Like their chances entering the season, St. Anthony's third straight football championship was never in question.
The Friars shutout Archbishop Stepinac, 14-0, to run their undefeated streak to 21 games and capture their third consecutive CHSFL AAA title on Friday. Defensive lineman Pat McHugh, who was named MVP, and defensive back Tim Stackpole, who forced a fumble that Anthony Leggio returned 61 yards for the decisive score, proved to be the defensive difference makers. For more, check out this game story from ESPNNewYork.
*In AA title action, Fordham Prep outlasted Kellenberg with a late two-point conversion for the second time this season. Logan Williamson found Jarred Moorer in the back of the end zone with 18 seconds remaining to seal a 22-21 victory. The outcome marked the Rams' first-ever AA championship. Kellenberg star QB Matt McDaniels racked up 343 rushing yards, including an 80-yard score on the first play, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Rams' timely defensive plays.
*Defending PSAL champ Fort Hamilton lost 16-8 in the second round to DeWitt Clinton. The Tigers had been fighting an uphill battle since losing QB Marvin Centeno to a season-ending shoulder injury a few weeks ago and backup Travon Reid Segure to a torn ACL. Tailback Robert Thomas did what he could to put the Tigers in contention, but Clinton pulled away behind a 79-yard punt return score by Jeremiah Obeng-Agyapong. The Governors' win puts them the semifinal round for the first time since 1989.
*Hornell pushed its win streak to 38 games by downing Chittenango, 35-27, in the Class B semifinals. The Red Raiders will go for their third straight championship this weekend against Croton-Harmon in the Carrier Dome.
Brandon Parker covers New York for ESPNHS magazine and ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandoncparker or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.