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Bees hold off F-M, return to Class AA final

B'ville to meet CBA in title game at Carrier Dome

Baldwinsville running back Tyler Rouse (32) breaks free again for a long run in Friday night's Class AA quarterfinal against Fayetteville-Manlius. Rouse ran for 272 yards on 35 carries, scoring four touchdowns, as the Bees held off the Hornets 38-36.

Baldwinsville running back Tyler Rouse (32) breaks free again for a long run in Friday night's Class AA quarterfinal against Fayetteville-Manlius. Rouse ran for 272 yards on 35 carries, scoring four touchdowns, as the Bees held off the Hornets 38-36. P.J. Duffy

— Right away, though, the Bees (8-1) would turn its attention to next Saturday's sectional final against 9-0 Christian Brothers Academy, who easily handled West Genesee 35-13 in the other semifinal.

When B'ville claimed the sectional championship in 2009 and 2010, both times it beat CBA in the final, but Rouse, already a star as a sophomore, was injured and didn't play in that 2010 title game. Now he has to try and solve a fast, aggressive Brothers defense that will be geared to stop him.

Meanwhile, Sanfilippo said that the same rash of mistakes that allowed F-M to hang around with B'ville will not work against CBA.

"If we played like we did tonight, we'll be in trouble," said Sanfilippo.

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