Head Coach BRIAN MORAN | Offensive Coordinator BRIAN HERDLEIN | Defensive Coordinator ANDREW PALADINO
 
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NY STATE POLL - CLASS C TOP 10
1 -Hoosick Falls (2) 6 - Saranac Lake (7))
2 - Hornell (5) 7 -J. O'Neill (9)
3 - Babylon (11) 8 -Skaneateles (3)
4 - Chen. Forks (4) 9 - Woodlands (1)
5 - Waverly (4) 10 - Cleve. Hill (6)
FINAL 2012
LeRoy finished #11 in 2012
NY STATE POLL - CLASS D TOP 10
1 - Randolph (6) 6 - Avon (5)
2 - Tioga (4) 7 -Sandy Creek (3)
3 - Tuckahoe (3) 8 - Westmoreland (3)
4 - Rensselear (2) 9 - Cambridge (2)
5 -Maple Grove (6) 10 -Batavia ND (5)
FINAL 2012
Perry finished #20 in 2012
 
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LEROY VARSITY 2013 FOOTBALL
REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

Game
Date
Opponent
Locale
Time
1
Fri. 9-6
Hornell
Home
7:30 PM
2
Fri. 9-13
B. Kearney
Away
7:30 PM
3
Fri. 9-20
Letchworth
Home
7:30 PM
4
Fri. 9-27
Warsaw
Home
7:30 PM
5
Fri. 10-4
Avon
Away
7:30 PM
6
FRI. 10-11
Wellsville
Home
7:30 PM
7
Fri. 10-18
CAL-MUM
Away
7:30 PM

 

LEROY JUNIOR VARSITY 2013 FOOTBALL
REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

Game
Date
Opponent
Locale
Time
1
Sat. 9-7
Dansville
Away
10:00 AM
2
Thur. 9-12
Livonia
Home
5:00 PM
3
Thur. 9-19
Attica
Away
6:00 PM
4
Thur. 9-26
Hornell
Home
5:00 PM
5
Thur. 10-3
Batavia ND
Away
4:30 PM
6
Sat. 10-12
Wellsville
Away
3:30 PM
7
Fri. 10-17
CAL-MUM
Home
5:00 PM
8
Sat. 10-26
U Prep
Home
10:00 AM

 

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2013 LeRoy Varsity Football
Results, Statistics, and Imagery


 




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LEROYFOOTBALL.COM - SPECIAL FEATURES

LeRoy Football finally catches MIKE HART!
It took nearly a decade, but finally a LeRoy football player has managed to tackle Mike Hart. Hart, the nation's most prolific scoring scholastic player of all time, is the player who broke LeRoy fans' hearts in the 2002 state Class C semifinals at the Carrier Dome when his incredible 64-yard run through the LeRoy defense ("The Run" as it is known on YouTube.com) propelled his Onondaga Tigers to a last minute 13-10 over the Knights and onto another state team title.

Hart went on to become a college gridiron star as well. He currently is the all-time career leading rusher for the legendary University of Michigan Wolverines football program. Mike is currently with the Indianapolis Colts
in the NFL, playing with the likes of Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl.

LeRoy special teams Coach Jim Bonacquisti attended a Rochester area football show at which Hart was the main attraction. Coach B was able
to have a nice talk with the friendly Hart and even managed to get him to willfully don a LeRoy Football cap in the pic above. Jim reassured me that Mike is a class act who fully remembers the tough game with the Knights. Here's wishing Mike a very long tenure playing with the very best gridiron stars in the NFL.
LeRoy alumni meet MMA legend Georges St-Pierre
LeRoy grads Joe Loftus ('97) and Brian Steffenilla ('95) recently received the thrill of a lifetime when they ventured north over into Canada to attend a UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) event in Montreal. There to celebrate Joe's 30th birthday and their love of martial arts, Joe and Brian decided to get a workout in at the local Canadian martial arts gym of UFC star Georges "Rush" St-Pierre.

St-Pierre is the current 2-time welterweight (170 lbs) champion of the UFC. He is one of Canada's most popular athletes and is unbeaten in the last 4 years in the UFC Octagon, winning 10 straight UFC fights since a stunning upset loss to Matt Serra in early 2007. The 30-year old St-Pierre is an excellent wrestler who regularly trains with the Canadian National Wrestling Team. Once he has you down on the ground, he is a master of submissions as he works you over with his ground-and-pound style.

The gym's manager arranged the impromptu meeting for Joe and Brian with the UFC champ and lucky enough a digital camera was available to capture the special moment. The classy elite fighter provided these two LeRoyans an inspirational moment neither is ever likely to forget.



