The Glens Falls High School football team is going to Syracuse this weekend to play in the biggest high school football game in its’ history, the Class B state football championship. The Indians will be playing against top ranked Maine-Endwell (12-0) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, inside the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. The Indians made it to the Carrier Dome by beating Malboro High School 28-17 last Saturday, November 17, in Kingston. The last time Glens Falls made it close to the championship was in 1993, when they lost in the state semifinals.
I asked junior Zack Infield a few questions to see how the team was preparing for the big game coming up this weekend.
- What was running through your mind in the last couple of seconds of the game against Marlboro?
Zack: Tons of excitement and just the great feeling knowing we were on our way to the championship!
- How long have you been playing football?
Zack: I have been playing for nine years now.
- Do you have any pre-game rituals?
Zack: Before every game the team will have a moment of silence. It’s just a little thing that helps us focus.
- What do you plan on doing after your senior year of high school?
Zack: I plan on going to college and I will major in criminal justice.
- What other sports do you play?
Zack: I don’t play any other sports now but in the off-season I stay in shape and lift.
- Who is your favorite pro football team or player?
Zack: Favorite team is the cowboys and my favorite player is Drew Brees.
- What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in school or playing football?
Zack: Hanging out with friends or lifting.
- How have you been staying focused and preparing for the upcoming game with school and Thanksgiving happening this week?
Zack: I watch a good amount of film, keep my self calm and ready for anything.
- What do you know about your opponent Maine-Endwell?
Zack: I know they like to run the ball and they’re undefeated.
- Can you tell us your funniest football story?
Zack: Way too many to just think of one on the spot.