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Section IX Exceptional Senior Game Wraps up 2022 Football Season

Five Wildcats Play in the Showcase at Middletown

Warwick had five players accept the nomination to play in the 2022 Exceptional Senior Football Game held at Middletown HS on December 3 for the 2022 fall season.  Senior offensive linemen David “DJ” Madura and Christina Felix, quarterback Joey Krasniewicz, place kicker Drew Borner and defensive lineman Aaron Greaves all played for the National Team that defeated the American Team 20 – 8 to wrap up the fall football season.

The National Team composed of players from 17 schools including Warwick, Cornwall, Monroe-Woodbury, John S. Burke Catholic, FDR, Chester were coached by Onteora Head Coach Michael Liverani.  The American Team was composed of players from 17 schools including Minisink Valley, Washingtonville, Middletown, Kingston, Pine Bush and 12 others.

QB Joey Krasniewicz, Kicker Drew Borner, D Line Aaron Greaves, Coach Sirico, Offensive tackles David “DJ” Madura and Christian Felix.

QB Joey Krasniewicz, kicker Drew Borner, defensive line Aaron Greaves, Coach Sirico, offensive tackles David “DJ” Madura and Christian Felix.  


Warwick Football Defeats Valley Central

Wildcats are Playoff Bound

Warwick overcame early mistakes to defeat Valley Central 33 –
20 in final regular season varsity football game. Quarterback Joey Krasniewicz
completed 17 pf 23 passes for 283 yards and three TD’s. Aaron Greaves rushed
for 2 TD’s on 13 carries behind an offensive line that paved the way for over 400
yards of offense.

Senior Ryan McLaughlin led all receivers with 10 catches for 170
yards and 2 TD’s while Skyler Rodriguez caught 5 passes for 73 yards and a TD.
The defense was led by underclassman linebackers Grant Havell and Jake Rooney
who combined for 25 tackles.

Ryan Fleming and Captain Alex Negersmith each
contributed a sack for the defense. Ryan McCurdy, Anthony Marcano and
Negersmith each contributed 10 tackles. Jonah Mederos, Nicky Sirico and
McCurdy picked off the VC quarterback who was under constant duress.

Warwick will take on Minisink Valley on Friday Night October 28th on John Bell
Field in Minisink.

Skyler Rodriguez crosses the goal line on a touchdown reception from QB Joey Krasniewicz.

Picture 2: Ryan McLaughlin hauls in one of his 10 receptions vs Valley Central in 33 – 20 win Friday in Montgomery.

Ryan McLaughlin hauls in one of his 10 receptions vs Valley Central in 33–20 win Friday in Montgomery.


 

Warwick Football Falls to Washingtonville

Wildcats Look to Bounce Back vs Valley Central

Football is a game of inches and nobody understands that more than the Warwick
Wildcat Football Team. Near misses throughout the game cost the Wildcats vs the
Washingtonville Wizards in their first home loss of the season. Big plays were the
difference as Washingtonville converted on some long plays early that kept the Wildcats
out of rhythm.

Warwick will look to bounce back Friday October 21st at Valley Central after a tough
three week go. Limiting penalties and converting in the red zone will be items to work on
this week in preparation.

Warwick plays Pine Bush in a varsity football game


Warwick Football Falls to Newburgh

Wildcats Refocus on Divisional Play

Warwick Football suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Newburgh Free Academy at Newburgh.  The Wildcats offense was unable to get untracked as the Goldbacks’ speed gave the Wildcats trouble all night. Warwick’s defense was led by junior linebacker Jake Rooney who led all tacklers with 11 tackles and one assist.  Skyler Rodriguez intercepted his fourth ball of the season and Aaron Greaves returned a fumble 52 yards late in the game.  Warwick (4-1)  gets back to divisional play this week traveling to Minisink Valley for a key divisional game at John Bell Field in Slate Hill.

Warwick kicker Drew Borner

Warwick’s Drew Borner is one of Section IX’s top punter/kicker combinations.  Borner and the Wildcats will be at Minisink this week for a key divisional game.


