A few quick football notes:
• John Jay senior Ryan Sanders has committed to play football next season at Lafayette. Sanders was a two-way tackle last season for the Class A runner-up. Lafayette recruited him as a defensive tackle. His other finalists were Marist and Muhlenberg, according to John Jay coach Jimmy Clark.
• New Rochelle senior Anthony Caldararo reported on his Twitter feed that he accepted a scholarship to play football at AIC next season. Caldararo said he was actually recruited as an H-back, not a tight end or defensive lineman.
AIC (American International College) is a Division II school in Springfield, Mass. The roster is loaded with local guys, including: Stepinac’s Maurice Easterling; New Rochelle’s Markell Rice; Iona Prep’s Michael Dunkley; Tuckahoe’s Jonathan Jubilee; Poughkeepsie’s Jaquawane Simpkins; and Ketcham’s Zach Jones and Bobby Santangelo. The roster also includes former Cornwall QB Kevin Arduino.
• Stepinac has booked its open date. The Crusaders will host Monroe-Woodbury as part of a season-opening doubleheader on Sept. 8 that will also include Xavier and Middletown.
Iona Prep has not finalized its open date yet. Someone close to the program told me the Gaels may play St. Joe’s of Montvale, but I have been told that the team is still looking for an opponent.