NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) –
New Hartford Spartans
Head Coach: Jim Kramer
Last Year’s Record: 6-4 as a member of Class A. The Spartans won three of their first four games, outscoring their opponents 143-50 while also beating Class AA Rome Free Academy. Their only loss in that span was a one-point loss to eventual Class A champion West Genesee. However, the Spartans would stumble down the stretch, losing two out of their last four games, including a 38-13 loss to rival Whitesboro and a 13-7 loss to Corcoran. New Hartford avenged that loss to the Cougars two weeks later in the playoffs but fell to top-seeded Fayetteville-Manlius in the semifinals.
Key Players: Senior RB Cole Raux, Junior OL Wilkenson Joseph, Sophomore QB Johnny Vitullo, Senior OE Rowan Gall, Senior OE Sal Weller, Sophomore OE Peyton Way, Senior LB Tommy Vitagliano, Senior DE Ethan Daley, Senior LB Nick Perrotta, Senior DB Logan Banek, Sophomore DT Chris BelMonte
Big Games: The Spartans will travel to Section II to take on Scotia-Glenville to start their season on September 1. When they return to Section III, however, they will be faced with two tough tests in perennial Class B power Chittenango and last year’s sectional champion Homer on September 8 and 14. The Spartans will also face sectional semifinalists Central Valley and Camden before ending the season with a tough test when they host Vernon-Verona-Sherrill at Don Edick Field.
September 1 at Scotia-Glenville (II)
September 8 at Chittenango
September 14 vs. Homer
September 22 vs. Central Valley
September 29 at Oneida
October 7 at Camden
October 13 vs. Carthage
October 20 vs. Vernon-Verona-Sherrill