Warwick Valley competes in state football tournament

Cortland. Wildcats Take on the state’s best in 7 on 7 Championships held July 17th at Cortland State.

| 19 Jul 2021 | 03:02

Warwick Football accepted an invitation to compete in the New York State High School Football Coaches Association State 7 on 7 Championships July 17th at Cortland State.

Following an impressive showing at the Hudson Valley Shoot Out in late June, the Wildcats put their skills to the test against New York’s best with more than 30 college coaches on hand.

Led by all-league Quarterback Nick DiMarco, the Wildcats finished 4-1 with, their only loss to University Prep Charter School (Rochester).

Warwick veteran receivers Nick Simonetta, Justin Hurd, Skyler Rodriguez, Nate Constable, rising junior Ryan McLaughlin, Jonah Mederos and rising sophomore Latrell Willis caught everything thrown at them all day long.

Warwick’s newest member of the “44 Club” led the linebacker core of Tyler Ellis, Ryan Fleming, Dominic Sirico, Charlie Phipps, Jake Rooney, Anthony Marcano, Owen Hoyen and Adam Miller.

Defensive backs were impressive all day defending some of the top receivers in the state. They were led by Skyler Rodriguez, Nick LoMauro, Devin Mann, Aaron Greaves, Ryan McLaughlin and Declan McCurdy.

Rising 8th grader Marco Green took reps in preparation for the fall season and lineman Christian Felix (11th grade) and Devin Kick competed in the lineman skills showcase. Both drew the attention of a number of colleges.

Workout schedule

The Wildcats workout weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights in the weight room (Tuesday’s are skills on the field) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Workouts are open to all high school football candidates.

Wildcats will host Valley Central on Friday night, Sept. 3, under the lights of C.A. Morgan Field in Warwick.

Gregory Sirico is the Warwick Valley athletic director and head football coach.