Warwick football defeats Wallkill

Team Effort Pushes Wildcats to 4-0

Warwick played four quarters of solid football in all three facets of the game to defeat Wallkill 34-0 in front of a homecoming crowd of 4,200 on C. Ashley Morgan Field in Warwick. Warwick’s defense was outstanding, shutting down an excellent offense that scored 49 points against Monticello in week 2. Johnny Accardo led a talented group of defensive backs with an interception, 8 tackles, 2 pass breakups, a forced fumble and a recovered fumble.  Skyler Rodriguez, Declan McCurdy, Jonah Mederos, Zach Kantor, Ryan Fleming, Michael Accardo, Nicky Sirico, Connor Brogan and many others locked down Wallkill’s vaunted passing attack. Jake Rooney, Alex Negersmith, Vin Liggio, Jaden Velez, Aaron Greaves and Charlie Phipps pressured the QB from Wallkill into three turnovers.

Warwick’s offense was led by Senior QB Joey Krasniewicz who threw 3 TD’s to Rodriguez, Nate Constable and Latrell Willis,  Sophomore QB Brody Frederick threw a TD late in the game to Willis.  Senior Ryan McLaughlin led all receivers with 4 receptions for 131 yards and made two incredible catches.  Great protection from a veteran group of lineman including DJ Madura, Christian Felix, Tim Wilbur, Jacob Gibel and Michael Hennessey gave Joey “Kraz” plenty of time to throw the ball downfield for 257 yards.  Owen Hoyen returned this week to spark the run game with a rushing TD.

Special Teams were outstanding as Drew Borner averaged over 40 yards per punt and kicked 3 Touchbacks.  Warwick will take on the Newburgh Goldbacks next week at Newburgh in a non-league game.

Johnny Accardo intercepts a ball in the endzone to end the first half.

Ryan McLaughlin airborne for acrobatic catch for the Wildcats.


Warwick Football Defeats Goshen

Spirit Trophy Stays in Warwick

Warwick jumped out to a 21-point lead early in the third quarter and held off a very good Goshen team enroute to a 21-14 win on C. A. Morgan Field in Warwick  in front of a capacity crowd of over 4,000 fans.  Warwick QB Joey Krasniewicz connected with senior captain Ryan McLaughlin for a 30-yard touchdown pass while Warwick sophomore Zach Kantor was the team’s leading rusher with 71 yards.  Junior running back Johnny Accardo ran for two touchdowns while Drew Borner rounded out the scoring with a perfect 3-for-3 on point after attempts.

The big story was the Wildcat defense which stifled Goshen’s rushing attack that scored 42 point last week in a win over Washingtonville.  Defensive lineman Alex Negersmith, Vincent  Liggio, Aaron Greaves, Charlie Phipps, Jacob Gible and company neutralized Goshen’s offensive line.  Grant Havell, Johnny Accardo and Jake Rooney contributed double digit tackles.  Skyler Rodriguez picked off his third ball of the season while Declan McCurdy, Alex Negersnith  and Johnny Accardo each recovered a fumble for  the defense.

The Wildcats will try to stay perfect when they take on a very good Wallkill Team on Saturday, Sep. 24, in the 2022 Homecoming Game.  Kick-off is slated for 1:30 p.m. at C. A. Morgan Field on the Warwick High School campus. 

Warwick Varsity Football Celebrates a win over Goshen and retains the Spirit Trophy.

Warwick Varsity Football Celebrates a win over Goshen and retains the Spirit Trophy. Warwick vs Goshen is the 2nd longest running high school football rivalry in New York State behind Rome Free Academy and Utica Proctor. Photo by Coach al Konikowiski.



Sept 12, 2022

Wildcats Defeat Beacon For Second Straight  Win

Rodriguez Sparks Win with 2 Special Team TD’s

Warwick Varsity Football Celebrates a win over Goshen and retains the Spirit Trophy.
Warwick Football traveled up to Beacon for their second game of the season and came off the bus ready to play. Skyler Rodriguez returned the opening kick off 90 yards for a
TD and the Wildcats never looked back. Rodriguez also returned a punt of a TD on the opening
possession of the third quarter to establish a big lead enroute to a 34 – 21 victory.

Joey Krasniewicz completed 8 of 14 passes for 170 yards and a TD to senior slot receiver
Jonah Mederos. Ryan McLaughlin and Nate Constable both had deep receptions as the
Wildcats passed for over 170 yards early in the game. Owen Hoyen led all rushers with 59
yards on 4 carries and a TD for the 2 – 0 Wildcats.

