It took a while, but I have all the results from the Upstate-Downstate Football Classic, which was played Sunday at the Carrier Dome.
Nine local players participated: John Jay RB Danny Caiola, John Jay DB Declan Myer, Poughkeepsie KR Josh Oliver, Poughkeepsie DL Robert Johnson, Stepinac DE/OLB Garfield Heslop, Horace Greeley QB Justin Ciero, Croton-Harmon LB Kyle Ricciardi, Pelham WR Ke’shaun Stallworth and Gorton OL Keith Robinson.
Their team, the Downstate team, won the game 27-23. Caiola was among the standouts, rushing for 54 yards and a touchdown with 6:51 left in the third quarter that put the Downstate team on top for good. He also caught two passes for 30 yards and went away with offensive MVP honors.
Ciero played a strong game in part-time duty at quarterback, rushing for 43 yards on eight carries and completing 2-of-4 passes for 12 yards. Ricciardi and Myer led the locals with three tackles on defense, and Heslop recorded two, including a sack.
Below is a complete box score and stat highlights of all of the local players on the Downstate team. If you go past the jump, you can see the complete box score and stat sheet for the game.
A big hat tip to Nolan Weidner of the Syracuse Post Standard for helping out.
BOX SCORE —
At the Carrier Dome, Syracuse University
Downstate ….. 13 0 7 7 — 27
Upstate……….. 0 17 0 6 — 23
6:12 — DOWN Andrew King recovered blocked punt in end zone (kick failed)
3;09 — DOWN Nick Czeczotka 1 run (Jeremy Stinson kick)
11:53 UP Marcus McGill 36 pass from Tyler Johnson (Dylan Thomas kick)
7:53 UP Koree Reed 8 pass from Johnson (Thomas kick)
2:19 UP Thomas 48 field goal
6:51 DOWN Danny Caiola 4 run (Stinson kick)
9:10 DOWN Mike Richardson 48 pass from Czeczotka (Stinson kick)
8:49 UP Marcus McGill 12 pass from Johnson (kick failed)
Danny Caiola, John Jay: 12 carries, 54 yards, 1 TD, 14 long, 2 receptions, 30 yards
Justin Ciero, Horace Greeley: 8 carries, 43 yards, 25 long, 2-4 passing, 12 yards, 10 long
Ke’shaun Stallworth, Pelham: 2 carries, 13 yards, 13 long
Kyle Ricciardi, Croton-Harmon: 2 solo tackles, 1 assisted, 3 total, 1 pass breakup
Declan Myer, John Jay: 2 solo, 1 assisted, 3 total
Garfield Heslop, Stepinac: 1 solo, 1 assisted, 2 total, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack (-5 yards)
SPECIAL TEAMS —
Declan Myer, John Jay: 1 punt, 42 yards, 42 long
Josh Oliver, Poughkeepsie: 3 kickoff returns, 53 yards, 19 long