 
On Friday October 8th the LeRoy Knights honored former head coach Don Santini.
"Coach" was the LeRoy head football coach from 1966 through 1974. During that time, he amassed a record of 57-15-2. It is important to note that during his tenure there were no sectional games, with most seasons consisting of eight regular season games. Prior to Santini coming to LeRoy, the Knights had compiled a record of 15 wins and 38 losses over a seven year period. Santini's first team in 1966 was led by Captains Jimmy Rudgers and Bob Lowe, and completed a perfect 8-and-0 season. That season would mark the revitalization of the Knights' program, the building block of future perennial powers. It
was Santini's initiative to change the helmets from white to their current color of black in 1970. Santini's teams at LeRoy were always characterized as hard hitting and tough. His disciplined teams helped mold the LeRoy football player, both past and present. Coach Santini is still held in the highest regards among current players, some 35 years after his departure from LeRoy.

Santini left LeRoy in 1975 to teach and coach at his alma mater Fairport High School. Like his arrival at LeRoy, Fairport's football program too had experienced some difficult times. After two seasons, Santini led the Red Raiders to a Section V Championship in 1977. During his time at Fairport, Santini would lead Fairport to six more Section V titles, and one State Championship. He was named Monroe County Coach of the Year 5 times and Kodak Eastern Region Coach of the Year once. His final record at Fairport was 149-29-5 and 206-44-7 overall combined with LeRoy. He also coached the Eddie Meath All Star game 5 times.

In 1993, Santini was awarded the Wolfe Coaching Award. The award was given in recognition of his winning record and dedication to the direction and leadership of young athletes. In 1999, Don was elected to the Section V Football Hall of Fame. Since leaving the coaching profession, Santini has been a prominent member of both the New York State football and Section V committees. It was Santini's proposal that got the inaugural New York State football game between upstate and downstate seniors this past summer. In addition, Santini is also a member of the Brockport State Football Hall of Fame.

Don currently resides in Fairport with his wife of 47 years, Pat. They have 3 children, Pam, Tom, and Mike, along with 4 grandchildren. Don had the great pleasure of coaching both of his boys during his tenure at Fairport.

The LeRoy Football Community welcomed home Coach Don Santini on October 8th and honored him with a permanent plaque that is placed in the north end zone. Don joins former Head Coach Frank Ruane as the first 2 recipients of this great honor. Thank you
so much Coach Santini.

 

 

Head Coach Frank Ruane Appreciation Night

VIEW PICTURES OF DEDICATION HERE

On Friday, September 4th the LeRoy Football Community will be honoring former Head Coach Frank Ruane. The celebration will take place in a pre-game ceremony prior to the 2009 season opener versus Livonia. A permanent marker will be placed in the garden located in the north end zone. All of his former players are invited to join us on the field for the ceremony.

Coach Ruane passed away this past February (2009) at the age of 88. During his tenure at LeRoy (1975-1983), Frank compiled a record of 53-25-2. He led two of his teams (1980, 1982) to the Section V Finals. It is important to note that sectional play did not start until 1978. Through 1981, only two teams from each class (only 3 classes at that time) qualified for sectional play (total of six teams in Section V).

Coach Ruane will always be beloved by his former players as a man of integrity and class. He taught us life lessons that many of us didn’t realize until we were adults. His “old school” mentality didn’t always make sense to us when we were young, but now we all can deeply respect those values.

While at LeRoy, Frank was also the basketball coach and athletic director. His 1980 team finished with a record of 19-1. His 1981 and 1982 teams made it to the sectional finals.

In 1984 LeRoy won its first Section V Football Championship. Many of the key players on that squad were players Frank had groomed the previous two seasons. Some years later Coach Ruane was asked why he retired when he did, knowing how strong a team was in place for the 1984 season. Frank knew how the LeRoy community held their football in high regards; he wanted to make sure his replacement got started off on the right path. For those who knew Coach well, that response was so typical of his character, high regard for others and little need for self acclaim.

Prior to coming to LeRoy, Frank had coaching stints in Peru, Carthage, and Plattsburgh, New York. He also coached in Caledonia before coming to LeRoy. While at Caledonia (1968-1974), his football teams were 38-17-1. His Red Raider teams shut LeRoy out four straight years (1968, 69, 70, 71).

Frank was born and raised in Ithaca, New York. He was headed to the University of Notre Dame on a football scholarship after graduating from high school. His plans at South Bend were derailed when he was drafted into the Army during World War II.

