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With an 1891 origin, the rivalry between Utica and RFA is the oldest in New York state and one of the oldest in the country. In 2019, when the teams last met, RFA took a big loss to Utica, 50-14. With no matchup in 2020, the 2021 matchup could be a redeeming game for RFA.


Tre Patterson
Utica Proctor


Kaiden McCaskill

Rome Free Academy

Kaiden is a young man of character, intelligence, and talent. Along with those characteristics, he displays the leadership and work ethic that every coach hopes for from their players. Dedication is a quality that Kaiden does not lack on and off the fields or court. He is a 3-sport athlete and has demonstrated a tremendous amount of growth and improvement through his high school career because of his continual hard work, perseverance, and love of the game.
Noah Gerling

Utica Proctor

Noah is an outstanding student athlete. In addition to being a varsity football player, he is a three-year starter for the Lacrosse team. Noah plans to study Animal Science next year at either Cornell or Colgate University.


Dominant from the opening kickoff, the Raiders of Utica-Proctor take the victory 52-18. Tre Patterson takes home the MVP honors. Proctor improves to 2-1 and the Black Knights of Rome Free Academy fall to 1-2.