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High School Notes: Cerrone new Pats coach

Mark Cerrone has been named Schenectady High School’s new varsity football coach.

Schenectady athletic director Steve Boynton confirmed Cerrone’s appointment Thursday night. Cerrone served as the varsity team’s defensive coordinator while working with head coaches Jim Kramer, Carm DePoalo and Vince Pagano.

Cerrone coaches track and teaches physical edutation at the high school.

“He’s been doing it for a long time,” Boynton said of Cerrone. “We’ve got our program on the upswing, and I believe the tradition will continue with Mark. He’s ready. He’s a good football man.”

Kramer led the Patriots for the last four seasons, with his teams putting together a 19-17 overall record. Each of his teams qualified for the Section II Class AA playoffs. His final Schenectady edition went 6-3 and reached the sectional semifinals.

Kramer just recently accepted the offensive coordinator position at Utica College. He played his high school ball at Oneida, which is outside of Utica, and has several family members in the area.

“Jim was 100 percent into the football program. He tracked kids’ grades. Got them in the weight room. He knew who was doing what,” said Boynton. “I have nothing but positives to say about the work he did here.”


Kwame Jarvis, the star quarterback of last year’s Schenectady High School football team, will attend Milford Academy in New Berlin, N.Y.

Jarvis set Schenectady records last season for passing yards (1,734), touchdowns (15), completions (119) and attempts (197) in leading the Patriots to six wins and a sectional semifinal berth.

Jarvis was named the Class AA Liberty Division Offensive Player of the Year and the Daily Gazette All-Area Offensive Player of the Year. He was also selected to the all-state Class AA second-team offense. No Section II quarterback had ever achieved such a high honor since the state added the Class AA level in 1996.

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