Top 10 reasons…

Here we go, “The Top 10 Reasons You Should Be Excited for 2008 Chenango Valley Football.”
The first game is only twelve days away, and here are some reasons to get pumped:

#10 – The Schedule
This season’s schedule is one of the weirdest and coolest in recent memory. CV has three Friday away games under the lights, play a AA team, and play CF at home the second to last game of the season.
Bottom line: Very cool…

#9 – Tailgating
Football season means eating breakfast at the high school, getting to games at 9:00 a.m. and pumping car stereos in opponent’s parking lots. The 12th Man will be crazy as usual this year.
Bottom line: The Warrior Compound will be rocking…

#8 – Homecoming
The homecoming game is against Elmira Southside, and I’m predicting a win. After the game, all CV students get dressed up and pack into the gym to celebrate the win by dancing to hip-hop songs and Disney Channel stars.
Bottom line: Always a good time…

#7 – BIFF
Chenango Valley’s favorite fan, this guy and his model girlfriend TIFF bring us hilarious anecdotes throughout the school year.
Bottom line: It’s been a long summer without him…

#6 – The Warrior Report
Why not? This year, there will be two cameras for home games, bringing you even more views of all the action. Also, there’s no other site on the web devoted to covering Chenango Valley football like we are.
Bottom line: We’ve had over 40,000 unique visitors in our short history…

#5 – New QB
Senior Rocco Testani steps in under center this year, and I’m thinking he’ll bring a lot to the team. He’s in top physical shape (6’1″ 180 lbs.), and will lead his “smashmouth offense” this season. Getting some in-game snaps last year, having playoff experience as well as having an extremely productive off-season make Rocco a player to watch this year.
Bottom line: He’s a lefty and thats classy…

#4 – Brian Stinson
He’s listed as 6’2″, 205 lbs. This guy could run through a brick wall. #44 will not only bring excitement to the Warrior football season, he will bring major yardage. He rushed for 294 yards last season, averaging 4.3 yards/carry and had seven touchdowns. Look for even more this year, Brian’s the go-to guy for the running game.
Bottom line: Oh yeah, CV plays Windsor…

#3 – The Coaches
Whether it’s head coach Jay Hope’s infamous sideburns or assistant coach Scott Klein’s attention span, the CV coaches always have something interesting going on. Watching coach Chris Ruf getting the players pumped up on the sidelines and the inside football jokes can make any season enjoyable.
Bottom line: Now that Mr. Greene is gone (not really) from that other school near us, will Coach Hope rise to be Class B’s top coach?

#2 – The Nicknames
A new football season bring some new (and some old) nicknames back to the forefront. T-Bone, Smithers, Mageee, The Mini Horse, Moooooch, CV’s Original 81, Chilly, Dr. Jones, and Hess Express just to name a few.
Bottom line: Big Country…

#1 – Forks vs. Valley
The best football game in Section 4 and one of the best rivalries in New York State. I know, “it’s not a rivalry because Forks always wins” blah blah blah. Chenango Valley vs. Chenango Forks, it’s the entire reason why CV football is exciting. It’s the pinnacle of high school school spirit and symbolizes the true meaning of high school football: Work hard, have fun, and beat the other guy. No forks in the cafeteria, Friday’s craziness before the big game, the painting of faces, the mohawks, the cheers,the touchdowns, the controversies, the rivalry.
Bottom line: It’s our time.



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