Calendar, best players, what to know for 2022

A new season brings changes for the Little Falls Mounties, moving from Rikki Smith, a four-year starter who set quarterback records, and moving from Class C to Class D football competition.

The change in classes marks major changes to the schedule for Little Falls, which began the 2021 season with wins in three of its first four games en route to a 4-3 finish and a Section III Class C playoff appearance. . Mt. Markham and Sherburne-Earlville, two of the teams Little Falls beat in Class C2 last fall, move to Class D East with the Mounties and will join Dolgeville, Herkimer and Waterville/Hamilton.

Mason Rowley runs with the ball for the Little Falls Mounties at Mt. Markham on Oct. 8, 2021. Rowley scored the game-winning touchdown on Little Falls' second overtime drive.

Plus:Section III schedule groups Herkimer County schools for 2022 football season

The Mounties added a Week Zero game against Canastota, the team they beat to start the season last fall, then play last year’s other familiar opponents, Sherburne-Earlville and Mt. Markham, at home the next two weeks. . They play their first three league games at home before ending the regular season with games at Herkimer and Waterville.

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