Syracuse — At the Carrier Dome in Syracuse on Friday, Dec. 3, Chenango Forks captured the Class C State Football Championship title over Schuylerville – the 7th State Football Championship for the Blue Devils. Final score: 21-0.
To lead Chenango Forks to victory, Z. Arnold had a 21 yd. TD run in the second quarter and D. Haqq had a 28 yd. TD run and 7 yd. TD run in the third and fourth quarters. D. Hogan was 3 for 3 on extra points.
Chenango Forks had 304 total yards. Lead rushers were Haqq with 20 carries for 133 yds. and 2 TDs, Arnold with 22 carries for 107 yds. and 1 TD, and G. Stark with 6 carries for 20 yds. Passing, QB Stark was 3 for 6 for 41 yds. Haqq had 2 receptions for 30 yds. and Arnold had 1 reception for 11 yds.
Schuylerville had 127 total yards. Top rusher for the Black Horses was L. Sherman with 11 carries for 25 yds. Passing, QB O. Sherman was 12 for 28 for 117 yds. R. Dow had 6 receptions for 57 yds., L. Sherman had 1 reception for 28 yds., Z. Bowen and Otto Bolduc both had 2 receptions for 13 yds., and Ollie Bolduc had 1 reception for 6 yds.
Schuylerville finishes their season 13-1; this is the Black Horses second lost to Chenango Forks in the Championship. Their record is 31-3 over the past three years, being undefeated in the regular season.