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Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016: Burke Catholic football coach suddenly exits

   Leading off today: Fresh off the team's biggest win of the season, Kevin Ross resigned as John S. Burke Catholic head football coach on Tuesday, The Times Herald-Record reported.

   Assistant coach Aaron Hasbrouck has been named head coach for the remainder of the season.

   "I want to thank Coach Ross for his years of service to our football program," AD Adam Kless said in a statement. "In two and a half years, he was able to establish new traditions and elevate the overall expectations of the program. We have in place a strong foundation, which Coach Hasbrouck and his staff will be able to build upon."

   Burke is coming off a 14-6 win over previously unbeaten New Paltz.

   Ross was Army's offensive coordinator during his father's years as head coach, 2004-06. Kevin was an assistant with the University at Albany in 2013. When Albany coach Bob Ford retired after the 2013 season and Ross wasn't retained on the staff, he began searching for coaching jobs at all levels.

    • Fourth-year Niagara-Wheatfield football coach Brent Tylec has been away from the program due to a personnel matter, Superintendent Dan Ljiljanich confirmed to the Niagara Gazette.

   Tylec was not present for Saturday's loss at Kenmore West and was still absent as of Tuesday's practice, the paper reported. Assistant coach Russ Nixon has stepped in to lead N-W in Tylec's absence.

   Week 5 forfeits have begun: Fallsburg will forfeit Friday's football game to Millbrook due to a lack of available players.

   Besides being homecoming week for Millbrook, its the third straight season the program has seen its schedule shortened by a forfeit.

   "I feel terrible for our players," Millbrook coach Sean Keenan told Hudson Valley Sports Report. "It's a different situation this year with Fallsburg. I know their coach has tried extremely hard to build a program there, and he feels terrible about it."

   Girls soccer: Ianah Mackey scored twice in the final 10 minutes of the first half to spark Colonie to a 3-2 upset of Shenendehowa, the state's fifth-ranked Class AA team.

   Devanee Baskerville also scored for the winners.

   In another Section 2 large-school upset, Cara Mortati and Kerry Gerety scored first-half goals to help Guilderland tie 20th-ranked Saratoga 2-2. Emily Turner scored the tying goal for the Blue Streaks in the second half.

    • Chateaugay coach Steve Lang recorded his 300th career victory last week with a 7-0 win over Tupper Lake. Chateaugay connected for five goals in the first 13 minutes of the game.

   A showdown ... sort of: Two streaking Western New York golf teams will tee it up against each other Thursday at Willowbrook Gold Course in Lockport. However, the match is only a scrimmage and won't put an end to either school's length winning streak.

   Wilson High coasted to a 204-262 win over Newfane on Tuesday to extend its Niagara-Orleans winning streak to 39 matches. Meanwhile, Niagara-Wheatfield has won 43 straight in the Niagara Frontier League.

   SAS turns to UConn grad: Former UConn center Jonathan Mandeldove, 29, is the new AD and boys basketball coach at Syracuse Academy of Science. football site

   Mandeldove, who has played professionally in China and South America, replaces Onur Gorkce, who left this summer to take an information technology job in Washington, D.C., reported.

   The Atoms were Section 3 Class B runners-up the past two seasons and have been moved up to Class A this season.

   Mandeldove spent the past three years coaching girls basketball in his native Chicago. "It will be a transition, but it's a good transition," he said.

    &bill; Mahopac has brought in former Monroe-Woodbury AD Ron Montalto to replace John Augusta as its athletic director on an interim basis. Augusta had been handling double duty since being named principal.

   Updating the book: Paul Hutzler emails me frequently during the year to update his progress on hunting down new categories for our New York high school football record book or to update existing categories.

   Both of thought he'd exhausted the possibilities in the category of most points by a team in a game, but turns out to not by the case. North Tonawanda's 126-0 rout of Dunkirk in 1916 is no longer the state record. In fact, it apparently never was the record.

   Richard Tylicki, a football fan in Binghamton, clued us in on what we're now recognizing as the record. In the course of some research, he found documentation of a 1914 game in which Union-Endicott defeated Candor 148-0.

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