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Hot off the presses are the Section II football schedules for the 2019 season and I have posted the schedules for teams in the greater Glens Falls area.

Section II football kicks off the weekend of Sept. 6-7 in 2019. Playoffs and crossover games are set for Weeks 8 and 9, which are the weekends of Oct. 25-26 and Nov. 1-2. The Section II championship games are set for the weekend of Nov. 8-9. The state championships are scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 29-Dec. 1) at the Syracuse Carrier Dome.

Some classification changes for this season — remember, classifications are based on the state BEDS enrollment numbers:

— The current cutoff numbers for football are: Class AA, 1,025 and up; Class A, 585-1,024; Class B, 355-584; Class C, 230-354; Class D, 229 and below.

— The new merger of Corinth and Fort Edward will be among four teams that will be playing down in class and therefore be ineligible for sectional play. Corinth-Fort Edward and Cohoes will be playing independent schedules of primarily Class D teams. Albany dropped down to Class A and will play in the Capital division, while Cairo-Durham/Catskill will be staying put in Class C South rather than be moved up to Class B.

— Thanks to its recent success in Class C, Holy Trinity moves up to Class B and joins the Reinfurt division, bumping Lansingburgh into Class B North. The section by rule can move private/parochial school teams up in class if it achieves a certain level of playoff success for a couple of seasons. Holy Trinity was the state runner-up in 2017 and lost in the Section II semifinals to Chatham last season.

— Because of declining enrollments, Chatham and Helderberg Valley (the merger of Berne-Knox and Duanesburg) move down to Class D this season. Chatham is a surprise, as it had always been a Class C team until now. Helderberg Valley had bumped up to Class C for the 2018 season after being a D team for a couple of years.

Hoosic Valley and Rensselaer go the other way, bumping up to Class C this season and basically trading places with Chatham and Helderberg Valley.

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The Section II football league breakdown for 2019:

(note: all 8-team playoffs except Class AA and D will have 4-team playoffs)

Class AA (9 teams, 1 division) — Saratoga Springs, Bethlehem, CBA, Colonie, Guilderland, Niskayuna, Schenectady, Shaker, Shenendehowa

(8-game regular season, 4-team playoff, 1 crossover with Class A)

Class A (14 teams, 2 divisions)

Grasso — Queensbury, South Glens Falls, Ballston Spa, Burnt Hills, Gloversville, Mohonasen, Scotia.

Capital — Amsterdam, Averill Park, Columbia, Green Tech, La Salle, Troy, plus Albany (playing down in class, not playoff eligible)

(7-game regular season — 5 or 6 division games, 1 crossover vs. Class AA or B teams)

Class B (12 teams, 2 divisions)

North — Glens Falls, Hudson Falls, Schuylerville, Broadalbin-Perth, Johnstown, Lansingburgh.

Reinfurt — Cobleskill, Holy Trinity, Hudson, Ichabod Crane, Ravena, Schalmont.

(7-game regular season — 5 division games, crossovers with other division and Class A)

Class C (17 teams, 3 divisions)

North — Cambridge-Salem, Granville, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls, Hoosic Valley, Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne

Central — Canajoharie-Fort Plain, Fonda, Mechanicville, Stillwater, Tamarac

South — Cairo-Durham/Catskill*, Coxsackie-Athens, Rensselaer, Taconic Hills, Voorheesville, Watervliet

(7-game regular season — 4 or 5 division games, 1 or 2 crossovers with other division or Classes B or D)

* Cairo-Durham/Catskill playing down in class, not eligible for playoffs

Class D (6 teams, 1 division) — Corinth-Fort Edward**, Chatham, Helderberg Valley, Warrensburg, Whitehall, Cohoes**

(7-game regular season — only 4 Class D teams actually playing for the league and sectional titles, plus two crossover games with Class C, and a Week 8 crossover with a non-playoff Class C team)

**Corinth-Fort Edward and Cohoes are playing down in class and not eligible for playoffs. Cohoes may play JV only in 2019.

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Here are the 2019 football schedules for teams in the greater Glens Falls area. Dates are approximate and times are not listed as they will be firmed up closer to the season. Dates also do not take into account potential night games played under portable lights at non-lighted fields. This schedule also assumes that all teams will field varsity teams this season.