The defense played exceptionally behind linebackers Jake Rooney, Ryan Fleming, Declan
McCurdy, Chase Fogg, Zack Kantor, Michael Accardo, John “Rusky” Ruszikiewicz, Grant
Havell, Brando Fasullo, Wyatt Vreeland and Anthony Marcano Jr.

Next up for the Wildcats…Goshen Gladiators at Warwick’s C. A. Morgan Field Friday 9/16/22
with kick – off slated for 7 PM.



September 6, 2022

Wildcats Defeat Binghamton in “Week 0” Win

QB Joey Krasniewicz throws four touchdowns in 28 minutes

Senior Quarterback Joey Krasniewicz threw four touchdown passes in the first 28 minutes of play as the Wildcats opened a 35-6 lead in the third quarter to cruise to a “Week 0” win at Binghamton HS of the Southern Tier. With a senior-laden line, the Wildcats chose to play a game rather than scrimmage in Week 0 on only 10 days of practice, and the line did not disappoint. Senior Running Back Owen Hoyen carried the ball seven times for 101 yards and a  28 yard touchdown behind a veteran offensive line of Tim Wilbur, DJ Madura, Christian Felix, Jacob Gible, and sophomore Michael Hennessy.

Krasniewicz hit five different targets in his brief appearance, including two touchdown passes to senior Ryan McLaughlin, who arguably plays the ball in the air as well as any receiver in the storied tradition of Warwick football. Latrell Willis and Skyler Rodriguez each had long touchdown receptions for the Wildcats. Nate Constable and Jonah Mederos also had key catches in the win.

The Wildcat defense played well early before giving up two late scores. Jake Rooney, Alex Negersmith, and Chase Fogg led all tacklers for the defense. Hard work in the trenches was done by Defensive Lineman Vincent Liggio, Latrell Willis, Jacob Gibel and company. Johnny Accardo and Skyler Rodriguez each contributed interceptions for the defense.

Drew Borner continues to show that he is one of New York’s top kickers with three touchbacks and a perfect five for five on extra points. He also contributed one punt for 51 yards. Warwick will travel to Beacon on Friday September 9 to take on the Beacon Bulldogs.

Kickoff is slated for 6:00 p.m.

 


Boys Varsity Cross-Country Opens Season at Crusader Classic

On Friday September 2nd, the boys varsity X-Country team opened up their season competing at the Crusader Classic hosted by Monroe-Woodbury.  The team competed in two races, a varsity 2.5-mile race and a 1.8-mile junior varsity race.
The team of 28 boys, which consists of 16 freshmen, competed with heart and determination wearing the purple and gold colors of Warwick Valley with pride.  The varsity race was led by juniors Conrad Wendell and Collin Freet who placed 35th and 39th respectively.   The junior varsity was led by four freshman Jackson Spivak, RJ Dovico, Hank Wendell and Jake Tannar who placed 2, 4, 9, and 12th in the 100 person field to lead the Purple Wave to a 2nd place team finish.  
The team next competes at home in the WaveMania Invitational on Saturday September 10, 2022 at 8:41am where the team will host 35 schools and over 800 runners.  

Warwick Valley boys cross country team at invitational meet

Past Headlines…

Wildcats girls varsity team advances in state hoops tourney

March 9, 2022

The Wildcats Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Roy C. Ketcham High School by a score of 46-40 last night in the regional semifinal round of the 2022 NYSPHSAA Girls Basketball Championship.

Senior Sarah Davis scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Junior Paige Girardi scored 11 points and had six rebounds, while Megan Desrats, also a junior, added another 10 points. Senior Lindsay Evans scored two points and had nine rebounds.   

Clutch playing by the Wildcats in the final minutes was enough to overcome a late rally by Ketcham that tied the game. One of Megan Desrats’ 3-pointers on the night immediately put the Wildcats back in control on the next possession.

With the win, the Wildcats move on to face Corning-Painted Post in the regional semifinal on Sunday in Binghamton.

Congratulations, everyone, and good luck on Sunday. Go Wildcats!


WVHS Wildcats Girls Varsity Basketball Team Wins Section IX Class AA Title

March 3, 2022

Congratulations to the Wildcats! The WVCSD varsity girl’s basketball team won the Section IX Class AA Championship on Tuesday night at SUNY Sullivan by a score of 35-24 over Monroe-Woodbury. 

