October 23, 2021

2020 football schedule released

File photo by Katie Vartanian/contributing photographer

Homer’s Matt McUmber (22) makes a leaping catch during last year’s Home-Cort Jug Game at George Butts Field in Homer. Cortland’s Michael Guido (12) closes in on defense. The two teams are scheduled to meet Oct. 9 at Moiseichik Field.

Maybe it’s just a way to get some potential good news announced, but part of the rites of spring is the announcing of the fall high school football season schedules and Section 3 Executive Director John Rathbun delivered.

Both Cortland High and Homer Central will open the 2020 Section 3 B West Division season with a pair of non-league games. Sept. 5 will be the Saturday for scrimmages before the start of the season the next week.

The Purple Tigers will open their season Sept. 11 at Central Valley Academy before hosting Chittenango at Moiseichik Field Sept. 18. Both non-league games kickoff at 6:30 p.m.

The B West portion of Cortland’s season begins Sept. 25 at Syracuse Tech Central (kickoff TBA). The rest of the schedule includes a trip to Westhill Oct. 2 (6:30 p.m.) followed by home games against Homer Oct. 9 (6:30), Marcellus Oct. 16 (6:30) and the regular season finale against South Jefferson Sept. 23 (6:30).

FOR HOMER, the season starts Sept. 10 Sports with a 6:30 p.m. kickoff at Chittenango followed by the home opener Sept. 18 against New Hartford at George Butts Field at 7 p.m. Those are the two non-league contests.

The Trojans’ B West opener is Sept. 25 at South Jefferson with a 7 p.m. kickoff. Fol- lowing our games at home against Syracuse Tech Central Oct. 2 (7 p.m.), at Cortland Oct. 9 (6:30), at home against Westhill Oct. 16 (7) and at Marcellus Oct. 23 (7).

Cortland and Homer will have a first round playoff game or crossover game either Oct. 30 or Oct. 31.