Team-by-team 2019 schedules:

CLASS AA

Saratoga Springs

Sept. 6 — at Niskayuna

Sept. 13 — vs. Bethlehem

Sept. 20 — at Shaker

Sept. 27 — vs. Queensbury

Oct. 4 — at CBA

Oct. 11 — vs. Guilderland

Oct. 18 — at Schenectady

Oct. 25 — vs. Shenendehowa

Nov. 1 — playoff semifinals/crossovers

CLASS A Grasso

Queensbury

Sept. 6 — at Ballston Spa

Sept. 14 — vs. Mohonasen

Sept. 20 — at Scotia

Sept. 27 — at Saratoga Springs

Oct. 5 — vs. Gloversville

Oct. 11 — at South Glens Falls

Oct. 19 — vs. Burnt Hills

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

South Glens Falls

Sept. 6 — at Mohonasen

Sept. 13 — vs. Broadalbin-Perth

Sept. 20 — vs. Burnt Hills

Sept. 27 — at Gloversville

Oct. 4 — at Scotia

Oct. 11 — vs. Queensbury

Oct. 18 — vs. Ballston Spa

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

CLASS B North

Glens Falls

Sept. 7 — vs. Lansingburgh

Sept. 13 — at Schuylerville

Sept. 20 — at Gloversville

Sept. 28 — vs. Hudson

Oct. 4 — at Johnstown

Oct. 12 — vs. Broadalbin-Perth

Oct. 19 — at Hudson Falls

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Hudson Falls

Sept. 6 — at Scotia

Sept. 14 — vs. Ravena

Sept. 21 — vs. Johnstown

Sept. 27 — at Schuylerville

Oct. 4 — at Broadalbin-Perth

Oct. 12 — vs. Lansingburgh

Oct. 19 — vs. Glens Falls

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Schuylerville

Sept. 6 — at Johnstown

Sept. 13 — vs. Glens Falls

Sept. 20 — at Broadalbin-Perth

Sept. 27 — vs. Hudson Falls

Oct. 4 — at Lansingburgh

Oct. 11 — at Cobleskill

Oct. 18 — vs. Mohonasen

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

CLASS C North

Cambridge-Salem

Sept. 6 — at Greenwich

Sept. 14 — vs. Lake George/H-L

Sept. 21 — at Hoosic Valley

Sept. 28 — vs. Hoosick Falls

Oct. 5 — vs. Holy Trinity

Oct. 12 — at Whitehall

Oct. 19 — at Granville

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Granville

Sept. 7 — vs. Lake George/H-L

Sept. 13 — at Greenwich

Sept. 20 — at Cohoes

Sept. 28 — vs. Rensselaer

Oct. 5 — at Hoosic Valley

Oct. 12 — vs. Hoosick Falls

Oct. 19 — vs. Cambridge-Salem

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Greenwich

Sept. 6 — vs. Cambridge-Salem

Sept. 13 — vs. Granville

Sept. 20 — at Hoosick Falls

Sept. 28 — at Hoosic Valley

Oct. 4 — vs. Mechanicville

Oct. 11 — vs. Corinth-Fort Edward

Oct. 18 — at Lake George/H-L

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Hoosick Falls

Sept. 6 — vs. Corinth-Fort Edward

Sept. 13 — at Cairo-Durham/Catskill

Sept. 20 — vs. Greenwich

Sept. 28 — at Cambridge-Salem

Oct. 4 — vs. Lake George/H-L

Oct. 12 — at Granville

Oct. 18 — vs. Hoosic Valley

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Hoosic Valley

Sept. 7 — at Whitehall

Sept. 13 — at Mechanicville

Sept. 21 — vs. Cambridge-Salem

Sept. 28 — vs. Greenwich

Oct. 5 — vs. Granville

Oct. 11 — at Lake George/H-L

Oct. 18 — at Hoosick Falls

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Lake George/Hadley-Luzerne

Sept. 7 — at Granville

Sept. 14 — at Cambridge-Salem

Sept. 20 — vs. Chatham

Sept. 27 — vs. Stillwater

Oct. 4 — at Hoosick Falls

Oct. 11 — vs. Hoosic Valley

Oct. 18 — vs. Greenwich

Oct. 25-26 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

CLASS D

Corinth-Fort Edward

Sept. 6 — at Hoosick Falls

Sept. 13-14 — vs. Whitehall

Sept. 20-21 — vs. Warrensburg

Sept. 27-28 — vs. Helderberg Valley

Oct. 4-5 — vs. Cohoes

Oct. 11 — at Greenwich

Oct. 18 — at Chatham

Oct. 25-26 — crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Warrensburg

Sept. 7 — vs. Helderberg Valley

Sept. 13 — at Cohoes

Sept. 20-21 — at Corinth-Fort Edward

Sept. 28 — at Whitehall

Oct. 5 — vs. Stillwater

Oct. 12 — vs. Chatham

Oct. 19 — at Coxsackie-Athens

Oct. 25-26 — crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

Whitehall

Sept. 7 — vs. Hoosic Valley

Sept. 13-14 — at Corinth-Fort Edward

Sept. 21 — at Helderberg Valley

Sept. 28 — vs. Warrensburg

Oct. 4 — at Chatham

Oct. 12 — vs. Cambridge-Salem

Oct. 19 — vs. Cohoes

Oct. 25-26 — crossovers

Nov. 1-2 — playoffs/crossovers

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Covering high school and minor-league sports in Section II since 1989. SUNY Plattsburgh grad. Colleen's lesser half. Three amazing young people call me Dad. Fan of Philadelphia Eagles, New York Rangers and Mets, and Syracuse Orange.

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