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
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.