Warwick entered the championship game with an 18-2-0 record, and on an 18-game winning streak. The Wildcats pulled away to an early 10-0 lead, shutting their opponents out in the first quarter. The Crusaders began to mount a comeback, but behind a 16-point night by junior standout Paige Girardi, the Wildcats held on and opened up their lead. Girardi scored the final bucket of the night for Warwick, putting the game safely out of reach of their opponent in the final minutes. 

The Section IX title is the first for the Wildcats since 2011. The win places Warwick in the first round of the Class AA State Tournament, which will take place on March 8 at Kingston High School. The Wildcats opponent for that game is yet to be determined. 

View an image gallery from Tuesday night’s game by clicking this link.


    Warwick Football Ends 2021 Campaign

    126th Team Falls to Newburgh in “AA” Semi Final

    All good things come to an end as only one of the remaining 36 “AA” teams in New York State will win its final game as the Warwick Wildcats lose to NFA in the Section 9 Class AA football semifinals 41-16.  Warwick could not overcome a 21-point first half deficit but held its own against Section 9’s largest school. 

    Warwick’s offense was led by Dan Thorson’s 160 all-purpose yards (kick–off and rushing yards).  Jake Durie, Owen Hoyen, Dan Thorson and Nick DiMarco rushed 28 times for 124 yards.  Nick Simonetta led all Warwick receivers with 5 receptions for 80 yards. Ryan McLaughlin and Justin Hurd contributed 3 receptions each (McLaughlin caught a TD from DiMarco). 

    The defense was led by Jake Durie 10 tackles, Justin Hurd 7 tackles and Tyler Ellis 5 tackles and an interception.  Sophomore Johnny Accardo also intercepted a ball for the Wildcats.  Junior defensive end Alex Negersmith was credited with a safety. 

    Warwick’s Drew Borner was a perfect 2-for-2 on extra points.  Warwick Football’s 126th Year summary article will appear next week.  

    Ryan McLaughlin makes a leaping catch against Newburgh  Warwick's Jake Durie scored a touchdown against Newburgh 

     


    Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Season Wrap UP

    The girls team finished season 6-1 in dual meets and reached the top 30 in state rankings twice.  The girls went on to place third in the OCIAA Championships and fourth in the Section 9 Championships as a team.  They were lead by freshman Alyssa Dovico who placed 7th at the OCIAA meet and 8th at the sectional championship meet.
    The boys team also finished 6-1 in dual meets and were ranked as high as #26 in the state at one point.  The boys placed second at the OCIAA Championships and fpurth at the Section 9 championships.  Senior Trey Hayden was top boy all year long and was the Wildcats lone qualifier for the New York State Championship meet. 
    Warwick boys and girls cross country teams

    Wildcats named to Section IX Coaches Association Boys Class AA soccer all-star team

    The Wildcats great season continues with Section IX all-star appointments.

    Senior forward Joe Holder, senior goalie Aden Razukiewicz, and junior midfielders Jake McGowan and Carson Rother were all named to the Section IX Soccer Coaches Association Boys Class AA 2021 All-Star Team.

    Joe Holder leads the Wildcats with 21 goals, while Aden Razukiewicz has tallied 11 shut-outs so far. Carson Rother and Jake McGowan have dominated in the midfield all season. Joe and Aden were also named to the Boys All-Section team by the Coaches Association.

    Warwick Boys Varsity soccer currently holds a 15-1-1 record as they head into the state playoffs, where they will face Mamaroneck on Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 pm at Hendrick Hudson High School.

    Go, Wildcats!


    Watch Warwick volleyball playoff game online on Thursday

    In case you cannot make it to Warwick at Monroe-Woodbury Section 9 Class AA semifinals volleyball game on Thursday at 5 p.m., you can view the action live at the following link: 
    Thank you M-W and Go Wildcats!

    Warwick volleyball players celebrate


    WVHS Wildcats win Section IX Class AA Boys Soccer Championship

    The WVHS Wildcats boys varsity soccer team put together quite a weekend, capping off what can only be described as “quite a season.”

    The boys took their stellar 15-1-1 record and #1 ranking into play last week and won their Section IX semifinal match. That win set them up for the title game against Newburgh Free Academy (#3) on Saturday, October 30.

