Leading off today:
St. Anthony's made it 14 CHSFL football championships in 21 seasons by defeating Chaminade 35-0 in the Class AAA final Saturday at Mitchel Athletic Complex.
Greg Galligan threw for 137 yards and a 5-yard touchdown pass to Niam Jones, while also rushing for a 30-yard TD to open the scoring late in the first quarter. Junior running back Jordan Gowins rushed for 208 yards, including a 47-yard scoring burst on the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter to give the Friars a 14-0 lead.
A year ago, Chaminade won its first championship since 1998 by defeating St. Anthony's 17-16.
"I felt last year I choked a bit in this game and I felt I had to come out in this game and make a statement," Gowins told MSG Varsity.
Said coach Rich Reichert: "I'm so happy for our seniors because I know the feeling. We've been waiting for this for a year."
Just for kicks: A pair of title games is Section 8 came down to successful field-goal attempts as time expired.
Dan Reiskin made a 27-yard field goal to give Lawrence a 28-27 win over Plainedge for its third straight Nassau Conference III championship at Hofstra University.
Lawrence will take on Huntington next Saturday for the Long Island Class III title.
Meanwhile, Zach made a 32-yarder on the final play to lift Farmingdale over Massapequa 29-26 for the Conference I championship.
Massapequa had tied the game with 46 seconds left on a Jack Korber 7-yard TD pass but missed the extra point. Farmingdale then drove 48 yards to set up Kolodny's kick and advance the Dalers to Saturday's Long Island Class I game vs. William Floyd or Sachem North.
Back to the Dome: Isaiah Zimmer rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns to lead Chenango Forks past Cleveland Hill 22-0 to earn a spot in the NYSPHSAA Class C final vs. Rye Neck at the Carrier Dome next weekend.
Chenango Forks is making its first trip to the final since 2007 and is looking for its first championship since 2004. Defense carried the day as Forks held the Eagles to 55 yards of offense and four first downs. Cleveland Hill turned the ball over four times.
Defense also carried Rye Neck to its first trip to Syracuse. The Panthers blanked Hoosick Falls 14-0 for their sixth shutout of the season. They forced three turnovers and surrendered just 205 yards of offense.
"Coach said to bend, but don't break," senior Matt Garcia told The Journal News after being selected the winners' most outstanding defensive player. "He said, 'You can let up 5-yard runs, 5-yard passes, and eventually they'll make a mistake and we'll capitalize.'"
The outcome snapped the defending champion's winning streak at 24 games.
Steamroller: Schalmont scored 60 first-half points and rolled into the Class B title game with a record-setting 66-0 victory over previously unbeaten Marlboro. The Sabres produced the largest winning margin in the history of the NYSPHSAA playoffs.
"We didn't expect anything like that," Schalmont junior QB Ryan Gallo, who rushed for 72 yards and three touchdowns to go along with a touchdown pass, told The Times Union.
Dom Friello and Devon Willis returned interceptions for touchdowns covering 9 and 36 yards, respectively, as the Sabres roared to a 20-0 lead 3:18 into the contest.