The Warwick Valley Varsity Football team defeated the Goshen Gladiators 20–6 before a crowd of more than 3,000 at Goshen High School last Saturday, Sept. 11. The win returns the Spirit Trophy to Wildcat Country as part of the history and tradition of the second longest running football rivalry in New York State.
Warwick’s defense was led by “44” Jake Durie with 16 tackles. Justin Hurd and Skyler Rodriguez both had interceptions for the Wildcats and Adam Miller recovered a fumble forced by Durie. The outstanding defense was led by the defensive line of Max Kruger, Alex Negersmith, Matt Amaturo, DJ Madura, Kyle Sass, Jacob Gibel, Devin Kick and Kieran Currao and many other contributors.
Kicker Drew Borner contributed two touchbacks and was 2 for 2 on extra points.
Offensive highlights include a Nick DiMarco to Ryan McLaughlin 68-yard TD pass and Dan Thorson’s 42-yard TD run. Dimarco also rushed for a touchdown.
The Wildcats rushed for 135 yards on 18 carries behind outstanding offensive line play by junior center Joe Santiago, junior guards Jacob Gibel, Tim Wilbur, junior tackle Christian Felix and senior tackles Dan Robledo and Aidan Corrigan.
Warwick (2-0 on the season) returns home Friday, Sept. 17, against Washingtonville Wizards (Youth Football Night). Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Youth players are encouraged to wear their jerseys and cheer uniforms to the game.
This article was provided by Warwick Valley Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Gregory Sirico.