    The Wildcats posted a 2-0 win to earn the Section IX Class AA Boys Soccer Championship, bringing the title back to Warwick for the first time in five years.

    “I couldn’t be more proud of these boys. The season that they have put together is incredible, and a result of the hard work and focus that they put in,” said Coach Denis O’Connor, also sharing that former Wildcats varsity coach John VanPelt has been assisting. “It’s been like having a master coach around all the time. Coach VanPelt was a huge help to us.”         

    Warwick’s defense, which has stymied opponents all season long, was at it again on Saturday, as the team recorded its eleventh shut-out of 2021. Wildcats goalie Aiden Razukiewicz made four saves. Scoring was led by Joe Holder and Jacob McGowan.

    “This Wildcats team has brought a combination of timely scoring and tremendous defense to the pitch game after game this year,” said Coach O’Connor. “And that’s been the winning formula for such a great year.” 

    The Wildcats are now gearing up for a regional game versus Section I champs Mamaroneck on November 3 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be played at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose, New York.

    Congratulations, Wildcats, and good luck on Wednesday!


    Warwick Football Defeats Pine Bush

    Wildcat Seniors Lead Team on Senior Night

    Warwick football’s seniors set the tone on senor night with solid performance and a 35–16 win over the Pine Bush Bushmen.  Senior Dan Thorson led all ball carriers with 128 yards on 9 carries and three TD’s.  Quarterback Nick DiMarco completed 8 of 13 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown to senior receiver Nick Simonetta.  The receivers were led by Simonetta’s 4 receptions followed by Ryan Mclaughlin’s two catches for 71 yards.  Justin Hurd, Latrell Willis, Nate Constable and Skyler Rodriguez each had receptions for the Wildcats.  Junior Quarterback Joey Krasniewicz was 2 for 2 passing for over 40 yards.  

    The defense was led by linebackers Jake Durie and Jake Rooney (9 total tackles each), Dominic Sirico (6 total tackles) and Tyler Ellis who was a constant force all day from his position of outside linebacker.  Alex Negersmith, Jake Durie and Kieran Currao each had a sack of the Bushmen quarterback.  Durie stripped the ball from the Pine Bush running back for a defensive score in the 3rd quarter.  The win advances the Wildcats to the Section IX AA Football Semifinal against the Newburgh Goldbacks at NFA’s Academy Field.  Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. on Friday November 5.

    Greg Thorson carries the ball against Pine Bush


    Coach “O” Retires After 46 Years of Service

    The Legend will be Missed by All

    John Olszewski affectionately referred to as “Coach O” will be stepping down this year after 46 years of volunteer service to Warwick football and Warwick athletics. Coach O has been a fixture in Warwick athletics in many sports including, softball, soccer and football and loved by all. You may best know him as sideline game day operations manager with the varsity football team, always willing to lend a hand fixing a helmet, getting equipment and quickly solving problems for all.

    At the young age of 77 years old, Coach O has been a positive influence on our young people and left big footprints on the landscape of Warwick athletics. He has a lifetime invitation to all Warwick athletic events and we hope we can get him back every year for at least one home game.

    Go Wildcats!

    Football coach Gregory Sirico and Coach O  Coach O with the Warwick football team


    Warwick Football Cannot Overcome Early Setbacks vs. Middletown Bears

    Wildcats Turn Focus to Pine Bush

    Early setbacks and penalties were too much to overcome as the Warwick Wildcats lost to the Middletown Bears on Friday, Oct. 22. The focus has turned to Pine Bush on Friday night, Oct. 29th in a league match. Warwick controls its own destiny; a win will put the Wildcats into the Section IX AA football semifinals in a rematch with either NFA or Monroe Woodbury.

    Kickoff is slated for Friday night Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. on C. Ashley Morgan Field. Wildcat seniors will be recognized before the game.

    Jake Durie carries the ball against Middletown


    WVHS senior girls donate Powder Puff proceeds

    to benefit breast cancer research

    The annual Powder Puff Senior vs. Junior Girls Homecoming Football Game came down to the final play. The senior girls kicked a 20-yard field goal to win as time expired. The senior girls purchased tee shirts at a cost of $10 each, and thanks to the generosity of Mr. Rocco Manno, who donated the artwork and the tee shirt paint, and the Purple Champions Club, which donated the tee shirts, over $300 was left at the end of the week.

