It's never too early to think about football season, and defending state Catholic champion and News No. 1 large school Canisius has this corner eagerly anticipating Friday, Sept. 4.
That's the day the Crusaders open the season at the Carrier Classic at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome. Canisius will face perennial state public schools Class AA title contender Monroe - Woodbury of Section IX at 5 p.m.
Canisius is one of 20 teams taking part in the three - day football event that begins Sept. 3.
Canisius is the only Western New York school participating in the event.
Canisius' game is the third in a quadruple header that closes with Syracuse CBS of Section III facing Rochester Aquinas at 8 p.m.
Here's the link to the schedule.
If link does not appear, this information can be found at New York State Sportswriters website.