Onteora High School Football – Hudson Valley One


Onteora’s college football team takes the field ahead of their return game against Spackenkill on September 25. (photos by Valerie Havas / Ulster BOCES Community Relations)

Athletes Onteora Jakson Spiotta (left) and Kyra Smith were crowned this year’s “Homecoming Royalty”.

Onteora High School’s eight-man varsity football team shared their last two Division 9 home games, going 1-2 during Friday’s visit to Pine Plains / Rhinebeck.

It started on Saturday, September 18 with a 23-7 victory over Fallsburgh. Sophomore Reese Rotella threw a pair of touchdowns for the Eagles, and Shayne Bresler also scored a point.

Onteora athletes posing for a photo during their school’s Homecoming celebration, which took place on September 25. Pictured, left to right, Ilana Kessler, Achaia-Lotus Horwitz Gindele, Molly Whitehead, Isabella McHug and Ella Williams.

Griffin Alterio (10.5 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 0.5 sack), Bresler (9 tackles, forced fumble and recovered) and Joey Christofora (1.5 sacks, forced fumble) helped lead Onteora’s defense.

A week later, Spackenkill arrived in town with the Eagles dropping a 42-6 result. Bresler returned an interception for a touchdown, the only score for the home team. Bresler compiled 11 tackles, four assists and two breakouts in a losing effort. Altiero (9 tackles, 7 assists) and Christofora (5 tackles, 5 assists) also contributed to Onteora’s defense.

Onteora’s reunion celebration also took place ahead of the reunion football game on Saturday, September 25.

Onteora’s varsity volleyball team marching in the parade of athletes at their school’s reunion celebration, which took place on September 25.

Prior to Onteora’s “Homecoming Royalty” crowning, the nominated athletes posed for a group photo. Pictured (left to right) are Darrah Allison, Jackson Scanlon, Marquies (Mark) Treasure, Sophia Wentland, Adam Williams, Delilah Blue, Shayne Bresler, Achaia-Lotus Horwitz Gindele, Jakson Spiotta and Kyra Smith. The celebration took place on September 25.

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