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State Championships Review

4:40 PM, Nov 27, 2012   |    comments
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Class AA:
New Rochelle who came from behind in the last 30 seconds of their semi-final to earn a berth in the title game with Orchard Park defeated the Quakers 34-6. The Hugenots totally dominated every phase of the game and led 28-0 at halftime. The Quakers had no answer to the Section I team who won a state title in 2003 with Ray Rice, now a star runningback with the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL. The Hugenots were more physical, quicker and pretty much shut down the Quakers running game which averaged 341 yards per game. Orchard Park recorded only 98 yards of offense in the first half including 26 yards rushing. The Quakers lost their 1st title game and now have a 2-1 record in state championships. Orchard Park finishes the season with an 11-2 mark. Tucker gamble and Chris Sanflippo from Orchard Park were two of the six MVPs of the game. 
Class A:
Burnt Hills defeated Sweet home 40-20 to win their first state championship. The Panthers turned the ball over 4 times and also had 12 penalties for 115 yards. Every time they loked like they were coming back. A penalty or turnover would reverse the momentum. MVP's for the Panthers included Brad Zaffram, Kevin Gault, and Michael Torrillo who passed for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Panthers finished the season with a 12-1 record and are 68-4 in the past 6 years. 
Class D:
Randolph won its third state championship by defeating Tuckahoe 28-7 in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, led by head coach Pat Slater. The Cardinals behind their strong defensive play dominated the trenches on both sides of the ball. The offense gained 357 yards in total offense with 316 yards coming on the ground led by Jordan Dowiasz 145 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Mitch Maycock played an excellent game at QB and the line play was outstanding. Slater who announced his retirement at the end of the game finishes his career with 8 sectional titles, 3 state titles, and a record of 213 wins, 99 losses and 4 ties. 
State Title Game MVPs
Nick Hettenbaugh, Randolph
Mike Bowers, Randolph
Chris Doubek, Randolph
Jordan Dowiasz, Randolph
Cody Oldro, Randolph

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