Finding a high school football team to root for?

Friday Night Lights Coach TaylorWith football season coming up, @ajw93 asks:

I need to find HS football (alma mater sorta far in Dutchess) good, supportive crowd that's NOT all unruly teens?
No srsly, the Titans of Remember The [Titans] fame were previous n'hood team. Also my baby sisters'school. Now I got nothin'! Help!
Yes, i know it's not the local religion, but I do so enjoy HS games esp. I'd love a poll to see if I'm alone there.

Hmm... it might be hard to find exactly what ajw93 is looking for -- the Capital Region isn't Dillon, Texas. But maybe you can recommend a spot in the bleachers.

Got a suggestion? Please share!

image: NBC

Comments

Wow, that really is barely English. I hope my twitter-speak makes sense. Really miss going to games with my baby sisters and to the neighborhood school in VA and would love to support a local school now that I'm here (kid-less).

And of course, if AOA is right (as they probably are!) and no one else cares, I'll just be sad, alone, in the dark, quietly. Happy Monday!

I don't know. I would suggest finding SOME affiliation...it's easier to root for a team when you feel like you have some sort of kinship with them. Have you checked out the teams in the town/city in which you live?

If you want to root for a winner, I suggest Troy. Amongst the big schools in the area its been the most consistently successful program around.

Shaker's coach is just starting his second year at the helm, and had a pretty successful first season after a decade of futility.

I don't really know much about the smaller schools.

Try the Cohoes Tigers...small city school district with strong alumni, community support!

Cohoes, I'm going to keep an eye out for the sched!

It's not about a big program, or backing a winner, but rather going to a place that supports the kids and enjoys the game. My earliest memories are of going to football games, so it's sort of ingrained.

I will, however, travel to any game between the two high schools I attended, because they had the same mascot name. No one can get offended when I shout out, "Go Raiders!"

Thanks folks! AOA really is the best.

Who wouldn't wanna root for the Ichabod Crane Riders?

How about South Colonie? Their colors are the same as Gryffindor.

LaSalle since Al Rapp arrived has been a Capital Area powerhouse. They graduate 70 kids and are Class AA. BTW, after graduating their stars, Troy High dropped out of Class AA.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (SPRING), to film, to... (more)

Approval for another big apartment project, Warehouse District reuse, Pine Hills demos, and more exciting tales of the Albany planning board

Exciting Tales of the Albany Planning Board is a program recorded before a live studio audience once a month in which the fates of multi-million... (more)

Flowers from the Netherlands, then

Decorative arts break: The earthenware tiles above are from the collection of the Albany Institute -- they date to around 1625 and they were made... (more)

Chuck Schumer is supporting marijuana decriminalization (and thinks legalization in states has worked out pretty well)

Chuck Schumer says he'll be introducing legislation for decriminalizing marijuana on the federal level, which would allow states to decide on the legality of recreational... (more)

History days at Cherry Hill and Ten Broeck Mansion

Historic Cherry Hill and the Ten Broeck Mansion in Albany are again hosting early May history days, this time on May 6: Historic Cherry Hill:... (more)

Recent Comments

... Also I would try a Tux shop. They do measurements for other tux shops all the time (for free), it's an industry courtesy. Waldorf Tux shop (Lark St) is an independently owned, "old school" tux shop--real sense of proper fitting---not just taking the "closest size" from the rack. ...

A look around the new Cafe Madison

...has 3 comments, most recently from BethAM

Approval for another big apartment project, Warehouse District reuse, Pine Hills demos, and more exciting tales of the Albany planning board

...has 1 comment, most recently from PK

Chuck Schumer is supporting marijuana decriminalization (and thinks legalization in states has worked out pretty well)

...has 1 comment, most recently from ace

Where to donate a virtually new mattress?

...has 10 comments, most recently from EMB

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 1 comment, most recently from Audrey