Nov 282015
 
Photo courtesy of Ryan Nagelhout @goosesroost

Photo courtesy of Ryan Nagelhout @goosesroost

Archbishop Stepinac captured the NYSCHSAA football state title by defeating St. Francis 42-28.  The Crusaders survived a comeback by the Red Raiders, who battle back from a 28-0 deficit to pull with in seven before Stepinac sealed the win, to take the title.  It was a sucessful return trip to the state title game for the Crusaders who lost in the annugural game to Canisius 23-10.  The state championship puts the finishing touches on 12-0 season and helps solidify Stepinac claim to #1 in the New York State Sportswriters Association poll.

St. Francis’ CB Brandon Metz was selected Defensive MVP and Stepinac QB, Tyquell Fields, was named Offensive MVP.

Click here to view a replay of the Crusaders win;   http://www.msgvarsity.com/hudson-valley/highlights-stepinac-42-st-francis-28-nys-chsaa-football-final-1.1755202

Click here to view the NYSSA poll; http://roadtosyracuse.com/reference/rankings-2015-large-11.shtml#.Vlohb3arSM8

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