    The senior girls decided to donate $340 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation in the name of the 2021 Powder Puff champions, a tradition that they hope carries on for future senior classes.  Another great example of the great things our students are doing. Go Wildcats!

    The Warwick Senior Girls following the 2021 Powder Puff Homecoming Football Game.
    The Lady Wildcats donated $340 (proceeds from the tee shirts) to Breast Cancer Research Foundation in NY, NY.


    Warwick Football Defeats Kingston

    Wildcats Rush for 5 TDs in Win

    Warwick scored 28 unanswered points to overcome an early Kingston TD on their way to a 35–21 victory at Dietz Stadium in Kingston.  Dan Thorson led the way with 3 TDs, Nick DiMarco and Jake Durie each contributed a TD for the Wildcats.  Warwick junior kicker Drew Borner was a perfect 5-for-5 on extra points.  The offensive line of Dan Robledo, Jacob Gibel, Joe Santiago, Tim Wilbur, Christian Felix, Aidan Corrigan, DJ Madura, Zach Freedman, Kyle Sass, Luke Seibel, Yesh Kathuria, Jaden Velez and Latrell Willis led the way to 192 yards rushing and over 340 yards total offense.

    Ryan McLaughlin led all receivers with four receptions for 80 yards.  Quarterbacks Nick DiMarco and Joey Krasniewicz combined for 146 passing yards in the win.  Defensively the Wildcats were led by Justin Hurd, Chase Fogg, Jake Rooney and Jake Durie who each contributed over eight tackles (includes assists).  Alex Negersmith and Jake Rooney each recovered a fumble. 

    Warwick will travel to Middletown on Friday Night October 22 to take on the Middletown Bears and then return home for senior night Friday October 29th at 7 p.m. against the Pine Bush Bushmen.  All games can be heard on WTBQ Radio or streamed on WTBQ.com

    Warwick quarterback Nick DiMarco carries the ball against Kingston.


    The Warwick Girls Varsity Soccer team is having a great season with a current record of 9-3-1. With two regular season games left to play, the team is looking to finish strong and make a run in the playoffs for the section title. Junior Skyler Blanton is the leading scorer for the team with 13 goals this season. Senior Meghan Selvaggio has been a key piece of the defense in helping to shut down opposing teams.

    Girls soccer team


    Wildcats defeat FDR in 2021 homecoming game

    The Wildcats scored early and often to get out to a 35-7 halftime lead over the visiting FDR Presidents in the 2021 Homecoming Game.

    The Wildcats rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another, led by Dan Thorson’s two touchdowns. Owen Hoyen and Nick Di Marco also rushed for touchdowns and Nick DiMarco connected with Nick Simonetta with a 42-yard touchdown strike. Thorson led all rushers with 10 carries for 107 yards. DiMarco and junior quarterback Joey Krasniewicz combined for 17 completions on 26 attempts, for 295 yards to seven different receivers — Skyler Rodriguez, Nate Constable, Ryan McLaughlin, Nick Simonetta, Chase Fogg, Thomas Spain, and Latrell Willis.

    The defense was paced by Adam Miller and Ryan Fleming who both contributed five tackles. Anthony Marcano, Tyler Ellis, Justin Hurd, and Jake Durie had interceptions for the Wildcats. Drew Borner connected on all five extra points and a 35-yard field goal to wrap up the scoring.

    The Wildcats travel to Kingston’s Dietz Stadium on Friday, October 15, for a 7:00 p.m. kick-off against the Tigers.

    Senior Linebacker Tyler Ellis (8) intercepts a pass during the homecoming football game. Jake Rooney (43) throws a key block during the return. (Photo: Al Konikowski)


    Warwick Football Falls to Newburgh

    Sights Set on Homecoming 2021

    The Wildcats fell behind early to the Newburgh Free Academy Goldbacks but settled in to play a tough second half including two TD receptions to Nick Simonetta from both Warwick QB’s Nick DiMarco and Joey Krasniewicz.  The final score was 35–13, but the Wildcats settled down to play a very good second half on defense including turning the Goldbacks over four times.  

