalize as Mackintosh broke loose down the sideline for a 43 yard touchdown run. He then passed to Joe Luxon for the two point conversion boosting the Lyndonville advantage to 20-0.Nickel City finally got on the scoreboard in the first two minutes of the final quarter to make it 20-6. The Kings then recovered the on-side kickoff but could not capitalize as the Lyndonville defense slammed the door stopping the Kings last three possessions.An interception by Cleveland in the final two minutes put a firm lock on the Lyndonville victory. Gramm’s pick came midway through the third quarter.The Tigers will close out the regular season by hosting the Western New York Dragons at 5 p.m. Saturday at Pembroke Town Park. That contest was originally scheduled for a road game but the Dragons field is not available so the Tigers gain an extra home game.The Tigers defeated the Dragons 22-8 earlier in the season. - See more at: http://journal-register.com/localsports/x1750256619/Tiger-gridders-topple-Kings#sthash.zxZTnDjH.dpuf

Tigers to Host NFA Championship

The Lyndonville Tigers semi-pro football team will be hosting the Troy Fighting Irish at the Pembroke Town Park this Saturday at 4:00pm.  The event will be kicked off by Jenn Suhr, two time Olympic medal winner and current gold medalist in women's pole vault, who will being performing the opening coin flip as well as a photo and autograph session following.  The team will also be providing a professional fireworks display following the football contest around 8:00pm that is estimated to be 20 minutes in length.  The Tigers look to cap off their 10th anniversary season with a win and an Northeastern Football Alliance championship over the Troy Fighting Irish who are looking to win their fourth straight championship.  Both teams are 9-2 on the season and have won their respective divisional titles.  It should be an exciting game and experience for all involved.  During the event the Pembroke Youth Association will be running concessions to help raise money for the local youth sports teams in the area.  Spectators from around the area are encouraged to come and enjoy the activities as well as tailgate before and after the game. There will be no place better to be on this Saturday afternoon.

 
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Details:
 
2013 NFA League Championship
Troy's Fighting Irish @ Lyndonville Tigers
 
Location:
Pembroke Town Park
8799 Alleghany Rd.
Corfu, NY 14036
 
Times:
Kickoff - 4:00 P.M.
Fireworks - Dusk
 
Meet and greet with Jenn Suhr during game.
 
Half time Tigers hall of fame induction ceremony.
 
PYA fundraising concession and food service booth during entire event.
 
Ticket costs for game:
$5.00 at gate
Kids under 12 free
 
 
 
 
Taylor McCabe
President of Football Operations
Lyndonville Tigers

Impact pull away in opener

WATERLOO — The Finger Lakes Impact football team got its 2013 campaign off to an impressive start with a 28-6 win over the CNY Bulldogs Saturday at Tom Coughlin Stadium.

The Impact built on a 7-6 halftime lead with 21 unanswered points in the second half.

“The first half we were moving the ball really well. We had some opportunities, but we couldn’t capitalize,” Impact head coach Jeff Teed said. “At halftime we talked about going back to our power running game. We came out in the secon half and played a very solid game. The defense shut (CNY) down.”
 

Quarterback Ant Flowers tossed a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jason Rago for the Impact. Ryun Witt added a nine-yard scoring run while Smurf Baker broke off a long touchdown run to help Finger Lakes pull ahead.

The Impact hit the road Saturday when they travel to take on North County.