Calendar of Events

Honoring Scholar-Athletes

Since its inception this chapter, thanks to the tireless efforts of board members, sponsors, and volunteers has been very successful. The programs and events run by the board members have had a positive influence on amateur football in the Syracuse area and are well received. The Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner is an impressive affair with over 600 in attendance. The dinner honors over 77 college and high school football players along with coaches, officials, and significant area proponents of the game. Scholarship monies available typically surpass $25,000.00 per year. Since 2001, over 750 scholarships have been awarded to matriculated college students, totaling in excess of $325,000.

2019 - 2020

All-CNY High School Sports Awards

The Post-Standard and team up to announce award winners in all sports played by Section III Athletes. Athletes are nominated and chosen on their accomplishments on the sports they play in their respected sport. The Central New York Chapter of the National Football Foundation is a proud sponsor of the football awards.

Click here for the 2019 All-CNY High School Sports Awards Photos

Sunday May 3 2020

Central New York Football Showcase
Do you want to play football at the college level?
1:00pm-3:00pm; ​check-in: 12pm-1pm.
Sports Center 481
6841 Collamer Rd.
East Syracuse, NY 13057

In the best interest and safety of all concerned this event has been "Cancelled".

All registration fees are in the process of being refunded.


Sunday 26 January 2020

20th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner @ Turning Stone Resort

Deadline for reservations and advertisements for the Scholar-Athlete Dinner - Saturday Jan. 04, 2020. For information contact Paul Nojaim at 315-374-0115.


See dates to the right

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Games Friday 9/6, Saturday 9/7

The Annual Kick-Off Classic is held at the beginning of the football season at a major sports venue. In 2019 it will showcase high school football teams from the local area and other nearby Sections. The excitement of playing in the Carrier Dome adds to the experience for the players, coaches and fans.



Visitor Team

Home Team

Friday ,  9/6/19

8:00 PM




Saturday,  9/7/19

10:00 AM

Rome Free Academy


  1:00 PM Maine Endwell Carthage

4:00 PM



  7:00 PM Norwich Indian River

For Information Contact:
Bob Campese: (315) -391-2125
Paul Sealy: (315) -380-6100
Ari Liberman: (315) -263-9674
Mike Albanese: (315)-345-0258

Game Schedules are subject to change.
Kick-Off Classic organizers will contact teams for possible scheduling arrangements.

Click here for the 2019 Kick Off Classic MVP Photos


All of the games are played on Thursday, November 7, 2019

John Arcaro Senior Bowl Games

The Section III John Arcaro Senior Bowl Games feature high school seniors from all schools in Section III.
Held at:
Sauquoit Valley HS - KO 6:00 PM
Liverpool HS - KO 7:00 PM
Mexico HS – KO 6:00 PM

For information, contact:
Paul Sealy: (315) 480-6100
Keith Kempney: (315) 368-8024.

Click here for Arcaro Senior Bowl Photos