Kingston poised for home­com­ing con­test

Tigers poised to play Roo­sevelt in 1st Di­etz Sta­dium game in four weeks a week af­ter for­feit­ing last week’s game be­cause of in­juries, sus­pen­sions

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

Tonight gives an all new mean­ing to home­com­ing for Kingston High’s foot­ball team.

The Tigers, who re­ally are cel­e­brat­ing Home­com­ing, are back at Di­etz Sta­dium for their first time in nearly a month as they play Roo­sevelt.

It is also Kingston’s re­turn af­ter hav­ing to for­feit last week’s game at Mon­roe-Wood­bury be­cause of in­juries and sus­pen­sions.

The win­less Tigers are set to go against the Pres­i­dents.

“We’re mov­ing some kids around and we’re go­ing to be a lit­tle thin­ner, but we’re play­ing,” Kingston coach Nick Badalato re­ported Thurs­day.

The rest of to­day’s slate has games match­ing up lo­cal teams. New Paltz is home to High­land in a 5 p.m. game. Un­de­feated Sauger­ties heads to Wal­lkill for the Pan­thers’ Home­com­ing and the first foot­ball game on their new turf field. That kicks off at 7 p.m., along with Ron­d­out Val­ley host­ing Marl­boro and Pine Plains en­ter­tain­ing El­lenville.

On Satur­day, Red Hook has its Home­com­ing with a 7 p.m. game against Goshen. TO­DAY Roo­sevelt at Kingston

Kingston (0-4) has an ex­tra week of rest and prac­tice. What the Tigers, outscored 89-7 in their first three games, re­ally need to get them through the sec­ond half of the sea­son is a con­fi­dence booster like some of­fen­sive points and a vic­tory in this Sec­tion 9, Class AA con­test.

Wash­ing­tonville, which shut out Kingston in the Tigers’ home opener on Sept. 2, downed (2-2) Roo­sevelt 43-7 last week. Justin Guer­rero threw a late touch­down pass to A.J. Dau­gavi­etis for the Pres­i­dents, who are av­er­ag­ing 16 points per game. Sauger­ties at Wal­lkill

The (3-0, 4-0) Sawyer of­fen­sive jug-

ger­naut pulls into Wal­lkill for this Class A matchup. Sauger­ties had al­most 500 yards, in­clud­ing 350 on the ground, in a re­cent 3427 win over Val­ley Cen­tral. Matt Bucci and Keith Hartrum both ran for two TDs and Bucci also passed for 100 yards and two more scores as the Sawyers dis­played its bal­ance in the win over the Cru­saders.

Wal­lkill (1-1, 2-2) got its first Class A win last week with a 12-6 de­ci­sion over Pough­keep­sie. A.J. Dem­broski tossed two TD passes to Justin Du­nikowski to lead the Pan­thers. The de­fense kept the Pioneers in check for much of the game, in­clud­ing

stop­ping a crit­i­cal drive to get the ball back with nine min­utes to play. High­land at New Paltz

New Paltz (1-0, 3-1) looks to bounce back from its first loss, 12-6 to John S. Burke Catholic. The Huguenots were bid­ding for a late gamewin­ning touch­down, but the Ea­gles stopped them in the goa­line stand.

The Hu­gies would love to be 4-0 com­ing in, but this game against (0-1, 2-2) High­land, is much more im­por­tant as it is a Class B, Di­vi­sion I game.

The Huskies played a solid de­fen­sive game against non­league foe Lake­land, but lost 3-0. Marl­boro at Ron­d­out

Marl­boro (1-0, 3-1) was back to busi­ness in its 50-20 dis­man­tling of Red Hook. Phil DeSan­tis and John Perug­ino

each had three TDs to lead the Dukes, who kept the pre­vi­ously un­beaten Raiders on their heels.

Ron­d­out (0-2, 2-2) tries to keep its post­sea­son hopes alive with the tall order of de­feat­ing the Dukes. The Gan­ders had their best out­ing since open­ing day with the 47-6 Val­ley Jug win over El­lenville. Quar­ter­back Ben Hikade ran for 159 yards and three TDs and Kyle Van Laer rushed for two TDs to lead Ron­d­out. El­lenville at Pine Plains

Both (0-2, 0-4) El­lenville and (0-3, 0-4) Pine Plains/ Rhinebeck will be bid­ding for its first win as the teams tan­gle in a Class B, Di­vi­sion II game.

The Blue Devils are com­ing off the loss to Ron­d­out, while the Bombers were downed 52-12 by Spack­enkill.

Pat Mitchell rushed for 102 yards and a TD to lead Pine Plains in its game. An­thony DiMarco ran for 143 yards and two TDs, Zach Bonitz ran for two scores and An­thony Wal­ton car­ried for 62 yards and an­other TD for El­lenville. SATUR­DAY Goshen at Red Hook

Red Hook (3-1) re­groups from its Marl­boro loss to host Class A Goshen in a non-league game for its Home­com­ing.

The Raiders could not stop the Dukes on the ground, where it gained 410 yards on 52 car­ries. Their task was also com­pounded by un­char­ac­ter­is­tic penal­ties and men­tal mis­takes.

Goshen (2-2), which beat Mon­ti­cello 27-13 last week, is led by quar­ter­back Matt Weirzbicki.


Charles Robin­son car­ries the ball dur­ing Kingston’s sea­son opener ear­lier this month.

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