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Salmon River to start modified football program this fall

Salmon River CSD football field

The Salmon River Central School District is proud to announce it will offer a boys modified football program this coming school year. This is the first time in at least four decades that the district will have its own football team of any kind.

This fall, students in grades 7, 8 and 9 will be eligible to join the team, which will be coached by Andrew Kershner, a second-grade teacher, and James Barnes, a physical education teacher.

“This is an important and exciting addition to our athletic program here at Salmon River Central School District,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Stanley J. Harper. “We are committed to providing our students with a range of opportunities, both on and off the field.”

Modified football is just one of several sports programs available to Salmon River students for the 2022-2023 school year. The following sports are being offered to middle and high school students this fall alone:

  • Varsity Boys and Girls Soccer
  • Varsity Boys and Girls JV Soccer
  • Girls Varsity Volleyball
  • Girls Swimming
  • Boys and Girls Cross Country
  • Boys and Girls Modified Soccer
  • Girls Modified Volleyball
  • Boys Modified Football

In addition, Salmon River will offer a new boys modified wrestling program this coming winter.

Parents/guardians of interested students can learn more about signing up for a fall sport by contacting Athletic Director Shawn Miller at 518-358-6639 or through email at

Sports physicals required for all students playing a fall sport

Please note that all students interested in participating in a fall sport must undergo a sports physical. Sports physicals for Salmon River High School and Salmon River Middle School students on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, and Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

All student athletes planning to participate in a sport during the 2022-2023 school year should attend on one of these dates. Those who are attending the physicals should enter the building at door #13 in the High School.