After the war he returned to Ithaca where he attended and graduated from Ithaca College. Frank made Ithaca after his permanent home after retiring from LeRoy in 1984.

An avid sports fan, Frank spent most of his weekends in the fall attending Ithaca and University of Notre Dame football games. He was also a long time season ticket holder for the Buffalo Bills. In addition, Coach took the time to attend many of his former players’ college football and basketball games. Although he had no children of his own, Coach Ruane viewed his former athletes as his boys and took great pride in their accomplishments.

Frank took great enjoyment watching his nieces and nephews participate in sporting events around the Ithaca area. He also enjoyed golfing. During his lifetime, Coach Ruane golfed on all of the courses of the British Open. This is something he was very proud of.

This ceremony is long over due. I only wished we could have honored Coach Ruane while he was still with us. I really hope many of his former players can come out on September 4th to show our deep thanks to such a fine man.

Jim Bonacquisti

 

from left to right : Andrew Williamson (WVU alum), Reid Whiting (Syracuse alum), Matt Weinman (WVU alum), Ryan Child (WVU alum), Joe Shaughnessy (Wash U at St. Louis alum) and Sean Williamson (University of Florida alum) report their big day to the sporting world!
 
LeRoy Alumni and friends hit it
big at the '08 Belmont Stakes
Source info provided by Jake Whiting

The event - the 140th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on Long Island (June 7, 2008). The goal - meet at former LR football star Joe Shaughnessy's place on the upper east side of Manhattan, take a train out to the Park, and perhaps witness a Triple Crown clinching win by Big Brown, a horse that had snared impressive wins at both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. The 6 attendees, Andrew and Sean Williamson, Ryan Child, along with LR alumni Reid Whiting, Matt Weinman, and Joe Shaughnessy, decided to each select a horse in the race. Reid and Andrew decided to combo a $30 wager on the entrant Da'Tara who went off at staggering 39:1 odds. There were 1170 reasons why this pick was a great one. That's how many dollars Reid and Andrew won when Da'Tara stunned the horse racing world with a wire to wire win as Big Brown astonishly finished dead last in the field, a first for any Triple Crown hopeful.

After the exciting race, what better way to take in the night than to purchase shirts and cigars and of course, inform all of those around the world of the windfall. The 6 took to the actual ESPN broadcast booth at the site and reported the group's good fortune to all watching around the world (well, maybe the cameras were not actually powered on). ESPN funnyman anchor Kenny Mayne met up with the group and gave his seal of approval to the day's proceedings!
The day ended with a train ride back to Manhattan, but of course, the night was young for these gents.

NOTE: Weinman, Andrew Williamson and Ryan Child were frat brothers at SigmaChi at West Virginia University. Andrew also made it to the LeRoy Oatka Festival about a month after the Belmont and found downtown LeRoy to be very similar to the Manhattan skyline! Sean Williamson is Andrew's older brother who went to the University of Florida.

Celebrating the Belmont Stakes with ESPN anchor Kenny Mayne

 

 


Vincent "Boomer" Scott
LHS Class of 1943

Inuducted as a 2007 class member
of the Section V
Football Hall of Fame

Click here for story and pics

 

Read how Brendan Fulmer is now the all-time leading TD receiver at Williams College
- Click on 'Fulmer Stats'link below -

Check out the college performances of four
LeRoy all-state selections from the 2002 Oatkan Knights

Fulmer Stats | Williams College Football

Fulmer sets school record - see Stats above
 
 
 
 

 

 

- Where Are They Now? Player Feature -
2003 LeRoy High Graduate and All-State Oatkan Knight
BRENDAN FULMER

stars for the Williams College Football Squad - Read the Story Here

 

Dolgeville-Morrisville 2005 Feature Recap/Pics

 


Knights drop heartbreaker (13-10) in waning moments
as Onondaga RB Mike Hart stars on offense & defense


Recap of LeRoy-Onondaga 2002 contest

 




leroyfootball.com was selected by NFLHS.com as the
NFL High School Showcase Site of the Week (Week 5 - 2002).

Each week one high school throughout the U.S. is
chosen as a Showcase Site. The Oatkan Knights
are indeed prime subject matter for all to see.



RIT Photography Students capture the
small town charm of LeRoy football
- 2002



The 2002 Dolgeville Blue Devils
NY's #1 D team trounces #5 Mohawk



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Roy

 



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Hooks Robertson

1938-2008

Coach, Friend, Cornerstone of our Football Family, and a Great Example of Class, Strength, and Dignity.
Oh, how we will miss you Hooks, we will greatly miss you. Thanks for teaching us about the much greater game of life.



 

 







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