Cohoes football

Cohoes' John McKnight breaks for a touchdown despite Joe Girard III's tackle attempt during a 2015 night game at Glens Falls High School. Cohoes did not field a varsity team in 2016, but returns to the varsity level this season against Class D teams as it tries to rebuild its program.

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Cohoes has rejoined the varsity ranks in Section II football after spending 2016 at the JV level.

According to the school's website and a new Section II schedule released Aug. 4, the Tigers will play five games against Class D opponents as they try to rebuild their football program. Cohoes is a Class B school, but has struggled with low numbers over the last few seasons. The Tigers had previously played in Class B Reinfurt.

Cohoes will fill an open date for Whitehall, Canajoharie, Hoosic Valley, Helderberg Valley and Warrensburg, in weeks 1, 3, 4, 5 and 8, respectively. Cambridge, Rensselaer and Fort Edward had already filled their open dates with opponents from Section I on weeks 2, 6 and 7. Cohoes coach Rob Wattsman said in an email that those dates may be filled with games against out-of-section opponents.

Cohoes and Class C Helderberg Valley (Berne-Knox/Duanesburg merger) are both playing down in Class D this season.

Cohoes' 2017 schedule:

Sept. 2 -- Whitehall at Cohoes, 1 p.m.

Sept. 15 -- Cohoes at Canajoharie, 7 p.m.

Sept. 23 -- Cohoes at Hoosic Valley, 1 p.m.

Sept. 30 -- Cohoes at Helderberg Valley, 1 p.m.

Oct. 21 -- Warrensburg at Cohoes, 1 p.m.


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