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The butler did it. NY Post preview of Stepinac - Hayes game

Posted Thursday, October 22, 2009 by Mike Odonnell

The Butler Did It

2:00 AM, October 22, 2009 ι By DYLAN BUTLER

Put the pumpkin picking off, forget shopping for that Halloween costume. Couldn’t get your hands on Yankees tickets and the pro football teams have you down? No problem.

Week 7 of the Catholic High School Football League season has the potential to be one of the greatest in league history.

What makes this week so special? Perhaps part of it is because Week 6 was so, well, weak. With two rare exceptions, every game was a blowout played in miserable weather conditions.

Game of the week? No way, there are three marquee matchups this weekend on three different days in three different boroughs.

If you’re a fan of high school football in New York City, here’s your weekend itinerary.

Friday, 7 p.m. SUNY Maritime College

Cardinal Hayes (5-0) vs. Archbishop Stepinac (6-0)

It’s a short trip across the Whitestone Bridge to get to Maritime, somewhat of a hidden gem in The Bronx. Get there early, not because of a large crowd – although there will be one there – but to get some fantastic views of both the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges before the sun sets.

Pick up your program at the gate and make your way to the bleachers. Circle Archbishop Stepinac’s #1 and #7 for Cardinal Hayes. Those are the two players to look out for in this battle between the two best teams in the CHSFL 'AA-A.' Stepinac’s #1 is Tyrell Goodman, a quarterback made to run the West Coast offense. He’s 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, fast as lightning and elusive as a politician. He throws a great ball and he’s only a junior.

As for #7 of Cardinal Hayes, that belongs to Jeramiah Kobena, a senior running back who is heading to Syracuse next year. He’s got gears for fears, at least when it comes to opposing coaches. He’s one of those players who is worth the price of admission alone.

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