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OVERTIME SPORTS ARTICLE
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11/21/2018
2018 NYSPHSAA Football State Championships Preview


Author: Brian Minutolo, Intern


 

26th Season for NYSPHSAA Football Championships at The Dome

Another year, another trip to the dome is the goal. The High School Football State Championships will return to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse for the 26th year in a row, dating back to the beginning of the tournament in 1993. The legendary spot for NYSPHSAA Football Championships has hosted tons of talent and will continue to do so through 2020.

“The Dome is a destination area for every athlete in New York State,” said State Football Coordinator Gary VanDerzee. “It offers our athletes the opportunity to compete on a stage they have seen on prime television.” He concluded, “Participants and their fans get to compete in a major college facility and an atmosphere which, for most of them, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

Last season, the Dome saw Class AA champion, Troy (Section V), and Class D champion, Cambridge (Section 2), win their second consecutive state titles. Troy defeated Lancaster (Section VI) 41-26, while Cambridge defeated Maple Grove (Section VI) 26-14 in a rematch of the 2016 final.

West Seneca West (Section VI) defeated Yorktown (Section I) 14-6 in the Class A final. Pleasantville (Section I) defeated Chenango Forks (Section IV) 28-14 in the Class B final, handing Chenango Forks their second straight championship loss. Class C featured a Skaneateles (Section III) defeat of Holy Trinity (Section 2) 28-25. All three wins are the first football championship for each school.

None of the teams above have qualified for the 2018 Football Championships.

A list of the 2018 champions follows the championship schedule:

Friday, November 23

Matchup

 Time

Class D

Clymer/Sherman/Panama (6) vs Moriah (7)

Noon

Class A

West Seneca East (6) vs Cornwall Central (9)

3:00

Class C

Susquehanna Valley (4) vs Dobbs Ferry (1)

6:00

Saturday, November 24 

 

 

Class B 

Batavia (5) vs Glens Falls (2)

Noon

Class AA

Aquinas Institute (5) vs. New Rochelle (1)

3:00

 

Class AA
Team: Aquinas Institute
Location: Section 5
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: 2015
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: 7
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Lancaster 39-7 in Regionals, Defeated Cicero-North Syracuse 28-21 in Semifinals.

Team: New Rochelle
Location: Section 1
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: 2012
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: 2
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Newburgh 42-7 in Regionals, Defeated Shaker 27-19 in Semifinals.

Class A
Team: West Seneca East
Location: Section 6 
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: None
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: None
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Irondequoit 15-6 in Regionals, Defeated Indian River 50-42 in Semifinals.

Team: Cornwall Central
Location: Section 9
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: None
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: None
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated John Jay 35-14 in Regionals, Defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 21-20 in Semifinals.

Class B
Team: Batavia  
Location: Section 5
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: None
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: None
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Cheektowaga 56-28 in Regionals, Defeated Skaneateles 54-49 in Semifinals.

Team: Glens Falls
Location: Section 2
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: 2016
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: 1
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Beekmantown 21-7 in Regionals, Defeated Marlboro Central 48-28 in Semifinals.

 

Class C
Team: Susquehanna Valley
Location: Section 4
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: None
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: None
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Holland Patent 43-7 in Regionals, Defeated Cleveland Hills 21-20 in Semifinals.

Team: Dobbs Ferry
Location: Section 1
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: 2011
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: 4
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Chester 35-14 in Regionals, Defeated Ogdensburg Free Academy 55-22 in Semifinals.

Class D
Team: Clymer Central/Sherman/Panama
Location: Section 6
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: None
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: None
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Alexander 29-6 in Regionals, Defeated Tioga 54-19 in Semifinals.

Team: Moriah
Location: Section 7
Last NYSPHSAA Football Championship: None
Number of NYSPHSAA Football Championships: None
Road to 2018 NYSPHSAA Football Championships: Defeated Warrensburg 34-16 in Regionals, Defeated Haldane 6-0 in Semifinals.