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