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Canisius could only withstand the waves of fresh bodies Archbishop Stepinac threw at it for so long. The Crusaders hung tough for one half of football, but all it took was a dominating 9-minute stretch by their New York City counterpart to derail Canisius’ hopes of becoming the first repeat winner of the New York State Catholic High Schools Athletic Association title. …

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The last time Canisius faced a football team that shared its nickname, Bishop McDevitt of Harrisburg, Pa., pre-sold Battle of the Crusaders T-shirts to commemorate the first-ever meeting between the teams back in September. No such garments will be sold prior to Saturday's contest between the Canisius Crusaders and the Archbishop Stepinac Crusaders, but there will be a …

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PITTSFORD – Jayce Johnson is a luxury the Canisius football team plans to enjoy this season. He's big, athletic, and more importantly he's an experienced starter at the all-important quarterback position. In case anyone forgot, he's also a dangerous playmaker. Johnson flaunted all of his skills Friday night at Pittsford Sutherland High School, as the 6-foot-5, 205-po…

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Canisius High School expects nothing less than a state championship after last season, entering this one as the only defending state champion in Western New York. The Crusaders re-stocked their offense with a trio of playmakers in wide receiver and Rutgers commit Paul Woods, quarterback Jayce Johnson and running back Kenyatta Huston. All three factored heavily in last s…