By popular demand, this is your Class B and C thread. The small schools deserve their own place to discuss the 2010 football season, so here it is.
Schedules for both the Class B and Class C teams are available on the Section 1 website. The only class we’re still waiting on is AA (and at least one of you is at work fixing that).
For the small schools, here are the facts you already know but will need to remember:
— Nanuet won the Class B title and reached the state final. The Golden Knights were a senior-laden team, so Class B seems very wide open. They lost several key players, including two-way stars Gabe Ostrow and Tom Hanney.
— Nanuet defeated Sleepy Hollow 29-6 in the Class B final at Mahopac. Pleasantville and Kennedy were the other semifinalists. All three contenders faced their own significant losses to graduation, although not as heavy as Nanuet.
— And Sleepy Hollow has moved back to Class A.
— Bronxville defeated Croton-Harmon in the Class C final at Mahopac and eventually reached the Dome. The Broncos return enough talent to make them a strong preseason favorite, including healed QB Jack Near and massive lines led by Kieran Borcich, who reportedly committed to Boston College.
— 2008 Class C champ and 2009 runner-up Croton-Harmon has moved from C to B.
So who are the contenders in B? Does Nanuet have enough left to repeat? If not, and without Sleepy, which teams emerge as contenders?
Class C is different. Can anyone provide a reason why Bronxville will NOT repeat? And what about Dobbs Ferry? Can one of the section’s most storied programs of the last decade return to the top of Class C after two years without a championship?
Feel free to discuss these topics and more…