Whitehall sports round-up, April 28, 2022

Granville-Whitehall to face challenging teams

By Keith Harrington

Football fans in Granville and Whitehall are eagerly awaiting the debut of the newly merged program this fall, and now we know what division the team will be playing in and what opponents they will meet in their inaugural campaign.

Section II has announced the 2022 high school football schedule and a quick glance reveals that coach Darin Eggleston’s squad will face a very challenging slate of games.

Granville-Whitehall will compete in Class C, which will consist of 16 teams split into two divisions. Granville-Whitehall will play in Class C North with Lake George-Warrensburg, Schuylerville, Stillwater, Hoosick Falls-Tamarac, Mechanicville-Hoosic Valley, Rensselaer-Loudonville Christian and Watervliet.

It is important to note that every team in the division, except Schuylerville, Stillwater and Watervliet, are merged programs.

Granville-Whitehall will play its first game as a combined program on Week 1 against Lake George-Warrensburg at home. The following week Whitehall-Granville will hit the road to Schuylerville to challenge the always powerful Black Horses.

On Week 3 Granville-Whitehall will host Hoosick Falls-Tamarac. Eggleston’s squad will be back home the following weekend to meet Mechanicville-Hoosic Valley.

Granville-Whitehall will head back on the road on Week 5 to Stillwater. Watervliet will visit Granville-Whitehall on Week 6.

The regular season will wind down for Granville-Whitehall on Week 7 at Rensselaer-Loudonville Christian.

Playoffs and crossover games are scheduled for the weeks of Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5.

The top four teams in each division of Class C will qualify for sectionals.

Here is the entire Granville-Whitehall schedule for the 2022 season with tentative dates. These dates don’t take into consideration potential Friday night home games under the lights.

Granville-Whitehall

Sept. 10 — vs. Lake George-Warrensburg

Sept. 16 — at Schuylerville

Sept. 24 — vs. Hoosick Falls-Tamarac

Oct. 1 — vs. Mechanicville-Hoosic Valley

Oct. 7 — at Stillwater

Oct. 15 — vs. Watervliet

Oct. 21 — at Rensselaer-Loudonville Christian

Oct. 28-29 — playoffs/crossovers

Nov. 4-5 — playoffs/crossovers