Just a quick update the hopefully quell one rumor: Spring Valley and Ramapo will not be merging their football teams, according to Spring Valley AD Bill Pilla. He said the school district will operate on an austerity budget for the 2011-12 school year but the football teams will be kept separate at the varsity level.
Pilla said he’s in the process of lining up scrimmages, buses, etc. for Spring Valley. He said the East Ramapo district would have indicated any intention it had to merge to Section 1 by this point in the summer.
I have no further update on the Yonkers football situation. I left messages with both Yonkers district AD Jim Rose and Section 1 executive director Jennifer Simmons today but did not hear back from either of them.