As you may have read on Twitter Saturday, Iona Prep senior Chris Cooper has received his first scholarship offer.
The defensive back from Mount Vernon was offered by Stony Brook on Saturday during the school’s 7 on 7 tournament. His Gaels were on campus for the event and finished as the runner-up. They lost by a touchdown to New Jersey power Bergen Catholic.
In addition to Stony Brook, Cooper has received Division I interest from more than a dozen schools, including Buffalo, West Virginia, Rutgers, Syracuse, Boston College, Pitt, Colorado St., UConn, Temple, Wyoming, Maryland, UMass, Towson, Monmouth and Delaware.
• Stepinac won its 7 on 7 on Saturday in dramatic fashion. The Crusaders scored on the final play and added a two-point conversion to nip Fordham Prep and complete their comeback from an early deficit.
Stepinac had gone unbeaten during pool play to advance to the playoff round along with Fordham, New Rochelle and Kennedy (Bronx). Stepinac beat Kennedy in the semifinals while Fordham beat New Ro.
• Nyack’s annual Back to Basis Camp will begin today and run through Thursday (July 23-26). Because of a scheduling conflict, the event will be hosted at Clarkstown South.
It’s the fifth annual camp for Nyack, which will be joined by South and Nanuet. The teams will compete from 4-7 p.m. each of the next four nights.
I’ll have more on them tonight. I plan on visiting South today and hope to catch Clarkstown North, North Rockland and Spring Valley tomorrow (Tuesday) night between 5:30-8. North will host the county’s weekly 7 on 7 from 5:30-8.