Football Finals Recap

Start with the Warriors, who now have put up 115 points in consecutive sectional finals, including last Friday's 55-14 demolition of Watertown. The Cinderella Cyclones had hoped that Tevion Cappe would carry them to glory, but even he couldn't disguise a defense that got pushed around all night.

How good was Whitesboro? It had a rare 200-200 double as Steve Almond ran for 204 yards and four TD's, and Bradee Holtslag threw for 202 yards, completing 10 of the 12 passes he tried. That helped create a 35-14 margin before halftime, and the defense did the rest, containing Cappe enough to give coaching dean Tom Schoen yet another title - his fourth in seven years.

Whitesboro will take the measure of Maine-Endwell in the regionals Friday night. Meanwhile, the obligatory Sweet Home-Rochester Aquinas showdown takes place in the west as Sweet Home, out to win a third straight state title, has to conquer the Irish again.

Two days after winning in the Dome, Whitesboro saw its sectional record of 60 points in a final obliterated, thanks to those fine folks from General Brown who, well, did not like it too much when Cato-Meridian hung around in a 22-22 first half during the Class C finals.

The Lions' response? Try 44 points in the second half of a 66-36 affair that made it five championships in eight years - and proved that, Steve Fisher or no Steve Fisher, the Dexter dynasty is still smashing everyone in sight. GB has scored a ridiculous 186 points in three playoff games.

It all turned when Cato tried an onside kick to open the third quarter and couldn't fall on it. Within two minutes, the Lions had scored two touchdowns, and it kept going from there, the Blue Devils simply overwhelmed the way Ilion was a week earlier as Nick Klusacek, Devin Tyler, Nick Frears and company had a good time trying to outscore Jim Boeheim's guys on an average night.

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