The Binghamton Press, for the
first time since Eisenhower was president, did not have even a
single paragraph on Saturday night's game in the Sunday paper.
Not the stats, not even the score. Looks like they forgot about
us. The stats WERE in the paper Monday morning and are
below. Also below are articles with a little CF talk from
two Tuesday's paper's "5th Quarter" feature, one from October
8th and the other from the 15th..
From the Binghamton Press's
"5th Quarter" feature - Tuesday October 8th -
Try to avoid complacency
BY KEVIN STEVENS
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Coming off a once-beaten season in which it finished as state
runner-up in Class B, Chenango Forks coaches stressed since Day
1 of preseason camp the importance of continual improvement each
day in practice.
The mission for the Blue Devils
has been to challenge themselves to get better, regardless of
the previous week's result or who the upcoming opponent may be.
So far, so good.
The Blue Devils are off to a
5-0 start, the most recent success coming in the form of a 43-14
rout of Waverly.
"We thought had a real
good week of practice, working on the basics," Forks coach
Kelsey Green said. "I think it benefited us a little bit.
"What we keep talking
about is trying to progress, and we think every week we're
finding something that's a little bit better. It seems like a
little something every week for the offense, they're getting a
On Saturday, the Blue Devils
added a third player to their mix behind center.
"We went with a
three-quarterback rotation right off the bat to get the
sophomore (Tim Batty) in there," Green said, mixing Batty
in with Matt Juriga and Chris Spencer. "Tim hadn't thrown a
pass until (Saturday). We think -- no, we know -- he's going to
be a good one."
Drew Batty, Tim's brother who
sustained a fractured fibula in Week 2, is scheduled to have the
cast removed from his leg on Oct. 15.
"He, of course, thinks
he'll be practicing on the 16th," Green said. "He's
very optimistic that he'll get a game under his belt."
Batty started for the Blue
Devils at running back and cornerback, and was an All-Metro
defensive selection last year.
From the Binghamton Press's
"5th Quarter" feature - Tuesday October 15th -
(by Kevin Stevens):
BLUE DEVILS ROLL ALONG
A 49-0 rout of Seton Catholic
Central on Saturday night gave Chenango Forks (6-0) its second
shutout and made it five games in six weeks that the Blue Devils
have limited an opponent to seven or fewer points.
Forks limited the Saints to 40
yards of offense, and now has surrendered an average of just
129.3 per game.
"I liked our intensity,
the way we came out after halftime," Forks coach Kelsey
Green said. "Seton came out and played hard, they impressed
us. We had a couple of big plays late, but other than those,
they made us work to move the ball down the field."
Ahead for the Blue Devils
figures to be their toughest assignment to date, a home game
against unbeaten Elmira Notre Dame.