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Former Hudson Falls running backs Scott Bishop and Joe McMurry, late Glens Falls star Walter Jones, and former Cambridge and La Salle coach Al Rapp were recently named to the Capital Region Football Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame induction banquet is set for Aug. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel on Wolf Road in Colonie.

Bishop led the Tigers to their first Section II title in 1990, and McMurry became Hudson Falls all-time leading rusher in 2008 with a 2,400-yard season and another Section II crown.

Jones, who died in 2003, was a two-way lineman on the "Big Bad Glens Falls" team that won Section II in 1993 and reached the state semifinals. He went on to a standout career at the University of New Hampshire.

Rapp coached Cambridge in the late 1990s and spent many years at the La Salle helm. He has been an assistant coach at Fort Edward for the last two seasons.

Longtime Northern Adirondack Chapter official Bill Higgins is also being inducted.

Other players being inducted are Jimmer Bennett (Albany Academy), Allan Durkovic (Ballston Spa), Anthony Canty (Troy), Bob Friedlund (Nott Terrace), David Fruscio (La Salle), Tony Fruscio (Watervliet), Bill Goebel (Fonda), Paul Layton (Burnt Hills), Ed Meixler (Saratoga Springs), Marc Miranda (Mechanicville), Vinny Nicosia (Amsterdam) and Dan Vergine (Ballston Spa).

Being inducted for service to youth football is Tom McGivern of Broadalbin-Perth. Assistant coaches being inducted are Charles (Butch) Becker, Tony Curro and Gary Holtz. Service to football honorees are Dave Bochette and media members Steve Grandin and Jim Schiltz. The 1953 Nott Terrace team will also be honored.

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