    Warwick will look to rebound vs. the Presidents of Roosevelt High School this weekend.  Kick–off is slated for Saturday, October 9, at 1:30 p.m. on C. Ashley Morgan field located on the campus of Warwick High School. 

    Wide receiver Nick Simonetta carries the ball during a game against Newburgh


    Warwick Football Defeats Goshen

    Spirit Trophy Returns Home to Wildcat Country

    Warwick football players and coaches with the Spirit Trophy

    Warwick Varsity football defeated the Goshen Gladiators 20–7 before a crowd of over 3,000 at Goshen High School on Saturday, September 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.  Outstanding defense was led by the defensive line of Max Kruger, Alex Negersmith, Matt Amaturo, DJ Madura, Kyle Sass, Jacob Gibel, Devin Kick, Kieran Currao and many other contributors.  Kicker Drew Borner contributed two Touchbacks and was two for two on extra points.

    Offensive highlights include a Nick DiMarco to Ryan McLaughlin 68-yard TD pass, Dan Thorson 42-yard TD run and a Dimarco rushing TD.  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 returns home Friday September 17th vs the Washingtonville Wizards (Youth Football Night) and are scheduled for a 7 p.m. kick-off. Youth players are encouraged to wear their jerseys and cheer uniforms to the game.  Go Wildcats!

     


    Warwick defeats Valley Central 25-20 in season-opening football game

    Warwick defeated Valley Central 25 – 20 in home opening “Week 0” win at C. Ashely Morgan Field before a crowd of nearly 3,000 Wildcat fans on Sept. 3, 2021. Total team effort was the key as all
    three phases of the game (offense, defense and special teams) contributed in the win.

    Senior QB Nick DiMarco finished 15 for 22 throwing for 205 yards and a touchdown to junior receiver Ryan McLaughlin. DiMarco also ran for two TD’s behind solid offensive line of Dan
    Robledo, Aidan Corrigan, Tim Wilbur, Joe Santiago, Jacob Gibel, Luke Seibel and Christian Felix. Nick Simonetta led all receivers with eight catches for 101 yards. Skyler Rodriguez, MclLaughlin, and
    Justin Hurd combined for 104 yards receiving.

    Justin Hurd led the defense with 11 tackles from the safety position while Linebackers Tyler Ellis and defensive lineman Matt Amaturo had seven and five tackles respectively. The Wildcats forced two turnovers including an Ellis INT and a forced fumble by Jacob Gibel. Chase Fogg had a key play from his corner position knocking down an important pass from VC’s QB.

    Dan Thorson made his return to football with a 90 yard kick–off return to open the second half and was aided by key blocks from Dominic Sirico (four total tackles), Tyler Ellis and Justin
    Hurd.

    Warwick will travel to Goshen on Saturday Sept. 11 for a 1 p.m., kick–off against the Goshen Gladiators at Goshen High School for the Annual Spirit Trophy Game. The game has added
    significance as we remember and honor all of those who were lost in the events of September 11, 2001.

    The Section IX Athletic Council has returned all schools to full spectator attendance both at outdoor and indoor events. Section 9 ruled that masks are optional for all participants
    and spectators outdoors but remain required for indoor events such as volleyball and swim meets. Go Wildcats.


    Wildcats on the Rise: Alums Orner and Darcey making their mark

    Warwick Valley High School football season officially kicks off on Aug. 27, but for two former Wildcats, the season never ends. Warwick alumni Ryan Darcey (’06) and Dan Orner (’99) continue to have an impact on the highest level of football, both working in unique roles with professional athletes.

    Dan Orner (left) with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Punter Bradley Pinion following the 2021 Super Bowl.

    Dan Orner graduated from Warwick in ’99, following a record-breaking career with North Carolina and a stint with the Minnesota Vikings, he has used his experiences to help others through the Dan Orner Kicking and Punting Academy. Orner works with the top kickers in the country from the NFL through the top high school prospects on the East Coast. 

    Ryan Darcey

    Ryan Darcey (right) at the NFL draft working for the New York Jets.

    Ryan Darcey graduated from Warwick in ’06, following a standout career at Fordham University where he was the Bill Tierney Award winner. He spent time coaching in the college ranks before signing on with the New York Jets in 2012.  He continues to climb the ladder in the Jets organization and currently heads the offense and defensive video department, supporting both sides of the ball from a football operations viewpoint.

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