Hoover, the winner of 296 games over 38 seasons, earned 38,654 votes to top a field of eight New York state coaches. He easily outdistanced Syracuse-CBA coach Joe Casamento, who garnered 23,916 votes to finish second. More than 80,000 ballots were cast online in New York.
What started with 408 coaches nationwide in an online search to find the country’s best high school football coach is down to 51. A regional voting round started Wednesday and will run through Oct. 18.
That will cut the field to eight. Voting on the final eight, known as the national round, will go from Oct. 21-29. The coach earning the most votes will win the title.
To cast a ballot, visit the website, contest.usatodayhss.com.
SK 5, H-T 1
Ty Magnan finished with two goals and an assist to lead visiting South Kortright to a Delaware League victory.
Magnan opened the scoring 10 minutes into play for the Rams by heading in a corner kick from Ryan Sluiter. Magnan also scored in the second half for SK (8-3-2, 6-2), which received goals from Ty Lamport, Sam Fabrykiewicz and Kory Bush.
The Rams visit Davenport today.
Jordan Radcliffe converted a pass from Jake Davis with 15 minutes left for Hunter-Tannersville, which celebrated Senior Night.
H-T (2-11, 1-7) visits Windham today.
Roxbury 7, Jefferson 0
Charlie Dietrich’s two goals and one assist helped visiting Roxbury to victory in the Delaware League.
Joe McAfee, Kris Walcutt, Josh Riley, Frank Morales and Matt Faraci also scored for the Rockets.
Logan Pasa made 10 saves for the Jefferson.
ODY 7, RS 0
Matthew Cristman scored three times to lead host Owen D. Young to a non-league victory.
Bradlee Edick contributed a goal and an assist for ODY (10-2), which received three saves from Andrey Drozdov in the shutout.
Richfield Springs, which faced a 4-0 deficit at halftime, fell to 2-10-1 on the season.