SYRACUSE — The Holy Trinity Pride rallied with 13 points in the fourth quarter but came up short 28-25 in the Class C title state championship game against Skaneateles Friday night in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University.
The Pride came up with a pair of touchdowns in the final five minutes to close set up an exciting finish.
Holy Trinity scored with 4:45 left to play on a 14-yard pass from quarterback Joe Tortello to Jordan Mettler, and the Lakers recovered an onside kick. Skaneateles moved the ball to the Holy Trinity 15 yard line before quarterback Pat Hackler was picked off by Nacier Hundley to set up a 65-yard touchdown pass from Tortello to Noah Foster.
The Pride squibbed the ensuing kick off and the Lakers recovered the ball on their 20-yard line before runing the final seconds off the clock to lock up their first state championship.
Skaneateles 28, Holy Trinity 5
Holy Trinity 6 6 0 13 — 25
Skaneateles 7 7 14 0 — 28
HT — Nacier Hundley 40 pass from Joe Tortello (kick missed)
Skan — Tom Scherrer 18 pass from Pat Hackler (Cross Bianchi kick)
Skan — Nick Wamp 26 pass from Hackler (Bianchi kick)
HT — Hundley 67 pass from Tortello (kick blocked)
Skan — Areh Boni 6 run (Bianchi kick)
Skan — Wamp 44 pass from Hackler (Bianchi kick)
HT — Jordan Mettler 14 pass from Tortello (run fails)
HT — Noah Forster 65 pass from Tortello (Luke Clement kick)
Maple Grove 14
SYRACUSE — Cambridge locked up its second-straight NYSPHSAA Class D championship Friday with a 26-14 victory over Maple Grove at the Carrier Dome.
The Indians used a solid ground game and shook off a pair of second-half turnovers to secure their second straight state title victory over the Red Dragons.
Cambridge, which finished the season 12-1, is the first Section II team to win back-to-back state football championships.
Cambridge 26, Maple Grove 14
Maple Grove 7 0 0 7 — 14
Cambridge 7 12 0 7 — 26
C — Brenden Holcomb 65 pass from Zack Rowland (Helen Mooney kick)
MG — Zach Fisher 5 pass from Easton Tanner (kick good).
C — Colton Dean 1 run (kick failed).
C — Tyler Linendoll 6 run (pass failed).
MG — Tanner 55 interception return (kick good).
C — Dean 11 run (Mooney kick).